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Today's News

  • Board looks at performance indicators

    Community colleges are having a positive impact in New Mexico based on a number of performance indicators that were reviewed during The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting Monday night on the UNM-LA campus.

    UNM-LA Executive Director Dr. Cedric Page spoke about personnel matters and the college’s annual performance report. He presented a report about New Mexico community colleges that showed the results of community college performance-based indicators.

  • Muni Building utility construction

    Workers put in  utility lines for the new municipal building, under construction on Central Avenue near the Bradbury Science Museum. 15th Street will remain closed until the utility lines are in and road work is complete.

  • LA native part of (Un)occupy protest

    Barbara Grothus had joined the (Un) occupy Albuquerque protests, but she was not one of  those camping out at Yale Park on the University of New Mexico (UNM) campus. Then she heard some news at a general meeting that started the wheels turning in her mind.

    “When I found out they were going to kick us off our space, I decided to get arrested,” Grothus said.
    Grothus was one of 28 people sitting in peaceful resistance arrested at the park Oct. 25. The (Un) occupation had been going on since Oct. 1 when UNM President David Schmidly made the decision to close the park to protesters.

  • LAMC head hits ground running

    “Exciting” is how new CEO Feliciano Jiron describes his first week on the job at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    “We have a phenomenal organization,” Jiron said. “We definitely have the strength of our medical staff and all of our employees … I have been many places and I have never seen the open friendliness that I have experienced here at LAMC.”

    There is opportunity to grow as a medical community and to work with the physicians at the hospital to expand both services and outreach into the community, he said.

  • PAYT is harmful and inequitable

    In the Nov. 3 Los Alamos Monitor, there is a View Point discussing claimed environmental benefits for the “Pay-As-You-Throw” (PAYT) rate structure for trash pickup.
    Contrary to the conclusion of that writer, the PAYT system is an environmentally harmful system and is also inequitable for the following reasons:

  • Calling loudly for change

    It’s no coincidence that the big banks backed away from new debit card fees.
    The Occupy Wall Street protesters are just one manifestation of broad discontent.
    The Occupy phenomenon is fascinating on several levels.
    Journalists write every day about wrongs and injustice, hoping that somebody will care enough (or be embarrassed enough by the glare of publicity) to do something.
    We’ve seen the poor catalogued in increasing numbers, and we know food banks and nonprofits are scrambling to care for them.
    We also know – and Warren Buffett confirms – that the wealthy get a pretty good shake, taxwise.

  • LA will take on Moriarty, Gallup in pool play round

    It might be a good thing for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team that clocks were turned back an hour this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers will have to play bright and early Thursday to start the Class 4A playoffs.
    Los Alamos and the rest of the Class 4A field will open the state tournament at 8 a.m. Thursday. The tournament is set for the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.
    As expected, the Hilltoppers earned the No. 3 overall seed in pool play. They are the top seed in Pool C, which also includes sixth-seeded Moriarty and 11th-seeded Gallup.
    Los Alamos will play Gallup at 8 a.m. Thursday in its first pool play contest, then, after Moriarty and Gallup face off, Los Alamos will take on Moriarty’s Pintos.

  • LA saddled with No. 12 seed, will play Los Lunas on Friday

    While it appeared in the final weeks of the regular season the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team made a case why it should not be the No. 12 seed in the state Class 4A tournament, the seeding and selection committee didn’t agree.
    Los Alamos picked up the 12th and final seed for the Class 4A playoffs, which get going this weekend with four games. Los Alamos will face fifth-seeded Los Lunas Friday night on the road.
    The Hilltoppers were relegated to the bottom of the 4A bracket, the same way the Bernalillo Spartans were a year earlier. While based on early season play, a No. 12 seed wasn’t unjustifiable for the Hilltoppers, the team pulled things together at the end of the season, considerably better than did the Spartans a year ago.

  • NM biofuels projects gets loan guarantee

    COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — The federal government is issuing a loan guarantee to a company that plans to build a $135 million plant in southern New Mexico to produce biofuel from algae.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the guarantee Monday. It has been in the making since December 2009, when the agency first issued a conditional commitment for an 80 percent guarantee on a $54.5 million loan.

    The financing will help Sapphire Energy, Inc., build and operate an integrated algal biorefinery in Columbus. Federal officials say it's all part of an effort to provide renewable commercial-scale biofuels.

  • Boxing great Joe Frazier dies after cancer fight--video extra

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joe Frazier needed the night of his career to knock down "The Greatest."

    Frazier knocked Muhammad Ali down in the 15th round and became the first man to beat him in the Fight of the Century at Madison Square Garden in March 1971, the first in a trilogy of bouts that have gone down as boxing's most fabled fights.

    "That was the greatest thing that ever happened in my life," Frazier said.

    It was his biggest night, one that would never come again.

    The relentless, undersized heavyweight ruled the division as champion, then spent a lifetime trying to fight his way out of Ali's shadow.