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Today's News

  • Community annoucements 01-02-11

    Tickets on sale

    Tickets are on sale for the 2nd annual Community Assets/Spirit of the West Award. The event will be at
    7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    Tickets can be reserved by calling 661-4846, no tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

    Calling all photographers

  • Martinez suspends pending NM agency regulations

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is halting pending regulations by executive branch agencies under her control to determine whether they hurt businesses in New Mexico.

    Martinez also directed agencies to review rules and regulations that are in place and determine by the end of the month which ones should be scrapped to improve economic development and job growth.

    Shortly after taking office on Saturday, Martinez issued an executive order to suspend pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while they are reviewed by a task force.

  • Unbeaten TCU stops Wisconsin 21-19 in Rose Bowl

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Tank Carder leaped with perfect timing and swatted Wisconsin's final pass to the turf, the TCU linebacker felt as if he got a boost from every player at every school that never even imagined playing in the Rose Bowl.

    Sure, these unbeaten Horned Frogs realized they couldn't win the national title. They still celebrated their perfection on the hallowed Pasadena turf in the name of all the little guys outside the monolithic powers of major college football.

  • NM gov sounds bipartisan tone in inaugural speech

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, making history as the nation's first female Hispanic governor, called Saturday for New Mexicans to unite to solve the difficult problems confronting the state, including a budget deficit and sputtering economy.

    Martinez sounded a bipartisan tone during her public inaugural ceremony on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, across the street from the Palace of the Governors, which was built in 1610 and housed Spanish governors. It was the seat of government during Mexican and American territorial rule.

  • Bitterly cold temps greet New Year in Los Alamos

    As the New Year began, bitterly cold temperatures were on hand to greet any revelers who may have been brave enough to venture out to welcome 2011.

    At the stroke of midnight temperatures dipped to -4 degrees,  according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration instruments at Los Alamos Airport. That was warmer than earlier in the evening when the mercury dipped to -9 before winds calmed just prior to midnight.

  • 6 killed in tornado outbreak in Midwest, South

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Chris Sisemore kept his eyes open as a rare but deadly winter tornado plucked him from his rural Arkansas home and flung him across the street.

    "I wanted to see the end coming. You're only going to see it one time and I thought that was it," he said, hours after surviving the twister. "It takes more than a tornado to get me."

    At least six people were killed and dozens injured as tornadoes fueled by unusually warm air pummeled the South and Midwest on Friday and early Saturday.

  • Monitor picks top sporting events of the year

    In few sports were the Bernalillo Spartans considered much of a District 2AAAA title contender, but in 2010’s contests against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, they may as well have been.
    The Spartans seemed to get up for every game this year against the Hilltoppers, giving them everything they could handle on plenty of occasions. Games involving the Hilltoppers and Spartans appear three times among the Los Alamos Monitor’s top 10 contests of 2010.

  • New year, new time for new business plan

    Writing a business plan is a daunting process to many entrepreneurs, but one that will help find financing and keep a new or existing business on budget and on schedule for growth and development. And it’s worth it — studies show that business owners without a formal plan are three times more likely to close their doors.

  • Happy New Year folks

    I was my mother’s third child and her third son.  I never did understand why parents care so much about the gender of their newborns, but my mother sure did and the entire hospital wing knew it.  
    As the story was told to me, she literally threw a tantrum, throwing things and crying that she had wanted a girl. The nurses even put a pink bracelet on me in an attempt to calm her down.

  • Just A Wag 12-31-10

    New bistro on horizon
    We have heard that a trendy new bistro complete with full bar and wood fired pizza is going to open in town. Our sources tell us that “Dixie Girl,” named after business woman Denise Lane who hails from the South, is on target to open   in the old Magistrate Court location behind Hill Diner in the spring.

    Donut shop says good night