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  • Governor proposes budget balancing plan

  • Observatory on Valles Caldera to play major role in climate research

    The looming 100-foot instrumentation tower nestled among the pines in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera National Preserve may help scientists answer some of the most important questions of our age. Data from this tower will be used to foretell how climate change might affect Earth’s life processes. Predicting these impacts has been a vexing problem because there is no precedent for a warming Earth with extensive human habitation.

  • GOP targets more dynamic speakers

    As part of its goals this year, the newly elected board of directors of the Los Alamos Republican Party had two speakers headline its monthly meeting Thursday.

    UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Marie Chiravalle and Republican candidate Brian Moore of Clayton who is running for lieutenant governor were the guest speakers.

    Moore and his wife Linda mingled with the crowd gathered at the Hilltop House Hotel. The couple met in Nederland, Colo. She worked for Johnson Sausage Company and was conducting an in-store brat fry at a large grocery where he worked.

  • Senate approves spending bill

    The Senate gave final approval to the 2010 Energy and Water Appropriation Bill, which contains funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory. The bill now goes to the White House to be signed.

    Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, both New Mexico Democrats, voted with the majority. In a joint announcement Thursday, they called special attention to funds for New Mexico’s two national laboratories, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project and a variety of key water-related projects.  

  • Unexploded ordnance rendered safe

    The Los Alamos County Bomb Team rendered safe a military ordnance discovered yesterday morning at Royal Crest in an empty mobile home on East Jemez Road.

    Bomb expert Sgt. Fred Rascon described the situation during an interview Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Coming out of the shadows

    Two more allotments of what is mainly stimulus funding have been made available to Los Alamos National Laboratory in recent days.

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to  $87 million with $50 million of that from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, would be available nationally. He made the announcement last week on opening day of the  annual Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the Department of Energy on the National Mall.

  • Attorney shares final thoughts

    Attorney John Day presented closing arguments Friday evening in the State v. Granich trial, which began Oct. 5 in First District Court in Santa Fe.

    Day and attorney Mark Donatelli represented Penny Granich, 35, charged with vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless driving in the Dec. 4, 2005 death of her husband  Thomas Edward Granich, 32.

    The state sought to prove she was the driver of the couple’s 2004 Dodge truck, which landed in the bottom of the canyon near Overlook Park in White Rock.

  • Venture capital cycle begins

    Ventures Equity Capital Symposium is currently accepting business plans and executive summaries from technology companies that are interested in presenting at the 2010 Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium. For the past 16 years the symposium has served as a vehicle to connect growing and expanding technology companies with venture capital and other equity investors.

    In 2009, two companies with a Los Alamos connection gave presentations to an audience of state and national investors.

    The 2010 symposium will be held May 19 and 20th in Albuquerque. In January, TVC

  • Police react to jury verdict

    Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle expressed his disappointment regarding the jury’s not guilty verdict Tuesday in the State v. Penny Granich case heard all last week in First District Court in Santa Fe.

    Briggle led the investigation that resulted in vehicular homicide charges against Penny Granich for the death of her husband Thomas Edward Granich. He died when the pickup he and Penny were in on Dec. 4, 2005 crashed some 350 feet into the bottom of a White Rock canyon.