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  • Domenici lodges funding request for Valles

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., today formally requested $10 million in federal funds to continue support for the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The senator serves on a subcommittee that will soon begin developing the FY2009 Interior Appropriations Bill that funds the U.S. Forest Service and the Valles Caldera.In a letter submitted to subcommittee chair, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Domenici requested the funding for the Valles Caldera, an 89,000-acre ranch located near Los Alamos in the Jemez Mountains.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board to convene Monday

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lecture Hall, Building 2.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss various topics related to the budget.

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • State weighs meadow mouse recovery plan

    An upcoming meeting of the New Mexico Fish and Game Commission will consider adopting a recovery plan for two small rodents listed as endangered under the Wildlife Conservation Act.At the Jemez Mountains Science Symposium Friday, Leland Pierce, the state’s recovery coordinator for terrestrial species alerted the scientific community that the state was trying to raise public awareness about the meadow jumping mouse and the Arizona montane vole.The vole is known to dwell primarily in Catron County along the border with Arizona; the meadow jumping mouse has sev

  • Wallace an ‘outstanding woman’

    Longtime Los Alamos Representative Jeannette Wallace has been chosen as one of New Mexico’s outstanding women of the year.“I’m quite pleased and very proud of my mother,” Terry Wallace said this morning.

  • Jack Henry Knight

    KNIGHT – Jack Henry Knight, born Sept. 23, 1919, died March 27, 2008. Jack came to Los Alamos in 1953, worked 30 years for the Protection Force and 20 years part-time for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Jack is survived by Buddy Jack and two grandchildren in Midland, Texas; Don and three grandchildren in Corrales, N.M.; Jeanne with one grandchild and two great-grandchildren in Las Cruces N.M.; and three brothers and two sisters across the country. Goodbye, Dad. We love you.

  • Write an essay, win a house

    The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, one newly remodeled bathroom, one-car garage, Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, dog run and a woodshop. It’s located on a cul-de-sac walking distance from an elementary school and only a short drive to Los Alamos National Laboratory.It could be yours for $100.The current housing market in Los Alamos County heavily favors buyers, and many sellers have given up hope of getting back what they paid for their homes.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Scientist practices the social gospel

    A few years ago, Carl Newton was one of a handful of people from Los Alamos who publicly defended Wen Ho Lee, a neighbor whose children Newton coached in soccer.“I had a feeling he was being railroaded,” said Newton, who wrote letters to the Monitor, gave an interview on National Public Radio and was the local contact for the Wen Ho Lee defense fund.“There may have been reasons for the laboratory to be upset with him, but there was no reason to charge him with espionage,” he said, recalling Judge James Parker’s excoriating rebuke to t

  • Welcome to our world:FBI pulls back the curtain - a little

    ALBUQUERQUE — Curious residents are getting an interesting glimpse into the mostly clandestine world of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) through the New Mexico bureau’s Citizens’ Academy.“I’m impressed by this agency and the people in it,” said one participant after interacting with a number of agents and support staff during the first two sessions of the eight-week program. “I wish everyone could experience this academy.

  • Stanislava (Stella) Biss Luczyszyn

    Luczyszyn – Stanislava (Stella) Biss Luczyszyn, 95, of Welland, Ontario, Canada, passed away following surgery in the presence of her daughter on Feb. 22, 2008. She was born to the late John and Francis Biss August 3, 1912, in Ituna, Saskatchewan. She was the middle of five children and the oldest daughter. Her siblings, Joseph, Frank, Charles and Josephine all preceded her in death.

  • Probing the Jemez: Revived symposium features Valles Caldera studies

    SANTA FE – After a four-year hiatus, the lightning round known as the Jemez Mountains Science Symposium returned Friday in a brain-pounding, mind-nourishing flash.Over the course of eight hours, the schedule called for 36 10-minute technical reports on aspects of geology, hydrology, ecology, biology, air and water quality, climate change, fire-history, controlled burns and land management.Fraser Goff, a retired earth scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory, led off the encapsulated presentations with a preview of a revised geologic map of the Valles Ca