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  • Flights resume--as do long lines--after blizzard

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Angela Madsen was pulled off her plane and her wheelchair stayed on board, she knew she was in for a rough night. The paraplegic athlete struggled to get into the bathrooms at Kennedy Airport. Turning the wheels on her borrowed wheelchair strained her shoulders. Sleeping was impossible.

    "I actually got out of it and laid on the floor," Madsen said.

  • Christmas spirit alive, well in LA

    Holiday sentiment blossoms this time of year as service clubs, churches, schools, businesses and county and laboratory employees focus on families and individuals in need.
     Bake sales are numerous. Families are adopted. Fund drives are held. Food, clothing and toys are collected. These compassionate gestures brighten the season for both receivers and givers.

  • Outgoing Councilors Celebrated

    It’s been a significant year for Los Alamos County Council. Councilors made big decisions on everything from moving ahead with a prospective developer for the Trinity Redevelopment Site to firing County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.
    The year even ended with a bang — not only did councilors approve a contract for the municipal building design-build at their final meeting but they also said goodbye to four of its members.
     “This has been a challenging year for council,” outgoing councilor Michael Wheeler said.

  • Update 12-26-10

    End of the year

    This week the Los Alamos Monitor will highlight the top stories of 2010. In today’s edition, the top sports photos of the year can be found on pages four and five. This week, we will highlight the top local government, LANL, state, sports and national stories. Be sure to pick up a Monitor everyday!

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  • Tax change could bring significant benefits 


    WASHINGTON — If you are a college student, teacher or resident of a state that has sales taxes but no income tax, the bipartisan tax agreement this month could mean significant benefits next year. And the IRS is adjusting its computers to take in your requests.

  • Nambé man finds remains under his home

    SANTA FE  — Nambé resident Jerome Valdez has no plans to move the remains of two early American Indians that were found buried beneath his home north of Santa Fe.
    Valdez, , a 44-year-old pipefitter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, unearthed two graves last Saturday while digging a trench for a new sewer line in the crawl space beneath the house his father built 50 years ago.

  • Update 12-24-10

    Deadline extended

    The deadline for the Community Asset Awards has been extended until 5 p.m. Friday. On-line nominations can be made at www.AssetsInAction.info.
    For additional information call 661-4846. The program is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.
     

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  • Gibson Worked to Upgrade LA

    Councilor Robert Gibson has worked for years to guide Los Alamos into the 21st century. After serving on council from 1997-2000, Gibson decided to serve another stint saying he thought those years would be pivotal for Los Alamos with so many changes looming on the horizon.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory had a new form of management, the county was rebuilding many of its major facilities and the community was, and is, operating in the 20th century, unsure about moving into the 21st century, he said.

  • KRSN moves to Conoco Hill

    Gillian and Dave Sutton appeared tired but excited Wednesday as they packed up the last of their 10 state awards received this year from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association/AP.
    Following their final interview, which included Department of Public Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith and DPU spokesperson Allison Majure, the couple moved from Central Park Square, where the station has operated for 10 years, into a new studio in the Hilltop Shopping Center.

  • Californians start cleaning up mud, water, debris

    HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Constante burst into tears when she saw a red tag slapped on her parents' garage in Highland, deeming it unsafe to enter.

    "My mom and dad worked so hard for this," said the 29-year-old pharmacy technician, wearing knee high rubber boots.

    She couldn't get inside to see how bad the damage was to Christmas presents and other belongings. Out front, two holiday reindeer were enveloped in mud several feet deep.