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  • Power outage affects downtown businesses

    Electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities restored power this morning to businesses near Central, 15th and Deacon Street. Power was lost at 4:30 a.m. when a single transformer that serves the area failed. Linemen replaced the transformer and completed all repairs by 8:05 a.m.

    From a press release

     

  • Correction 01-27-12

    Due to an editing error, an incorrect amount was shown in the debts listed as part of a bankruptcy proceeding involving Min Sung Park, owner of Central Avenue Grill. The debts shown in court documents total approximately $1.5 million.
    The Los Alamos Monitor regrets any confusion the incorrect total may have caused.

  • Update 01-27-12

    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board’s regularly scheduled meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the public works conference room, 2101 Trinity Drive.

    Special session

    A special session with council and the Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    DOE/NNSA

  • Locals Are Nuts About History

    Many Los Alamos locals share a certain pride and passion for the community’s history. Five of these locals shared their explorations through Los Alamos history with an attentive crowd on Thursday night, in a lecture sponsored by Friends of the Library as part of the continuing centennial festivities.

    Self-proclaimed “history nuts” and local authors Dorothy Hoard, Judy Machen, Janie O’Rourke, Sharon Snyder, and Georgia Strickfaden shared their enthusiasm and knowledge of Los Alamos history through rare photos, maps and stories.

    Those who attended were taken on a journey across ancient trails and historical roads as this group of talented presenters discussed the various periods in local history in chronological succession.

  • Ice Rink upgrades get frosty OK

    The race is on.

    The first of several Capital Improvements Program (CIP) projects vying for funding during this year’s budget talks came before the CIP committee Thursday night.

    The hearing covered four phase II applications for Ice Rink improvements. Those include adding a cover to the rink, demolishing the repurposed Zamboni garage to build a new locker room facility, adding 34 parking spaces and blocking parking on West Road and the installation of a lift station and force main to connect to existing county sewer infrastructure.

    The phase I study, budgeted at $240,000, was conducted by consultants Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
    Associate Jarrod Likar presented the design options.  

  • Special operations expanding as wars recede

    WASHINGTON (AP) — War is going back under wraps — that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

    Big armies and the land invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan will be replaced by fast and light special operations raids that leave little trace, or better yet, raids by friendly local forces the U.S. has trained, helping fight mutual enemies side by side.

  • US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties.

    In a report for release Friday, The Constitution Project warns that as the Obama administration partners more with the energy, financial, communications and health care industries to monitor and protect networks, sensitive personal information of people who work for or communicate with those companies could be improperly or inadvertently disclosed.

  • VIDEO: Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay

    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring.

  • VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Done With Political 'High Wire'

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that after 20 years, she's done with the "high wire" of politics. State Department employees asked Mrs. Clinton if she would run for Vice President.

  • First Person: Urban Forager Subsists on Squirrel

    A self-proclaimed urban foraging family in Seattle says it traps and eats squirrel as part of its diet.