Local News

  • Youth Mobilizers target teen-identified issues

    Through a collaborative process of research with a goal of community change, the Los Alamos Family YMCA is hiring three to four high school age youth to work on youth-identified issues. Applications are due Friday at the Y offices at 1450 Iris Street. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in partnership with the Family YMCA sponsors the program. They are seeking motivated youth who are interested in having a voice in their community. “This is a response to what more we can do for youth,” said Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly.

  • Clinton, Obama in N.M. deadlock

    Bitter cold, icy rain and blinding snow had little impact on the overwhelming turnout at caucuses and primaries that took place Tuesday in 24 states from Alaska to New York. In Los Alamos, the turnout was some 47 percent higher than in the caucus four years ago.“That’s a very high turnout for a primary election that usually has voting rates of 10-20 percent,” said Los Alamos County Democratic Party Chair Stephen Fettig this morning. “What that means is we’re going to have a wonderful turnout for the general election come Nov.

  • Lab science pitched in energy hearing

    A day after the Department of Energy released the administration’s budget request for the next fiscal year, the full Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee discussed funding issues with Secretary Samuel Bodman.Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the committee chair, pressed the secretary for an explanation for the elimination of the DOE’s weatherization program.Sen.

  • It's coming down

    The Municipal Building has stood on Ashley Pond since 1967, but council decided Tuesday night to have it demolished because of structural problems.“There’s no reason the building should still be there,” structural engineer John A. Martin said. Martin is the seismic expert who assessed the building for the design firm hired by the county to look at the Municipal Building.Before the engineering report from the Hartman Majewski Design Group was submitted to the county on Jan.

  • Beatrice Duran Kain

    KAIN – Beatrice Duran Kain passed Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, after a long illness. She was born in Ribera, N.M., to Jose Duran and Terrisita Padilla Rivera Duran on Sept. 6, 1924. Beatrice was a home defense factory worker in World War II, housewife and successful business partner with husband, Tom Kain. She was preceded in death by brothers Jose Sam Duran, Max Duran and Robert Duran.

  • Arlene Patrick

    PATRICK – Arlene Patrick first visited North Oahu, Hawaii, with her beloved husband, Jim, in 1987. She felt a special connection to the island and, after another visit with her husband, had a great desire to share the experience with her whole family. Just before Christmas her wish was fulfilled. Now that she is no longer physically with us, we hope that her spirit finds its rest in that peaceful and beautiful place she loved so well. Arlene Patrick passed on Jan. 1, 2008, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.

  • Budget roller coaster opens season

    President Bush released a $3 trillion budget proposal for next year that includes a 7 percent increase for defense, plus additional costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan War.Of special interest to Los Alamos was the presentation of the Department of Energy budget by Secretary Sam Bodman Monday, which included requests for Los Alamos National Laboratory and the nuclear weapons complex.Los Alamos, according to one breakdown of the DOE budget, request would receive $1.838 billion in Fiscal Year 2009, a reduction of less than $15 million from the current year. 

  • Domenici makes final show

    SANTA FE — In his final appearance before a joint session of the Legislature Monday, retiring Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., called for an end to partisan politics. “We are in danger of losing our ability to move forward as a nation because of destructive personality-driven partisan politics,” Domenici said.

  • A pledge for workers

    ALBUQUERQUE — Today is Super Tuesday, and Democrats in 23 states are going to the polls to help decide who will become the next president of the United States. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., tried Saturday night to convince some 3,000 people she’s the right person to lead the country. “I want you to hire me for the hardest job in the world,” Clinton said during her “Solutions for the American Economy” town hall at Highland High School.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: A pretty good mind

    He has a Ph.D. from Cal Tech in astronomy, mathematics and physics, and is a Laboratory Fellow, but Dimitri Mihalas has another remarkable distinction.