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Today's News

  • Elizabeth 'Betsy' Jane Christian

    CHRISTIAN – Elizabeth “Betsy” Jane Christian, 64, of Rio Rancho, formerly of Los Alamos, passed away on Friday, March 14, 2008, during an extensive hospital stay. Betsy was born Jan. 26, 1944, in Akron, Ohio, the eldest daughter of John H. Frye and the late Jane Elizabeth Baughman Frye. Betsy grew up in Phoenix, Ariz., and attended the University of Arizona, where she met her husband Michael Christian. They were married on Aug. 8, 1964. Betsy and Mike spent 38 years in Los Alamos, where Betsy was involved in her daughters’ many activities.

  • Lois M. Duncan

    Duncan – Lois M. Duncan passed away March 12, 2008, after a brief illness. Lois was cherished by her family and any who knew her for her loving and positive nature. She will be remembered as well for her beautiful oil paintings of fall aspens and mountain scenery.Lois was born on March 10, 1922, in Burdick, Kan., where she grew up on a farmstead. She attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., for a year and then moved on to Kansas City.

  • Quentin Dwayne Appert

    Appert – Quentin Dwayne Appert, 70, Los Alamos, died on March 19, 2008, in Los Alamos of pancreatic cancer.He was born Sept. 11, 1937, in Hazelton, N.D., the son of Tony and Marcella (Garske) Appert. He grew up in North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota, graduating in 1959 with a B.S. degree in physics and in 1961 with a M.S. degree in physics. In 1961, he moved to southern California, where he worked in the aerospace industry at North American Aviation Inc.

  • Council to sign cleanup proclamation

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a regular session in council chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th St.

  • County Beat

    • Monday – Labor Management Relations Board – 12:30 p.m., Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: discussion and possible action on the appointment of the third representative for the remainder of the term.

    • Tuesday – Personnel Board – 11:30 a.m., Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: proposed personnel rule revisions and a discussion on attrition rates.

  • Faith in a science town

    “You can’t talk about culture without talking about faith,” the Rev. Chuck McCollough said Friday.On a weekend where the faithful take to the streets, with hundreds of local people making a pilgrimage to Chimayó, and thousands involved in church services, McCollough took the time to speak the Leadership Los Alamos class of 2008 when the class gathered Friday in Bandelier to learn about culture.

  • LANL leadership rates low in first-year evaluation

  • Hopkins to review role of atom bombs in WWII

    The argument that nuclear weapons were essential to ending WWII is the topic of a talk by physicist John C. Hopkins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

  • Guitars and Gateaux perfomer to pay homage to classical music

    Benjamin Silva became a guitarist accidentally. He stumbled upon his mother’s guitar and began playing.

  • Authors Speak promises a transformative evening

    “I’m a serious academic historian,” Noel Pugach said.It’s true – but it may slip your mind when you see him perform as Lew Wallace this week at Mesa Public Library. You might think he’s a progressive 19th-century territorial governor of New Mexico, author of one of the most popular American novels of his time.“Wallace” will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday as part of the library’s Authors Speak Series, held monthly in the upstairs rotunda.