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  • Blue Star Mothers helps troops and families

     Being deployed overseas is not only emotionally and mentally hard on the service member who is serving in another country, but it’s also hard on the families that are left behind.

    Though most service members receive regular letters and packages from their loved ones back home, there are some that don’t. Combined with long deployments and work stress, not getting packages and letters can send service members into depression, especially around the holidays.

  • Newly elected school board members share priorities

    Elected by voters Feb. 4, new school board members Thelma Hahn, from White Rock District 1, and Melanie McKinley from White Rock District 2, were sworn in during the state school board meeting in Santa Fe Friday.


    “We’ve been at the state board meeting all day and heard that all the districts are receiving shortened budgets and I wonder how that’s going to affect out school, programs and teachers,” Hahn said. “It’s going to call for some belt-tightening.”


  • Newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board members share plans

  • Sick nuclear workers meeting Tuesday

    A key advisory board will consider a petition for extending coverage of nuclear workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory who became ill from cancer or other diseases under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

  • Plutonic Man

    Ev Nienhouse is not a freak. Extraordinary, remarkable and unusual yes, but not monstrous, even though he is walking around with 1/200 of an ounce of plutonium-238 lodged in his chest.


    Nienhouse returns to Los Alamos for an encore of his talk here in September on “Living with a Nuclear Powered Heart Pacemaker.” He will speak at the Bradbury Museum Thursday at 2 p.m.


  • Bus shelters still need art

    Despite a call for artists put out last year, the Art in Public Places Board is still looking for art to put on the bus shelters that were constructed last fall.


    The last call for artists produced only two proposals, however, the Board was only interested in one of them. Although, a deal between the Board and the artist was never finalized because the board only wanted to use portions of the Native American design that the artist had proposed.


  • Council meeting to be held in White Rock

    County councilors will hold their monthly work session at the White Rock Town Hall on Tuesday night, beginning at 7 p.m.

    During the meeting, Police Chief Wayne Torpy will introduce new District Attorney Angela R. (Spence) Pacheco. Pacheco was elected as the new district Attorney for the First Judicial District Court. During the introduction, Pacheco will brief the council about the district attorney’s representation in Los Alamos County.

  • Security incident turns into a flap

    The subject of cyber security resurfaced in Los Alamos, after Los Alamos National Laboratory began looking into the circumstances surrounding three computers stolen from a Santa Fe home last month.


    A letter from the manager of the Los Alamos Site Office came to light Wednesday, suggesting that the laboratory and its federal overseers have not been taking the matter seriously enough.


  • Fire danger in Los Alamos low

    Higher temperatures and late winter winds are creating conditions for wildfires, which have already burned almost 5,000 acres in the state this year, according to New Mexico State Forestry.


    State Forester Arthur “Butch” Blazer is urging residents to prepare for this spring’s fire season now by thinking about how to prevent wildfires.


    Blazer said the eastern and southern parts of the state already have very high fire danger because of high winds and heavy grass fuels from last year’s heavy monsoon season.

  • Lincoln Day Dinner to feature Rep. Heather Wilson

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos is hosting a Lincoln Day Dinner at 7 p.m. on Feb. 19 at the Best Western Hilltop House. U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson is the guest speaker and the public is invited to attend.

    Wilson served as New Mexico’s Representative from District 1 following a special election after the death of Rep. Steve Schiff in March 1998.

    She went on to win the next four elections, giving up her seat at the end of 2008 after running for the office of U.S Senate.