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Today's News

  • Billboard Top 25 Singles 01-20-11

    1.  Grenade, Bruno Mars
    2. Firework, Katy Perry
    3.  What’s My Name? Rihanna
    featuring Drake
    4.  We R Who We R
    5. Raise Your Glass, P!nk
    6.  Tonight (I’m Lovin’ You), Enrique Iglesias, featuring Ludacris and DJ Frank E
    7.   Black and Yellow, Whiz Khalifa
    8. The Time (Dirty Bit) The Black
    Eyed Peas
    9.  Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
    10.  Only Girl (In the World), Rihannas
    11.  Dynamite, Taio Cruz

  • Top 10 Movies 01-20-11

    1.  “The Green Hornet,” weekend gross, $33.5
    million
    2.  “The Dilemma,”
    weekend gross, $17.8 million
    3.  “True Grit,” weekend gross, $11 million
     4.  “The King’s Speech,” weekend gross, $9.1 million
    5. “Little Fockers,,”
    weekend gross, $7.1million
    6.  “The Fighter,”
    weekend gross, $10 million
    7.   “Tron Legacy,” weekend gross, $5.6 million

  • Best Sellers 01-20-11

    The Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Smart House project finds home

    Progress is pushing forward on the county’s Smart Grid and Smart House demonstration projects. John Arrowsmith, manager of the Department of Public Utilities, said the house will be located on Lavy Lane near the Los Alamos Public Schools’ administration building and east of the county’s switch gear building.
    “This particular site was chosen because we thought there would be a lot of visitors and a lot of traffic and we didn’t think it was appropriate to have it in a residential area,” Arrowsmith said.

  • Employees Survive SOC Transition

    Security employees tasked with protecting Los Alamos National Laboratory can breathe a collective sigh of relief now that the transition period for its new contract is settled.
    Despite the contract’s shorter term, scaled back scope of work and lower dollar amount, SOC has announced that it will not layoff any employees.

  • Giffords able to stand up as she readies for rehab

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was able to stand up with assistance, the latest milestone in the Arizona congresswoman’s recovery as her family prepares to move her to Houston for extensive mental and physical rehabilitation from a bullet wound to the brain.
    Her swift transition from an intensive care unit to a rehab center is based on the latest research, which shows the sooner rehab starts, the better patients recover.

  • Update 01-20-11

    Meet the candidates

    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m. today.  The election is Feb. 1.

    Controlled burn

    Bandelier will burn five acres of land along N.M. 4 and Forest Road 289, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. today.

     

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates unveil their platforms

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series

    Four candidates will be running for two spots on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Linda Hull and Ralph Phelps are running for position four, while Stephen Boerigter and Michael Di Rosa are running for position three.
    There were going to be five candidates, but current LAPS school board member Jody Benson, who was running for position four, withdrew this week.
    Here is the explanation from Benson as to why she withdrew.

  • Community announcements 01-20-11

    Bracelets for sale
    The Los Alamos High School Student Council is selling different-colored bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Each color represents different types of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.

  • Be There 01-20-11

    Today
    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board and for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.  Early voting is happening now. The election is Feb. 1.

    The Creative Culture District’s cultural planner is coming to Los Alamos Jan. 19-21. Attend the town hall meeting to give your input on what the needs are in Los Alamos. It will be from 6-