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Today's News

  • Patricia Jean Wright McMullen

    McMullen – Patricia Jean Wright McMullen, 70, of Lubbock, died June 26, 2008, at home.

    Pat was born Aug. 23, 1937, to Charles L. and Olivia Blue Wright in Lubbock, Texas. Her two children, Tina and Bob, were born in Lubbock prior to her leaving West Texas in 1963 with her husband, John, after his graduation from Tech. After a short period in Claremont, Calif., the family moved to Los Alamos in 1966.

  • LANL bags two R&D 100s

    R&D Magazine picked Los Alamos National Laboratory for two of its R&D 100 awards this year. The awards honor pace-setting technology and innovation throughout the world.

    LANL was recognized for its 3-D Tracking Microscope and Laser-Weave technology.

  • Bandelier bomb scare dampens holiday

    At 8:40 a.m. on the Fourth of July, a male suspect called the Bandelier Visitor Center warning a bomb was placed in Frijoles Canyon. He also told the park employee he was five miles away, “watching.”

    The threatening call caused the evacuation of Bandelier National Monument on one of its busiest days of the year and in the end, it appears to have been a hoax since no bomb was discovered.

    The cost of that Independence Day hoax is severe in terms of the nearly continual stream of disappointed families and individuals turned away at the gate throughout the day.

  • Supporting future nurses, teachers

    Everyone’s career has some type of significance; whether it is a trash collector who ensures neighborhoods and city streets remain sanitary and clean or a police officer who maintains everyone’s safety. From the long list of potential occupations to support through a scholarship, Steve and Barbara Stoddard selected two – teaching and nursing.

  • Hey good lookin'!

    Going through cancer treatment changes how a person looks and feels. This, in turn, can modify ones’ actions, relationships and life. If you are going through cancer treatment and want to be more comfortable in society again, realize you are not alone.

    A 2006 on-line survey conducted by the Cincinnati-based research firm R.L. Repass & Partners Inc. showed that a 69 percent majority of 400 female cancer patients said their appearance changed either somewhat or a lot during chemotherapy or radiation.

  • Thoughts on the Fourth

    An estimated 2.5 million people lived in the United States the year the Declaration of Independence was approved by the Continental Congress, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.

    Now, America’s population is more than 300 million – but that day back in 1776 still holds great meaning for its citizens.

  • Coincidences surround WWII pilot's local cousin

    The latest in a chain of uncanny coincidences linked to World War II pilot Lt. Everett L. Bailey occurred when a white car caught his cousin Fred Farnsworth’s eye while driving past the Los Alamos Lemon Lot last September.

    Farnsworth, a World War II veteran himself, called the owner, who turned out to be originally from Switzerland.

    “I asked her if she knew of Lake Greifensee and she told me she had friends there that she was planning to visit this summer,” he said.

  • Unified criteria for historic districts is in the works

    Determining guidelines for historic locations in and around Los Alamos is trickier than you might think.

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic Districts Advisory Board met Wednesday to discuss a strategy for developing a set of criteria that would outline the basic requirements needed to label a property or set of properties “historic.”

    Board members tossed around the idea of excluding the Bathtub Row Historic District from the criteria, or segregating it from requirements for other properties to ensure its longevity as a Los Alamos landmark.

  • The library to get ready to rock!

    To anyone who thinks a library is just books, its time to look between the shelves because the Los Alamos County Library System is about to prove just how cool it really is. The rock ’n’ roll band, The High Strung is coming to perform, along with the local band, The Small Town Lab Rats.

    The free concert will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge and is sponsored by the county libraries and funded in part by the Friends of the Library.

  • 'Figaro': A well-tempered marriage

    “The Marriage of Figaro” has been one of the world’s most popular operas almost since its first production in Vienna 222 years ago. Through Mozart’s immortal music, never more sublimely simple, and the revolutionary, politically-incorrect play of Beaumarchais, the complex depths of the human heart are plumbed under the deceptively pleasing guise of romantic farce. Nobody dies, true love triumphs and everyone is paired off appropriately.