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  • Dozier selected as finalist in Intel Science Talent Search

    Los Alamos High School senior Benjamin Edward Dozier is a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search 2008 (Intel STS). Dozier, 18, receives $5,000, a new laptop and the chance to compete for more than $1 million in scholarships in what’s considered the oldest and most prestigious high school science competition in the nation.Dozier described his reaction to the big news during an interview this morning. “It was completely unexpected,” he said. “I thought I had some chance at being a semifinalist, but no chance at being a finalist.

  • Film crews to return Friday

    The Hill can expect another taste of Hollywood – and a few traffic detours – in February as Brothers Productions, LLC, returns for more filming on the motion picture “Brothers.”On Friday, Chamisa Street (Barranca Mesa) will be closed to thru-traffic while crews are filming. On Monday, crews will be filming at the ice rink all day in Los Alamos Canyon. The rink will be closed to the public and there will be no thru-traffic via West Road. West Road will be closed from its south access point on N.M.

  • Lab gets second beam going

    Under construction for 20 years, a major scientific facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory is living up to its name.The Dual Axis Radiographic Hydrodynamic Test Facility (DARHT) has operated its first axis of one electron accelerator beam since 1999. This week, DARHT won approval to begin operating with its second linear accelerator, achieving dual axis status at last.“We’ll be doing our first dual-axis hydro test this summer,” said Ray Scarpetti, the DARHT Axis Two project director.

  • How long is temporary?

    When the Community Building was remodeled to serve as an impermanent home for the Municipal and District courts as well as for Council Chambers, the county was assured by Judge James A. Hall that the space would be approved for use as a courtroom as long as it was only temporary. At the time, new courtrooms were planned in the Judicial Police/Jail Complex.However, council stepped back from its Aug. 21 decision to proceed with the complex on Oct. 3. Hall and Court Administrator Stephen Pacheco then reconsidered their approval.In a letter dated Oct.

  • GOP election schedule

    The Los Alamos Republicans will hold their pre-primary convention on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Trinity On The Hill Parish Hall, 3900 Trinity.

    The purpose of the convention is to elect delegates to the Republican Party of New Mexico Pre-primary Nominating Convention to be held March 15 in Albuquerque.

  • William Amil Raies

    RAIES – William Amil "Billy Bones" Raies, 93, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at Ellis Funeral Home. Memorial services are scheduled for 4 p.m. at Christian Life Center, with Bill's son, Billy Raies officiating. Pallbearers are Will and Micah Raies, Graham Rioux, Robert Gallegos, Dick Brown and Hugh Robotham. Honorary pallbearers are Joshua Raies, Garrett and Gavin Rioux.

  • Fans don't let fans drive drunk

    Robert Naranjo of  RACDWIBA (Rio Arriba County DWI Business Alliance), said they are joining forces with the National Football League (NFL), the Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management Coalition (TEAM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and other state and local highway safety and law enforcement officials to remind everyone to act responsibly by designating a sober driver if they plan on using alcohol this Super Bowl weekend. “We wan

  • School Board to hold special meeting Thursday

    Notice was received today after publication deadline that the Los Alamos School Board is planning to hold a Special Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the district boardroom.

  • RDC supports the ecology of business

    Los Alamos County’s contract with the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) is structured to accomplish more than the creation of a plan for regional development. Under the guidance of Ed Burckle, the RDC will begin to develop an “entrepreneurial ecosystem,” where businesses can take root and thrive.The Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) is currently underway.

  • A rich history full of sentiment and ... polka dots?

    As the big rock in White Rock nears six decades as the town’s unofficial messenger, a local photographer recounts how it got there and its history through the years.“White Rock wasn’t even here in 1949,” said Jack Clifford, who’s lived in the area for 58 years. “It became a construction town about a year later.”The man responsible for placing the big rock on the corner of N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard is Max Chavez, Clifford said.Chavez owned what’s now the Quick Stop gas station on that corner.