Local News

  • Burl Ketchum

    Burl Ketchum, 82, died unexpectedly on Jan. 24, 2008. Burl was born on Oct. 5, 1925, in Moriland, Ark., the fourth child of Harvey Ketchum and the former Launa Ferguson.

  • Lab wastes at issue in hearing

    SANTA FE – Officials of the city and county of Santa Fe and the private Las Campanas development partnership took one side of an environmental dispute Monday night; critics of Los Alamos National Laboratory took another.The two groups presented divergent views at an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Santa Fe about a new water discharge permit for the Buckman Direct Diversion Project.Rick Carpenter, senior water resources coordinator for the city, said the project, which has been in the works for 15 years, was “absolutely critical” for th

  • College gets leg up from LANS

    The Associate in Applied Science in Applied Technologies Degree Program at the UNM-Los Alamos received a healthy capital injection from Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Monday evening.“I hope this is the first of many donations,” LANS official Joe Scarpino told UNM-LA Executive Director Cedric Page.Page explained that over the last several months, the college had communicated their needs to LANS, which resulted in the evening’s contribution to their degree program.“We have to acknowledge the staff and the work they put in

  • The ins and outs of Super Tuesday

    Super Tuesday takes place Feb. 5 – the day New Mexico and 21 other states hold Democratic caucuses and primaries to elect their candidate for president. Super Tuesday is the only opportunity for New Mexico Democrats to vote for president before the November general election.New Mexico Democrats will hold a primary June 3 for candidates running for other offices. Voters will go to their individual precinct locations.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Detter embracing new horizons during LANB expansion

    Janine C. Detter is on the fast track to getting to know the people and organizations served by Los Alamos National Bank as the bank’s new marketing director.

  • Local leaders host Heather Wilson at Hilltop House

    Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, Sen. Steve Stoddard (retired), Roger Waterman, Bruce Norman, John Hopkins, Richard Joseph, Brian D'Andrea and Denise Lane are bringing Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., to Los Alamos.

    The event is open to the public and will be held from 5-6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the Los Alamos Hilltop Hotel. The hosts encourage the community to bring their families and friends to meet Wilson, who is running for the United States Senate, enjoy complimentary refreshments and hear the candidate discuss her race.

  • Youth lead the way

    The purpose of the Leadership Los Alamos program is to inspire people to become involved in their community, and Friday’s session on the topic of youth proved to be the most inspiring session to date. In a reversal of the traditional pattern where the adults impart wisdom to the young, the youth were the teachers Friday and the adults in the class listened and learned.Linda Daly chaired Friday’s session, which she described as “a 360-degree view of what it’s like to be a teen in Los Alamos.”Several members of Juntos, w

  • New system should provide patients with quick results

    Los Alamos Medical Center will soon unveil its new 16-slice computer tomography (CT) imaging system. The GE Healthcare BrightSpeed VCT Select scanner brings additional state-of-the-art technology to LAMC’s imaging department with speed as a major focus, say those who will work most closely with the new machine.“Because it is replacing a 1-slice scanner,” said Leroy Baca, Director of Radiology, “we can now get 15 times more data with each image.

  • Cafe Scientifique rocks the Bradbury

    A capacity crowd of teens with their enthusiastic, engaged conversation amazed a scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory during his presentation at Café Scientifique in the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday evening. “Before giving this talk, people told me the kids wouldn’t pay attention but that’s not true, they were amazing,” said Ruy M. Ribeiro.

  • New formula shorts LA schools

    SANTA FE – The House Education Committee attracted a large audience Friday morning as Rep.