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Today's News

  • Cochiti Lake closures extended -- again

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is again postponing the reopening of Cochiti Lake.

    The lake and surrounding recreation areas were shut down June 29 because of the Las Conchas fire. Campgrounds, nearby pueblo schools and other facilities are being used to house and feed some 1,200 firefighters still battling the massive blaze.

    Officials say all of Cochiti Lake's public use sites -- including its campgrounds docks, boat ramps, picnic areas, swimming locations and the nearby golf course - will remain shut until July 26.

    Recreation users who made prior reservations for the facilities at Cochiti Lake may contact the National Recreation Reservation Service for refunds.


     

  • Burn Assessment meeting slated for Wednesday in LA

    Burned Area Emergency Response Team-South Zone has completed their initial assessments of the Las Conchas Fire and have scheduled public meetings to discuss their findings and recommendations.

    Three meetings are planned for this week:

    Wednesday, July 20th 6 p.m. in Los Alamos at Mountain Elementary School, 2280 North Rd., Los Alamos, NM

    Thursday, July 21st-6 p.m. in Cochiti Lake at the Cochiti Lake Community Center, 255 Cochiti Street, Pueblo de Cochiti

    Friday, July 22nd-6 p.m. in Jemez Springs, at the Madonna Center, off Hwy 4 between mile marker 15 and 16, Jemez Springs, NM

  • Softball: WR Majors are in state semifinal

    The White Rock Little League Majors (11-12) softball team will take on Albuquerque Eastdale in the state semifinals Tuesday.

    The semifinal contest will be played at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kit Carson Park in Taos.

    White Rock is currently 2-0 in the tournament and can advance to the final round with a win Tuesday. Eastdale, however, is one of the most powerful teams in the state and routinely makes the state finale.

    To get to Tuesday's semifinal round, White Rock upset both Silver, another team many considered to be a state title contender, in Saturday's opening round, the following that up with a victory over Las Vegas Sunday.

  • Anti-nuke group vows to fight Manhattan project parks

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Anti-nuclear activists are lining up against legislation to create national parks at Los Alamos National Laboratory and two other sites where the world's first nuclear bombs were developed, calling the plan an expensive glorification of an ugly chapter in history.

    "It is a debasement of the national parks idea," said Greg Mello, a co-founder of the anti-nuclear watchdog, Los Alamos Study Group.

  • Back to School section timed for Tax-Free Weekend

    The Los Alamos Monitor will be producing a special section dubbed "Back to School" that will publish August 3.

    The BTS section will include information about the upcoming school year from public schools officials, and it typically includes bus schedules and other news related to local schools.

    BTS is timed to coincide with the state's tax-free weekend, which is slated for Aug. 5-7 this year. The tax-free event is designed to give parents a break from Gross Reciepts Tax for buying clothing, supplies, and even computers in gearing up to get children ready to return to school.

  • Word on the Street 07-17-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon recently asked Los Alamos Middle School students a few questions.

  • ‘Cars 2’ serves up the action overseas

    Spies and espionage aren’t exactly what you’d expect from an animated Disney movie, but that’s exactly what you’ll find in “Cars 2.”
    The Pixar computer-animated film released on June 24 is the sequel to the 2006 film, “Cars.” Unlike the original film, however, “Cars 2” is set in Japan, Italy and England.
    The characters participate in a World Grand Prix race and unwittingly get involved in espionage.
    Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) is challenged to race in the World Grand Prix by a popular Italian racecar, Francesco Burnoulli (voiced by John Tuturro).

  • CHWC teaches teens about service

    Helping others and gaining nothing in return may seem like a waste of time to some people, but at Catholic Heart Work Camp, that’s exactly what high school students do.
    Every year, teenagers from around the country head to a major city to share their love of Jesus and serve the neglected through participating in CHWC.
    For one week in June, 22 Los Alamos High School students from Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church loaded into four vans with five chaperons and headed to Denver, Colo.
    They met at 6 a.m. June 12 and after seven hours, they arrived at Ranum High School in Denver. The school would be home base for the next six days. There they met over 400 student and chaperone camp participants.

  • New for Retirees 07-17-11

    July 17-23, 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

    MONDAY    
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory council canceled
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken salad
    Noon        “Abe and Glo” canceled
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    Mac users

  • Wedding: Hemphill-Nichols

    Hemphill-Nichols
    Doug and Geralyn Hemphill of Los Alamos are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen, to Bill Nichols, son of Dr. Mike and Debi Nichols, also of Los Alamos.  
    Kristen graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2005 and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in nutrition at Colorado State University.  
    Bill graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2002 and is currently enrolled in a pediatric dental residency program at the Children’s Hospital in Detroit, Mich.
    The couple is planning an August wedding.