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  • Cops: 2-year-old's throat slashed by NM dad

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 2-year-old is in critical condition after police say her Albuquerque father slashed her throat.

    Police said 26-year-old Chee Livingston stabbed the young girl and the girl's mother, Blanche Johnson, who tried to stop him early Monday.

    Police said an 8-year-old girl in the apartment called police.

    The toddler and her mother were taken to University of New Mexico Hospital. Police said both were expected to survive.

    Livingston was treated for what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries then booked into jail on child abuse and attempted murder charges.

  • Update 11-13-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    WR Committee

    The public is encouraged to attend the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Of Note

    Looking for Teen Pulse?
    The Teen Pulse page is on hiatus for a week due to vacation schedules. Look for Teen Pulse to return next Sunday in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis Meeting

    Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m., Tuesdays at the Masonic Temple on Sage. On Nov. 15, Kiwanian Morrie Pongratz, who goes home to help his family with the harvest each year, will speak on farming in the Midwest.

  • Spread holiday cheer at home, worldwide

    Charles Dickens – one of the first great promoters of Christmas generosity – wrote in “A Christmas Carol “…it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.” Dickens penned that in 1843, but it still holds true today.

    There are many opportunities to give to those in need this time of year. Two local groups – both part of nationwide efforts – offer creative ways to help our seniors and children around the world.
    Be a Santa to a senior

  • Opponents have concerns about NASA launch

    NASA intends in coming weeks to launch a rover to be deployed on Mars fueled with 10.6 pounds of plutonium.

    That has prompted opponents of the launch in Florida, concerned about an accident releasing deadly plutonium--such as an explosion of the rocket that’s to lift the rover into space—to create a Facebook page warning people not to visit Disney theme parks in Orlando during the November 25-to-December 15 launch window. “Don’t Do Disney brought to you by NASA,” is the title of the Facebook page. Other actions are planned.

  • With groundbreaking, Smart Grid project underway

    U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and the Director General Hidekazu Takakura with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) broke ground Wednesday for the construction of a two megawatt solar array on the Los Alamos capped landfill.  This is the first phase of the larger New Mexico/Japan Smart Grid Collaborative Demonstration Project in Los Alamos.

    NEDO is teaming with Los Alamos County’s Department of Public Utilities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Los Alamos project, and with the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), Mesa Del Sol, and Sandia National Laboratories for a project in Albuquerque.  Both projects will demonstrate the viability of smart grid technology in New Mexico.

  • Los Alamos salutes veterans
  • Crosswalks will ‘shock wave’ Trinity traffic

    Parsons Brinckerhoff, the first of two consultants to provide professional evaluations of various options for the NM502 Corridor Study, presented its report to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Tuesday.

    Parsons Brinckerhoff was hired for its expertise in signalized intersections.

    Council narrowed TAC’s focus to the section of NM502/Trinity Drive between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which is currently scheduled to receive funding from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for construction in 2014.

  • U.S. Senate candidate Heinrich visits LA

    When asked why Los Alamos should vote for him, U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich gave an answer that the crowd gathered at Mesa Public Library seemed to understand.

    “I am an engineer and I understand the labs and I’ve spent the last three years working on committees focused on enhancing and preserving our laboratories,” he said.

    Heinrich, 40, hopes to succeed Sen. Jeff Bingaman who retires next year.
    His Thursday night “meet and greet” drew a standing-room-only audience.

  • Fishing report 11-11-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 368 cfs. Flows have come up from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Sports update 11-11-11

    Volleyball club to hold open house
    The NNM Fusion junior volleyball club will host an open house and parent information meeting Nov. 18.
    The meeting is for interested participants. It will be at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium starting at 6 p.m.
    The Fusion is for all interested girls ages 12-17. Information on the club and USA Volleyball will be available and nets will be set up for players to play.
    For more information, visit the club’s website, www.nnmvolleyball.org.
    Boys basketball is hosting a   three-way scrimmage Saturday
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball varsity and JV teams will scrimmage the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Mora Rangers Saturday.