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Today's News

  • State gets closer to historical park

    Legislation finally has been introduced in Congress to create a Manhattan Project Historical Park. New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman is the prime sponsor.
    The Senate bill is the culmination of a nine-year effort by Bingaman to recognize the founding scientific community of Los Alamos which forever changed the world. Some will say the change was for the worse yet it was a historically significant part of our nation’s history.
    Bingaman’s bill isn’t about honoring the Manhattan Project or about the bomb. It is about the incredible effort the country put forth to remain free and the scientific advances made by unlocking the secrets of atomic energy.

  • New tricks are needed

    Our new dishwasher says, right there in the operator’s manual, to push the start button twice to wash the dishes using the settings from the previous cycle. Push the button once and tiny lights identify the earlier settings. Once understood, this is very nice, even for those of us without previous experience in twice-pushing dishwasher start buttons.
    New appliances come with other surprises that, when the human habit factor is added, may mean those vaunted energy savings are less than the government assures.
    We got the new dishwasher, to start, because we had the money. Then I saw an ad about a Sears Memorial Day weekend sale.

  • LAGC pro to play 17 rounds Thursday

    Donnie Torres is hoping to squeeze in some golf tomorrow. By "some," he means 17 rounds.

    Torres, the head professional at Los Alamos Golf Course, will play The Longest Day of Golf Thursday at LAGC. In doing so, he's hoping to raise close to $4,000 for charitable causes.

    Doing the math, Torres will play 306 holes. If he can get started at around 5:30 a.m., he thinks he can wrap up before the sun sets. He will play exclusively on the front nine at LAGC and give himself credit for being "in the leather" when he nears cups.

    It's a challenge — he's hoping to complete the Longest Day of Golf in about 700 swings, not counting putts — but one he feels he's ready for.

  • Colorado firefighters get break from hot weather


    BELLVUE, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are making progress on a wildfire burning on more than 100 square miles in northern Colorado that has destroyed more homes than any other in state history, but some residents were on standby Wednesday to be ready to leave because of a spot fire that ignited near the main blaze.

    That spot fire ignited by embers from the main fire has grown to about 200 acres.

  • Today in History for June 20th
  • Rodney King 911 Call Released by Police

    Rodney King's fiancee said in a frantic 911 call that she woke to the sounds of a fall and found him at the bottom of his swimming pool at his Southern California home. King died early Sunday at the age of 47.

  • Small Texas Town Backs Dad in Fatal Beating

    A young Texas father who beat to death with his fists a man molesting his 5-year-old daughter will not be charged, authorities said Tuesday. Neighbor Michael James Veit described the father as easygoing and polite.

  • Afternoon outage leaves much of North Mesa powerless

    Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities reports that North Mesa customers were subjected to a power outage Tuesday afternoon. Some callers to the Los Alamos Monitor reported that power went down for more than two hours.

    It is worth noting that the reason the outage went longer than initially anticipated is associated with the nature of the line contact, a spokesperson for the DPU said. The digging contractor was using a high pressure hose and vacuum which both exposed and breached one wire of a three phase direct bury electric line.

  • Be There 06-19-12

    Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will be at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. This meeting will be a potluck and silent auction with the main entrée provided by El Parasol. The June field trip will be to the Nacimiento Mine about six miles east of Cuba, N.M. For this trip, participants will meet at 6:50 a.m. June 23 at the Sullivan Field parking lot. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

  • It's never too late to build assets

    You know, I have said before that you can build assets at any age and late night Fridays in Los Alamos, proved that philosophy.
    The annual Relay for Life event kicked off with a Cancer Survivor’s Lap. The participants walked the first lap to begin the event, which took volunteers and walkers late into the night.
    The lap was preceded by a dinner, flowers and a presentation by Dr. Eric Bernstein, an oncologist with New Mexico Cancer Care at the Los Alamos Medical Center.
    Doug Stavert, Ann Sherrard and Katie Stavert, along with a furry friend, scooped and swept a large build-up of water that had collected around the pond prior to the arrival of walkers that have been through — or are currently going through — the battle.