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  • Check out this week's Police Beat

    Get the rundown on police activity around Los Alamos here.

  • BREAKING NEWS - Los Alamos National Security LLC, has won a one-year contract extension and $72.1 million in fees for managing Los Alamos National Laboratory last year.

    Read more in Wednesday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council recognizes 60th anniversary committee

    At the top of its agenda Tuesday night the Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation recognizing Chris Chandler and Lawry Mann for their work as co-chairs of the county’s 60th Anniversary Committee.  

    “We didn’t steer the boat alone,” Chandler said, thanking many individuals, along with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Bank for exceptional support.

    The proclamation recognized the committee’s work designing the calendar for the year, “highlighted by a birthday party in June.”

  • Stimulus funds yet to make it to Jemez Pueblo

    JEMEZ PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Jemez Pueblo is ready to study the geothermal energy potential locked thousands of feet beneath its rural reservation in northern New Mexico, but the federal government has yet to deliver the stimulus funds needed to start the work.

  • Attorney General reaches settlement with college fund program manager

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King says a settlement has been reached with OppenheimerFunds, Inc. to resolve an investigation into the company's management of the state's 529 college savings programs.

    Under terms of the settlement announced Monday, King says Oppenheimer agrees to pay New Mexico $67.31 million — all of which will be distributed to 529 plan participants affected by the performance of Oppenheimer Core Bond Fund.

  • NEWS ALERT: County celebrates grand opening of animal shelter
  • New automated phone system to be introduced

    Los Alamos Medical Center announced plans to begin using an automatic phone attendant. The change was one of several efficiency measures announced by LAMC Chief Executive Officer Sandra Podley on Friday.

    Beginning today, callers reaching LAMC will no longer speak with a switchboard operator. Instead, they will hear a variety of options for accessing departments and services. The system is designed to streamline the transfer of calls to the correct extension, according to James Hurley, team leader for the auto attendant transition team.

  • Employee retires after 31 years of service

    Senior Assessment Specialist Irene Joseph can’t believe her part-time position with Los Alamos County in August 1978 turned into permanent employment spanning three decades.

    Joseph, 69, expressed mixed feelings about her upcoming retirement during an interview at the County Assessor’s Office.

    “I’m starting to get nervous. I’ve been telling people I don’t know what I’m going to do with myself,” Joseph said. “My last day of work is Monday, although I officially retire Dec. 31. It’ll be a big change.”

  • 12-15 Update

    Police Beat in brief

      This week’s Police Beat includes a hit and run, several minors charged with possession of alcohol and several adults arrested and charged with providing alcohol to minors on San Ildefonso Road. There also are reports of burglaries, a dog bite and an embezzlement. Read the details of these and other incidents on Page 2.

    Nomination deadline extended

  • Getting to the bottom of global warming

    A few years ago, a retired Los Alamos National Laboratory climate scientist took on a project to review the major controversies surrounding global warming and climate change. Charles F. “Chick” Keller, who is a Laboratory Fellow and also serves as board president of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, has now written substantial papers that focus on the main areas of disagreement.