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  • Tough times may be ahead

    In a talk to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Rep. Jeannette Wallace described a difficult and trying legislative session. The 30-day session, supposedly for financial matters, ended Feb. 14.Wallace spoke to the club on Thursday during its weekly meeting on the UNM-LA campus, beginning with an overview of the general lay of the land for the session.“We passed a $6 billion budget,” she said.

  • Senate confirms Dasenbrock for higher education secretary

    The New Mexico State Senate recently confirmed the appointment of Reed Dasenbrock as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education in a 40-0 vote.Gov. Bill Richardson nominated Dasenbrock May 25. Dasenbrock was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez, District 29. The unanimous appointment came on Feb.

  • Diamond Drive work to resume

    With winter officially ending in less than one month, the Diamond Drive project is set to gear up once again.

  • Ruby Neil (Simmons) Mills

    Mills – Ruby Neil (Simmons) Mills died Feb. 18, 2008, in Cedar Park, Texas. Mrs. Mills was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Boston, Texas, to Belton and Ora Simmons, the fourth of 13 children. She grew up in New Boston, Texas, and after graduation from high school in 1938, attended Texarkana Business College. She lived for a short time in Fort Worth, Texas, but returned to live in Texarkana. She worked at the Red River Army Depot during WWII and also for the USO. After the war she met her future husband, Charles A. Mills, who also worked at Red River Army Depot as a security guard.

  • Gill leaving chamber

    “I took this job to find my place in a new community,” Debbie Gill said of her tenure as Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce member services coordinator.After almost three years in the highly visible position in the front office in Central Park Square, Gill is leaving the chamber to take on a new role as board coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.Now that she has found her place, and gotten to know people from all walks of life through the chamber’s programs, she will focus in on an area that has always been close to her heart, that of

  • Fire and ice: Caf talk discusses big ‘what if?’

    Joyce Ann Guzik of Los Alamos National Laboratory spoke about the sun to more than 80 teenagers at the Bradbury Science Museum Wednesday evening.

  • Seven cars burglarized

    A string of shattered windows and stolen property let area residents know that locking their car doors is not enough to keep their belongings safe. Car owners in seven households woke up Wednesday morning to find a variety of items from their cars had been stolen – in some cases through broken windows while in others the culprit or culprits opened unlocked doors to make off with everything from CDs to electronic equipment.Sgt. Jeff Regenold, Cpl. Oliver Morris and Ofc.

  • Lab takes back one bus route

    Atomic City Transit has been picking up  and dropping off passengers throughout the county since October, and providing service inside the security perimeter of Los Alamos National Laboratory with a TA-3 circulator route. LANS has notified the county that KSL will begin servicing the LANL TA-3 Circulator Route Monday. Atomic City Transit will cease to provide transit services for the LANL TA-3 Circulator Route 2 effective 7:04 p.m.

  • Got carbon dioxide? Make fuel

    A scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory is at a conference in Florida today, pitching the idea of making gasoline from air and water.Jeffrey Martin, a nuclear engineer who has most recently been a senior advisor in the laboratory director’s office, is attending the Alternative Energy NOW conference in Lake Buena Vista with a plan for producing a synthetic gasoline that can power planes and cars out of plain air.In a telephone interview Tuesday, Martin said the idea grew out of a military request for ideas on how to field a fuel-making system in the b

  • Counterintelligence expert to address Black History Month

    The director of the Office of Counterintelligence at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the keynote speaker for a Black History Month public discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of New Mexico -  Los Alamos Lecture Hall, Building 2, upper level.William McKinley Phillips, III, will speak on “How Might We View Black History Month: Embracing Cultural Diversity.”  Phillips was 11 years old and present when Dr.