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  • Schools get help from Earn and Learn program

    As budgets tighten, schools are looking for every opportunity to raise funds to offset costs. One such opportunity recently mentioned in the Los Alamos Monitor was the funds generated by the Smith’s Food and Drug Earn and Learn program.

  • Extras needed in Los Alamos

    There will be an open casting call for extras for the movie “Let Me In,” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at the First Natonal Bank of Santa Fe, 1910 Trinity Drive.

    “Let Me In,” starring Kodi Smit-McPhee from “The Road” and Chole Moritz from “The Eye,” will be shooting in Los Alamos in December and will be directed by Matt Reeves who directed “Cloverfield.” The production is looking for middle school and high school students and adults.

  • NEWS ALERT: Nuclear espionage suspect explains strategy

  • Crash

    This picture was taken at 8:45 a.m. today at the intersection of

    West Jemez Road and State Road 4. Minor injuries were reported.

  • Espionage suspect explains strategy

    During a three hour interview Wednesday afternoon, former Los Alamos National Laboratory physicist P. Leonardo Mascheroni spoke in detail as to why he thinks the FBI seized property from his Camino Mora home Monday.

     “The FBI came to my home about 9:30 a.m. Monday and asked to come in because they wanted to talk to me about something. I let them in and they presented a search warrant,” Mascheroni said. “It’s very clear it is treason - the case the government wants to make against me - I was never a spy.”

  • Talking taxes

    Budget and finance matters preoccupied Los Alamos county councilors at their regular meeting in White Rock Tuesday night.

    After approving an ordinance early in the evening to issue up to $25 million in bonds related to utility system projects, councilors had a lot more to say about budget matters during a portion of the agenda devoted to budget guidance.

    County Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne asked for suggestions in several key areas of the budget, using a prepared list of policy questions as a starting point.

  • Officials surprise Baker with tour

    An Atomic City Trolley rolled up to the door of the unsuspecting county administrator’s downtown office at noon Wednesday, where he was hosting a final meeting with senior staff.

    Staff who attended the meeting and hundreds more throughout Los Alamos and White Rock were in on the secret kept from County Administrator Max Baker for several weeks.

  • Swine flu-related deaths reach 16 in New Mexico

    Novel H1N1 influenza is the predominant strain of flu in New Mexico at this time. All positive flu tests are presumed to be novel H1N1 influenza. The Department of Health is tracking hospitalizations and deaths to determine if there is a change in the severity of the disease.   

    The severity of illness due to novel H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring.

    Influenza-Like Illness

  • NEWS UPDATE: Facebook page back up
  • NEWS ALERT: Diverted airliner lands at Los Alamos County Airport

    A Continental Express airliner bound from Houston to Albuquerque made an emergency landing at the Los Alamos County Airport at about 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. The plane was unable to land in Albuquerque and was redirected to Santa Fe. Then because of reported 70 mile-per-hour winds at the Santa Fe Airport and running short of fuel, the plane made a safe landing at Los Alamos. The fire department assisted the passengers from the plane. A bus arrived and whisked the passengers off to Santa Fe and Albuquerque by about 6:30 p.m. READ MORE IN WEDNESDAY'S MONITOR.