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  • Arizona Fire Covers 12 Square Miles

    Officials in Arizona expect wind to keep spreading north of Phoenix. The fire has already burned 12 square miles.

  • Today in History for May 18th
  • New Military pass for parks

    The National Park Service announced that on May 19,  Armed Forces Day,

    they will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397

    National Park Service areas for active duty military members and their

    dependents. This military version of the America the Beautiful National

    Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to

  • Weekend eclipse photos?

    Tell us about your eclipse experience and send us your eclipse photos to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Udall to speak in LA Friday

    On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Research Laboratory in Los Alamos.
     
    Construction of the laboratory, and the ensuing research, is the product of a partnership from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos County and NMC.
     

  • Census: Minorities Now Surpass Whites in Births

    For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

  • LA Urgent Care founder arrested for patronizing prostitute

    Dr. Richard Lieberman, the founder and medical director of New Mexico MedWorks, Urgent Care Santa Fe, Los Alamos Urgent Care and Valley First Care in Española, was arrested in Albuquerque Wednesday after being caught in a compromising situation.

    According to the criminal complaint, Lieberman, whose practice is primarily in Santa Fe, allegedly was spotted in his black BMW SUV on Central Avenue in Albuquerque where he was seen by detectives picking up a prostitute around 11:30 a.m. Detectives say they saw Lieberman and the woman, who was identified as Josalane Harrison allegedly snorting from a nasal spray bottle at a traffic light.

    Police followed the couple to the woman’s apartment complex.

    Detectives questioned them.

  • Bandelier offers visitors chance to witness eclipse

    Bandelier National Monument will offer an opportunity to witness a solar eclipse Sunday.
    “The last solar eclipse in the United States occurred in 1994, this will truly be a once in a lifetime experience,” said Superintendent Jason Lott.
    There are 33 national parks positioned for a great view of the eclipse.  At Bandelier, visitors will see an annular eclipse where a thin ring of the sun is visible around the moon.  Since the sun is not completely blocked, participants will receive complimentary solar shades and be able to look at the sun through solar telescopes.
    In addition to the eclipse viewing, park staff, with the help of the Bradbury Science Museum and local astronomy groups will offer other activities including:

  • Giant chess match scheduled for Saturday

    From 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the LAHS auxillary gym, Mario will take on the Ringling

    Brother’s  Circus in an oversized chess match like no other. Students in the

    2-d/3-d and ceramics/sculpture classes have created oversized chess pieces

    out of paper mache. These pieces range in size from 7 ft tall to 4 ft. tall.

    The chessboard is 24 ft by 24 ft.

  • Update 05-17-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 24. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Concert series

    The Los Alamos Summer Concert Series opens at 7 p.m. Friday with the Tino Dimotrov Band and DK and the Affordables at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    Meeting canceled

    The CIP Evaluation and Oversight Committee has canceled its regular monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in Council Chambers.