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Local News

  • Main Hill Road collision stalls commuters this morning

    A two-car “glancing collision” at 8:30 a.m. today near Anderson Overlook on the Main Hill Road stalled commuters for about an hour and 20 minutes. Due to possible minor injuries, Los Alamos Fire Department personnel transported the driver of each vehicle to Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution, said Fire Marshall/Assistant Fire Chief Mike Thompson. The glancing collision occurred when the two cars scraped sides. There were no passengers in either car.

  • Virginia (Cordova) Zehna

    ZEHNA – Longtime, former resident of Trinidad, Colo., Virginia (Cordova) Zehna was called home to be with the Lord quietly in Los Alamos, N.M., on Jan. 17, 2008. She was 90 years old.Virginia will be remembered by her keen sense of humor, her loving generosity and her strong will to live for her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Frank; their three children, Anita Thompson, Byron (Buddy) Zehna and Joan Barton; and her two brothers, Hector Cordova and Barron Cordova.

  • Irene R. Arnold
  • Atomic City Corvettes gear up for big event

    A dedicated group of Corvette enthusiasts gather monthly to eat pizza, talk cars and plan events. Mike Ragsdale founded the Atomic City Corvettes Club in October of 2006 and serves as club president.“For many years there were only a few Corvettes in town but over the last few years I noticed an increase,” Ragsdale said.

  • Toward a cleaner, greener county

    Solid Waste Division Manager Regina Wheeler has secured a grant from the New Mexico Environment Department for $20,000 for the construction of a collection station for used oil, household hazardous and electronic waste.Wheeler said the current storage tank at the landfill for used oil is adequate and does not leak, but the tank is installed in a lined trench that requires snowmelt and rainfall, which collects in the trench, be remediated. “We’re replacing the tank with a station,” Wheeler said.

  • Another milestone for Northern NM College

    ESPAÑOLA—In another phase of its growing success, Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) Tuesday. Since Jose Griego became president in 2005, the community college has garnered one achievement after another, including meeting all requirements to become a four-year college.

  • Will our trees regrow?

    Biologist Craig Allen has a special vantage for studying the effects of climate change in the Southwest.For one thing, he’s been perched in the Jemez Mountains for 20 years, doing what has evolved into long-term, place-based ecological research.“By being based in this place, by hook or crook, we’ve been able to conduct research on long-term phenomena,” he said this morning in an interview.He has watched certain trees grow for 18 years, has vegetation transits he monitors and erosion transects that have divulged decades-long data

  • Locals gather to discuss ESGR

    What is “Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve” (ESGR)?A group of Los Alamos residents gathered Tuesday at Central Avenue Grill for lunch and information on just that question.The program was led by Velton Stevens, the state chairman of the organization, who explained that ESGR is a Department of Defense organization.He said that the nation’s Reserve components comprise some 46 percent of its total available military manpower.And he told the gathering that our Reserve forces spend more time away from the workplace defen

  • State reprieves solar tax credit

    Homeowners and businesses that let the Jan. 15 deadline slide by without applying for solar tax credits now have an additional month to submit their applications.

    The deadline change, which will also apply in the future, is now Feb. 15.

  • POGO casts doubts on LANL pits

    A government watchdog group wrote to Energy Secretary Bodman on Friday questioning the reliability of nuclear pit manufacturing efforts at Los Alamos National Laboratory.A letter by the Project on Government Accountability Executive Director Danielle Brian expressed the group’s concern about the number of waivers granted to LANL in its current work fashioning plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. LANL took over the pit-making job from the Rocky Flats plant that closed in 1989.On Saturday, a story by H.