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  • State approves clean-up for closed mines

    The Mining and Minerals Division approved reclamation plans for two closed uranium mines in the Grants Mineral Belt.  They are Section 27 Mine, once operated by the United Nuclear Corporation of Gallup and JJ No. 1/L-Bar Mine, once operated by Sohio Western Mining Company, now under the responsibility of Rio Tinto Energy of America, of Salt Lake City. Both mines have also provided financial assurance to the state for the cost of the reclamation. Mines are required to conduct reclamation under the New Mexico Mining Act.

  • 11-1 Update

    Open enrollment reminder

      The LANS Benefits Office has provided additional copies of information

    presented at the Open Enrollment meeting for Lab retirees in mid-October.  Copies are available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos and at the White Rock Senior Center. It should be noted that the premium for retirees in the Dental Insurance Plan is unchanged (no cost). The Open Enrollment period began Monday and will end on Nov.20.

    A day of

    rememberance

  • NEWS ALERT: LANL project manager selected for governor's public service award.

    Read more in Friday's Monitor

  • Candidate briefs local GOP leaders

    Four-term legislator Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, R-Bernalillo, is running for governor and her platform centers on ethics, education, infrastructure and service.

  • Zerkle honored with Gov’s award

    Carolyn E. Zerkle, in charge of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s stimulus project, has won one of Gov. Richardson’s distinguished public servant awards for 2009.

    Zerkle normally serves as deputy director for engineering and engineering sciences, but she has a history of special assignments at the laboratory, going back to her management of the rehabilitation efforts related to the Cerro Grande Fire.

  • L.A. Apartments demolition to begin soon

    Demolition of the former Los Alamos Apartments is expected to get underway soon. The contractor, Coronado Wrecking, has begun mobilizing and staging at the site this week. Four of the five buildings on the western side of the site with addresses 1305, 1175, 1075 and 1013 will be demolished. Building 939, as well as the adjacent parking lot immediately to the west, will remain for continued occupation and use. The other four buildings slated for demolition are unoccupied.

  • High-tech spooktacular science

    The “Under Cover of Darkness” theme is all about planets, black holes, constellations, wobbly stars and lunar craters.

      When does science get spooktacular? To find out, climb into your costume and head on over to the Bradbury Science Museum for “High-Tech Halloween.” Back for its 16th year, the creepy educational event is from 4-7 p.m. today.

  • The update

    Get some computer help

      Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees who need some computer assistance during open enrollment are encourage to use the computer facilities at the Betty Ehart Senior Center and at the White Rock Senior Center. Contact the Betty Ehart Senior Center at 662-8920 to get someone to assist.

    Dems to  host booth

  • Breaking News: H1N1 claims five more New Mexico victims

  • Higher tax bills coming to a mailbox near you

    Increased property tax bills will be mailed out Monday to local residents and Los Alamos County Assessor JoAnn Johnson and Chief Deputy Assessor Joaquin Valdez sat down to discuss the situation during a meeting in their office Tuesday.

    “Property owners will see an increase on their 2009 tax bills compared to their 2008 tax bills. The property taxes are based on the 2009 assessed value, which are based on 2008 market levels and notices of those values were mailed out to residents back in April,” Valdez said.