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Today's News

  • Something to sneeze about

    It would be hard not to notice that allergy season is upon us again. Even without frequent pollen counts from a local monitoring system that used to provide this information, there are clues that an irritating rite of spring has sprung.That rusty sheen some of the junipers are wearing is not friendly. They signify antipersonnel microweapons just waiting for a gust of wind to launch, as some people know better than others.Dr. Alice Bauman of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s AIRNET field team used to count the pollen particles.

  • Schools to round up kindergarteners in April

    First-time students can start up their education during kindergarten roundups, which will be held throughout April at elementary schools in Los Alamos. All the schools require two proofs of residency, such as a lease/purchase agreement or utility bill, birth certificate, immunization records and a registration form.Pion Elementary School will host its roundup from 1-2 p.m. April 23. Registration packets are available at the main office.Registration will continue from 1:30-2:30 p.m. April 23 at Chamisa Elementary School.

  • Los Alamos represented at chess tournament

    Los Alamos was well represented at the 2008 New Mexico Scholastic Chess Championships held last month. More than 175 players representing schools as well as independent players and chess clubs throughout the state participated in the three tournaments, kindergarten-12th grade, kindergarten-ninth grade and kindergarten-sixth grade.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: She’s right on schedule – her own schedule, that is

    Many women follow a path from high school to college, marriage in their 20s, a career and then retirement in their 60s, sometimes paired with a withdrawal from public life.

  • 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.