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Today's News

  • Dems earn top spot on November ballot in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic candidates will be listed first on the general election ballot in New Mexico, with Republicans next in order.

    The secretary of state's office said Wednesday that the ballot position for the political parties was determined by a drawing.

    Some candidates consider it an advantage to be listed first on the ballot.

    The general election is Nov. 2.

    However, absentee voting starts Oct. 5 and early in-person balloting begins on Oct. 16.

  • Azarenka collapses, wheeled off court at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Azarenka collapsed and fell to the ground while chasing down a ball on the baseline and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair Wednesday, 31 minutes into her match on another steamy day at the U.S. Open.

    The 10th-seeded Belarusian was trailing Gisela Dulko 5-1 in the first set on the Grandstand court. The temperature had reached 90 degrees with 42 percent humidity by 11:30 a.m. On-court temperatures topped 100 degrees.

  • 08-24-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Aug. 12

     

    3:45 p.m. — Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that someone stole a trailer from Technical Area 60. The estimated loss is $2,500.

    Aug. 13

     

    2:09 p.m. — A 30-year-old Los Alamoswoman reported that someone stole her personal property from the locker room at the Aquatic Center. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • Seed money available for small businesses

    Self Help Inc, a locally-based non-profit dedicated to assisting those residing in Northern New Mexico since 1969 has up to $1000 “seed money” available to individuals and small businesses seeking skill improvement, equipment and resources to further their businesses and enhance financial self-reliance.  

  • White Rock Tourist Center Reopens Today

    The White Rock Tourist Information Center is reopening for business today. The center was closed yesterday for temporary repairs to a wall that was pierced by the front end of a runaway vehicle Sunday. Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce officials said the temporary fix was sufficient enough to resume operations Tuesday. Permanent repairs are expected to get underway in the next couple of weeks.

  • Classes Resume At Chamisa Elementary School

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  • Feds Prepare for Evacuations as Hurricane Earl Intensifies

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.

    Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.

  • Grape expectations

    John Balagna grew up on a farm.

    It wasn’t exactly a favorable experience.

    “I grew up on the farm and left the farm because I hated it,” he said.

    So he turned to another pursuit — working as a chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Though he had turned away from the scene of his childhood, an interest in working with the land had taken root and in 1970, it began to sprout.

    He bought land in San Ysidro, which is on the highway going toward Farmington.

    Then in 1972, Balagna planted a vineyard.

  • Smith takes over at NNSA in Los Alamos

    Kevin Smith takes the reins Monday as Los Alamos Site Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Smith most recently served as the Acting Site Office Manager at NNSA Kansas City Site Office and Deputy Manager at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Site Office.

    In Los Alamos, Smith is responsible for the management and operations contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and all federal activities at the laboratory.

  • LA firefighters deserve more than council offered

    Reading Victor Gavron’s letter in the Monitor reminded me that I wanted to thank Councillor Vincent Chiravalle for his vote to support the fact-finder’s recommendation on the firefighter contract.

    It is not at all clear to me why council voted “no” on the recommendation and substituted an embarrassingly low wage hike in its place.

    As Mr. Gavron reminds us, living here is expensive.

    But we are arguably among the most affluent counties in the country.