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  • Center gets homegrown attention

    What does an accomplished young student of architecture who is a native of Los Alamos do when he’s not out winning awards?

    Antonio Vigil, who graduated from the UNM School of Architecture and Planning in May, is bringing at least some of his skills back home.

    Among current projects, he is now involved in the White Rock Visitors Center, working with Mullen Heller Architects in Albuquerque as an intern.

    The firm has the contract for the visitors center and also designed the new Animal Shelter on East Road, which will open next week.

  • Scam Alert!

    A Los Alamos woman reported this morning she received a telephone call at her home from a man asking for money who gave his name as Mark Gibson.

    He told her she had won a large amount of money that would be delivered to her home in “Los Alamos, New Jersey” if only she sent him a much smaller amount of money through Western Union or Money Gram, for shipping and handling and IRS fees.

    The man had a heavy accent and a static-filled phone line.

    He told her to send the money to:

    Buddy Lowder

    304 E 10th St.

    Oakboro, NC 28129

  • ALERT: Winter Storm Packs Punch

    Tuesday is shaping up to be a punishing day for residents of the Los Alamos area. About seven to 10 inches of snow fell last night, followed by howling winds this morning--some gusts reaching 50 miles per hour.

    Power outages have been reported in various neighborhoods and travel remains treacherous. The winter storm warning expires this afternoon at 4 p.m.

  • Furlough day shifted

    Gov. Bill Richardson, responding to concerns from many state employees, agreed to shift one of the upcoming furlough days in order to avoid impacting three consecutive paychecks.

    “I understand these furlough days are difficult on our employees and their families,” Richardson said. “I agree with the many employees who suggested spreading out the impact of the furloughs.”

  • District Court gets new judge

    Longtime Santa Fe attorney Sarah Singleton will replace 1st Judicial District Judge James Hall who retires Dec. 31. Hall most recently presided over the Vives v. Hull civil case in Los Alamos.

    Singleton, 60, commended her predecessor during a telephone interview from her office late Monday, expressing her desire to follow his professional example.

  • Winter storm packs powerful punch

    A massive snowstorm hit town overnight forcing today’s closure of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos public Schools.

    The start time for Los Alamos County employees was delayed by two hours.

    County road crews spent this morning digging the community out from under nearly a foot of snow that began accumulating Monday afternoon.

  • 12-8 Update

    LAHS Winter Dance Show

       Los Alamos High School dance program will present a Winter Dance Show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Griffith Gym. A variety of performances by LAHS Ballroom Dance students, LAHS cheerleaders and high school students representing New Mexico Dance Theater, Dance Arts Los Alamos and elementary students from Los Alamos Swing Dancing Club will be in the show. Admission is free.

    Remembering Louis Rosen

  • Newspaper deliveries may be delayed depending on your location

    Depending upon your location, print subscribers to the Monitor may experience delays in delivery of Tuesday's edition. The Monitor is making every effort to get the paper out to subscribers, however, conditions vary greatly from one neighborhood to the next.

    Worst case scenario for nieghborhoods that cannot be accessed today, the Monitor will deliver your Tuesday paper tomorrow along with the Wednesday edition.

  • A story of hope

    Cambodia’s Hope is hosting its annual Unique Boutique fundraiser from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Pueblo Canyon Inn, 199 San Ildefonso Rd. Everyone is welcome.

    One of-a-kind gift items will be available for purchase including silks, jewels, scarves, accessories, fine art and many other unique artifacts.

    The community is invited to drop by to enjoy refreshments and live music by Stephany Bouchier on guitar and Francis Meier on piano.

    The two-day event is hosted by Cambodia’s Hope co-founders Marvel Harrison, Terry Kellogg and friends.

  • NEWS ALERT: Winter storm decscends on Los Alamos area

    A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM MST TUESDAY.

    MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING IN THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. COLDER AIR WILL ALLOW FOR SNOW TO DEVELOP OVER THE UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY AS WELL AS THE SAN JUAN RIVER VALLEY TONIGHT. THE HEAVIER SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING TIME FRAME.