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Today's News

  • Intel: 3 suspected US strikes kill 17 in Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Three suspected U.S. missile strikes targeting a militant-riddled tribal region near the Afghan border killed 17 people Tuesday, including at least two who were retrieving bodies from the first attack, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

    The strikes come in the final days of a year that has seen an unprecedented number of such drone-fired attacks as part of a ramped-up U.S. campaign to take out al-Qaida and Taliban fighters seeking sanctuary outside Afghanistan.

  • Obama's economist pick seen as sign of new agenda

    HONOLULU (AP) — Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down unemployment.

  • WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT

    Here's the latest from the National Weather Service:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS BETWEEN 6 TO 12 INCHES ARE LIKELY BELOW 7500 FEET WITH 12 TO 18 INCHES IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE LIKELY OVER THE PEAKS AND ALONG THE WEST SLOPES OF THE SOUTHERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND CENTRAL JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

  • Martinez names warden to lead NM corrections

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has chosen the warden at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants to lead the state Department of Corrections.

    If the nomination is confirmed by the state Senate, Lupe Martinez, 49, would become the first woman confirmed as a corrections secretary in New Mexico's history.

  • Martinez names warden to lead NM corrections

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez announced Monday she is nominating the warden at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Grants to lead the state Department of Corrections.

    If the nomination is confirmed by the state Senate, Lupe Martinez would become the first woman confirmed as a corrections secretary in New Mexico's history.

    Lupe Martinez, no relation to the governor-elect, has 25 years of experience in the corrections department.

  • Flights resume--as do long lines--after blizzard

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Angela Madsen was pulled off her plane and her wheelchair stayed on board, she knew she was in for a rough night. The paraplegic athlete struggled to get into the bathrooms at Kennedy Airport. Turning the wheels on her borrowed wheelchair strained her shoulders. Sleeping was impossible.

    "I actually got out of it and laid on the floor," Madsen said.

  • Christmas spirit alive, well in LA

    Holiday sentiment blossoms this time of year as service clubs, churches, schools, businesses and county and laboratory employees focus on families and individuals in need.
     Bake sales are numerous. Families are adopted. Fund drives are held. Food, clothing and toys are collected. These compassionate gestures brighten the season for both receivers and givers.

  • Outgoing Councilors Celebrated

    It’s been a significant year for Los Alamos County Council. Councilors made big decisions on everything from moving ahead with a prospective developer for the Trinity Redevelopment Site to firing County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.
    The year even ended with a bang — not only did councilors approve a contract for the municipal building design-build at their final meeting but they also said goodbye to four of its members.
     “This has been a challenging year for council,” outgoing councilor Michael Wheeler said.

  • Last of buildings removed from LANL TA-21

    On Dec. 21, Recovery Act workers finished tearing down the last and largest of the 24 buildings and structures slated for removal with Recovery Act fund­ing at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21 (TA-21).
    The project is on track to be completed six months ahead of schedule that produced $16 million in savings. TA- 21 housed Manhattan Project and Cold War facilities, many of which were built as long ago as the 1940s.

  • Update 12-26-10

    End of the year

    This week the Los Alamos Monitor will highlight the top stories of 2010. In today’s edition, the top sports photos of the year can be found on pages four and five. This week, we will highlight the top local government, LANL, state, sports and national stories. Be sure to pick up a Monitor everyday!

    Just a wag