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  • AP IMPACT: Meth flourishes despite tracking laws

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Electronic systems that track sales of the cold medicine used to make methamphetamine have failed to curb the drug trade and instead created a vast, highly lucrative market for profiteers to buy over-the-counter pills and sell them to meth producers at a huge markup.

    An Associated Press review of federal data shows that the lure of such easy money has drawn thousands of new people into the methamphetamine underworld over the last few years.

  • Arctic blast coats South in treacherous snow, ice

    ATLANTA (AP) — Southerners more accustomed to sunshine than snow ditched wrecked cars on icy roadsides and huddled in chilly, dark homes Monday as a wintry blast swept the region and threatened days of treacherous conditions.

  • Monitor Website will soon become subscriber-based

    The Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com will become a subscription-based news and information site beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1.

    All of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Miranda brings experience to position

    Annalisa Miranda may be new to Los Alamos County but she is no novice in her position as logistics manager/ purchasing agent.
    Miranda came on board as the county’s new logistics manager/ purchasing agent on Nov. 15 but has worked in this field her entire career.
    In this position, Miranda said, “We’re responsible for making sure the county has all the goods and supplies and services it needs to give to the citizens of Los Alamos.”

  • Update 01-09-11

    Quarterly pickup

    The White Rock Quarterly Bulk Item Pickup will begin at 8 a.m. Monday.
    All furniture, appliances, Christmas trees and yard debris must be at the curb by
    8 a.m. For more information, call 662-8163.


    UNM-LA board meeting Monday
    The UNM-LA Advisory Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lecture Hall, Bulding 2.

    School board meeting Tuesday
    The LAPS board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pajarito Cliffs Building 1 conference room.

     

  • Winter Weather Advisory through Monday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... EXPECT AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES... WITH AN ADDITIONAL INCH LOCALLY OVER SUMMITS AND HIGHER SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL INTENSIFY AND EXPAND IN COVERAGE BY MID MORNING... WITH SNOW SHOWERS TAPERING OFF RAPIDLY AFTER NOON TODAY.

  • Giffords: Dem who wins in conservative district

    PHOENIX (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords, one of her state's most high-profile Democrats, seems at first glance to be an unlikely choice of voters in conservative-leaning southern Arizona.

    But she has managed to remain popular, winning election three times in the Tucson-area congressional district by holding centrist positions, reaching out to constituents and bucking her party's position on many issues as a key member of the "Blue Dog Coalition" Democrats.

    She has been tough on border security, but supports comprehensive immigration reform.

  • Has overfishing ended? Top US scientist says yes

    BOSTON (AP) — For the first time in at least a century, U.S. fishermen won't take too much of any species from the sea, one of the nation's top fishery scientists says.

    The projected end of overfishing comes during a turbulent fishing year that's seen New England fishermen switch to a radically new management system. But scientist Steve Murawski said that for the first time in written fishing history, which goes back to 1900, "As far as we know, we've hit the right levels, which is a milestone."

  • Fans celebrate Elvis' 76th birthday in Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, have gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday.

    Pena, the guest of honor Saturday at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like stacked television sets as fans cheered both the singer and the miner outside Elvis' longtime Memphis home.

    Presley was born Jan. 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Miss.

  • Details of suspect in Ariz rampage slowly emerge

    TUCSON, Arizona (AP) — An initial portrait of the man accused of shooting Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head in an attack that also killed six people outside a Tucson grocery store slowly began to emerge, as authorities described a young man with a troubled past and neighbors recalled a 22-year-old who often kept to himself.

    One former classmate said the accused gunman, Jared Loughner, often did his own thing. Another described him as a student who disrupted class with occasional outbursts.