Scientists monitor air as fire burns near N.M. lab

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — As crews fight to keep a New Mexico wildfire from reaching the nation’s premier nuclear-weapons laboratory and the surrounding community, scientists are busy sampling the air for chemicals and radiological materials. Their effort includes dozens of fixed-air monitors on the ground, as well as a “flying laboratory” dispatched by […]

Los Alamos nuclear lab under siege from wildfire

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — A wildfire burning near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste Tuesday as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site and monitor the air for radiation. Officials at the nation’s premier nuclear weapons lab […]

Los Alamos evacuation ordered because of wildfire

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — Authorities ordered Los Alamos evacuated Monday as a fast-growing and unpredictable wildfire bore down on the northern New Mexico town and its sprawling nuclear laboratory. The blaze that began Sunday already had destroyed a number of homes south of the town, which is home to some 12,000 residents. It […]

Melrose students win supercomputing challenge

The Associated Press LOS ALAMOS — A team from Melrose High School who modeled how wildfires behave captured the top prize in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s 20th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. The team’s project, called “Control and Spread of Wildfires II,” built on their earlier research, adding the variable of topography to the computer model. […]

Speaker touches on future of sci-fi, fantasy

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan Science fiction author Connie Willis, left, acts as mistress of ceremonies while author and physicist Ian Tregillis, center, and Eastern New Mexico University Instructional Research Center Coordinator Sean Shepherd listen during the 34th Annual Jack Williamson Lectureship Luncheon on Friday at ENMU. Tregillis and Shepherd were featured speakers at the […]

Two Clovis LL teams bow out at state

CNJ staff LOS ALAMOS — Albuquerque Westgate used an eight-run fourth to take control en route to a 13-8 victory over Clovis Zia in the state 13-14 Little League tournament on Sunday. Zia, which lost to Carlsbad 14-1 on Saturday, was knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. “We played a lot better than we did […]

Area teams fall in state LL openers

Freedom Newspapers ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis Zia League All-Stars got off to a slow start Saturday and couldn’t recover in a 13-3 loss to Los Alamos in the first-round of the double-elimination state Little League 11-12 tournament. Zia returns to action in an 11:30 a.m. elimination game today. Joe Shelley accounted for all the scoring […]

Readers make columnist’s job easy

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist Comes now the argument that just might shape the dimensions of the cockfighting debate this coming statehouse session once legislative leaders hunker down and Gov. Bill Richardson throws his considerable weight in whichever direction he intends to throw it. From Cotton City, which Google places near Animas, a grandma gamer […]

Candidate Profile: Ronald Dolin

Ronald M. Dolin is the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, New Mexico District 3. He is running against incumbent Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Biography: Dolin was born June 9, 1960, in rural South Dakota. He is married with three children and has lived in northern New Mexico for 23 years. Dolin earned […]

CNJ takes five first-place awards at Associated Press banquet

Staff and wire reports ALBUQUERQUE — The Clovis News Journal took home five first-place and 16 total awards Saturday at the 2005 New Mexico Associated Press Managing Editors award banquet. The CNJ staff earned first place for its continuing coverage of the Base Realignment and Closure process involving Cannon Air Force Base, while staff writer […]