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Today's News

  • Walp’s comments self-serving bleats

    In response to the letter from Glenn Walp in the Aug. 13 Monitor: Please stop, Mr. Walp.

    You cloak yourself in the role of a righteous American but the noise I hear is the self-serving bleating of someone eager for the spotlight to promote his new book.

    You previously besmirched thousands of true Americans with your extreme claims of thievery among the LANL workforce. Now you suggest that our terrorist adversaries will obtain the nuclear material to harm the United States from LANL.

  • Richardson not usual lame duck

    Legacy. Hank Thoreau wrote that most of us “lead lives of quiet desperation.”  Another writer, William Faulkner, I believe, said that some of us are driven to leave a mark on history.  A “scratch on anonymity,” is how he phrased it, I think.

  • 21st Century Classroom

    It’s a new school year and students are excited and enthusiastic as always!  Well, okay, maybe not.

  • LOS ALAMOS UPDATE!Lightning strike downs power line leaving about 3,500 homes in the dark Sunday evening

    Heavy thunderstorms that raked the Los Alamos area Sunday afternoon and evening sent linemen with the Department of Utilities scrambling to restore power to some of the county's most populous neighborhoods.

  • Gates announces plans to exit Obama administration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to leave his job next year.

    A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates has been open about his desire to return to civilian life in his home state of Washington.

  • WEATHER ALERT!Flash Flood Watch for the area through Monday evening

    The National Weather Service issued the following wether advisory Monday:

  • Watchdog group files suit to halt CMRR building

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A watchdog group has filed suit to halt a multibillion-dollar plutonium factory proposed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Los Alamos Study Group claims the Chemical and Metallurgy Research Replacement building is meant only to increase the production capacity for the cores of nuclear weapons, known as pits.

  • Program gives kids the tools they need for school

    The Tools for Schools project got underway Aug. 6 and 7 when members from the Unitarian and Bethlehem Lutheran churches unloaded a truckload of school supplies.

    Each year the Tools for Schools project donates thousands of dollars in school supplies to at-risk students in poverty, to ensure that all students start the year with the tools they need to accomplish their academic work.

    The project’s vision is to help students identify positively with school by minimizing the embarrassment of not having

    adequate supplies.

  • Coffeehouse music ... coming right up

    The Coffeehouse at Fuller Lodge served up slices of cake and helpings of Chamber music for years before shutting down. Now, the music coffeehouse is back open for business and will open its doors to the public at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Fuller Lodge.  The event, which the Los Alamos Arts Council is sponsoring, will kick off the music at 8:15 p.m.  The program will feature compositions for solos, duos and trios.

  • Relax and focus with yoga

    UNM-LA has yoga classes to suit everyone this fall

    Who needs yoga? According to UNM-Los Alamos yoga instructor, Siri Deva Khalsa, the answer is “everyone.”

    “The more civilization progresses, the more we need yoga,” he said.

    For the young, yoga provides mental discipline and good techniques to discipline the mind.

    “Yoga is the perfect antidote to electronic media,” Khalsa said. “While modern media scatters your attention, yoga has the opposite effect.” It helps you focus and relax at the same time.”