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  • Anastasio: Volunteers will get unemployment

    Even with uncertainty, less flexibility and job cuts underway, Los Alamos National Laboratory director Michael Anastasio predicts a bright future for the laboratory.

    He shared his optimism with the community during a LANL Workforce Restructuring Community Meeting Tuesday night at Duane Smith Auditorium. About 50 people attended the meeting.

    Anastasio said the state had determined volunteer retirees will qualify for unemployment.

    "Hopefully, this will help people who are trying to decide what's best for their personal circumstances," he said.

  • Curves collecting gifts for Landon family

    Los Alamos residents who wish to help the Landon family, who recently lost their home and possessions in a house fire, can drop off gift items at Curves. The women’s fitness franchise has adopted the Landon family as their Christmas family.“Here at Curves we have an annual tradition of collecting gifts for those in need at Christmas time,” said Crystal Dufresne, Curves Los Alamos owner and manager.

  • Ellen Risser Farrell

    Visitation for Ellen Risser Farrell will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the Berardinelli Funeral Home, 1399 Luisa Street in Santa Fe, N.M. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Church in Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. A private family interment is planned the following week at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

  • Mary Elizabeth Rose

    MARY ELIZABETH ROSE, 87, passed away in Los Alamos on Nov. 21, 2007, after pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

  • County hobnobs with community

    Los Alamos County was not to be left out of the festivities at Winterfest downtown Saturday evening, when it hosted a Community Building full of information on county projects, and also served as a warming hut for chilly residents.

  • What we're working with

    More than 30 agencies and individuals will gather at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Thursday to support area workers who are subject to layoffs from Los Alamos National Laboratory and others who are affected by a downturn in the local economy.The fair will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Councilor clears up cruise confusion

    Los Alamos County Councilor Robert Gibson and his wife, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, were not on the M/S Explorer that sank Nov. 23 in Anarctica, as reported in Sunday's Monitor. They were actually on an expedition in the same area on the National Geographic Endeavor, which was the first of three ships that responded to the scene to offer assistance to the passengers and crew of the sinking ship.“Things get confused in emergency situations,” Gibson said during a telephone conversation Monday.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Angels among us

    Many families have their own special holiday traditions.

  • Spill cleaned up

    An accident without serious injuries snarled traffic early Monday afternoon at the intersection of Jemez Road and N.M. 4, when Jemez Road was closed for cleanup of a diesel fuel spill.

  • Valles Caldera slowly yielding vision of ancient times

    To most people, the obsidian that litters the Valles Caldera National Preserve is merely an interesting geological feature.  To Anastasia Steffen, the preserve’s Cultural Resources coordinator, each of these stone artifacts is a portal to the ancient past.  With a limited staff and resources, Steffen and her team have slowly been collecting historical data from what she calls one of the most significant archeological locales in the world.  An astonishing image is emerging.