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  • Walkers get a taste of Canyon Rim Trail

    A stretch of jet-black asphalt cuts through the shrubs and trees just off N.M. 502 near the Entrada Business Park. Walking on this paved trail, a panoramic view of mesas and canyons fills one’s vision.

    David Little of Los Alamos summed up the scene along the Canyon Rim Trail.

     

    Read the whole story in today's Monitor.

  • Council candidate drops out of race

    Democrat Nathan Hjelm has dropped out of the Los Alamos County Council Race.

    Hjelm cited time constraints associated with his new full-time job at Los Alamos National Laboratory as the major influence on his decision to withdraw from the race so close to the Nov. 2 general election, according to Democratic Party Chair Cathy Chapman.

    The Democratic Party Central Committee has until Sept. 7 to appoint a replacement candidate, but Chapman said she prefers to finalize the appointment no later than Aug. 31.

  • LANL innovators honored at Tech Transfer Awards

    Scientists and technicians were honored during the 12th annual Technology Transfer Awards reception Thursday at Fuller Lodge.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory innovators were recognized for distinguished patents, licenses and copyrights, and both programmatic and regional impact. Terry Wallace, principal associate director for Science Technology and Engineering, hosted the event, which

    featured keynote speaker Wendolyn Holland of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

  • Stocks drop as 'Summer of Recovery' fizzles

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell for a fourth day after another disappointing report on housing deepened worries that the economic recovery could be fading. Bond yields fell as investors sought out more stable investments.

    The Dow Jones industrial average lost 134 points Tuesday following news that sales of previously occupied homes fell last month to their lowest level in 15 years. The 27 percent drop in home sales from the previous month was the biggest since record-keeping began in 1968.

  • Political News Exclusive LA County Council Candidate Bails Out Of Race!

    Democrat Nathan Hjelm has dropped out of the Los Alamos County Council Race effective immediately.

    Hjelm cites time constraints associated with his new full time job at Los Alamos National Laboratory as the major influence on his decision to withdraw from the race so close to the Nov. 2 general election.

    The Democratic Party Central Committee has until Sept. 7 to appoint a replacement candidate but Democratic Party Chair Cathy Chapman said she prefers to finalize the appointment no later than Aug. 31.

  • Unseasonably Strong Cold Front to Push Through Los Alamos Area Monday Evening

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for the area Monday morning:

    UNSEASONABLY STRONG COLD FRONT TO IMPACT MUCH OF NEW MEXICO TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY...

    A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO PUSH INTO THE FAR NORTHEAST PLAINS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EARLY EVENING. THE FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO PLUNGE SOUTHWESTWARD TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY... USHERING IN MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES... GUSTY WINDS... AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL.

  • 4 schools get failing grades on standards

    There’s something amiss with Los Alamos Public Schools.

    For the second year in a row, Los Alamos High School has failed to meet adequate yearly progress, yet the school was recently awarded a silver medal by U.S. News and World Report for the third straight year.

    Three other schools, Barranca Elementary, Mountain Elementary and Los Alamos Middle School, also failed to meet AYP this year.

  • Council approves road facelift for White Rock

    The design and rehabilitation of N.M. 4 received approval during a special county council meeting last week.

    N.M. 4 is a highway that can take drivers to a lot of well-known destinations – Bandelier National Monument, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    But as drivers head toward these locations, they zip through White Rock without a glance. The goal of the project is to make White Rock another known destination on the state highway.

  • Lab sets record for ‘getting waste off the hill’

    Los Alamos National Laboratory said it set a new LANL record Friday by completing its 132nd transuranic (TRU) waste shipment of fiscal year 2010.

    The waste is shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.

    The shipment eclipsed last year’s record of 131 shipments and there are five weeks remaining in fiscal year 2010, the lab said in a press release.

  • Arizona Convicts, Accomplice Charged in NM Murders

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two escaped convicts from Arizona and a woman who accompanied them were charged with murder and carjacking Monday in the deaths of an Oklahoma couple who authorities said were targeted because of their camping trailer.

    Federal prosecutors in New Mexico filed murder and carjacking charges against John McCluskey, 45; Tracy Province, 42; and their alleged accomplice, Casslyn Welch, 44.

    They're accused in the deaths of Gary and Linda Haas of Tecumseh, Okla.