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Today's News

  • 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

  • LAPD wraps up pivotal year

    Calling it one of the proudest moments in his law enforcement career, Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy accepted state accreditation for his department during a special ceremony in Taos. In July, LAPD passed all 217 standards required for accreditation and became the first New Mexico county to earn such designation.
    The police department and jail renovation project also was completed this year, bringing both into compliance with state regulations.

  • Old Man Winter blasts Los Alamos

    Temperatures plunged into the single digits Thursday night in Los Alamos County and more of the same is expected for Friday and Saturday.
    The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is warning people to take precautions against the cold that has moved into the state.
    • They’re warning that hypothermia can be deadly.
    • Hypothermia is loss of the body’s core temperature.

  • LAPS looks to the future

    2010 is winding down quickly, but Los Alamos Public Schools administration already is thinking about 2011.
    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe are thinking about the impact of the state budget on the district’s long-range financial plan. With a new governor coming into office in January, there are some concerns about how education will be impacted and how much, if any, it will be cut.

  • Religion listings 12-31-10

    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