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  • Native celebration

    The sound of drums and the jangle of bells and rattles could be heard at Fuller Lodge Monday. The smell of fry bread was in the air.

    An event featuring official posters and Native American dancers helped Los Alamos National Laboratory kick-off its celebration of Indian Heritage Month at Fuller Lodge.

    Two children’s dance groups performed — Ice Mountain Dance Group from Ohkay Owingeh and Walatowa, a youth dance group from Jemez Pueblo.

  • A winning move

    Friday marked the three-way win in a local business transaction. Former owners, new owners and many loyal customers throughout the community all gain something from the sale, which keeps Village Arts by Marilyn operating in town.

    Marilyn and Gary Warren officially sold their business to local businessman Jim O’Donnell and artist Ken Nebel. The men are keeping the Village Arts name and the framing portion of the business. They also plan to expand the art supply section, eliminate the gift items and add art classes.

  • Watchdogs assail LANS pay plans

    Nuclear watchdogs in New Mexico have seized on compensation data in federal recovery act records to call attention to the total compensation packages paid to top managers in the nuclear weapons complex.

  • Geochemical processes help reduce chromium levels in aquifer

    Los Alamos National Laboratory and its downstream neighbors may have dodged a chromium bullet.

    If the latest analysis of the contaminant found in the regional aquifer is sustained, the chromium problem appears to be taking care of itself by a natural geochemical processes.

  • Local lifestyle suits Laurent

    Steve Laurent took a calculated risk leaving the big city in search of a simpler life in Los Alamos. He and wife Anne sought to calm their busy lives and place more focus on family.

    Anne accepted a job as the county’s Capital Projects and Facilities director in 2008. Laurent partnered with local attorney Michael Lane to form LA Mesa Law Firm, P.C. attorneys and counselors at 1475 Central Avenue, Suite 125 in the Community Bank Building.

  • A more comfortable place to read

    It’s high noon on a balmy summer afternoon in July 2008. You are browsing the shelves of Mesa Public Library in search of a good read.

    A search that should be a relaxing and calming experience is instead marked by grave discomfort as a result of the hot and humid conditions in the library.

    Many patrons of the Mesa Public Library had experienced these feelings of discomfort during hot days.

  • 11-8 The Update

    Daddy and Me Fridays

      Family Strengths Network’s Daddy and Me Fridays will feature a Thanksgiving Day craft during the program from 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday. Fathers are encouraged to take the day off from work or take an early lunch to spend some time with their toddler. Daddy and Me Fridays provides snacks. There is no cost to attend.

    Lunch with a leader

  • LAHS principal prepares to call it a career

    Los Alamos High School Principal Grace Brown announced her retirement during a gathering of high school staff Tuesday after school.

    “But don’t count me gone just yet, I will be working up to my last day,” Brown said.

  • House demolition along Trinity to begin soon

    Demolition of two houses along Trinity Drive will get underway in the next week. This is the first step in a bigger project the County hopes to undertake in future years to eventually improve the alignment of 35th Street with the Trinity and 36th Street intersections.

  • BREAKING NEWS: LANS pay packages have been outed

    Read more in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor