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  • Today in History for July 5th
  • Raw Video: Visitors Brave Heat for July 4th Show

    Despite high temperatures and the threat of thunderstorms, thousands of visitors from across the continent took part in Independence Day celebrations in the nation's capital.

  • WR Visitor Center nears completion

    Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) volunteers and staff got their first glimpse of the new White Rock Visitor Center last week. The group took in features of the contemporary structure that will showcase Los Alamos County to visitors from around the world.

    Project manager Victor Martinez led the tour of the 3,281-square-foot facility. Few of the interior design elements have been completed, but Martinez helped the group envision the final product.

    The building is designed to underscore White Rock’s natural attractions. The entire front wall is two-stories of glass with views of the landscape and New Mexico’s skies. Every side of the building has windows and doors providing glimpses of the scenery.

  • Fourth of July event still on at Overlook Park

    Los Alamos County is hosting a Fourth of July Celebration at Overlook Park today but there will not be a fireworks display for the second consecutive year.

    Los Alamos County also passed a resolution in June, outlawing the use of fireworks.

    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.

    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 50 and 8:15, food vendors, and “Ton O Fun” Bouncy Toys.

    Festivities get underway at 2 p.m.

  • Today's front page

    Today's Los Alamos Monitor features the Declaration of Independence on the front page. We urge you to read it; read it aloud with your family and friends to gain a renewed understanding of the courage and foresight of the founding fathers, who at great personal risk, made a break with England.

    The core concepts of this document remain as important and valid today as they were at the signing 237 years ago.

    We wish to thank--and urge you to support--the advertisers who participated this effort. You'll see their ads featured thoughout today's newspaper.

    In the event you don't have a copy of the paper handy, here's the Declaration of Independence:

    IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

  • Today in History for July 4th
  • County Briefs 07-03-12

    ACT to offer free rides on 4th

    Atomic City Transit is once again providing a Shuttle Service to Overlook Park this Fourth of July. Even though the fireworks have been canceled, the various fun events will go on! Buses will circulate from both Sullivan Field in Los Alamos and Pinon Elementary School in White Rock to Overlook Park and back every 10 - 15 minutes from 4-11 p.m.

  • Update 07-03-12

    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.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Kiwanis meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple, on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. July 10-Kiwanian Paul Cunningham will speak on a recent trip to Alaska that he and his wife, Mary, took. He says he will “focus on dogs and lights.”

    County Council

  • Hjelm makes run for county clerk

    Candidate Nathan Hjelm wants to bring his computer expertise to the county
    clerk's office.

    "I'm a computer scientist. I've got a master¹s degree in computer science,
    and to a large degree that was specializing in computer security," Hjelm
    said. "And with the fact that we're going more and more electronic, in terms
    of elections, the county clerk should understand the machines they're
    purchasing. I think that's always been kind of key; there are some really
    bad machines out there."

  • U.S. nears decision on nuke cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP)  — The Obama administration is edging toward decisions that would further shrink the U.S. nuclear arsenal, possibly to between 1,000 and 1,100 warheads, reflecting new thinking on the role of nuclear weapons in an age of terror, say current and former officials.

    The reductions that are under consideration align with President Obama’s vision of trimming the nation’s nuclear arsenal without harming national security in the short term, and in the longer term, eliminating nuclear weapons.