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  • ‘A vibrant community of learners’

    Looking back at Paula Dean’s career as principal of Barranca Elementary School, there is a long list of accomplishments achieved and milestones reached.

    Dean has been the principal at Barranca since January 2006, where she has worked to ensure student safety, develop a strong collaborative culture among staff and foster openness with the Barranca community.

  • Council approves MOU

    Los Alamos County is moving ahead in an agreement with a Japanese firm to test alternative energy systems.

  • Foul actions hurt fowl

    A number of residents as well as members of the local Duck Buddies group report witnessing an alarming up tick in duck abuse by children frequenting Ashley Pond.

    “Folks need to understand these ducks are protected by local ordinances and state and federal laws — abusing these ducks is just as bad as abusing a dog or a cat or a horse,” Duck Buddy member Pat Max said.

    A local woman contacted the Monitor to describe a disturbing experience she encountered during a recent visit to the pond.

  • Breaking News Another fire burns in the Jemez

    Fire officials report that a second fire is burning in the Jemez, close to last week’s Rio Fire.

    State police say they are closing SR 126 between mile posts 10 and 15.

    Check back for new developments.

     

  • Quick fix for BP oil disaster could come from LANL

    Thousands of suggestions are pouring into the U.S. government about how to plug the disastrous BP oil leak that’s been spewing an estimated 1 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico daily since April 20. Local engineers and a principal developer from Chicago are confident they have the solution to halt that leak within a day or so and are attempting to get the decision makers’ attention.  

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

    Get the low-down on what's happening at the cop shop: click here.

  • Women dominate in big primary wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coast to coast, women ruled.

    In an election year filled with female candidates, Tuesday turned out to be a big night as two businesswomen captured the Republican nominations for Senate and governor in California, a female state lawmaker prevailed in the GOP Senate primary in Nevada and a South Carolina legislator brushed aside allegations of infidelity to grab the commanding spot in the GOP gubernatorial runoff.

  • UN approves new sanctions against Iran

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved new sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that target the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles, and nuclear-related investments.

    The resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran was approved Wednesday with 12 "yes" votes, two "no" votes from Brazil and Turkey, and one abstention from Lebanon.

  • 06-09-10 Update

    Emergency Care class

      An Outdoor Emergency Care class sponsored by the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The class, which will run every Thursday and Monday for six weeks, will be at the ski patrol room next to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Lodge.  For more information, call 662-0980.

    “Nosferatu”

       UNM-LA will screen “Nosferatu,” (1922) in the lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The screening is part of UNM-LA’s Monster Movie Thursdays.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 4 shifts gears

    The county will be making a significant change in the traffic control on the Diamond Drive Phase 4 project in the next few days. Traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of Diamond Drive. Orange Street will be closed and a temporary intersection will be opened on the east side of Diamond at 39th/Ridgeway.

    The project is running about six or seven days behind schedule, said acting project manager Tom Roach this morning.