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Today's News

  • Fashion Maven: Cool Wool

    I   don’t know many knitters, but the few I do know  are experienced and every time I see or wear some of their work, I am inspired.
    Knitting is an enormous part of fashion — always changing, yet defined by the artist’s inspiration and personal touch.
    Knitwear is so vast that I can only touch on a few ideas, but the point is to get all of you to understand that knitwear is for anyone and everyone and is not limited to a certain type of person.
    First on the list, of course, are the sweaters. When you think of the word sweater, some of you might visualize something that resembles the word frumpy.
    If this applies to you, I demand that you erase the idea from your mind, unless you are thinking of a Christmas sweater.

  • 'War Horse’ comes to the silver screen

    On Christmas day, director Steven Spielberg gave families a gift, when he brought a children’s book to the silver screen. Originally published in 1982, Spielberg presents his adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse.”
    The book-turned-movie transports the audience to a time long since passed. Set during World War I, the film starts out in the Devon, England countryside where a farmer, Ted Narracott, (Peter Mullan) purchases a young thoroughbred horse at auction, instead of the plow horse he's supposed to purchase.

  • LA's upset bid falls just short

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team nearly pulled off a stunning upset Friday night, but fell two points short in its quest to knock off No. 4-ranked Capital.

    The Hilltoppers came back from an 11-point hole at the half to take a lead into the fourth quarter. But Mikey Lopez of Capital dropped in a pair of free throws with 3.0 seconds left to lift the Jaguars to a 52-50 win at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos got big second half efforts from Thomas Russell and Bobby Sanders, but despite the upset bid, slipped to 1-3 in District 2-4A play.

    See more information in Sunday's Monitor.

  • NM police capture shooting suspect after standoff

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man being sought in connection with two fatal shootings in south Santa Fe has surrendered to authorities.

    Santa Fe Sheriff's deputies, SWAT teams and other agents surrounded a barricaded home for several hours Friday before Arthur "Arturo" Anaya was taken into custody around 4:45 p.m.

    Authorities say the 54-year-old Anaya is being held on suspicion of two counts of murder.

    They say 51-year-old Theresa Vigil was pronounced dead Tuesday at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center from a gunshot wound to the head.

    Investigators say she was shot Monday in the trailer home she rented from Anaya.

  • LANL activists surrender to authorities

    Will Covert, Mitzi Kraft, Bobbie Sue Davis, Juan Montoya and Marcus Page, members of the Trinity Nuclear Abolition from Albuquerque, turned themselves in to Los Alamos Police Thursday. The five co-defendants were arrested at LANL last year and served 90 days probation, and donated the “mandatory court fee” to a local Tewa environmental justice program. Kevin Purtymun said “they were arrested on a bench warrant from Magistrate Court after turning themselves in this afternoon.” The group will serve four days behind bars for non-payment of court fees.

  • Power outage affects downtown businesses

    Electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities restored power this morning to businesses near Central, 15th and Deacon Street. Power was lost at 4:30 a.m. when a single transformer that serves the area failed. Linemen replaced the transformer and completed all repairs by 8:05 a.m.

    From a press release

     

  • NNSA announces quarterly awards

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Defense Programs today announced the recipients of the Defense Programs’ Employee of the Quarter Awards.
    And two entities with Los Alamos connections were honored.
    Jesús T. Romero, Los Alamos Site Office, is recognized for leading the site technical efforts to upgrade the Los Alamos National Laboratory Plutonium Facility (PF-4) safety basis and address the post-seismic fire accident scenario in a technically defensible manner.

  • Correction 01-27-12

    Due to an editing error, an incorrect amount was shown in the debts listed as part of a bankruptcy proceeding involving Min Sung Park, owner of Central Avenue Grill. The debts shown in court documents total approximately $1.5 million.
    The Los Alamos Monitor regrets any confusion the incorrect total may have caused.

  • Update 01-27-12

    Historic board

    The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    T-Board meeting

    The Transportation Board’s regularly scheduled meeting has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in the public works conference room, 2101 Trinity Drive.

    Special session

    A special session with council and the Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at council chambers.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    DOE/NNSA

  • Students build world's first experimental super computer

    Several local high school and undergraduate students including those from Los Alamos spent their summer assembling 2,500 computers at the  New Mexico Consortium to create the world’s largest large-scale, low-level  systems research facility.  Another group of students spent their recent winter break putting the system together.
    The National Science  Foundation-sponsored project, known as PRObE, will provide a highly reconfigurable, remotely accessible and controllable environment that  researchers anywhere in the world can use to perform experiments that are not  possible at a smaller scale.