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Today's News

  • KENNISON

    WARREN SAMUEL KENNISON, M.D., son of Herbert and Stella Kennison, died October 20, 2008 in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Sam was born in Denver, Colorado July 3, 1917. Sam met Dorothy Reber in Michigan where they married 56 years ago. He and Dorothy moved from Birmingham, Michigan to Lookout Mountain in Golden Colorado in 1968 where Sam continued his private psychoanalytic practice. He retired from his practice in 1992.

  • FRIED LIGHT: Democracy in the obnoxious stage

    The problem with both democracy and freedom is that they complicate how to make people do what you want them to do.

    Plead, cry, wink, pound a fist, roll your eyes, stomp your feet – those tactics don’t always work, but which of us has not pulled a face or had a fit to get our way?

    Force is one way around the problem, which is what people mostly did before there were other options.

    As the English political philosopher and author of “Leviathan,” Thomas Hobbs put it, “Not believing in force is not believing in gravitation.”

  • Some county job descriptions revamped

    In an effort to meet the operational needs of the county and as a result of the countywide job description review, Human Resources Manager Sharyl Hofer, in conjunction with consulting group Valliant and various county managers and employees, have revised and drafted new job descriptions.

  • Long-awaited skate park to hold grand opening

    Los Alamos County Community Services Department invites the public to view the latest addition to a vibrant downtown Los Alamos and to join in Wednesday’s grand opening ceremony of the skateboard park.

    The park, designed with input from local young people, who are the true experts on what makes a great skate park, other community members and County staff, was professionally built by California Skateparks, Inc. and includes state of the art features.

  • Oppenheimer to be honored with sculpture

    Thanks to a motion passed by county council at Tuesday night’s meeting, J. Robert Oppenheimer might soon find a place among the trees between the Los Alamos Historic Museum and Fuller Lodge.

    Community Services Director and Arts in Public Places Board Liaison Stephani Johnson was in council chambers to present a motion asking council to approve the recommendation of the Arts in Public Places Board regarding the purchase and placement of an historic sculpture. After a vote, the motion passed 7-0.

  • The real meaning of Samhain

    Every year people ask me what witches do on Halloween. It’s a natural curiosity born of the fact that witch decorations are plentiful and witches tend to gather on or around Oct. 31 to commune for some “secret” purpose. Although Wiccans enjoy the fun of Halloween, Halloween has nothing to do with the Wiccan feast of Samhain (pronounced SOW-in). Halloween is a secular holiday with links to folk practices. Samhain is a part of the Wiccan Wheel of the Year.

  • Police Beat Oct. 24, 2008

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed - don't let it happen.

    Oct. 9

    11:35 a.m. - Los Alamos County reported someone removed lumber from a construction job at 871 Trinity Drive. The estimated loss is $500.

  • Cowboy Breakfasts revitalize Posse Lodge

    Fifty years later, the Posse Lodge is likely utilized more now then ever before, said Posse Lodge President Cary Grzadzinski.

    “Between our Cowboy Breakfasts held the first Sunday of every month serving between 300-400 people, nearly full of weekend weddings, graduations, birthday party rentals, business meetings and now our annual Rodeo Steak Fry and Dance, the Posse Lodge currently entertains between 10,000-12,000 area residents each year,” Grzadzinski said.

  • The time when dogs began

    SANTA FE — Sometimes it takes more than a good speaker and subject to bring off a satisfying evening of scientific infotainment.

    The right place, the right atmosphere, the right size audience and the right mix of people and animals may also play a role.

    Thomas Leitner, a biological theorist at Los Alamos National Laboratory took care of the first requirement Tuesday night with an accomplished presentation on his search for the birth of the dog.

  • V-Site captures national preservation award

    The National Trust for Historic Preservation recognized today the restoration of a modest building where the world’s first plutonium bombs were assembled At the 2008 National Preservation Conference, meeting in Tulsa, Okla., the trust named the V-Site project at Los Alamos National Laboratory as one of 21 national award winners. “The V-Site is architecturally humble but historically significant,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in an announcement.