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Today's News

  • LA loses more than a chaplain

    Special to the Monitor

    Community leader, spiritual counselor, teacher, preacher, chaplain, LANL technical information specialist, musician, mother, wife and friend - with the death of the Rev. Dr. Barbara Henderson on July 3, Los Alamos lost more than their hospital chaplain.

    Rev. Henderson’s care and influence extended well beyond the boundaries of Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) where she served as chaplain for the past 30 years. 

  • It's 'fawntastic'

    A Los Alamos family returned from its evacuation to Denver the night of July 4 and they went out to check the perimeter of their property.

    During their inspection, they found a doe, who was pregnant and very close to giving birth.

  • Town shutdown buffets businesses

    Closing down for a week has a major impact on any business. But ask Los Alamos business owners about the impact of the Los Conchas fire, and their losses may be far down on their lists. 

    Take Hill Diner Owner Denise Lane, who spent the week feeding firefighters. Lane’s first response to the evacuation’s impact was, “It was the experience of a lifetime. It was amazing for me on a personal level and at the community level. There is humanity there, there are good people out there and they do step up.” 

  • Stubborn wildfire continues to grow

    The Las Conchas Fire continues to grow and head north across the Santa Clara Pueblo. Lines are holding in Los Alamos and in the latest Forest Service update, the fire was 40 percent contained and it has burned more than 142,000 acres.

    Because of fire and the possibility of flooding, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced Friday it was closing all the public trails on lab property as well as West Road. 

  • LAFD briefs U.S. fire boss

    Fire Chief Doug Tucker and his command staff met Thursday with Acting Administrator Glenn A. Gains of the United States Fire Administration.

    “Administrator Gains wanted to talk to us specifically to get a grasp on the fire effort before he meets with Senate committees back in Washington, D.C.,” Tucker said.

  • Interior Dept. BAER team joins fight

    The Department of the Interior BAER Team was ordered and tasked by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to assess the damage to and potential threats to BIA trust lands caused by the Las Conchas Fire. The team's first priority is Santa Clara Canyon. The team joins other BAER teams to make up the Las Conches BAER Team. The Las Conches BAER Team has divided the fire into the North Zone and South Zone. The task of the team is to collaborate and share resources to provide a unified approach to assessing fire effects.

  • Animal Shelter 7-10-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes. 

    Thanks to the shelter staff for outstanding service to the community during the Las Conchas Fire evacuation.

  • News for Retirees 7/10/11

    July 10-16 2011

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

     

    Betty Ehart

  • Senior centers open for business

       The Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Centers are open as from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Regular evening activities will also resume this week.

     Homebound meal recipients are being served and transportation services are fully operational. 

  • Show your support for those who helped with the fire

    Welcome Back! Did you spend a portion of the last 10 days building assets? I’ll bet you did! There’s nothing like a huge evacuation to bring a state together.

    The time may not have been spent building the assets in youth, but there was an outpouring of asset building within communities.