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  • Raymond Allen Gore

    Gore – Raymond Allen Gore, 73, died surrounded by his loving family June 17, 2008. His death is a devastating loss for his family and friends. But his life — his full, humorous, giving, loving life — was a triumph. Ray exemplified such positive energy, incredible strength and enormous joy to those around him.

  • Eleanor Gilmore

    Gilmore – Eleanor Gilmore died peacefully Wednesday, July 16, 2008, in Los Alamos. She was the daughter of Floyd W. and Gladys Ward Hughes. She is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Jim Gilmore; their two sons: Reid Gilmore and his wife Beth Weiner of Upton, Mass., and Alan Gilmore and her dear friend Cynthia Wooley of Albuquerque; sisters: Betty Deal of Ruidoso and Mildred Gamble and her husband Waldo of Alamogordo; sister-in-law Peaches Patsy Hughes of Longmont, Colo., as well as seven nieces and nephews.

  • Good times and designs at the Next Big Idea

    Curious festival-goers of every age strolled up and down 15th and Central Saturday, there to check out the future innovations of local inventors.

    As a way to kick off the Next Big Idea, sponsored by Los Alamos MainStreet, independent developers and area companies set up booths displaying their latest creations. From the straightforward, single purpose devices like the bagel and doughnut stuffer, to the complex mobile wind generator designed by Eco-Dynamic Wind Solutions, the event had something for everybody.

  • State environment officials drop by

    Officials of the New Mexico Environment Department took an unguided tour of the laboratory environs Thursday.

    The group included Sec. Ron Curry, Dep. Sec. Jon Goldstein and other senior officials along with staff from the Los Alamos office and the legislative finance committee.

    Hazardous Waste Bureau Chief James Bearzi said Friday that the visit to several areas outside the fence of Los Alamos National Laboratory was a routine field trip by the headquarters group to familiarize themselves with the site and the ongoing issues.

  • Firefighter union prevails

    A ruling came down Friday from First Judicial District Court in favor of the Los Alamos Firefighters’ Association and its right to collective bargaining for its membership.

    Judge Daniel Sanchez found that Los Alamos County violated the Public Employees Bargaining Act (PEBA), by entering into contracts with individual union members that were subject to collective bargaining with the union.

  • Council to meet, school board on break

    County Council will meet in closed session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the White Rock Town Hall at 133 Longview to discuss the purchase or acquisition of real property.

  • Senators welcome LANL cleanup funds

    An extra $17 million for environmental cleanup activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cleared for release, the Department of Energy informed New Mexico senators Thursday.

    The funding was contained in a defense bill containing supplemental appropriations for the current fiscal year.

    Sen. Pete Domenici’s (R-N.M.) announcement said he had worked to secure the funding within a recently enacted emergency supplemental bill and that it would allow progress in environmental remediation at the lab.

  • Production boom faces new challenges

    SANTA ANA PUEBLO – The head of a private company developing 3-D and immersive media in Los Alamos said new media deserves special attention in New Mexico in the rapidly changing entertainment industry.

    Peter Rogina, president and CEO of WorldScape Inc. predicted a five-fold increase in 3-D theaters in the next two years and a 10-fold premium in projected revenue for an average new media production ($279 million) compared to the traditional motion picture production ($20 million).

    By new media, he means 3-D, animation and special-effects productions

  • James Robert Neergaard

    NEERGAARD – James Robert Neergaard, 72, of Cookeville passed away Wednesday, July 16, 2008, at the Masters Home Health Center after a brave battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Cookeville chapel of Hooper Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Crestlawn Cemetery in Cookeville. Dr. Randall Adkisson and the Rev. Charles Hutchinson will officiate.

  • Robert Breckenridge Glascock

    GLASCOCK – Robert Breckenridge “Breck” Glascock passed away Saturday, July 12, 2008, after a lengthy illness. Breck was born in Gallup, N.M., in 1932, the son of Henry and Virginia Glascock. He graduated from Gallup High School in 1951, and earned a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1957, whereupon he began his 35-year career with Los Alamos National Laboratory. Breck was a member of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, and enjoyed many hobbies, including fly-fishing and downhill skiing.