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  • Saying goodbye

    Former scientists, engineers, and operators gathered at LANL’s TA-21 on Monday morning for a commemoration at the former Tritium Systems and Test Assembly facility, or TSTA.

    At the conclusion, an excavator began tearing away walls of the historic facility — one of 21 lab buildings and structures set for demolition with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Among the speakers was Jim Anderson, a Lab Fellow and former group leader of the team that performed early research on nuclear fusion.

  • County remembers the fire

    Los Alamos County’s simple, heartfelt remembrance of the day the Cerro Grande Fire entered Los Alamos 10 years ago hit just the right note with community members. The anniversary tribute held Monday around the “Touch the Sky” statue at Ashley Pond Park was fitting, having been dedicated to the community one year after the fire to symbolize hope in the town’s future.

  • UNM-LA learns a lesson

    Whenever a mistake or a miscalculation occurs, there is always an opportunity to learn from it. The University of New Mexico- Los Alamos Advisory Board is determined to pay attention to the lessons gained from this year’s failed mil levy election.

    During its regular meeting Monday night, the board agreed to take initial steps to pursue another mil levy question. Only this time, the board is determined to do it right.

    Board member Nelson Hoffman encouraged the board to go after another mil levy.

  • News Alert: NMDOT teams up for bike safety

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has partnered with the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico (BCNM) to increase the number of bicycle safety trainers throughout New Mexico.

    NMDOT and BCNM recently entered into a two-year, $64,000 agreement to have BCNM provide League of American Bicyclists‚ (LAB) safety trainings across the state.

  • News Alert: Federal election voter guides to be printed in native languages

    WASHINGTON — Citizens who speak Cherokee, Dakota, Navajo and Yup'ik, the most commonly spoken Native American and Alaska Native languages in the U.S., will now have access to federal election voter guides in their native languages.

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Language Assistance Program translated the guides to improve voting accessibility for Americans who speak these languages and have limited English proficiency.

  • Cerro Grande slideshow now on lamonitor.com

    Be sure to look for our commemorative special pull out section covering the 10th anniversary of the Cerro Grande Fire in Sunday's Monitor.

    Also, check out the Cero Grande slideshow on our homepage.

  • High Wind Advisory in effect until 6 p.m. today

    WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST... WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AS WELL AS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY... SANTA FE METRO AREA... AND PORTIONS OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 50 MPH.

  • News Alert: NM Educational Retirement Board realizes investment boost

    ALBUQUERQUE – Investments by the New Mexico Education Retirement Board realized an impressive 40.4 percent return for the 12 months ended March 31, netting $2.34 billion for the fund that pays retirement benefits for retired teachers and education employees.

    The fund grew from $6.21 billion on March 31, 2009 to $8.55 billion on March 31, 2010, and ranked in the ninth percentile of the Public Funds over $1 billion universe, according to NEPC, the Fund’s advisor.

  • News Alert: Don't throw tax exempt status away

    PHOENIX – A crucial filing deadline of May 17 is looming for many tax-exempt organizations that are required by law to file their Form 990 with the Internal Revenue Service or risk having their federal tax-exempt status revoked.

    The Pension Protection Act of 2006 mandates that all non-profit organizations, other than churches and church related organizations, must file an information form with the IRS. 

  • 05-09-10 Update

    Don’t miss ‘The Spitfire Grill’

      Los Alamos Little Theatre presents the heartwarming musical “The Spitfire Grill” at 2 p.m. today at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-4593 or see www.lalt.org.

    Support Senior Night

      Daniel’s Café will donate 10 percent of its sales from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Senior Appreciation Night.