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  • Hope gives back

    Grateful for her life, a mother of three recently raised thousands of dollars and completed a half-marathon following the successful removal of a 16-pound tumor from her abdomen.“I want to help eradicate leukemia and lymphoma – I don’t want others to go through what I did,”  said Hope Jaramillo. “Participating in the P.F. Chang Rock’n’Roll Marathon was a way for me to express my gratitude.

  • Preserving the Row

    “I think there’s an anti-history contagion loose in this community,” said Richard Morse, a resident of Bathtub Row, Wednesday, when he attended the monthly meeting of the Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board.The volunteer board members, many of whom have dedicated hundreds of hours to the preservation of history in Los Alamos, begged to differ.The result of many years of work by the Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board, an historic preservation plan should soon become a part of the county’s zoning code.

  • Chinese New Year: Time to stop disrespecting rats

    The Chinese year 4706 officially begins today, and with it, the Chinese Year of the Rat.If there’s ever been an animal that needed a total image makeover, it’s the rat.Many people loathe rats and associate them with disease and filth – hardly a four-star recommendation for the furry creatures. But the truth is, they are highly intelligent animals, have been amazingly beneficial in medicine and can be very affectionate pets, said a Texas A&M University veterinarian and rat expert.Dr.

  • Caldera faces staff cuts

    The Department of Agriculture cut the Valles Caldera National Preserve out of its Forest Service budget request to Congress this week, and New Mexico senators are puzzled and dismayed about it.As the preserve’s executive director and key trustees visited in Washington Wednesday, staff members said the senators would be working to regain the funds for next fiscal year, which starts in October.A spokesperson from the office of Sen.

  • Youth Mobilizers target teen-identified issues

    Through a collaborative process of research with a goal of community change, the Los Alamos Family YMCA is hiring three to four high school age youth to work on youth-identified issues. Applications are due Friday at the Y offices at 1450 Iris Street. The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) in partnership with the Family YMCA sponsors the program. They are seeking motivated youth who are interested in having a voice in their community. “This is a response to what more we can do for youth,” said Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly.

  • Clinton, Obama in N.M. deadlock

    Bitter cold, icy rain and blinding snow had little impact on the overwhelming turnout at caucuses and primaries that took place Tuesday in 24 states from Alaska to New York. In Los Alamos, the turnout was some 47 percent higher than in the caucus four years ago.“That’s a very high turnout for a primary election that usually has voting rates of 10-20 percent,” said Los Alamos County Democratic Party Chair Stephen Fettig this morning. “What that means is we’re going to have a wonderful turnout for the general election come Nov.

  • Lab science pitched in energy hearing

    A day after the Department of Energy released the administration’s budget request for the next fiscal year, the full Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee discussed funding issues with Secretary Samuel Bodman.Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., the committee chair, pressed the secretary for an explanation for the elimination of the DOE’s weatherization program.Sen.

  • It's coming down

    The Municipal Building has stood on Ashley Pond since 1967, but council decided Tuesday night to have it demolished because of structural problems.“There’s no reason the building should still be there,” structural engineer John A. Martin said. Martin is the seismic expert who assessed the building for the design firm hired by the county to look at the Municipal Building.Before the engineering report from the Hartman Majewski Design Group was submitted to the county on Jan.

  • Beatrice Duran Kain

    KAIN – Beatrice Duran Kain passed Friday, Feb. 1, 2008, after a long illness. She was born in Ribera, N.M., to Jose Duran and Terrisita Padilla Rivera Duran on Sept. 6, 1924. Beatrice was a home defense factory worker in World War II, housewife and successful business partner with husband, Tom Kain. She was preceded in death by brothers Jose Sam Duran, Max Duran and Robert Duran.

  • Arlene Patrick

    PATRICK – Arlene Patrick first visited North Oahu, Hawaii, with her beloved husband, Jim, in 1987. She felt a special connection to the island and, after another visit with her husband, had a great desire to share the experience with her whole family. Just before Christmas her wish was fulfilled. Now that she is no longer physically with us, we hope that her spirit finds its rest in that peaceful and beautiful place she loved so well. Arlene Patrick passed on Jan. 1, 2008, after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer.