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  • For parts of the nation, a fireworks-free Fourth

    DENVER (AP) — Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year.

    From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear that a stray rocket could ignite tinder-dry brush and trigger a wildfire. They're also warning residents not to use fireworks, sparklers or Roman candles in backyards.

    For the second consecutive year, there will be no public fireworks display for residents of Los Alamos County and surrounding areas. The fireworks show has been put on hold indefinitely.

  • Eastern US storms leave 13 dead, cut power to millions--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave.

  • Today in History for June 30th
  • Yard/Garage Sale ads omitted from Friday's newspaper

    Due to a computer layout glitch, it has been determined that the yard/garage sales ads scheduled to publish in today's Los Alamos Monitor were inadvertently omitted.

    All of the ads can be seen in the classifieds online by clicking here.

  • NM police checking if teen rape report was ignored

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating whether authorities failed to assist a 16-year-old boy who alleges a Santa Fe man raped him and videotaped it.

    KOB-TV reports the boy has been held in a juvenile facility since breaking into 43-year-old Jacob Pinto's home in 2010. He is now 18.

    According to court documents, the teen told responding officers he was looking for evidence of the assault.

    The teen's attorney says officers arrested him and didn't look into the allegations.

  • DPU sends out notice for violation

    The Los Alamos Department of Utilities sent out a notice to all its customers this week, saying it failed to report its monthly disinfectant residuals to the New Mexico Environment Department/Drinking Water Bureau in a timely fashion.
    The deadline for the report was April 10 and the compliance data was not received until April 23.
    The notice assured its customers that the quality of water was not compromised and it was “a failure to meet an administrative requirement.”
    DPU head John Arrowsmith said the delay was because of “human error.
    “We had the data and we send it to them monthly but they recently imposed a quarterly report for the first time and it didn’t get done.”

  • Update 06-29-12

    Parents wanted

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for parents to try out potential new versions of their websites. Parents new to the community and parents of current elementary, middle and high schoolers are needed.  Email Colin MacArthur at c.macarthur@laschools.net or call 629-0776 to schedule a time to help.

    Library meetings

    The Los Alamos County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Mesa Public Library.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 10 in council chambers.

    Photo exhibit

  • Obamacare reaction along party lines

    On the political front, reaction to Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling concerning America’s healthcare overhaul was right along party lines. Democrats rejoiced and Republicans vowed to repeal.

    Locally, Stephanie Garcia Richard (D), running for the State House District 43 seat, applauded the decision.

    “This decision from the Supreme Court is good for us here in New Mexico because we have one of the highest uninsured rates in the nation and highest indigent care expenses per capita,” Garcia Richard said. “As we are able to get more people insured it will reduce the overall costs for everyone in our state.

  • No fireworks at July 4 celebration

    For the second consecutive year, there will be no public fireworks display at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    According to a press release from the Kiwanis Club, the decision was made in consultation with the Los Alamos Fire Department. They cited the dangerously dry conditions embracing Northern New Mexico.

    However, there will be a July 4 celebration.

    All other activities, including Atomic City Transit to the park, will go on as planned. There will be music by the Nomads and Community Winds, a display by the Habanero Skydivers at both 5:00 and 8:15, food vendors, and “Ton O Fun” Bouncy Toys.

    Donations are welcome for the event.    

  • SF Forest to close majority of roads

    A majority of roads and trails in the Santa Fe National Forest are being closed to motorized travel.

    Officials released a plan Thursday prohibiting all unauthorized off-road travel on nearly 70 percent of forest roads.

    Forest supervisor Maria Garcia says under the new plan, about 2,463 miles of roads and trails will be available to vehicles. Another 138 miles of previously unauthorized paths will now be accessible.

    Garcia says the plan was developed from six years of public meetings on alternative routes.