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Today's News

  • School Board meets at Mountain Thursday

  • Harvey Yates takes time to talk about the issues

    New Mexico’s new GOP chairman, Harvey E. Yates Jr., recently spent time on the phone with local GOP Chair Ron Dolin.

    “It’s a good thing I have TiVo,” joked Dolin who was watching sports on television when his phone rang. “I thought he might talk to me for maybe 15 minutes but he spent nearly an hour and I was very impressed with his knowledge and passion for the issues.”

  • State energy fantasia shot down by Senator

    Miro Kovacevich fought for what he called a “declaration of energy independence” last month and he won at least a symbolic victory.

    Kovacevich is a former banking consultant who played a role in developing the Solar  Energy Research Park and Academy (SERPA) in Española.

    His bill passed the New Mexico Legislature with unanimous votes in both chambers, despite its ambitious price tag of $21 billion a year.

  • Eco Station open for business

    Dirty, slimy, smelly garbage is often the image drummed up when the word landfill comes to mind.

    The Los Alamos County landfill was no different than what one might have imagined a landfill to be. However, Los Alamos County was looking for a cleaner way to get rid of garbage and found it in the idea of an Eco Station.

  • Trinity Drive may need fixing

    Dear Editor,

    If Victor Gavron (“Road is not broken,” Tuesday, March 12) attended the meeting he talks about, he must have been interested to observe that the vast majority of the roughly 80 attendees indicated by their votes that they think Trinity is indeed broken and needs fixing.

  • We need nuclear power

    Dear Editor,

    Kudos to you for reprinting the Trever editorial cartoon in Wednesday’s Monitor!

    Trever cleverly exposed the hypocrisy of President Obama claiming to take politics out of science by lifting the ban on embryonic stem cell research and at the same time stopping funding for the Yucca Mountain nuclear power plant waste disposal site. The nuclear power option must be maintained to combat global warming!

    Morris B. Pongratz

    Los Alamos

  • Ready for bartering?

    Dear Editor,

    When street thugs, as well as robber-barons (in the state-sponsored bailed-out banking industry and in state-sponsored bailed-out moneyfacturing enterprises, and yes, I do mean “moneyfacturing”) usurp and hoard ill-gotten and obscene treasures– the obvious remedy is to devaluate their dollars (and ours) to zero.

  • A new way of making supper

    I take a personal interest in pickup trucks that can shut down half their cylinders to get better gas mileage when conditions permit. And I’ve studied the mechanics of hybrid cars that save braking energy to help power your vehicle a bit later in your journey.

    Efficiency fascinates me.

    But the efficiency of engines, as important as it is, pales in global significance to the basic efficiency of one piece of the living world.

  • The Physics Van to roll into Los Alamos Thursday

    Los Alamos alumni always come back to show how they’ve turned out and this week, Aspen Elementary School graduate Richard C. Korzekwa will do just that.

    Korzekwa is here at the request of friend and fellow teacher Brittney Newman. With the help of the Bradbury Science Museum, he is visiting Aspen Elementary School, the Jemez Pueblo and Chamisa Elementary School in the Physics Van.

  • Baseball: LA returns home to face Pojoaque

    After three straight weekends at tournaments, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will be back at home this afternoon.

    Los Alamos will host Pojoaque in a nondistrict game today at Bomber Field. That game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

    The Hilltoppers (3-8) have finished seventh in all three of their season tournaments, including last weekend’s Aztec Invitational.

    Los Alamos lost its first two games of the tournament to Farmington 12-2, and Piedra Vista 8-0, before coming back to beat Aztec’s Tigers 20-9.