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Today's News

  • Ask Fr. John: Explaining the Didache

    What is the Didache? — B.A.

    The Didache is a first century church document that contains the teaching of the 12 Apostles.
    It had such a prominent place in the ancient church that it may have been considered, but ultimately not included, in the canon of scriptures. It remains a prominent source for Orthodox Christians.
    Regardless, it is an authoritative ancient church document, which reflects the lifestyle of believers, that is, the belief and practice of the ancient Christian gatherings.

  • Lighter winds help in fight against N. Mexico fire

    GLENWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Lighter winds aided crews battling a massive wildfire in southwestern New Mexico's Gila National Forest, but they still were unable to stop the blaze that has raged across more than 190 square miles of mountainous forest lands since last week.

    As the strong, erratic gusts slackened Sunday, teams focused on building protection lines on key flanks of the blaze.

  • Travel trends to take dip over long weekend

    Memorial Day is the traditional start of the summer travel season.  According to the 2012 Garrity Perception Survey, New Mexico residents appear to be taking fewer in-state trips this year than they did last year.  
    While 78 percent of New Mexico residents took a leisure trip somewhere in New Mexico during 2011, only 73 percent indicate they plan to travel in-state during 2012.

  • School board approves $62.6 million budget

    The Los Alamos Board of Education unanimously approved its overall $62.6 million budget for the upcoming school year.

    The money includes funding for a three percent pay increase to classified employees or non-instructional staff.

    Of that $62.6 million, $34.4 million is appropriated for operational expenses.

    Last week, the board approved additional funding for line items that had been slashed previously as part of cost-saving efforts.

    That funding increase is a result of additional revenue coming in because enrollment is up.

    Of those line items is funding for next year’s school board election, additional professional development opportunities for teachers, and funding for grounds maintenance.

  • AIR QUALITY ALERT--Update

    This from the New Mexico Environment Department:

    THE WHITEWATER BALDY FIRE COMPLEX IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE AN ACTIVE SMOKE PLUME OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. TRANSPORT WINDS HAVE SHIFTED AND ARE NOW DIRECTED FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST OVER THE REGION. THIS GENERAL DIRECTION OF SMOKE TRANSPORT WILL PERSIST THROUGH LATE SATURDAY BEFORE TRANSPORT WINDS SHIFT BACK TO MORE OF A WEST TO EAST ORIENTATION.

  • High Wind Warning Until 10 p.m. Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... WEST CENTRAL HIGHLANDS AND THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 35 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 65 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS.

    * VISIBILITY... OCCASIONALLY REDUCED TO BETWEEN 2 AND 5 MILES IN DUST PRONE AREAS... NEAR OPEN FIELDS... AND CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • Raw Video: NM Wildfire Burns 110 Square Miles

    A huge wildfire in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has destroyed 12 homes and scorched 110 square miles. Dangerous fire conditions are expected to continue through Saturday.

  • Today in History for May 25th
  • Russell, Teter named Clendenen Award winners

    Monika Teter and Thomas Russell were picked as this year's Clendenen Award winners Thursday night at the Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    Teter and Russell, both two-sport starters at Los Alamos through much of their high school careers, were picked from a field of 13 nominees. Nominees were selected based on academic achievement, community service and leadership qualities.
    Also Thursday, Rob and Kathy Hipwood were named Coaches of the Year for leading the cross country teams to twin state titles and volleyball C team coach Robin Reynolds was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
    For more information on Thursday's ceremony, see Sunday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council candidates speak out on economic development -- updated stories and more photos added

    The six candidates running for three open spots on the Los Alamos County Council vied for voter support during a forum hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday evening.

    Four questions focused on economic growth for the county. Here are some highlights of each candidate’s two-minute responses.

    The first question was about how well the recent capital project (CIP) decisions aligned with and supported the goals of the county’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP) and how important it was that the capital budget align with the EVSP.