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  • Bingaman impressed by lab's ideas for energy storage

    A United States senator in search of solutions to national energy problems and a national laboratory looking to extend its portfolio of alternative energy programs had a meeting of minds Wednesday.Sen.

  • Budget season

    It’s budget season for county government, with the publication of the county’s proposed budget this week and budget hearings coming up in April. This year’s biennial budget consideration by council and the public will benefit from what councilors have learned in a series of four discussions with Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne in recent months, concerning long-range financial planning and the capital improvement process.As County Administrator Max Baker said in his message introducing the budget to the public, “The coming year wil

  • Bingaman won't endorse yet

     Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., said he was not ready to endorse either candidate in the Democratic race for president.“They are both friends,” he said of his two colleagues, Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York and Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.

  • Universe does a doozie

    A robotic telescope on Fenton Hill in the Jemez Mountains west of Los Alamos was the first instrument on Earth to get a look at one of the brightest known explosions in the cosmos March 19.The phenomenon was a major gamma ray burst that had happened 7.5 billion years ago when a massive star collapsed into a black hole.

  • CMRR project update leaves unanswered questions

    A much-discussed topic in recent days and months, the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility, had another public airing Tuesday night.This time the semiannual meeting was at Fuller Lodge.

  • Council upholds P and Z decision

    Los Alamos County Council heard an appeal to the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to deny a request for a 75-lot subdivision to be located on San Ildefonso Road at North Mesa.

  • Something to sneeze about

    It would be hard not to notice that allergy season is upon us again. Even without frequent pollen counts from a local monitoring system that used to provide this information, there are clues that an irritating rite of spring has sprung.That rusty sheen some of the junipers are wearing is not friendly. They signify antipersonnel microweapons just waiting for a gust of wind to launch, as some people know better than others.Dr. Alice Bauman of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s AIRNET field team used to count the pollen particles.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: She’s right on schedule – her own schedule, that is

    Many women follow a path from high school to college, marriage in their 20s, a career and then retirement in their 60s, sometimes paired with a withdrawal from public life.

  • Elizabeth 'Betsy' Jane Christian

    CHRISTIAN – Elizabeth “Betsy” Jane Christian, 64, of Rio Rancho, formerly of Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, during an extensive hospital stay. Betsy was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, the eldest daughter of John H. Frye and the late Jane Elizabeth Baughman Frye. Betsy grew up in Phoenix, Ariz., and attended the University of Arizona, where she met her husband Michael Christian. They were married on Aug. 8, 1964. Betsy and Mike spent 38 years in Los Alamos, where Betsy was involved in her daughters’ many activities.

  • Lois M. Duncan

    Duncan – Lois M. Duncan passed away March 12, 2008, after a brief illness. Lois was cherished by her family and any who knew her for her loving and positive nature. She will be remembered as well for her beautiful oil paintings of fall aspens and mountain scenery.Lois was born on March 10, 1922, in Burdick, Kan., where she grew up on a farmstead. She attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., for a year and then moved on to Kansas City.