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  • Environmental Sustainability Board aims to green Los Alamos

    Los Alamos County’s Environmental Sustainability Board met for the second time on Thursday in the conference room at the County Annex.

    With four new members in place, the board met to discuss goals, programs, achievements, and other items such as budget issues and greening work in progress.

    At the Aug. 19 County Council work session held in White Rock, the council voted to appoint four new members to the board.

  • Palin energizes Road to Victory rally

    ALBUQUERQUE – Near deafening screams and whistles burst forth from the massive crowd the moment they spotted Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin walk onto the stage for Saturday night's Road to Victory rally inside the convention center.

    “Ladies and gentlemen – I'm so honored to introduce you to Sarah Palin and I can't wait to introduce Sarah Palin to Washington, D.C.,” said Republican presidential candidate John McCain.

    Support for Palin has grown steadily stronger since McCain announced she was his running mate just 11 days ago.

  • New book tracks nuclear wildfire

    Danny Stillman, whose book on nuclear science in China got bottled up by the intelligence community, has a new book up on Amazon.com.

    It won’t be out until January, but “Nuclear Express,” co-written with a former Secretary of the Air Force, may find an even bigger audience, given the growing dangers of nuclear proliferation in the world.

    Stillman, who lives in White Rock and still feels constrained after years of legal wrestling with the CIA, referred questions to his partner, Thomas C. Reed.

  • GILL

    Danny G. Gill, 67, of Pojoaque died peacefully in the arms of his dear wife Annette on Tuesday September 2, 2008. Mr. Gill was retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory. He enjoyed life to the fullest, fishing, dancing, and especially treasured times spent with his family. The family will be gathering privately to share memories and stories, however no public services will be held. To his friends, Please pause for a moment and remember Mr. Gill in your own special way. The Rivera Family of Block-Salazar Mortuary (505) 753-2288 or 1-800-443-4854. www.blocksalazarmortuary.com


    William Frank Brewer, age 85, a resident of Baja, California, Punta Banda, passed away from this life on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, in San Diego, CA.

    Frank retired from Zia Co. Los Alamos, NM. He was a resident of Punta Banda for over 25 years, where he served as a friend, a mechanic and an all around handyman for many people. His joy was to fish in the ocean.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; Harley Brewer (1964), Violeta Brewer Maes, Brother’s-in-law; Jerry Cox, Bobby Mares, Max Avila and two grandchildren Matthew and Melissa Atencio.

  • Fox designs to capture her clients' style

    Interior Designer Suzette Fox strives to create not only an aesthetically pleasing environment for her clients but one that stands the test of time.

    “It is my desire to bring beauty to a space by highlighting a home’s best features,” said the dynamic owner of Suzette Fox Interior Design. “I take into account my client’s personal style and taste so it feels like home to them. In fact, it’s all about the feeling you get when you walk into a room. If it feels spacious, warm, and inviting, I’ve done my job.”

  • 'Canyon Watch' dedication held at North Mesa

    The roundabout at North Mesa got a new inhabitant on July 31. And the bronze cougar sculpture, entitled

    “Canyon Watch,” was installed with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the roundabout on Thursday.

  • Innovative programs draw parents and teens.doc

    Healthy families seeking reinforcement, those beginning to experience issues and others already in deep-struggle mode have several unique options available through Family Strengths Network.

    The funfilled, fast-paced, results oriented programs include Family Solutions: for Teens and Parents Together, Girls Circle, Envision Your Future for boys and a workshop called, Hurdling Homework Hassles: Help for 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.

  • New sculpture finds a home in Los Alamos

     If you've driven by the Hilltop Hotel recently, you may have noticed a new addition to the median between Trinity Drive and Central Avenue.

    The object in question stands about 18-feet-high and is made of aluminum and sports a purple and blue paint job.

    The sculpture titled “Nexus” was installed at its current location on Sept. 3 and was created by Lyle London of Art in Metal, based in Tempe, Ariz.

  • McCain-Palin ticket is official

    As the four-day 2008 Republican National Convention came to an end Thursday night, presidential nominee Sen. John McCain and running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin waved to the cheering crowd in St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.