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  • Weapons technology repurposed

    A group of ground-breaking American and Russian scientists, led by Dr. Terry Lowe, chief scientist at Manhattan Scientifics (MHTX) are taking Cold War weapons technology and repurposing it for peaceful use in medical prosthetics and dental implants.
    Manhattan Scientifics holds exclusive licensed U.S. rights from Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Nanotitanium, a new FDA-approved super-

  • Allegations fly as county administrator probe stalls

    No one’s talking and speculation is mounting as an investigation that has left many in the community guessing drags on with little sense of urgency.
    A month has passed since the Los Alamos County Council hired an Albuquerque law firm to coordinate the investigation into unspecified claims leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Update 10-17-10

    Cable replacement begins Monday

    The Dept. of Public Utilities’ contractor Parker Construction begins work Monday to dig 1,100 feet of trenching along the east side of 4th Street between Central and Canyon. The project scope includes the replacement of direct bury cable and the installation of conductors and transformers. The work is slated to continue through October and November.
    Council meeting

  • Survey: Governing comes with challenges

    Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series regarding the Los Alamos County Community Survey.

    German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “To rule is easy, to govern difficult.”
    That quote seems particularly relevant when reviewing the results of the 2010 Los Alamos Community Survey. The level of effort to communicate with citizens and involve residents in the county government’s decision-making processes poses a challenge.

  • CMRR scoping meetings set

    The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold two meetings next week to gain public input into what issues should be addressed in the new supplemental environmental impact statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
    The public meetings to address the “scope” of the supplemental document will run from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr., and on Wednesday at the Cities of Gold Casino Hotel in Pojoaque.  

  • Palestinians weighing alternatives to peace talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians will study alternatives to peace talks with Israel in the coming days, a top PLO official said Saturday, after Israel gave the green light to build 238 new houses for Jews on war-won land Palestinians seek for their state.

  • As Democrats' message lags, GOP awaits huge wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, Democrats fear their grip on the House may be gone, and Republicans are poised to celebrate big gains in the Senate and governors' mansions as well.

    Analysts in both parties say all major indicators tilt toward the Republicans. President Barack Obama's policies are widely unpopular. Congress, run by the Democrats, rates even lower. Fear and anger over unemployment and deep deficits are energizing conservative voters; liberals are demoralized.

  • Early in-person voting starts in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can go to early voting sites across the state to cast their ballots for governor as well as other state and local races.

    Early in-person voting starts Saturday and continues through Oct. 30.

    Mail-in absentee balloting began earlier this month, and voters have been able to go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

    Voters can find a list of early voting locations on the secretary of state's website, www.sos.state.nm.us

  • Clinton stumps for Denish

    ESPANOLA — A line of people slowly began to snake its way along Hill Street near the Plaza de Española Thursday afternoon, hours in advance of President Bill Clinton’s appearance at the Diane Denish/Brian Colón rally. Though 5,000 tickets were distributed, 3,000-4,000 people showed up to the event.

  • Council candidates tackle local economic issues

    Economic issues were the focus for Los Alamos County Council candidates as they shared their ideas and thoughts during a forum Thursday night at the Los Alamos Research Park.

    Debbie Gill, Geoff Rodgers, Ken Johnson, Jim Hall, Fran Berting and Ron Selvage attended the forum, which the Los Alamos Monitor and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce sponsored. Candidate, Betty Ann Gunther was unable to attend.

    The questions, which the public submitted, ranged from how to use the county’s reserves to how the county could be friendlier to businesses.