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Today's News

  • The ‘relationship’: Council ponders life with lab

    The question of how the county should relate to Los Alamos National Laboratory got an airing at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    Council chair Jim Hall called it a discussion subject. He said he didn’t expect a motion to come out of it, and he was right. Apart from a few expressions of agreement with the previous speaker, the subject inspired nearly as many opinions from the council and public as there were commentators.

  • Arrowsmith to Head Utilities

    Recent closed-door county council sessions culminated in the appointment of John Arrowsmith to serve as manager of the Department of Utilities when current Manager Robert “Buck” Monday retires in June.

    Ralph Phelps, chair of the Public Utilities Board, strongly endorsed Arrowsmith’s appointment at the council meeting Tuesday night and said the board concurred unanimously.

    He said the board considered an external search, found no compelling reason to proceed and recognized the risk of an outsider unfamiliar with the county.

  • LAHS represented at oratory contest

    Gina Stroud, a Los Alamos High School sophomore, represented New Mexico at the National American Legion Oratory Contest in Indianapolis, Ind., April 3-5.

    Participants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and France presented a 8-10 minute original orations about the United States Constitution with emphasis on the duties and obligations of a citizen to our government.

  • District facing $700K shortfall

    Projections indicate Los Alamos Public Schools may fall short in budget revenue by some $700,000 next year. John Wolfe, director of business services at LAPS,  told school board members Tuesday evening that he hopes he’s wrong but it looks like it’s going to fall short.

  • Review: Two names and no unified self

    “The Namesake,” screening this week at UNM-LA as part of the Film Society’s lineup, tells the story of two generations, one Indian and one Indian American.

    In the first, after an arranged marriage, a Bengali woman travels to New York City to live with her new husband. She knows next to nothing about him, and truly nothing about America. It feels dirty and plain to her, utterly lacking in India’s bright colors and sensual beauty.

  • Ronald Mark Van Lyssel

    VAN LYSSEL – Ronald Mark Van Lyssel died suddenly May 6, 2008, at the age of 49. He was born on Nov. 24, 1958, in Los Alamos, N.M. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Martin and Billie Jo Van Lyssel.

  • P. Harry Snowden

    SNOWDEN – P. Harry Snowden passed away May 6, 2008. Born in 1922 in McKittrick, Mo., Harry moved to Los Alamos with the Army Corps of Engineers in 1944. Harry was then employed by the lab as a machinist until 1977. Harry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Myrt Snowden, and their family, Charles Pacheco (Karen, Tucson Ariz.), Susanne Erickson (Mike, New Braunfels, Texas) and granddaughter Chanda Ruminer (Rich, Lakewood, Colo.). He is also survived by two other granddaughters, Jennifer and Jodi, and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Life is livelier outdoors

    The path from the saw palmettos and Lobllolly pines of Florida to the high mountain meadows and Ponderosas of New Mexico is hardly a straight line.

    For Branden Williman-Kozimore, program coordinator at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) in Los Alamos, there was a decisive detour into the wilderness of Colorado during her freshman year in college. As a participant in an Outward Bound program, she hiked, scrambled and found herself a long way from civilization.

  • Wilson: LANL will be center of excellence

    Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., shared her views on Los Alamos National Laboratory, its current mission and future direction during a Chamber Roundtable discussion Monday morning.

    There is clear concern among the group of business people gathered at Los Alamos National Bank about the laboratory’s future because of the retirement of its most powerful advocate, Sen. Pete Domenici, at year’s end.

    Wilson told the group Congress must be made aware of where the real added value is that’s unique to Los Alamos.

  • Rotary honors MacArthur

    Colin MacArthur, Los Alamos High School senior, has been chosen as the May Rotary Student of the Month.

    Rotary, the oldest service club in the world, selects one LAHS graduating senior each month based on their academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and community service.