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  • Capital ideas seek big bucks: Entrepreneurs bid for early funding at TVC symposium

    ALBUQUERQUE – Fifteen companies vied to attract a dwindling supply of venture capital dollars at the 16th annual Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium this week.

    If there was anything moving up in the high-risk, high-gain territory of new technology offerings, it was happening here.

    Turn-out was considered good, with about 200 participants, TVC organizers said.

  • County breaks ground on animal shelter

    Construction crews will soon be cropping up near the dog obedience school.

    On Thursday county staff joined county councilors at the future site of the new animal shelter to participate in the official groundbreaking.

    The small group gathered in the empty lot to watch county officials don hard hats and grab shovels in preparation for the event.

  • Bandelier road paving may cause delays

    BANDELIER – Road paving following sewage line replacement may cause traffic delays at Bandelier National Monument.

    “Construction began last September to replace the sewage lines under the main road into Bandelier National Monument,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

    “Installation is complete but now the road on top of the sewage lines must be repaved. This will result in short delays to all park visitors entering and leaving Frijoles Canyon.”

  • Anastasio: Budget request is “pretty good news”

    The Obama administration request will carry Los Alamos National Laboratory for another year, while potentially restoring and raising funding levels for the nuclear non-proliferation mission.

    Employment is expected to decline at no more than the normal rate of attrition, so no lay-offs are in the offing going into another year of a difficult economic situation.

  • Markham sentenced in wife’s death

    SANTA FE – Making no excuses for shooting his wife, Jack Markham pled guilty and was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon in First District Court.

    Markham, 56, was ordered to serve 10 years of incarceration for killing Robin Markham the evening of Aug. 4, but because of health conditions may end up in a facility other than prison – but it will be a place for people who’ve committed violent crimes, Judge Michael Vigil told him.

  • Is the Rail Runner worth It?

  • CIP talk tops council meeting

    County council may have been missing a member on Tuesday night, but they breezed through the agenda swiftly and easily.

    Council Chair Michael Wheeler was absent because he was in Chicago, accepting the Siemens Sustainable Community Award.

    The agenda was shortened a bit by the omission of the DP Road/NM 502 discussion. The presentation will be put on a later agenda.

  • Report backs continued national nuclear effort

    A key report intended to address strong differences of opinion concerning national nuclear policy reached a number of conclusions favorable to the national weapons laboratories, including Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Congressional Commission on the Nuclear Strategic Posture of the United States released their final report Wednesday, after more than a year of deliberation.

  • Governor’s Award cites Los Alamos woman

    Barbara Maydew was driving through Arizona on the Navajo reservation south of Monument Valley in the fall of 2007 when she caught sight of two stray dogs quilled by a porcupine.

    Anxious to help, she contacted local officials who referred her to an animal shelter and then the humane society. With Maydew’s help, they arranged a search party that was unable to find the two dogs, but did find a starving mother dog with three sick puppies.

  • Anastasio gives upbeat update

    In the past couple of years, many businesses have scaled back their budgets in an effort to cut costs and save money. For a lot of employees, layoffs have been a grim byproduct of a weak economy.

    Despite the nation’s problems, however, Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio remains optimistic about the lab’s future. During Tuesday night’s county council meeting Anastasio gave councilors a general briefing on the lab.