Local News

  • Gloria M. Everhart

    Everhart – Gloria M. Everhart died peacefully at her home in Los Alamos, N.M., Feb. 15, 2008, at age 77.

  • County council to vote on Diamond Drive Phase 2 budget

    Los Alamos county Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Council Chambers, 475 20th Street in a regular session. There will be a public hearing on an ordinance to rezone parcels A-8-A and A-8-B, situated along DP Road, from federal land to multi-family residential zoning.

  • GOP candidates: Where they stand

    Candidates running for Senate and Congress shared their views on the issues at the GOP’s local pre-primary convention Thursday evening at Trinity on the Hill Church. Each candidate spoke within a tightly controlled five-minute time frame.Reps. Heather Wilson and Steve Pearce are seeking the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M., who retires at the end of his term this year. Pearce represents District 2, which includes a majority of southern New Mexico.

  • Tough times may be ahead

    In a talk to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, Rep. Jeannette Wallace described a difficult and trying legislative session. The 30-day session, supposedly for financial matters, ended Feb. 14.Wallace spoke to the club on Thursday during its weekly meeting on the UNM-LA campus, beginning with an overview of the general lay of the land for the session.“We passed a $6 billion budget,” she said.

  • Senate confirms Dasenbrock for higher education secretary

    The New Mexico State Senate recently confirmed the appointment of Reed Dasenbrock as New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education in a 40-0 vote.Gov. Bill Richardson nominated Dasenbrock May 25. Dasenbrock was sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez, District 29. The unanimous appointment came on Feb.

  • Diamond Drive work to resume

    With winter officially ending in less than one month, the Diamond Drive project is set to gear up once again.

  • Ruby Neil (Simmons) Mills

    Mills – Ruby Neil (Simmons) Mills died Feb. 18, 2008, in Cedar Park, Texas. Mrs. Mills was born Jan. 28, 1920, in New Boston, Texas, to Belton and Ora Simmons, the fourth of 13 children. She grew up in New Boston, Texas, and after graduation from high school in 1938, attended Texarkana Business College. She lived for a short time in Fort Worth, Texas, but returned to live in Texarkana. She worked at the Red River Army Depot during WWII and also for the USO. After the war she met her future husband, Charles A. Mills, who also worked at Red River Army Depot as a security guard.

  • Gill leaving chamber

    “I took this job to find my place in a new community,” Debbie Gill said of her tenure as Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce member services coordinator.After almost three years in the highly visible position in the front office in Central Park Square, Gill is leaving the chamber to take on a new role as board coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.Now that she has found her place, and gotten to know people from all walks of life through the chamber’s programs, she will focus in on an area that has always been close to her heart, that of

  • Fire and ice: Caf talk discusses big ‘what if?’

    Joyce Ann Guzik of Los Alamos National Laboratory spoke about the sun to more than 80 teenagers at the Bradbury Science Museum Wednesday evening.

  • Seven cars burglarized

    A string of shattered windows and stolen property let area residents know that locking their car doors is not enough to keep their belongings safe. Car owners in seven households woke up Wednesday morning to find a variety of items from their cars had been stolen – in some cases through broken windows while in others the culprit or culprits opened unlocked doors to make off with everything from CDs to electronic equipment.Sgt. Jeff Regenold, Cpl. Oliver Morris and Ofc.