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Today's News

  • 2 Fla. officers killed in shootout, suspect dead

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When two wounded law officers were rushed from the scene of a deadly shooting Monday morning on Florida's Gulf Coast, someone handed St. Petersburg Police Chief Chuck Harmon a ring, two bracelets and a badge.

    They belonged to Sgt. Thomas Baitinger and Officer Jeffrey Yaslowitz, who died from the wounds they sustained helping to serve a warrant on a man with a long criminal history.

  • Jack LaLanne dies at 96; brought fitness to masses

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack LaLanne was prodding Americans to get off their couches and into the gym decades before it was cool. And he was still pumping iron and pushing fruits and vegetables decades past most Americans' retirement age.

    The fitness fanatic ate well and exercised — and made it his mission to make sure everyone did the same — right up to the end at age 96, friends and family said.

  • Trinity debate moves to council

    Public opinion of the street design options for the NM 502 Corridor study swerve in all directions. Some individuals embrace the recommended alternatives presented in the plan, while others seek to pave the way for their own vision of the revamped roadway.

    The study focuses on a 4.2-mile stretch of state highway from the county line to Diamond Drive, and includes Trinity Drive which courses through downtown Los Alamos.

  • Key Piece of Laser Weapon Built

    Thanks to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Navy took a big step in its quest to build a powerful new anti-aircraft gun.
    LANL scientists have achieved a breakthrough with the Office of Naval Research’s Free Electron Laser (FEL) program, demonstrating an injector capable of producing the electrons needed to generate powerful megawatt-class laser beams for the Navy’s next-generation weapon system.
    The Dec. 20 milestone, which happened months ahead of schedule, was highlighted in a two-day preliminary design review Jan. 20-21 in Virginia.

  • Postal officials remain mum on late delivery issues

    Inordinately late mail delivery continues to plague Los Alamos County and the postal service is remaining mum as to the cause.

    The Los Alamos Monitor attempted to speak with local Postmaster Jim Hunter last week and was told that he was prohibited from speaking to reporters. The Monitor has not heard back from Barbara Wood of the main post office in Albuquerque who said she would contact Hunter to find out what’s causing the delivery delay.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates talk about education

    Four of the five original candidates running for the UNM-LA Advisory Board shared their thoughts on the branch’s future during the League of Women Voters forum Thursday night at UNM-LA.
    Constituents were given the opportunity to ask questions and got an idea of the changes each hopeful wanted to make if elected.

  • Update 01-23-11

    Chat with the Chief
    From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 24, Chief Wayne Torpy will be available to talk with anyone on a walk-in basis at his office. This an opportunity to get your question asked, your concern voiced and your needs addressed. No need to make an appointment. For more information, phone 663-1733.

    Personnel Board meeting
    The county Personnel Board will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Fuller Lodge’s Nambé Room. Agenda items include an update on the human resources manager  position, the 2011 meeting calendar and the employee survey update.

  • Middle School Science Bowl

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory hires state firm for waste staging facility

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected an Albuquerque small business, Weidlinger-Navarro Northern New Mexico Joint Venture, to perform architectural and engineering work for the Lab’s new transuranic (TRU) waste staging facility.
    The approximately $5 million task order is expected to run through October 2012.
    Weidlinger-Navarro will support the preliminary and final design phases of the 5-acre complex, where waste containers will be staged, characterized, and certified prior to shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) repository near Carlsbad.

  • After failed Iran nuclear talks: What now?

    ISTANBUL — The collapse of another attempt at international outreach to Iran on Saturday has left world powers with few options except to wait — and hope that the bite of sanctions will persuade Tehran to reconsider its refusal to stop activities that could be harnessed to make nuclear weapons.