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  • Curb appeal

    The downtown area is the most visible indicator of a community’s economic and social health and often the first place people think of or want to see when visiting a community.

    It can either be an asset or a liability in efforts to recruit new residents, businesses, industry and tourism to the community, said Chamber Services Coordinator Katy Korkos.

  • Thespian club knocks ‘em dead

    A group of people show up at a comedy club, eager to compete in a contest and win some cash at the game’s conclusion. The only problem is the club owner winds up dead. So who did the foul deed? In the Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club’s newest show, “Knock Em’ Dead,” you get to decide.

    The audience plays a vital role in this play by Tom Oldendick. They can ask questions of the actors and their decision about who is the murderer will determine how the play ends.

  • State approves clean-up for closed mines

    The Mining and Minerals Division approved reclamation plans for two closed uranium mines in the Grants Mineral Belt.  They are Section 27 Mine, once operated by the United Nuclear Corporation of Gallup and JJ No. 1/L-Bar Mine, once operated by Sohio Western Mining Company, now under the responsibility of Rio Tinto Energy of America, of Salt Lake City. Both mines have also provided financial assurance to the state for the cost of the reclamation. Mines are required to conduct reclamation under the New Mexico Mining Act.

  • 11-1 Update

    Open enrollment reminder

      The LANS Benefits Office has provided additional copies of information

    presented at the Open Enrollment meeting for Lab retirees in mid-October.  Copies are available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos and at the White Rock Senior Center. It should be noted that the premium for retirees in the Dental Insurance Plan is unchanged (no cost). The Open Enrollment period began Monday and will end on Nov.20.

    A day of

    rememberance

  • NEWS ALERT: LANL project manager selected for governor's public service award.

    Read more in Friday's Monitor

  • Candidate briefs local GOP leaders

    Four-term legislator Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, R-Bernalillo, is running for governor and her platform centers on ethics, education, infrastructure and service.

  • Zerkle honored with Gov’s award

    Carolyn E. Zerkle, in charge of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s stimulus project, has won one of Gov. Richardson’s distinguished public servant awards for 2009.

    Zerkle normally serves as deputy director for engineering and engineering sciences, but she has a history of special assignments at the laboratory, going back to her management of the rehabilitation efforts related to the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • L.A. Apartments demolition to begin soon

    Demolition of the former Los Alamos Apartments is expected to get underway soon. The contractor, Coronado Wrecking, has begun mobilizing and staging at the site this week. Four of the five buildings on the western side of the site with addresses 1305, 1175, 1075 and 1013 will be demolished. Building 939, as well as the adjacent parking lot immediately to the west, will remain for continued occupation and use. The other four buildings slated for demolition are unoccupied.

  • High-tech spooktacular science

    The “Under Cover of Darkness” theme is all about planets, black holes, constellations, wobbly stars and lunar craters.

      When does science get spooktacular? To find out, climb into your costume and head on over to the Bradbury Science Museum for “High-Tech Halloween.” Back for its 16th year, the creepy educational event is from 4-7 p.m. today.

  • The update

    Get some computer help

      Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees who need some computer assistance during open enrollment are encourage to use the computer facilities at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and at the White Rock Senior Center. Contact the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 662-8920 to get someone to assist.

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