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Today's News

  • State approves clean-up for closed mines

    The Mining and Minerals Division approved reclamation plans for two closed uranium mines in the Grants Mineral Belt.  They are Section 27 Mine, once operated by the United Nuclear Corporation of Gallup and JJ No. 1/L-Bar Mine, once operated by Sohio Western Mining Company, now under the responsibility of Rio Tinto Energy of America, of Salt Lake City. Both mines have also provided financial assurance to the state for the cost of the reclamation. Mines are required to conduct reclamation under the New Mexico Mining Act.

  • 11-1 Update

    Open enrollment reminder

      The LANS Benefits Office has provided additional copies of information

    presented at the Open Enrollment meeting for Lab retirees in mid-October.  Copies are available at the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos and at the White Rock Senior Center. It should be noted that the premium for retirees in the Dental Insurance Plan is unchanged (no cost). The Open Enrollment period began Monday and will end on Nov.20.

    A day of

    rememberance

  • Hassle-free holidays for pets and their people

    Los Alamos resident Robin Priestley has launched her pet sitting service just in time for the busy holiday travel season.

    Now an empty nester, Priestley turned her lifelong love of animals into a vocation. Her friend, Sylvia Hush, who has made quite a success of her own pet sitting business, inspired her.

  • Boys soccer: LA shuts out Goddard to advance

    Looking at the final score, it would be tough to believe Friday’s boys soccer game was anybody’s contest until late in the second half.

    But the Los Alamos Hilltoppers broke open the game with two goals, one coming at the 67-minute mark and one at the 70-minute mark.

    Those goals made the sailing a lot smoother for the Hilltoppers as they topped the Goddard Rockets 3-0 in the opening round game of the Class AAAA state tournament Friday afternoon at Sullivan Field.

  • Volleyball: Toppers pick up win in finale, 3-0

    Despite the best efforts of the Capital Jaguars, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team finished the regular season in style.

    Capital, with little to play for beyond trying to snap Los Alamos’ impressive win streak, kept pace throughout three games Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium. But Los Alamos would turn back Capital’s upset bid, holding on for a 3-0 victory in the teams’ regular season finale.

  • Football: LA picks up big win in the Valley

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team trounced the Española Valley Sundevils on the road Friday night, but that win wouldn’t be enough to keep the Hilltoppers’ district title hopes alive.

    Los Alamos scored 42 unanswered points the first half of Friday night’s game against the Sundevils and allowed only an opening possession Sundevils’ score in the second half to earn the District 2AAAA victory.

  • Putting on a glowing display

    An uncarved pumpkin is just a blank, seed-filled canvas. Each year, the community looks forward to seeing pumpkins transformed, some into classic Jack-o-lanterns with triangle eyes and toothy grins, others into something else – intricately carved portraits of witches speeding by on their brooms or of characters from the Simpsons.  

    One of the best parts of Halloween is seeing all the best work lit up in a long eerie line, a sort of pumpkin masquerade.

  • NEWS ALERT: LANL project manager selected for governor's public service award.

    Read more in Friday's Monitor

  • Candidate briefs local GOP leaders

    Four-term legislator Rep. Janice Arnold-Jones, R-Bernalillo, is running for governor and her platform centers on ethics, education, infrastructure and service.

  • Zerkle honored with Gov’s award

    Carolyn E. Zerkle, in charge of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s stimulus project, has won one of Gov. Richardson’s distinguished public servant awards for 2009.

    Zerkle normally serves as deputy director for engineering and engineering sciences, but she has a history of special assignments at the laboratory, going back to her management of the rehabilitation efforts related to the Cerro Grande Fire.