Today's News

  • Weather interferes with lawn chair balloon flight--Video Extra

    BEND, Ore. (AP) — Hours into their lawn-chair balloon flight, two men made a hard landing after they were hit by hail and snow as thunderstorms swept into central Oregon. But their back-yard aircraft floated away.

  • People in the News 07-15-12

    Jessica Mietz of Los Alamos, received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Luther College, May 20.


    Alyssa Schreiber graduated from the Adams State University, Alamosa, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing. She was also listed on the president’s honor roll for the fall 2011 semester. Students must have earned at least at least a 3.5 GPA, and carried a 12 credit hour load to qualify.  


    The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has named Meredith B. Webster of Los Alamos, to the spring semester dean’s list. Webster is a student in the university’s College of Liberal Arts.

  • Olympic News 07-15-12

    Jordan: No way 2012 U.S. hoops team better than ‘Dream Team’

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Michael Jordan said there’s no way Kobe Bryant and this year’s USA Olympic basketball team could’ve beaten the 1992 Dream Team.
    Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday that he laughed — “I absolutely laughed” — when hearing Bryant’s comments that the squad training in Las Vegas could take Jordan and company.
    Jordan said there’s “no comparison” which team is better.
    “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,” Jordan said prior playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte.

  • Developers pull plans for New Mexico scientific ghost town

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The company behind plans to build a scientific ghost town says it is pulling out of a deal to develop the make-believe city near Hobbs.

    Pegasus Global Holdings in May announced with much fanfare its selection of a 15-square mile site in Hobbs and Lea County near the Texas border for development of the Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing. Officials said they had hoped to break ground by the end of June.

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  • NM delegation seeks help for Santa Clara Pueblo

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are calling on Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and federal emergency managers to release funding to help prevent more flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Tribal officials were forced to issue another disaster declaration this week following flooding along Santa Clara Creek.

    The pueblo is located to the northeast of the Las Conchas burn scar.

  • Regional Coalition appoints executive director, names officers

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities announced today it has contracted with the MVM Group to Provide Executive Director services to help move the coalition forward.

    The MVM Group is a strategic consulting firm focused on the intersection of business strategy, public policy and reputation management.

    Partners DeAnza Valencia Sapien, Yasine Mogharreban Armstrong and Lillian Montoya-Rael lead the firm.

    Sapien, a New Mexico attorney, will assume lead role of Executive Director for the Coalition.

  • Storm water monitoring

    Erin English (right) and two others check out posters at the LANL stormwater permit meeting Thursday night in Pojoaque. English, who works for Biohabitats in Santa Fe, was one of five speakers at the event. She talked about green infrastructure and low impact development. For more on the meeting, check out next week’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Nominations sought for Public Service Awards

    There’s still time to nominate an exceptional person for the Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards for this year’s program.
    About 10 to 12 honorees are typically selected and celebrated at an awards banquet Nov. 1 at the Marriott Pyramid in Albuquerque.
    Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, in charge of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base, has confirmed as the keynote speaker.
     The Nuclear Weapons Center is the steward and logistics manager for the Air Force’s nuclear arsenal. Its job is to ensure the availability of safe, secure and reliable nuclear weapons to the Air Force’s Global Strike Command if, when and where they might be needed.