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Today's News

  • Fishing line fouls fountain at Ashley Pond

    After receiving reports that the fountain at Ashley Pond was malfunctioning, the Parks Department staff determined a fishing line had become wrapped around the fountain's motor and consequently tripped the circuit breaker. Although the problem is being worked on, it might not be resolved Monday.  The repair work involves installing a new motor. 

  • Judge: Obama's health overhaul unconstitutional

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge in Florida ruled Monday that President Barack Obama's entire health care overhaul law is unconstitutional, placing even noncontroversial provisions under a cloud in a broad challenge that seems certain to be resolved only by the Supreme Court.

  • More than 2,400 Americans seek Egypt evacuation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt as anti-government protests continue to roil the country, the State Department said Monday.

  • Congressman Lujan plans to visit LA schools Wednesday

    Congressman Ben Ray Lujan plans to be in Los Alamos Wednesday. Rep. Lujan will visit with students and staff at both the middle school and high school.

    The congressman's office released his agenda Monday morning:

    February 2, 2011

    Middle School and High School

    Agenda
     

    10:30                       Arrive at Middle School

  • Main Hill Road reopens to all traffic--exclusive video added

    County crews faced the daunting task of not only repairing a ruptured water line, but also filling in a large sinkhole, but nonetheless, the Main Hill Road reopened to all east and westbound traffic at 4:30 p.m.

    Los Alamos County officials report that they were notified of a water main break at 1 a.m. Monday morning that caused the Main Hill Road to be shut down.

  • Black Hole legacy lives on

    It was the talk of the town the year that The Black Hole founder Ed Grothus sent President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore cans of “organic plutonium” for Christmas.
    In no time at all, a couple of unhappy members of the United States Secret Service arrived at his doorstep. Grothus recounted the story with a twinkle in his eyes. The cans were actually filled with vegetables.
     It took his daughter Barbara vouching for Grothus and his sanity before the agents were satisfied that he was harmless.

  • Gas rate set to decline

    While higher electric bills loom on the horizon for local residents – there is an upside. On Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Council approved a 22 percent natural gas rate decrease.
    “I feel whenever we can find the savings for the ratepayers we should pass the savings along to them,” Councilor Vincent Chiravalle told the Los Alamos Monitor Friday. “Gas prices have gone down and therefore it is appropriate for us to reduce rates for our customers.”

  • LANL scientists develop 3D tracking microscope

    Jim Werner got the idea after attending a conference in Aspen, Colo., back in 2002.
    “The conference highlighted two-dimensional views of a single idea and I got the idea we have to start doing this in three-dimensions,” Werner said this week. “I wrote a proposal and got it funded.”

  • Update 01-30-11

    Photo exhibit

    The Los Alamos Photographers’ Annual Exhibition will begin at 10 a.m. Monday and will run until Feb. 26 in the upstairs art gallery of the Mesa Public Library.
    The annual exhibition features more than 100 photos by local residents. For more information, phone 662-8240 or 662-8253.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting concluded Friday. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.

    FLHDA Board meeting

  • Obelisks remain unsettled

    Peace activist Ed Grothus spent his last couple of years focused on the creation of twin obelisks, he called the Doomsday Stones or Rosetta Stones for the Nuclear Age.
    He commissioned the thick granite pillars topped with large globes from a company in China. They cost some $200,000 to manufacture and ship to him.
    The 40-ton, 42-foot tall monuments remain in containers at The Black Hole because he wasn’t able to obtain permission to erect them in the county.