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  • Anastasio calls for national science vision

    The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory took a message of consensus to Washington, D.C., this morning in a talk that was webcast live by the Woodrow Wilson International Center.Michael Anastasio asked the audience of policy makers and national reporters to help rebuild the partnership between government and the science and technical community that served the nation in the last half of the 20th century, but has lost cohesion in recent years.The lab director called the combination of emerging security challenges along with legacy issues of the cold war &ldquo

  • Hot Spot to host FAN Club Wednesday

    The January FAN Club will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Hot Spot, 1247-D Central Ave.,The Hot Spot is the first full service wireless Internet, and multi-media center in Los Alamos, for both entertainment and business meetings.The Hot Spot features docking stations for personal laptop use, several static stations with Microsoft office and other programs, two soundproof gaming rooms with the latest gaming technology, large flat panel HDTVs, 5.1 surround sound and software, and specially designed gaming chairs.

  • Mary McInerny returns to county's top legal post

    Bright and early Monday morning County Attorney Mary McInerny was back at the post she vacated some seven years ago when the Los Alamos County Council appointed her county administrator. McInerny replaces Peter Dwyer who served as top attorney between 2005-2007.“I really enjoyed working with the county and I look forward to going back,” McInerny said during an interview Saturday evening. “Many people at the county have remained my friends, they’ve been supportive of me and happy to have me come back.

  • Back in the race: Former counselor seeks re-election

    Michael Wismer is going after one of three county council seats coming vacant at year’s end. His decision follows a two-year hiatus from serving on the seven-member council.“The reason I didn’t run last time was my professional world,” Wismer said.

  • Patrick Thomas Cantelme

    CANTELME – Patrick Thomas Cantelme died Jan. 8. 2008, in Los Alamos, N.M. He was born Sept. 12, 1921, in Hoboken, N.J.

  • Absolute Zero: a local perspective

    The second part of NOVA’s Absolute Zero series, “The Race for Absolute Zero” arrives on Tuesday, bringing the story of the scientific pursuit of the coldest temperatures in the universe up to the recent past.For an update with many related details, one need look no further than Los Alamos National Laboratory, where cryogenics – the production of low temperature phenomena and the study of their effects – has been an ongoing theme from the earliest days.As Laboratory Fellows Greg Swift and Joe Thompson recalled, research on plutonium in

  • House GOP leaders share legislative agenda

    SANTA FE – Minority Floor Leader Tom Taylor and Whip Dan Foley are optimistic about the upcoming 30-day legislative session, which begins at noon Tuesday. “We’ve had a cordial relationship with the governor,” said Foley, R-Chaves, Lincoln and Otero.

  • County Beat


    • Tuesday – County Council – 5 p.m., Council Chambers, 475 20th St. Closed session to discuss school district/county agreements for lease of land and buildings.

  • An ounce of prevention

    The DWI Planning Council, whose mission it is to prevent and reduce underage drinking and the incidence of “Driving While Intoxicated,” will be building on previous successes in the year to come. Those successes include running a compliance sweep where 14 out of 14 businesses refused to sell alcohol to minors, and a program where local alcohol vendors voluntarily agreed to remove deceptively packaged jello-shots from their shelves.With outreach programs in the areas of prevention, enforcement, screening a

  • Closed and open: Council to meet twice Tuesday

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet on Tuesday, first in closed session at 5 p.m.