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  • 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.

  • Agreement with schools announced

    After years of closed-session negotiations, Los Alamos County Council announced that the basic terms of an agreement had been reached with Los Alamos Public Schools on a complex land partnership and exchange related to the Trinity Site Revitalization Project

    After a final closed-session meeting Tuesday evening to discuss “the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property,” the council agenda reserved its final piece of business for “possible discussion” of the draft documents on the development of Trinity Site.

  • Researchers revisit ‘first experiments’

    Investigators at Los Alamos National Laboratory are combing through the history of modern science, looking for what might have been done differently.

    In an exercise called “First Experiments,” 15 teams of researchers are working on answering a highly theoretical set of questions.

    For example, in building the first atomic weapon, what experiments could be designed now that could be performed tomorrow, using the anticipated tools of LANL’s future materials research facility.

  • Special session struggles on

    Democrats are battling Democrats as well as Republicans over what to cut and not cut in the effort to balance a $290 million deficit in the 2009 budget as the Special Session enters its fifth day.

  • NEWS UPDATE:Facebook page has been deleted but will be back

    The Los Alamos Monitor page on facebook has been deleted. If you are a fan of the Monitor facebook page, please be patient as we get it up and running again.

  • Breaking News: Former employees of Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico under investigation

    Search warrant results were filed in District Court Thursday and today as part of a Los Alamos Police investigation into possible prescription fraud by former employees of Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico.

    According to the search warrants involving Fairview Pharmacy in Espanola and Los Alamos Medical Center Pharmacy, a doctor and several medical assistants at Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico are suspected of involvement in the issuing of fraudulent prescriptions for schedule two narcotics.

  • Prescription pill probe proceeds

    Search warrant results were filed in District Court Thursday and Monday as part of a Los Alamos Police investigation into possible prescription fraud by former employees of Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico.

    “The employees named in the investigation and Dr. Alladi are no longer employed by Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico,” Dr. Carolyn Linnebur said this morning.

  • Seeing the big picture

    “If you’re looking at quality of life … (and) not looking at a cultural context … you’re going to miss the boat,” said Mimi Roberts. Roberts administers the partnership between New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Program at New Mexico Highlands University. She spoke to the Leadership Los Alamos class Friday at Bandelier National Monument.

    So how do you catch the cultural boat? With a little bit of awareness, sensitivity and curiosity.

  • In your dreams

    Do you ever ride the bus in the morning, trying to figure out what last night’s dream meant? If so, your bus driver may be able to help.

    “Dreams are pictures of feelings that parallel waking life,” said Eugene Kovalenko, Ph.D., a Los Alamos school bus driver who has developed a simple way to find meaning from dreams, called the CREEI Method.  

  • Latest H1N1 update includes death of Chaves County teenager