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    JOHN FREDERICK WEINBRECHT passed from this life on October 18, 2008 at the age of 91. He was born on May 10, 1917 in Terra Haute Indiana to Amelia and Albert Weinbrecht. After graduating with a degree in mechanical engineering from Rose-Hulman Polytechnic Institute, John served active duty in the Army Corps of Engineers from 1941 to 1952, including 3.5 years in the Pacific conflict during WWII. He ultimately attained the rank of Colonel, serving in the Army Reserve until 1967.


    RAMON “CHICK” PRECIADO, 78, of Santa Fe, passed away October 21, 2008.


    LINDA KAY SZALAY, daughter of J.W. Savage Sr. and Vivian Pugh Savage, passed away at her home in Santa Fe, NM on October 21, 2008. Linda was born on November 22, 1942 in Grand Island, NE.

    Linda grew up primarily in Los Alamos, NM and graduated from Los Alamos High School.

    While attending the University of Wyoming, Linda received a scholarship from the Army Nurse Corps and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. In 1964, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

    She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority.


    WARREN SAMUEL KENNISON, M.D., son of Herbert and Stella Kennison, died October 20, 2008 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Sam was born in Denver, Colorado July 3, 1917. Sam met Dorothy Reber in Michigan where they married 56 years ago. He and Dorothy moved from Birmingham, Michigan to Lookout Mountain in Golden Colorado in 1968 where Sam continued his private psychoanalytic practice. He retired from his practice in 1992.

  • Some county job descriptions revamped

    In an effort to meet the operational needs of the county and as a result of the countywide job description review, Human Resources Manager Sharyl Hofer, in conjunction with consulting group Valliant and various county managers and employees, have revised and drafted new job descriptions.

  • Long-awaited skate park to hold grand opening

    Los Alamos County Community Services Department invites the public to view the latest addition to a vibrant downtown Los Alamos and to join in Wednesday’s grand opening ceremony of the skateboard park.

    The park, designed with input from local young people, who are the true experts on what makes a great skate park, other community members and County staff, was professionally built by California Skateparks, Inc. and includes state of the art features.

  • Oppenheimer to be honored with sculpture

    Thanks to a motion passed by county council at Tuesday night’s meeting, J. Robert Oppenheimer might soon find a place among the trees between the Los Alamos Historic Museum and Fuller Lodge.

    Community Services Director and Arts in Public Places Board Liaison Stephani Johnson was in council chambers to present a motion asking council to approve the recommendation of the Arts in Public Places Board regarding the purchase and placement of an historic sculpture. After a vote, the motion passed 7-0.

  • Police Beat Oct. 24, 2008

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Oct. 9

    11:35 a.m. - Los Alamos County reported someone removed lumber from a construction job at 871 Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is $500.

  • Cowboy Breakfasts revitalize Posse Lodge

    Fifty years later, the Posse Lodge is likely utilized more now then ever before, said Posse Lodge President Cary Grzadzinski.

    “Between our Cowboy Breakfasts held the first Sunday of every month serving between 300-400 people, nearly full of weekend weddings, graduations, birthday party rentals, business meetings and now our annual Rodeo Steak Fry and Dance, the Posse Lodge currently entertains between 10,000-12,000 area residents each year,” Grzadzinski said.

  • The time when dogs began

    SANTA FE — Sometimes it takes more than a good speaker and subject to bring off a satisfying evening of scientific infotainment.

    The right place, the right atmosphere, the right size audience and the right mix of people and animals may also play a role.

    Thomas Leitner, a biological theorist at Los Alamos National Laboratory took care of the first requirement Tuesday night with an accomplished presentation on his search for the birth of the dog.