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  • Robert H. Kraichnan

    Kraichnan – Robert H. Kraichnan died Feb. 26, 2008, in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 80 years old. Kraichnan was considered the father of modern fluid turbulence theory, to which he made several basic contributions.

  • Dems choose delegates

    Los Alamos County Democrats gathered in White Rock’s town hall Thursday evening for the countywide pre-primary convention to choose delegates to the statewide convention March 15. Up for grabs were 22 delegate positions, allocated by precinct.

  • School board looks at 20-year plan

    School buildings throughout the district have been the subjects of detailed analysis of late.

  • Living the dream, dreaming the life

    What’s next after the Internet?With an eye on the far horizon, the president of WorldScape Inc., announced plans last December to install an immersive visualization theater in the Research Park on the edge of the campus of Los Alamos National Laboratory.Modeled after the LANL’s immersive “CAVE,” the multi-screen projection and viewing system that takes the viewer inside a nuclear explosion, WorldScape’s plan is to showcase its own production content and point collaborators to its production facilities going in soon with the New Mexico

  • Baca announces run for council

    Citing a lack of recreational facilities and activities for youth along with the need for more shopping choices as key elements of his platform, White Rock resident Manuel Baca officially announced his bid for a seat on county council.Baca, 43, is a lifelong Democrat who is courting what he calls the underrepresented people in the county: teens and young families age 14-30.This demographic doesn’t seem to have a voice on the council or within the community, he said, adding that they need someone who will speak up for them and work for their goals and issues.

  • Los Alamos wins for Best Western Lifestyle

    Los Alamos can now add the citation “One of the Top 20 places to Live the Western Dream” to its many other “Best of” awards, including being named as one of “America’s Dreamtowns,” from American Cities Business Journal  and one of the “100 Best Communities for Youth,” from “America’s Promise – The Alliance for Youth.”American Cowboy magazine announced Monday that Los Alamos had received the citation in its first ever top-20 list.The citation was not something the community had sough

  • Mary Deal

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.

  • Thomas John Croney

    CRONEY – Thomas John Croney, age 93, passed away Feb. 21, 2008, at Los Alamos Medical Center. His loving family surrounded him. Thomas was born in Glenco, Wyo., Jan. 1, 1915. On April 4, 1943, he married his wife Edith in Rock Springs, Wyo. He joined the Army in 1943, serving in New Caledonia.

  • One step closer for Entrada

    Wednesday’s quasi-judicial hearing regarding a sketch “plat,” or plan, for the Entrada development by the Planning and Zoning Commission resulted in that development coming another step closer to realization.Commissioner Ann Wadstrom, who made the motion to approve the sketch plat, said, “I’m glad it’s moving forward.

  • Real estate pioneer dies at 82

    Mary Deal, a prominent Los Alamos Realtor, entrepreneur, community activist and visionary, died Tuesday of natural causes at Los Alamos Medical Center with her husband Bill Deal and daughters at her side. She was 82.Mary Viola McCoy was born on April 23, 1925, in Crosbyton, Texas. She was raised in west Texas, just up the road from Merkel on the family’s modest cotton farm. Mary learned what hard work was from the beginning.