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  • 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.

  • Ready to run

    The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics took place today and Los Alamos police officers turned out in force to help raise awareness and funds during the event. Some 13 local officers participated along with volunteers and ambulance service provided by the Auxiliary Fire Brigade. The torch relay takes the runners over a 40-mile course that ends in Jemez Springs. Those interested in donating to the cause can contact Det. Sgt. Oliver Morris at 662-8281.

  • Donna Summer, queen of disco, dies at 63

     

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disco queen Donna Summer, whose pulsing anthems such as "Last Dance," ''Love to Love You Baby" and "Bad Girl" became the soundtrack for a glittery age of sex, drugs, dance and flashy clothes, has died. She was 63.

  • Smoke from Arizona wildfire may impact Northern New Mexico

    Wildfires along the Mogollon Rim in Arizona and within the Gila Region of New Mexico will become center stage for the next couple days.  An upper level trough entering central California this afternoon will allow southwest winds to increase over New Mexico through Friday.  Windy, very dry, and unstable conditions Friday will force smoke concentrations over Arizona and southwest New Mexico toward northern and central New Mexico.  Winds will shift to the west Saturday forcing smoke farther south into central and southern New Mexico.
     

  • LA baby remains in stable condition in ICU at ABQ hospital

    According to Los Alamos Police Captain Randy Foster, the 11-week-old baby boy, who sustained a variety of injuries after being allegedly dropped by a 19-year-old Los Alamos man, remains in stable condition in the intensive care unit of UNM Hospital in Albuquerque Friday.

    Foster said doctors still are trying to determine the extent of injuries.

    Tyrell Abney, 19, was arrested and charged  Wednesday with child abuse resulting in great bodily harm –a first-degree felony – after Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados issued a warrant for his arrest. He remains in the Los Alamos Detention Center on a $100,000 cash-only bond.