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Today's News

  • Sewer issues plague some homeowners

    In early February, the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) sent a letter to 2,438 customers with a potential risk of sewer backups, encouraging them to install backwater valves if their system was lacking one.

    DPU began investigating after finding that four homes that experienced sewer backups should have been equipped with backwater valves. Only one was, and that one was not functioning properly.

    A topographical survey was used to determine which sites could be at risk by being below grade of the nearest upstream manhole. DPU estimates that an average of five homes a year experience sewage backups that could have been prevented with backwater valves.

  • Science Fair Winners

    Los Alamos High School junior Holly Erickson took the grand award in the senior division at the Northeastern Regional Science Fair at New Mexico Highlands University March 3, while sophomore Joe Abeyta and senior Adrian Abeyta placed second and qualified for state competition.

  • Doonesbury's that did not make the print edition

    The Los Alamos Monitor was one of many newspapers that ran replacement ‘Doonesbury' comic strips this week instead of a series that uses graphic imagery along with language to lampoon a Texas law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion. 

     In the attachments below, you can read the week's worth of Doonesbury.  

  • VIDEO: Today in History
  • Winter Storm Warning until Midnight Tonight

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 5 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET. LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE POSSIBLE ON SOUTHWEST FACING SLOPES.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON TODAY BEFORE TAPERING OFF TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH TODAY.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN. VISIBILITIES MAY BE REDUCED BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • VIDEO: Apple Devotees, Protesters Line Up for IPad

    Apple's latest iPad drew die-hard fans to stores in the U.S. and nine other countries Friday, many of whom lined up for hours to be among the first to buy one.

  • Spaceport may head elsewhere

    The New Mexico Legislature’s failure, once again, to expand liability protection for the space industry may send our $200 million Spaceport investment down the drain. Trial lawyers again were the major culprit.
    The Spaceport’s major competitors, Florida, Texas, Virginia and Colorado, already have passed the necessary legislation. New Mexico passed limited legislation in 2010, holding harmless spaceflight operators from lawsuits in case of accidents.

  • Keep the green faith

    In New Mexico, observing St. Patrick’s Day is usually relegated to drinking green beer.  But if you live in or near New York City, you are inundated with the news of the parade for most of the months of January and February.  Every year, the LGBT community sues to seek permission to march in the parade.  And every year, the religious wrong prevents them from joining the festivities.
      In case you aren’t up on your acronyms, LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered.  You know, those abominations of nature that are trying to destroy the very foundations of our way of life?

  • ‘The Easter Story’

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will present the 16th annual event, “The Easter Story: Christ’s Passage to Resurrection,” a scripture-based pageant of the Easter story narrated in vignettes by those who were witnesses to these events. The presentation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. March 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 366 Grand Canyon, White Rock; and 6:30-7:30 p.m. in English and 7:45-8:15 p.m. in Spanish March 24 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1008 Fairview Dr., Española. One-hour performance tours will begin every 10 minutes. All are welcome.

  • Church Listings 03-16-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.