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  • Lab takes back one bus route

    Atomic City Transit has been picking up  and dropping off passengers throughout the county since October, and providing service inside the security perimeter of Los Alamos National Laboratory with a TA-3 circulator route. LANS has notified the county that KSL will begin servicing the LANL TA-3 Circulator Route Monday. Atomic City Transit will cease to provide transit services for the LANL TA-3 Circulator Route 2 effective 7:04 p.m.

  • Got carbon dioxide? Make fuel

    A scientist from Los Alamos National Laboratory is at a conference in Florida today, pitching the idea of making gasoline from air and water.Jeffrey Martin, a nuclear engineer who has most recently been a senior advisor in the laboratory director’s office, is attending the Alternative Energy NOW conference in Lake Buena Vista with a plan for producing a synthetic gasoline that can power planes and cars out of plain air.In a telephone interview Tuesday, Martin said the idea grew out of a military request for ideas on how to field a fuel-making system in the b

  • Counterintelligence expert to address Black History Month

    The director of the Office of Counterintelligence at Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the keynote speaker for a Black History Month public discussion at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of New Mexico -  Los Alamos Lecture Hall, Building 2, upper level.William McKinley Phillips, III, will speak on “How Might We View Black History Month: Embracing Cultural Diversity.”  Phillips was 11 years old and present when Dr.

  • Robert (Rogie) Tyson

    TYSON – Robert (Rogie) Tyson, 87, of Albuquerque, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2008, in Albuquerque at home, with his wife at his side. He was born March 24, 1920, in Wolf Point, Mont., the son of Harry and Anna Tyson. He is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary; his son Bill and his wife, Nancy of Farmington, N.M.; their four sons: Brian and wife Christa of Pittsford, N.Y.; Kyle and wife Beth of Farmington, N.M.; Dennis and wife Michelle of Las Vegas, Nev.; and Zachary and wife Nicole of Grand Prairie, Texas; and three great-grandchildren.

  • Children learn when to say ‘no’ to adults in YMCA program

    Kicking, screaming, breaking free and dashing towards the nearest telephone to alert 9-1-1 are lifelines mastered by young graduates of a dynamic new program at The Family YMCA.“This will stay with you for the rest of your life,” certified instructor Lisa Gonzales said of the strategic techniques taught in the R.A.D. (Resisting Aggression Defensively) course, which concluded Saturday.R.A.D. is a personal empowerment safety education and violence prevention program for children.

  • Decline in focus led to nuclear incident

    The Defense Science Board (DSB) finds “a marked decline in the level and intensity of focus on the nuclear enterprise and the nuclear mission,” since 1990 and the end of the Cold War.The board was asked by the Secretary of Defense to provide an independent assessment of events surrounding the unauthorized movement by a B-52 aircraft of live nuclear warheads from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana last year.“The unauthorized weapons movement incident can be a just-in-time rescue if lasting corrective acti

  • A favorite son?

    Jon Adams may have an inside track in Los Alamos in his bid to represent New Mexico’s Third Congressional District.The 33-year-old lived in Los Alamos from the age of 2. He attended Piñon Elementary, Los Alamos Middle School and attended Los Alamos High School for two years before transferring to a private school.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Mesa Public Library art gallery speaks volumes

    Have you been upstairs?The second floor at Mesa Public Library reveals a whole, almost separate aspect of the library’s many gifts to the community: the 1,000-square-foot art gallery. “We’ve had a history of wonderful, wonderful art,” said Carol Meine, who has served as activities director since 2003.

  • County Beat

    County Beat, week of Feb. 18 – 22

  • Pet Cause: Ridgeview grand opening Saturday

    They both came from Los Alamos, got along well and owned the same unusual breed of dog. When the property near East Park opened up, in their own words, it seemed “like the stars aligned.”Drs. Kristine Weaver and Stephanie Williams lived in Los Alamos at different times – Weaver in 1974-79, when she attended the local middle school, and Williams through her graduation from Los Alamos High School in 1997.