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  • 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.

  • Dolores E. Rodriquez

    Dolores E. Rodriquez, 77, a resident of Espaola and formerly of Los Alamos, passed away Wednesday, Nov.14, 2007, following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jose J. Rodriguez; parents, Isabel Viramontes and Sabino Escamilla; stepfather, Pablito Viramontes; granddaughter, Sonya Olivas and son-in-law, Don Woods.

  • Local purchasing group organized

    Locals Care, an organization that offers incentives to shop locally, is taking shape almost overnight in Los Alamos.A meeting of local business leaders, facilitated by Bill Enloe and Steve Wells Nov. 9 at Los Alamos National Bank, got a swift green light to engage local businesses in a “buy local” consortium that offers cash back to card-holding consumers who do business with locally-owned Los Alamos businesses.

  • Be There

    TODAY - Nov. 18, 2007

  • Lab Notes: Work force meeting called; burns postponed

    Lab to confer on work force restructuring Monday

  • Workshop offers an education for Los Alamos leaders

    Challenges in education –  from the local to the global  – were the topic of Friday’s class for Leadership Los Alamos. The Leadership program, now in its fifth year locally, aims to engage local citizens and prepare them for all types of public involvement.

  • County Beat

    County Beat for the Week of Nov. 19 through 23

    • Monday–Art in Public Places Board – noon, Nambé Room, Fuller Lodge. On the agenda: reception for Frank Harlow, art for roundabout.
    • Monday– Youth Advisory Board – 7 p.m., Meeting Room #3, Mesa Public Library.
    • Tuesday–Lodgers’ Tax Advisory Board –1 p.m., Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.
  • Burns will continue in the area

    As the prescribed burn in the Upper Frijoles area of Bandelier National Monument winds down, Los Alamos National Laboratory plans to begin two prescribed burns Monday in an area known as Fence Canyon and Lower Potrillo Canyon.The laboratory’s prescribed burns, in Technical Area 68 and Technical Area 36, will take place along NM4 near White Rock. They start Monday, weather permittingThe lab’s Emergency Management Division is managing the burns, which will target a total of 88 acres of dead and fallen trees, shrubs and grasses.