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  • Tax Day trespassing case ends in hung jury

    What started as a 24-hour prayer vigil in front of Los Alamos National Laboratory ended with two men praying through the night in a jail cell at the Los Alamos Detention Facility.

    The men were part of a small group praying and protesting April 14 against tax money used to build nuclear weapons.

    Trinity Nuclear Abolitionists members Marcus Patrick Blaise Page, 41, of Albuquerque and Michael Butler, 21, of Gallup were arrested about 9:30 p.m. and charged with criminal trespassing.

  • Hillary stumps for Obama in Espanola

    ESPA'OLA — Hundreds of people joined Democratic political heavyweights in the gym at Northern New Mexico College on Sunday to hear Sen. Hillary Clinton stump for her former rival, presidential candidate Barack Obama, D-Ill.


    George Herbert Pimbley, 86, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen and George Herbert Pimbley. He received his A.B. in mathematics at Western Reserve. He went into the Navy in 1943 attending Midshipman School University of Norte Dame, Harvard University and M.I.T. for training in radar. He served mainly in the Pacific and was aboard the Franklin when it was bombed. After he was separated from the Navy, he stayed in California and worked at Navy Electronics in San Diego and then obtained his M.A. at University of California-Los Angeles.


    Carl W. Buckland Jr., longtime resident of Los Alamos, NM, died on Saturday, August 16, 2008.

    Carl was born in Perry, N.Y., and lived a great life to age 86. He came to Los Alamos in August 1945 where he met the love of his life, Mary Ella Lopez. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and celebrated their 62nd anniversary this past August 10th.

    He is adored by his four children, Carl, David, Anne, and Nancy and their spouses and his grandchildren: Amber, Michael, Kevin, and Marika who all surrounded him during the last days of his life.

  • New transportation supervisor tends to his flock

    Good help is hard to find.  Just ask White Rock resident Keith Rosenbaum.

    School just started and he’s already tackling his first obstacle as transportation supervisor for Los Alamos Public Schools. The beginning of the school year kicked off with a bus driver shortage.

    Parts of Rosenbaum’s duties include hiring bus drivers for the school district, something that’s not always easy.

  • United Way's

    With the need greater than ever, United Way of Northern New Mexico, serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, is kicking off its “People Matter” 2009 Campaign Wednesday. The event is set to take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby at 1200 Trinity Drive.

    “Our mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve in Northern New Mexico,” Executive Director Donna Schroeder said.

    Monitor Publisher Ralph Damiani is chairing the campaign.

  • Domenici honored at foundation banquet

    OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO – The grand banquet room at Ohkay Casino Resort and Hotel was sold out Friday night, thanks to a big name and a worthy cause.

    “I truly don’t deserve it,” Sen. Pete Domenici said near the end of an outpouring of gratitude from an evening of tributes. “But I might as well acknowledge it.”

    Continuing on to his coming retirement, Domenici was the honored guest at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s 12th Annual Banquet, a fund-raiser for a newly endowed scholarship fund in the senator’s name.

  • Skate Park hits legal snag with appeal

    The skate park and its proposed location site near Mesa Public Library have been topics of interest for many Los Alamos residents in recent months. While it seems that Los Alamos youth want the skate park downtown, some residents like Jack and Colleen Hanlon would like to see it located somewhere other than the library site.

    In an effort to get County Council to reconsider the location, the Hanlons filed a Notice of Administrative Appeals in First Judicial District Court on Aug. 8.

  • Special Session begins strangely

    SANTA FE — The second session of the 48th Legislature called by Gov. Bill Richardson convened about 12:30 p.m. Friday and recessed a short time later. Democratic Legislators left the floor to caucus and the House reconvened later in the day.

    “We caucused in the morning,” said Republican Rep. Jeannette Wallace, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, “so we sat around and waited for them to finish. We’re not moving very fast, we didn’t start at noon, there were no proclamations and no bills – it was a strange beginning.”

  • Mountaineers hosting talk on cave adventures

    The Los Alamos Mountaineers on Wednesday evening will host long-time cavers Brian Kendrick and James Hunter as they share their incredible photographs of and exciting adventures in some of the most spectacular caves in the world.

    Brian Kendrick has been actively caving for over seven years primarily in New Mexico with a few caving trips to Colorado, Arizona, and the Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia (TAG) areas.