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  • Recharge and other solutions for the water supply

    Recharge and other solutions for the water supply

    Zooming down from a high-angle view of the earth to one watershed and one facet of a set of interrelated environmental problems, the geologist focused on sustaining clean water in this century.

    A supercomputing specialist in hydrological sciences from California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Andrew Tompson painted some of the big-picture symptoms related to fresh water resources in the world and then plunged into the role science played in a tough situation.

  • Giving youth a voice

    Annie Chroninger, Josh Dolin, and Emi Weeks are three high school students working as part of a new program called “Youth Mobilizers.”

    The YMCA employs the Youth Mobilizers four afternoons a week to research issues affecting local youth.

    The Family YMCA, in partnership with the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, started the Youth Mobilizer program last school year.  

  • Dispatches from the bio frontier

    The time is ripe for the general public to become conversant with the basic ingredients of modern biology and particularly about structural genomics, one of its promising branches.

    By now intellectually curious adults and precocious children will surely have noticed at least one of those colorful swirling ribbons that are used to represent a protein.

    But what are proteins beyond the diet, and what is their relation to the squigglies?

  • BUSCH

    Leonard A. Busch died peacefully at Los Alamos Medical Center on November 1, 2008, after suffering from a lengthy illness.

    Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Patricia; two sons, Fr. Robert A. Busch and John M. Busch; his daughter, Doreen M. Stanton, and her husband, Alan Stanton; and two wonderful grandchildren, Brian Christopher Stanton and Christina Marie Stanton.

  • County gets $80,000 grant for Central Avenue

    Improvements to Central Avenue continue to take shape.

    Sidewalks were recently re-done and thanks to a supplemental special appropriation from the New Mexico Main Street Program, a new public address system, kiosks and a banner will soon be purchased and installed on Central Avenue.

    Executive Director of Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Kevin Holsapple and Public Works Department Project Manager Betsy Lucido were in council chambers during Monday night's meeting to present a briefing on the additional Central Avenue Streetscape Project Improvements.

  • Recharge and other solutions for the water supply

    Zooming down from a high-angle view of the Earth to one watershed and one facet of a set of interrelated environmental problems, the geologist focused on sustaining clean water in this century.

    A supercomputing specialist in hydrological sciences from California’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Andrew Tompson painted some of the big-picture symptoms related to fresh water resources in the world and then plunged into the role science played in a tough situation.

  • Local race bucks national trend

    While the country elected a majority of Democrats to Congress and to the White House Tuesday night, Los Alamos chose mainly Republicans and an independent to serve locally.

    County council candidates Sharon Stover and Vincent Chiravalle, both Republicans, and independent Michael Wismer, won over Democrats Ken Milder, an incumbent, and newcomer Manuel Baca, according to unofficial results posted by the Office of the County Clerk.

  • PEEC reports to school board

    At first, Los Alamos Public Schools gave the Pajarito Environmental Education Center a one-year lease, but the time was extended to three years in which the activities of PEEC exploded. Attendance to PEEC programs grew, the amount of activities escalated and finances rose.

    Through a slideshow and speeches, members of the school board learned just how much PEEC has achieved in three years during the regular meeting Tuesday.

    Board president Chick Keller reported PEEC has an 11-member board and two part time staff members, Diane Noveroske and Branden Willman-Kozimor.

  • Airport basin project ahead of schedule

    It's been a few months since the Airport Basin Site Project was started and it seems that things are starting to take shape. Capital Projects Director Anne Laurent and Project Manager David Apple presented council with a quarterly update during the county council meeting on Monday night at the community building.

  • HR director enables cultural resource in schools

    Even in this age of multitasking it seems a little out of character that the human resources director at Los Alamos Public Schools is also organizing a new school program in theater arts.

    But that’s what James Telles is doing.

    Along with his administrative responsibilities,

    he is coordinating and developing Atomic City Children’s Theater, a drama program for the elementary schools.

    It’s an arts-enrichment program, meant to be fun and also provide a lot of important educational vitamins.