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  • Fact check on the campaign trail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum says oil drillers in the Gulf of Mexico are being slammed by "worse and worse and worse" delays in getting federal approval even as gas prices go through the roof. Actually, the wait for permits is getting better and better. Newt Gingrich boasts that small donors are powering his Republican presidential campaign. In reality, one deep-pocketed financial angel and other big money people have been doing loads of heavy lifting, too.

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  • Raw Video: Tornado Moves Through Michigan

    Several houses were damaged and at least two destroyed in one southeastern Michigan community after a tornado touched down Thursday. A heavy storm system of rain, hail and high winds that swept through Dexter.

  • Meeting of the Minds

    Hank Mullis (aka Albert Einstein) and Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera visit the Los Alamos Middle School Thursday.

  • Lab inks pact for power and water technologies

    Innovative water and energy technologies created by U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) now have a new development option for bringing inventions to market.
    New Mexico-based IX Power LLC has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Laboratory for commercializing new water and energy technologies.
    “Los Alamos has fostered numerous important inventions that have had a positive impact on our economy and our planet,” said IX Power CEO John R. Grizz Deal.

  • Update 03-15-12


    On Sunday, the United Church of Los Alamos will hold their annual Mexico Mission auction. The silent auction starts at 2 p.m. A live auction called by the Los Alamos Monitor’s own Mike Lippiatt begins at 3 p.m. The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • Gas line leak prompts brief evacuation

    Construction crews working at the Municipal Complex site hit a gas line on the shoulder of Iris Street about 9:45 a.m. Wednesday.
    Department of Public Utilities (DPU) crews happened to be onsite and were able to repair the rupture in about 10 minutes.
    The wind blew the gas toward 125 Central Park Square, and DPU began receiving calls from tenants about smelling gas. The building was evacuated as a safety precaution and fire crews were called in.
    Once fire crews spoke with the DPU crews and confirmed that the situation was under control, tenants were allowed to reenter the building.

  • Valles Caldera Preserve needs its amigos

    Many people assume funding for our National Parks, Monuments and Preserves is provided by the federal government and park fees. However, funding from those sources often falls short of actual funding needs.

    Valles Caldera National Preserve faces an even greater challenge. Unlike other park system sites, under the current structure it is mandated to be self-sufficient by 2015.

    Mechanisms are in place to help achieve that goal. The preserve is allowed to collect user fees for activities such as hiking or cross country skiing that far exceed entrance fees at national parks and monuments.

    Valles Caldera is also able to offer fee activities such as hunting, which is prohibited at other parks.

  • Wilson hosts town hall

    Republican Senate candidate Heather Wilson made a stop in Los Alamos Wednesday night at the Best Western Hilltop Hotel. Wilson held a town hall meeting to discuss LANL cuts and answered questions on various issues.

  • District infrastructure upgrades continue

    Following months of construction, Los Alamos High School students have a new building, but the ongoing construction around the district is far from over.

    At Tuesday night’s school board meeting, LAPS Bond and Construction Administrator Herb McLean gave board members an update on projects around the district.

    Despite the newly constructed building at LAHS, work is still being done on campus. According to McLean’s report, due to heat issues in the lobby of the gym, the glass was found to not meet specifications. As a result, Flintco began replacing the glass on weekends and should wrap up the project by Sunday.