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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Mardi Gras Big Business Along Gulf Coast
  • VIDEO: 1 Dead in Calif. Federal Building Shooting

    The FBI says an immigration agent shot and injured another agent and was then killed by a third colleague in a federal building in Long Beach.

  • VIDEO: As economy sputters, gas prices soar

    Gas Prices Going Up, Up, Up.

  • Be There 02-16-12

    Today
    Individuals and volunteers interested in helping to plan a safe, drug-free, all-night celebration for Los Alamos High School and home school graduating seniors are invited to a Senior Appreciation Night planning meeting from 1-2 p.m. at the Aquatic Center Training Room, 2760 Canyon Road. For more information, contact the Recreation Division at 662-8173 or the Family YMCA at 662-3100.

  • Legislature wraps up session

    SANTA FE (AP) — Time is running out on the Legislature’s 30-day session.
    Under the state Constitution, lawmakers adjourn at noon Thursday. The House and Senate pushed through a host of legislation in the final hours.
    Among the proposals winning final approval was a tax break sought by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to help the construction and manufacturing industries.
    Also heading to the governor is a measure to finance nearly $140 million capital improvement projects across the state, including in the home districts of legislators. The bill provides about $30 million for a large road project in Albuquerque at the interchange of Interstate 25 and Paseo del Norte.

  • Clarification 02-16-12

    Residents at 119 Alhambra did not have a roaming dog caught and returned to them, as reported in Police Beat on page 3 in  Tuesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.
    The residents said they caught the roaming dog that had no identification on it and they called animal control to pick it up.

  • LANL selects small businesses for nuke waste services

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced it has selected four small businesses to compete for up to $200 million in services related to safely packaging Cold War-era wastes for final disposal.
    The companies—Environmental Dimensions, Inc.; North Wind, Inc.; Navarro Research and Engineering, Inc.; and Portage, Inc.—will now use a streamlined process to bid for a number of individual tasks under this “master task order agreement.”  
    Tasks include such activities as handling waste containers, transporting them to licensed disposal facilities, and providing verification and certification of delivery.

  • Update 02-16-12

    Film night

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series will present “The Smurfs” at 7 p.m. today at the White Rock Library. Admission is free.

    Little League

    Los Alamos Little League will host a planning meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 21 at Mesa Public Library. The meeting is for anyone interested in coaching or volunteering during the 2012 season.

    Alternative voting

    Kathy Campbell and Terry Goldman will give a talk on “How are we represented? Alternative Voting Methods” at 7 p.m. today at the Mesa Public Library.

    Dem convention

  • Reaction continues to ripple from CMRR decision

    The National Nuclear Security Administration further clarified its position on deferring the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility for at least five years.

    NNSA spokesperson Josh McConaha issued the following statement: “NNSA has taken steps to ensure the nation has a capabilities-based nuclear security enterprise focused on needs and solutions. We view this constrained budget environment as an additional incentive to ask ourselves how we can re-think the way we’re operating, how we can innovate, and how we can get better.

  • Top compensation raises thorny issues

    The Los Alamos County Council’s discussions about compensation strategy could impact nearly 50 Los Alamos County employees currently at their maximum pay range, as well as future employees who may reach that point in their careers with the county.

    Acting Assistant County Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne presented council with some options and raised questions such as, “Does a job have maximum worth?”

    If council approves compensation levels at 75 percent of market average – something the majority of councilors seemed to favor – “more space at the top” might be created for some positions. A market study being conducted by the Segal Group should provide more data on this option.