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Today's News

  • Cadets make the grade

    The Los Alamos Fire Training Academy graduated its 24th cadet class Friday morning during a ceremony at White Rock Baptist Church. Graduates inlcude David Apodaca, Daniel Martinez, Kenneth Martinez, Samuel Meyersick, Ernesto Polson and Nathaniel Sisneros.
    Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess told those who attended the ceremony that the graduates’ willingness to get out there and protect the community is indicative of the kind of people the men are.  Ciseneros was honored as the class speaker. “We’re prepared for a new chapter in our careers,” he told his classmates.

  • Commercial air travel potential

    Airport manager Peter Soderquist has researched a plan for bringing commercial air travel to Los Alamos. He is proposing a pilot project in which Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the county subsidize the service, with LANL paying 50 percent of the $150,000 cost and the county covering the rest.

    One-way flights would cost $55, about $30 less than the shuttle. With the subsidy, the air service could be profitable with just four or five people on each of the six to nine flights a day.

    County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher estimates that if just 4,000 of those passengers spent two nights in Los Alamos, the service would bring in $1.28 million in new meal and lodging revenue per year.

  • VIDEO: Robot Rodeo 2012 at LANL

    Bomb Squads from across the U.S. wrangled their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Tuesday, June 19 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Eight teams participated in the three-day competition that featured 12 events. The Laboratory — along with Sandia National Laboratories, the Region II International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, REMOTEC, U.S. Technical Working Group and QinetiQ — sponsor the Robot Rodeo. This year's winner, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office.

  • For parts of the nation, a fireworks-free Fourth

    DENVER (AP) — Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year.

    From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear that a stray rocket could ignite tinder-dry brush and trigger a wildfire. They're also warning residents not to use fireworks, sparklers or Roman candles in backyards.

    For the second consecutive year, there will be no public fireworks display for residents of Los Alamos County and surrounding areas. The fireworks show has been put on hold indefinitely.

  • Lunch Talk

    Assets Coordinator, Bernadette Lauritzen met with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Director, Pauline Powell Schneider and some volunteers from the Cookies and Conversation program recently. The team discussed the benefits of the program, ways it could be improved and strategies for next year. Those wishing to volunteer to have lunch with middle and high school students can call 661-4846 for more details. Seniors are members of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).

  • Eastern US storms leave 13 dead, cut power to millions--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave.

  • Today in History for June 30th
  • Feds File Doping Charges Against Armstrong

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

  • Yard/Garage Sale ads omitted from Friday's newspaper

    Due to a computer layout glitch, it has been determined that the yard/garage sales ads scheduled to publish in today's Los Alamos Monitor were inadvertently omitted.

    All of the ads can be seen in the classifieds online by clicking here.

  • NM police checking if teen rape report was ignored

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating whether authorities failed to assist a 16-year-old boy who alleges a Santa Fe man raped him and videotaped it.

    KOB-TV reports the boy has been held in a juvenile facility since breaking into 43-year-old Jacob Pinto's home in 2010. He is now 18.

    According to court documents, the teen told responding officers he was looking for evidence of the assault.

    The teen's attorney says officers arrested him and didn't look into the allegations.