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  • Star light. Star bright. First star

    Not long after the beginning, as cosmologists currently explain it, some of the first and largest stars the universe has ever known ended their lives in the most powerful thermonuclear explosions in all of nature.

    “What we really want to find, is literally the first supernovae,” said Daniel Holz, a cosmologist and member of a team of exploratory researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory who are pursuing “the First Cosmic Explosions.”

    There are many reasons to want to find representatives of this first population of stars.

  • Crews begin demolishing Parcel A-11

    The county’s plans for the Trinity Site Redevelopment Project took a step forward Friday as crews from Coronado Wrecking began demolishing the two buildings and a concrete pad located on the Tract A-11 Parcel behind the Merrick Building at 120 and 180 6th Street.

    The two buildings total 30,350 square feet. Demolition should be completed by Oct. 15.


    William Aaron Beyer passed away in Los Alamos, NM, on August 16, 2008, with his wife of nearly 53 years and son by his side. He was born Nov. 9, 1924.

  • Local EMTs go to help with Hurricane Ike

    Los Alamos has sent a medic unit with two EMTs to assist in any support efforts necessary as the result of Hurricane Ike, reports Fire Chief Doug MacDonald.

    “The deployment is for eight days,” MacDonald said. “But these deployments have a way of stretching into 14 days.”

    MacDonald said that Daniel DeVall and Eric Christensen volunteered for the deployment.

    The department was notified by the New Mexico Department of Health that a deployment to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Ike would be required.

  • Roundup begins in Valles Caldera

    ESPA'OLA – The Valles Caldera Trust fielded a skeleton crew of board members for Thursday’s meeting at Northern New Mexico College, the minimum five members needed for a quorum.

    The Trust is the governing board of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, an 89,000 acre piece of public land in the Jemez Mountains, twenty miles west of Los Alamos, where roundup is beginning for a herd of 1960 yearlings who have summered there this year.

  • Animal shelter project moves a step forward

    The county's homeless pet population is a step closer to getting new digs after Tuesday night's Council meeting. County councilors passed a motion awarding RFP No. 2009-1653 to the team of Klinger Constructors, LLC and Mullen Heller Architecture PC for the construction of an animal shelter at 246 East Road.

    Though three of the seven councilors were out of town a quorum of four, consisting of Councilors Frances Berting, Ken Milder, Robert Gibson and Michael Wheeler, unanimously passed the motion. The motion was moved by Councilor Wheeler and seconded by Councilor Berting.

  • LANB branches again in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE – It’s the largest bank in Santa Fe, but it has Los Alamos in its name.

    Los Alamos National Bank did not have a single branch in Santa Fe 10 years ago. Before summer ends next year, there will be three.

    Santa Fe Mayor David Coss, bank officials, employees, family and friends braved brisk winds Wednesday to break ground for a 13,500 square-foot, two-story office.


    On September 4th, 2008, Gail Glover Terry left us to go do the next right thing, whatever that may be. Gail was an incredible woman who walked with her head high, her eyes wide, and her heart open. She maintained a deep respect for Mother Earth and surely is delighted to be seeing her differently now.


    Vera Florence Green Arnold, age 88, of Warren, AR., died Saturday, September 6, at St. Vincent’s in Little Rock, AR. Born January 19, 1920, in Thornton, AR., a daughter of the late Claude Green and Idella Zumbro Green, she was a retired teacher’s aid for the Warren Public Schools, member Immanuel Baptist Church and the widow of John Thomas Arnold who died September 6, 1972. They were united in marriage September 6, 1942.

  • LA County residents to see hike in water, electric rates

    Los Alamos residents can expect to see a rate increase in both electric and water services, following a motion approved by the County Council at Tuesday night’s meeting.

    With three of the seven councilors absent, a quorum of four consisting of Councilors Frances Berting, Ken Milder, Robert Gibson and Michael Wheeler was left to handle the heavy agenda.

    Council voted 4-0 in favor of the electric and water rate hike.