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  • UNM-LA wins coveted coin toss

    With his call of heads, Executive Director Cedric Page ensured UNM-Los Alamos would get top billing on the ballot for the Feb. 2 joint election with Los Alamos Public Schools.  Council Chair Michael Wheeler flipped the coin for Page and LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt at Tuesday’s county council meeting.

    UNM-LA  Advisory Board Chair Marie Chiravalle and LAPS Business Manager John Wolf joined Schmidt and Page at the meeting and spoke to the importance of the upcoming election for both educational institutions.

  • 12-2 Update

    Nominations needed

      Nominations are needed for Assets in Action’s Community Awards event, which will be held Jan. 8 at Fuller Lodge. To nominate a youth, community member or business, call 661-4846 for an application or visit www.AssetsinAction.info. Nominations are due Dec. 15.  

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  • LA High grad remains in serious condition after Oregon car crash

    Lindsey Jacobs, 18, of Los Alamos suffered critical injuries from a car crash Nov. 6 in Oregon.

    She remains in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

    The accident occurred at approximately 2:38 p.m. when the Lexus sport utility vehicle driven by Margaret Allen, 20, from Orlando, Fl. and carrying Jacobs and two other passengers, was enroute to Eugene for an environmental convention, according to news reports.

    The Lexus was westbound on Interstate 84 when Allen exited onto Highway 730 to look for fuel.

  • Senators seek clarity for N.M. travelers

    U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall have asked the Department of Homeland Security to provide New Mexicans with assurances that their travel plans early in 2010 will not be disrupted by a federal law governing drivers’ licenses.  

    In 2005, Congress passed legislation – called the REAL ID Act – requiring states to tighten requirements related the issuance of drivers’ licenses because they are used as a standard form of identification for a variety of federal purposes, including air travel. 

  • Bishop named as new director

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has tapped Clarence T. Bishop as its new director of Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs.

    Bishop most recently served as deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development under Gov. Martin O’Malley. He also served four years as O’Malley’s chief of staff when O’Malley was mayor of Baltimore.

  • LAHS graduate injured in crash

    Lindsey Jacobs, 18, of Los Alamos suffered critical injuries that resulted from a car crash Nov. 6 in Oregon.

    She remains in serious condition at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland.

    The accident occurred at approximately 2:38 p.m. when the Lexus sport utility vehicle carrying Jacobs and two other passengers and driven by Margaret Allen, 20, from Orlando, Fla., was en route to Eugene for an environmental convention, according to news reports.

    The Lexus was westbound on Interstate 84 when Allen exited onto Highway 730 to look for fuel.

  • Sharpening the bionic eye

    Helping the blind to see used to be a job for miracle workers. Now, an international science project is restoring the sensation of light in dozens of sightless eyes.

    During a recent ceremony for employees of Los Alamos National Laboratory, a group of local scientists were recognized for their work on the Artificial Retina Project, which was honored this year with one of R&D Magazine’s annual awards.

  • Wallace seeks 10th term

    Editor’s Note: Incumbents in the upcoming election will be featured Sundays in the Los Alamos Monitor. New candidates will be featured after they officially file their candidacies March 16 with the County Clerk’s Office.

    Longtime community leader Jeannette Wallace is running to extend her service in the New Mexico State Legislature to another two-year term. Wallace, 75, has represented District 43, including Los Alamos, Sandoval and Santa Fe counties, since Jan. 1, 1991.

  • Loud Explosive Sounds Today Were Gopher Extermination Blasts

    Those loud explosions heard this afternoon in the downtown area were actually gopher extermination blasts near Bathtub Row.

    A crew of certified gopher exterminators injected gas into gopher holes in the area and ignited them, causing the loud blasting sounds and collapsing the gopher tunnels.

  • Winter storm watch

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issued a winter storm watch Saturday night through this evening with significant snowfall amounts possible across the northern mountains.

    A potent storm over central California will continue to head slowly south to southeast through today before turning east across northern Mexico on Monday.