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  • Pride Survey: Los Alamos parents can help reduce student drug use

    The results from this year’s Pride Survey are in.

    The verdict?

    Los Alamos middle and high school students drink less than the national average, but are right on par with drug use in schools around the country.

    The survey, designated an official measurement of adolescent drug and alcohol use in America by the federal government in 1998, is administered annually to Los Alamos students to help school and community organizations develop strategies to help troubled students get back on track.

  • Glenn Robert Harry

    HARRY – Glenn Robert Harry, age 83, passed away May 26, 2008, in Deland, Fla. He and his wife Gwendolyn lived in Los Alamos, N.M., for 32 years. In 2004, they moved to a retirement community in Florida.

  • Airport Basin gets go-ahead: P & Z stamp sends project to council

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P & Z) unanimously approved the proposed site plan for the airport basin development and elected a new vice chair during its meeting Wednesday.

    It’s now up to county council to approve the   recommendations of P & Z to ensure that the project remains on course.

  • Correction

    In Sunday’s article, “Next stop, the real world,” regarding the commencement ceremony for Los Alamos High School graduates, student speaker Desta Shelley was misquoted. She did not say “What the hell is a Hilltopper?” as reported. She said, “What the heck is a Hilltopper?” The Monitor apologizes for the mistake.

  • Audit letter threatens lab retirees with loss of health insurance

    One-tenth of Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees recently received letters concerning a “Dependent Eligibility Audit” related to their medical insurance.

    At least one recipient thought the cancellation of benefits threatened in the letter was a bit much, especially when compared to the nonchalant way it was delivered.

  • Patsy June Penny

    PENNY – Patsy June Penny, 79, of Los Alamos, passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, in Los Alamos following an extended illness.

    She was born in Archer City, Texas. She married Robert Owen Penny in November of 1950. They then made their home in Los Alamos.

    She is survived by her son Gary Penny of Los Alamos and brother Jerry Rose of Florida.

    A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

  • Helen Enders

    ENDERS – A memorial service and celebration of Helen Enders’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Sombrillo Nursing Home or Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

  • Pete M. Denney

    DENNEY – Pete M. Denney, 45, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was born in Queens, New York. He was a graduate of Hofstra University in New York and also received his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. Pete was employed at Harris Corporation as an electrical engineer for 13 years. He was formerly employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.

  • Rose Elaine Morris

    MORRIS – Rose Elaine Morris, born on July 20, 1941, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Wednesday, May 21, 2008, following a long illness.

  • Water tests look for high levels of copper, lead

    In accordance with state code, a random sample of residents in Los Alamos with homes built prior to 1983 will have their water tested in mid-June for elevated levels of copper and lead.

    Because most homes built pre-1983 came with industrial strength “original piping,” there is a possibility that corrosion of interior plumbing may lead to elevated levels of copper and lead, and consequently contaminate a homeowner’s water source.

    The testing, required by the New Mexico Department of Health, occurs every three years.