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  • News Update: Obama to send 1,200 troops to US-Mexico border

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will send 1,200 National Guard troops to boost security along the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said Tuesday, pre-empting Republican plans to try to force votes on such a deployment.

  • News Update: Governor to deliver keynote address at summit

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson will deliver the keynote address at the National Climate Adaptation Summit in Washington D.C. Wednesday morning.  

    The summit, hosted by the Obama administration, will address climate adaptation planning and the impacts of climate change.

    Richardson intends to travel to Washington D.C. Tuesday and return to New Mexico Thursday morning.


  • Witness says BP took 'shortcuts'

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Senior managers complained oil giant BP was "taking shortcuts" by replacing heavy drilling fluid with saltwater in the well that blew out, triggering the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, according to witness statements obtained by The Associated Press.

  • 05-26-10 Update

    Stam, Shlachter recital

      Los Alamos Arts Council presents Henry Stam and Dov Shlachter’s senior recital at 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge.

    Reactor demo

  • Panel looking at damage lawsuits

    SANTA FE — The State Investment Council plans to hire an outside law firm to pursue the possible recovery of losses from failed investments and questionable fees paid to third-party marketing agents.

    State Investment Officer Steve Moise said Tuesday the law firm should be hired by late September and will be done through a competitive bidding process.

    The council oversees the management of New Mexico’s endowment funds valued at about $13 billion.

  • Don’t toss it, post it

    Doing some spring cleaning around the house and have some items that you no longer have a use for but are still in good shape? Instead of throwing them away, why not see if there are other members in the community who would be happy to take them off your hands.  

    No, I am not saying you have to have a garage sale. Instead, use the wonderful online resource freecycle.org. Freecycle is free to all and allows community members to swap items in a cost and hassle free manner.  

  • Plugging into White Rock

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a four-part series about Capital Improvement Projects moving forward in Los Alamos County.

    Travelers heading to Bandelier National Monument could soon stop at a new White Rock Visitors Center Complex along N.M. 4 if county council approves a Phase 2 Design and Construction application June 8.

    The project is part of the larger White Rock Master Plan approved by the council more than two years ago. The master plan lists various projects intended to be catalytic in revitalizing the White Rock downtown area.

  • Council says no to LACDC

    County councilors want to bring business to Los Alamos. If there was ever any doubt about those intentions, the air was cleared during Tuesday night’s council meeting.

    Councilors voted 5-2 to renew only the MainStreet portion of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation contract and solicit bids for economic development services. Councilor Vincent Chiravalle made the motion, seconded by Councilor Ralph Phelps.


    Police officers discovered a body inside a residence on Canyon View Drive Wednesday afternoon after receiving a call from a concerned neighbor.

    Authorities are in the process of determining the cause of death and are withholding the age and gender of the body until their investigation is concluded, which may hinge on preliminary autopsy results due Thursday morning.

    Pick up a copy of today's Los Alamos Monitor for the full story.

  • Economic rebound sputters in Q1, numbers more anemic than first reported

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic rebound last quarter turned out to be slower than first thought, one of the reasons unemployment is likely to stay high this year.

    The economy grew at a 3 percent annual rate from January to March, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That was slightly weaker than an initial estimate of 3.2 percent a month ago. The new reading, based on more complete information, also fell short of economists' forecast for stronger growth of 3.4 percent.