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  • Upgrade complete on Grand Canyon Drive

    Gov. Richardson’s Investment Partnership Program, GRIP II, currently has 34 projects in design, 32 under construction and nine completed, including the Grand Canyon Drive Roadway Rehabilitation Project, which was celebrated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 90 Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock Wednesday.

    Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Robert Gibson and Adjutant Secretary Rebecca Montoya from the New Mexico Department of Transportation joined other officials for the afternoon event.

  • Yucca Mountain stalemate

    From the geological perspective, a quarter century or so is not a lot of time. But for many observers, progress in creating the world’s first geological high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada has been so glacially slow as to seem like no motion at all.

  • Scott A. Ramsey

    RAMSEY – The family and friends of Scott A. Ramsey, 67, deeply regret to announce his death on June 28, 2008, of a heart attack in Farmington, N.M. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda; two children, Sean and Nan; three grandchildren, Scott, Christopher and Brianna Baker; and two brothers, Ross and Charles.

  • School hopes to keep building on first semester's success

    “We finally finished. Yay!”

    Odalys González Fernández, director of Bilingual Montessori School, LLC, is happy to have the walls painted, the carpets laid and, best of all, to have children attending her new, 5,000-square-foot White Rock school.

    “The parents are very happy,” she said, “and they’re passing the word around. That’s how we’re getting started.”

  • Skate park to break ground

    Construction is set to begin immediately on the Los Alamos Skate Park in front of Mesa Public Library now that appeals of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of the project’s site plan have been denied.

    Following more than three hours of hearings and discussion – and to the delight of a throng of young people in attendance – County Council voted 6-to-1 Tuesday night to uphold the P & Z’s decision.

  • Workers bid for special cohort status

    A petition for special compensation for a new class of workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory is under review by an advisory board of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the petitioner said last week.

    Andrew Evaskovich, a LANL guard, said he hoped the board would visit Los Alamos during their deliberations, later this year or early next year.

  • Semitrailer tips over on Diamond

    A semitrailer dumping rig unloading dirt for the Diamond Drive reconstruction project tipped over and onto a resident’s 6-foot-tall wooden fence Monday. The driver sustained minor burns to his left elbow during the accident, which occurred about 10:30 a.m. near the intersection at 36th Street.

  • Magnetic fields forever: LANL astophysicist battles a mystery

    A distinguished colleague, Stirling Colgate, once called him “Mr. Magnetic Fields in the Universe,” and Philip Kronberg continues to live up to that reputation.

    Monday, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Kronberg’s participation in a newly published paper that has turned around another theory about magnetic fields.

    The findings, published as a letter in the journal Nature July 17, strengthen the idea that galactic magnetic fields have not grown up over billions of years, as some have thought, but were there from an early age.

  • DALY

    Bart J. Daly, loving husband, father and grandfather, born Jan. 3, 1929, died July 18, 2008.

    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Bart Daly graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1950. He met his future wife Bettye in Mississippi and after a brief courtship they married in 1959 and moved to Chinle, Ariz.

    After finishing a graduate degree from Arizona State University, they moved to Los Alamos with their first of five children in 1960. Bart worked in T-3 at Los Alamos National Laboratory until his retirement in 1993.

  • Buffalo Thunder designed to dazzle

    POJOAQUE – Lightning flashes, thunder crashes and some lucky person caught playing the slots along Thunder Alley wins a big thank you reward from the Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

    This is but one of many surprises awaiting the throng of guests expected to visit New Mexico's largest resort and casino set to open Aug. 12.

    Situated about 12 miles north of Santa Fe and just off NM 84/285 in Pojoaque, the enormous new resort nestled on 587 acres includes 390 Hilton rooms and suites, a 16,000-square-foot spa and a state-of-the-art casino.