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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Police Beat

    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.

    July 17

    12:44 p.m. - Los Alamos National Laboratory reported a burglary at 65 Pajarito Road. The estimated loss is $150.

    July 18

    7:30 a.m. - William Hargraves, 57, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding Magistrate Court Warrant at 3067 Woodland.

    12:07 p.m. - Joseph Garcia, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding Municipal Court Warrant at 1627 Central Ave.

  • Maestas seeks progressive initiatives for PRC

    Local businessman Min Park calls Public Regulation Commission (PRC) candidate Joseph Maestas a “visionary” and “one of the best leaders Northern New Mexico has.”During his tenure on the Española city council between 2000-2006 and as mayor since that time, Maestas has accumulated a growing number of accomplishments.“Mayor Maestas has been proactive in forging partnerships with the Los Alamos business, government and science communities,” Park said during the March 13 campaign kickoff he hosted for Maestas at his Central Av