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  • Project Lifesaver comes to town

    The terrifying prospect of a loved one going missing lessened last week in Los Alamos County. Sheriffs from Doa Ana County trained Los Alamos police detectives on the latest technology available to quickly locate and return wandering adults – who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, Down syndrome or autism, for instance – and children to their families and caregivers.Project Lifesaver forms partnerships with local law enforcement and public safety organizations around the country.

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  • Russian visitors study local economy

    An orientation of Los Alamos, its unique economy and the economy of the United States jump-started a week-long stay of four visitors from Sarov, Russia, Nov. 10-17. Accompanied by two interpreters, the group met with civic and community leaders and attended a Real Estate and Construction Business Panel Nov.

  • U.S.-Russia ink plutonium disposal deal

    In another step toward reducing stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium in the world, the United States and Russia have agreed to a new plan.Sen. Pete Domenici, R.-N.M., who has supported the nonproliferation partnership with the Russians since 1998, said he was relieved to see the program advance.“I am relieved to finally see some progress from the Russians on this program,” he said in an announcement Tuesday.

  • Max Baker keeps rolling with the punches

    When Max Baker, Los Alamos county chief administrative officer, agreed to speak to the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) at the group’s November meeting, little did he know that just one day previous to Tuesday’s meeting, hundreds of layoffs at LANL would be announced, setting the tone for a very worried audience.“When you work for local government, you’ve got to be able to roll with the punches,” Baker said. “Things change every day.”The commander of the MOWW chapter, Lt. Col.

  • J. Virginia Gardner

    J. Virginia Gardner, age 81, passed away at Los Alamos Medical Center Nov. 16, 2007, after a long illness.

  • Asking the right questions

    Despite the somewhat stilted pace of an official public meeting, the county’s Youth Advisory Board made strides toward filling the council’s role for them when they met Monday evening. The members grappled with the questions of how best to gather input from youth, as to what they like to do, what problems face their age group, and how the county and its police and justice components might help to better teens lives.All of the members of the newly commissioned board, which met for only the second time on Monday, are students at Los Alamos High Scho

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: The little town that could

    SANTA FE – Historic Los Alamos took the spotlight Sunday with a reminder that its founding story – a cliff-hanging race for survival led by the most brilliant minds of the age – continues to capture public attention.The unofficial capital of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos was the subject of several brief talks Sunday in the St. Francis Auditorium of the New Mexico Museum of Art.The weekend event marked publication of an anthology edited by Cynthia Kelly, president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation.

  • Lab reveals job cut plan

    The director of Los Alamos National Laboratory introduced the first phase of a plan to reduce the workforce by 500-750 jobs by a process of self-selection.The plan was unveiled at an all-employee meeting Monday afternoon, followed by a memo from Director Michael Anastasio that reiterated the details of what he called “a hedge against the uncertainties of the budget and its timing.”The proposed plan does not include a financial incentive that was rejected by the Department of Energy late last week.

  • Odessa Faye Kidd

    Odessa Faye Kidd passed away on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, at the Runningwater Draw Care Facility in Olton, Texas, surrounded by loved ones. Services for Ms. Kidd were held Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, at the Main Street Church of Christ in Olton, Texas. The burial followed immediately at the Olton Cemetery in Olton, Texas. She was born on Sept. 3, 1919, in Coalgate, Okla., to Alonzo Casper and Olga Odessa Welch. Odessa married George Kidd on Oct. 29, 1938, in Clovis, New Mexico. She was a retired homemaker and a member of the Main Street Church of Christ.