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  • JUNE

    Malcolm Neville June died October 27, 2008. He was 81. June was born September 28, 1929,. He is survived by his son, Malcolm Neville June Jr.; grandson, Soren June; granddaughters: Mira and Chiara June; brothers: Richard and Donald June.

    Malcolm was employed with Los Alamos National Labs as a Mechanical Engineer. He was a photographer, a marksman and a baseball coach.

    A Graveside service will take place Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos.

  • WATSON

    Wynell Charles Watson, 88, of Troy, Texas, died Thursday, October 16, 2008, at a local nursing home.

    Wynell Watson was born August 2, 1920, to Charles Ernest and Minnie Ola (Smith) Watson in Hamlin, Texas. He graduated from Troy High School in 1939. He was a WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps from January 1941 to December 1945. On June 26, 1947, he married Olga (Kitty) Siebels in Campbell, Nebraska.

  • Canyon Rim Trail headed for CIP process

    After its inception five years ago, the Canyon Rim Trail may get to see the light of day if it is accepted as a Capital Improvement Project.

    The CIP application process began Oct. 20, 2008, with deadline for submission of applications set for Dec. 19, 2008.

    The Canyon Rim Trail will be an important addition to the trail system, as it will serve as a connector for the town of Los Alamos.

  • Lab assuming services contract, employees

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is on track to assume the management of the services now provided by its major subcontractor KSL.

    KSL Services has been LANL’s site services subcontractor since 2003, when the partnership of KBR Shaw and Los Alamos Technical Associates, was awarded a five-year contract worth about $800 million, with an option for an additional five years. KBR, Kellogg, Brown and Root, was at the time a subsidiary of oilfield services giant, Halliburton.

  • Governor unveils first Navajo language textbook

    Gov. Bill Richardson traveled to Gallup and Farmington recently to talk with high school students and Navajo leaders about the first Navajo textbook, Dine Bizaad Binahoo’aah (Rediscovering the Navajo Language).

    This is the first time that a text written by a Navajo author has been adopted as a textbook for teaching the Navajo language.

  • Test moratorium turns 50

    Fifty years ago today, the United States entered an unfamiliar territory known as the nuclear test moratorium.

    President Dwight Eisenhower halted all nuclear testing for one year, beginning Oct. 31, 1958. It was the first significant step back from an arms race that had taken on a new dimension in the era of the hydrogen bomb, a thousand times more powerful than the weapon used on Hiroshima at the end of World War II.

    The moratorium, with extensions and a frightening intermission that included the Cuban Missile Crisis, led to the end of atmospheric testing in the world.

  • Los Alamos County thanks Sen. Domenici

    Admiration and appreciation marked a day dedicated to one of the town’s most revered public officials Thursday. Los Alamos County hosted “Domenici Day” to honor and thank Sen. Pete Domenici for all he has done for the community during his 36 years in office, which will end with his retirement Dec. 31.

    Domenici commented that this will be his final trip to Los Alamos to participate in ceremonies.

  • CLEVENGER

    Janet Marie Clevenger went to be with her Savior on October 18, 2008. She was born and raised in Los Alamos and lived most of her life in Albuquerque working at various jobs. She is survived by her son, Sean Ross; daughter, Lisa Danielle; brothers, Charles and Michael; sister, Cheryl Gallegos and husband Steve; niece, Michelle Krebs and husband Ryan; great nephews, Reese and Grant; nephew, Steve Gallegos Jr.

    Janet led a full life and had a special interest in roses and organic gardening. She was a member of the prestigious American Rose Society and Xeric Garden Club.

  • Plea agreement reached in LANL embezzlement; theft case

    A plea agreement has been reached for an employee charged with embezzlement and theft of government property at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Pursuant to information, Hallie Deaguero pled guilty to embezzlement and theft following a collaborative investigation by several law enforcement agencies.

  • High court rules in favor of League of Women Voters

    The League of Women Voters of New Mexico sued when the secretary of state, on the advice of the attorney general, wasn’t going to allow improperly marked ballots a chance to be counted.

    The state Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday in the leagues favor, optimizing the chances for ballots to be counted when voters don’t mark them properly.

    Los Alamos resident Katherine Campbell is president of the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.