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  • Institute sponsors astronomy conference

    A major conference that brings New Mexico’s extensive astronomical resources together with a national and international community of scientists will take place later this month.

     

    The conference, “The Great Surveys Workshop,” sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), has a broad agenda for coordinating efforts toward the next two decades of cosmic surveys.

     

    IAS’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Center, led by astrophysicist Salman Habib, will host the event.

     

  • New councilors target meaningful community connection

    Newly elected county council candidates Vincent Chiravalle, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer gathered at the Monitor Friday to discuss their vision for enhancing the strengths of the current council.

    All three commended the current council for its many accomplishments and credited county staff for their continual hard work and dedication to improve Los Alamos.

    The new councilors also discussed concerns voiced by the community during their months of campaigning.

  • 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.

    According to county documents, on Sept. 30, the council approved the second amendment Guaranteed Maximum Price #2 to the Hansel Phelps Services Agreement.

  • Serving those who served

    New Mexico is receiving two 38-foot motor coaches from the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (USDVA) in Washington, D.C.

    The mobile centers will serve military Veterans, according to a news release by the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS) Friday.

    The vehicles will be outfitted to allow counseling services in a comfortable and confidential setting, according to the release.

  • 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.