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Today's News

  • Update 09-28-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in council chambers.

    Public meeting

    The Eastern Area Maintenance Project Public meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m., today at the council chambers.

    Parade

    The Los Alamos High School homecoming parade will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Alamos. At
    7 p.m., the Hilltoppers football team will host Albuquerque Academy at Sullivan Field.

    Hall update

    State Rep. Jim Hall of Los Alamos will speak at noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 on what he has learned since he was chosen to succeed the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in the legislature. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

  • Payne points to wins in Rio Rancho

    This is the final story in a series featuring highlights from the community panel interviews of the county administrator candidates. Answers to some of the questions, such as the candidate’s experience and how it relates to the position, have been covered in previous Los Alamos Monitor stories.

    Jim Payne served one year as city manager for Rio Rancho and has nearly 25 years experience as a city administrator in Wisconsin and Iowa.

    In relating that prior experience to the challenges in Los Alamos, Payne pointed to specific examples of his economic development experience.

  • Researcher nets Presidential Award

    Los Alamos National Laboratory researcher Evgenya Simakov has been named by President Barack Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

    Simakov, of the Laboratory’s Acceleration and Operations Technology Division, was one of 94 scientists within 16 federal agencies nationwide to receive the honor.

  • Experts propose life saving actions after nuclear strike

    WASHINGTON — Major cities and other communities in the United States can take a number of preparedness measures to drastically reduce the number fatalities and illnesses that would follow a nuclear strike, a leading nongovernmental organization declared on Tuesday.

    The Rad Resilient City plan includes a seven-point checklist composed by an expert panel that communities can implement to better protect residents from radioactive fallout after an atomic blast. Adherence to the guidelines could save more than 100,000 lives, according to the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Biosecurity, which led development of the report.

  • Zerkle earns Congressional Award Bronze Medal

  • Pending cases gain momentum

    Some high profile cases are set to get underway in area courtrooms.

    A 9 a.m. hearing on Oct. 17 has been set in Los Alamos Magistrate Court for former Los Alamos Middle School teacher Peter Bowman. The 47-year-old married father of three is charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor.

    Police Capt. Randy Foster said his department first became aware of Bowman’s alleged relationship with a 14-year-old LAMS female student after she came forward with the information.

  • Top 10 Movies 09-29-11

    1.  “The Lion King,” weekend gross,
    $21.9 million
    2.  “Moneyball”  weekend gross,
    $19.5 million
    3.  “Dolphin Tale,” weekend gross,
    $19 million
    4.  “Abduction,” $10.9  million
    5. “Killer Elite,” weekend gross,
    $9.3 million
    6.  “Contagion,” weekend gross,
    $8.4 million
    7.   “Drive,” weekend gross,
    $5.7 million

    8.  “The Help,” weekend gross,
    $4.3 million

    9.  “Straw Dogs,” weekend gross, $2 million

    10.  “I Don’t Know How She Does It,”

  • Out and About 09-29-11

    Art openings

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Arts, 435 S. Guadalupe St., Santa Fe, presents an exhibition of prints celebrating the 20th Century’s master artists, including George Condo, Richard Diebenkorn, Roy Lichtenstein and Edward Ruscha, among others. The show opens from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

    Hunter Kirkland Contemporary, 200-B Canyon Road, Santa Fe, will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday for T. Barny and Gregory Frank Harris.

  • LA Happenings 09-29-11

    Music

    The “Craig Martin Experience” will perform from 2–4 p.m. Saturday at the Los Alamos Co-op as part of a quarterly Member Appreciation Day.

    The Blue Window Bistro will host a Jazz Night featuring the Jan McDonald Jazz Trio, from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8. Tickets are $15 per person and dinner reservations are required.

    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

  • Top 10 Singles 09-29-11

    1. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    2. Someone Like You, Adele

    3. Pumped Up Kicks, Foster the People
    4. Party Rock Anthem, LMFAO

    5. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

    6. Lighters, Bad Meets Evil, featuring Bruno Mars

    7. You Make Me Feel, Cobra Starship
    8. Cheers (Drink to That), Rihanna
    9. Super Bass, Nicki Minaj
    10. You and I, Lady Gaga