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  • Friday is ‘No Phone Zone Day”

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson has proclaimed Friday, “No Phone Zone Day” in New Mexico and challenged New Mexico drivers to take the pledge to put down their phones while driving.

    Oprah Winfrey initiated National “No Phone Zone Day” as part of her campaign against distracted driving, which has been endorsed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Governors Highway Safety Administration.  

  • Celebration recognizes carriers

    Newspaper carriers, like mail carriers, often go unrecognized for their service, save for once a year, when people on their routes often reward them with cards or cash tips for a job well done.

    In an effort to recognize an exemplary newspaper carrier, the Monitor hosted a celebration April 17 to honor Dallon Burnside as the Carrier of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2010.

    Burnside, 14, a Los Alamos Monitor carrier for four years, received a certificate and $50 for his outstanding work from Circulation Administrator Jane Johnson.

  • Supercomputing standouts

    Two four–student teams from Los Alamos High School captured second and third place in the 20th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge hosted by Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • 04-29-10 Update

    Forum today

      The Los Alamos Chamber and the Los Alamos Monitor will host a County Council candidate economic issues forum at the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 W. Jemez Road. Networking begins at 5 p.m. today and the forum will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. All 11 candidates have been invited to participate in the forum.

    Leave the cooking to someone else

  • Increasing science awareness

    Los Alamos National Laboratory participates in National Lab Day to increase awareness of science across the nation

    Events planned May 4-5 at Bradbury Science Museum Connecting teachers and students with scientists, engineers, mathematicians and industry professionals across the country is the goal of National Lab Day, a year-round initiative spearheaded by President Barack Obama.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is joining other Department of Energy labs and several other organizations nationwide in National Lab Day with events May 4 and 5 at the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Motor transportation police recognized

    SANTA FE — The Motor Transportation Police Division (MTP) was honored on a National level at the 2010 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Leadership Conference held Thursday in San Antonio, Texas.  

    MTP was presented with the award for the medium-sized state with the “Most Comprehensive and Effective Compliance Review Program.”

  • In the limelight

    Of all the gin joints on all the Web sites on the entire Internet, television producer Erik Tily happened upon one owned by local residents Ron and Ohla Dolin.

    Actually, while surfing the Net, Tily happened upon information about the Dolin’s Don Quixote Distillery & Winery located in White Rock’s Pajarito Acres.

    Tily is a producer working on a new series called “Drinking Made Easy,” hosted by Zane Lamprey, who currently hosts a show called “Three Sheets,” airing on the Travel Channel.

  • Pros and cons of burning

    Stan Primak and his family live in Los Alamos where he operates a small business. He attended Friday’s public hearing regarding the environmental department’s intent to deny open burn permits at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    “I am here today in my capacity as chairman of the Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation and Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce,” Primak said in a prepared statement.

  • Vandalism shuts down Pojoaque High School for two days

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vandals set fires and torched furniture inside Pojoaque High School.

    The fires set off the school's sprinkler system and that flooded a building for more than six hours.

    Damage forced a two-day shutdown of the school, which isn't scheduled to resume classes until Friday.

    A smoke alarm went off. However, authorities say it didn't alert fire dispatchers, allowing the sprinklers to run all night, dumping thousands of gallons of water.

  • 04-30-10 Update

    Off to see “The Wiz”

      The Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club presents “The Wiz” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Spring recital