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Today's News

  • A dollar for your thoughts

    Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven.  Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers, if you want the things you love, you must have showers.
     I do love Billie Holiday!  A time when one could be penny wise and sixteen ounces foolish.  When saving a penny was associated with earning.
     But today, would you equate a penny for your thoughts as a compliment?  When someone puts in their two cents, isn’t it just as easy to out-shout them with a dime?
    Once again, the innocuous cent is the center of intense debate.  In 1982, rising copper prices prompted us to change the penny’s composition to alleviate its production cost.  Pennies are now 97.5% zinc, with a 2.5% copper coating.

  • Higher taxes unnecessary to fund CIP projects

    Last Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor article (“CIP projects face budgetary roadblock,”) highlights the reality of Los Alamos county government finances.  Even with our already high taxes, there isn’t enough money to do everything.
    This situation results from the county’s misplaced priorities and overspending on much of what it does.  While these shortcomings are most visible in capital projects, they permeate routine service delivery, too.

  • Church Listings 04-27-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

  • Ask Fr. John: Understanding Pascha, part two

    Why is Eastern Orthodox Christian “Easter” THIS Sunday? - JBA

    Actually, Orthodox Easter was last Sunday. In the last article, we mentioned how the feast of Pascha lasts the entire week following Easter Sunday. To be more precise, it is as if the midnight service continues without breaking until the next Sunday.
    We call this week after Pascha “Bright Week” because all is filled with the light of the Resurrection. Following Bright Week a shift occurs and we remain in the feast for another 33 days. That is until the Feast of the Ascension.

  • Dodging the orange barrels

    Construction on N.M. 4 in White Rock continues to be a headache for motorists as they travel on what has been whittled down to a two-lane highway.

  • LAHS takes part in National Science Bowl

    Los Alamos High School is one of 44 middle and 69 high school teams in Washington, D.C., to compete in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, which takes place Friday to Monday.
    “Congratulations to the finalists of our 22nd annual Science Bowl, who represent some of America’s most promising future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. We look forward to seeing them showcase their knowledge during the final competitions here in Washington, D.C.,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • Feds prepare for another busy fire season

    TIJERAS (AP) — More than 100 large fires have swept across parts of the nation already this year, and the head of the U.S. Forest Service said Thursday the rest of the 2012 fire season is expected to be just as active as last year’s, which saw historic wildfires on hundreds of square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and elsewhere.
    Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said the Southwest continues to be dry, but the middle part of the U.S. up into the Great Basin could be in for a more severe season as drought marches across a bigger swath of the country.

  • PRC looks at San Juan alternatives

     SANTA FE — Public Regulation Commissioners Jason Marks and Doug Howe are asking the parties involved in planning the environmental modifications of Public Service Company of New Mexico’s (PNM) aging San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) to voluntarily stay litigation until a third alternative can be developed that would begin to reduce the state’s reliance on coal generation.
    The 40-year-old coal-fired plant is in violation of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional haze reduction rules for polluting the facility’s surrounding area, which includes Mesa Verde National Park and the Weminuche Wilderness Area.

  • High winds cause power outages

    Several power outages occurred during the high winds last night and early Friday morning according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities. 
     At 6:40 p.m. Thursday, LANL Circuit EA4 went out affecting the East Gate area down to Rendija Canyon. These areas were transferred to DPU’s Circuit 14 while LANL worked on the EA4 problem.  Power was restored by 7 p.m.  Approximately 20 DPU customers were affected.
    In White Rock at 7 p.m. Thursday, a transformer on Monte Rey failed which was replaced by DPU’s electric linemen. Power was restored at 159 Monte Rey by 10 p.m. Friday. One customer was affected.

  • Update 04-27-12

    Taste of Russia

    A Taste of Russia, a benefit for the youth visit to Los Alamos sister city of Sarov, will be at 6:30 tonight at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. $50 per person, $400 per table.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis

    Kiwanis meets from noon-1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. Rose Montoya will speak on the Boys and Girls Club.

    Fabulous 50s