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Today's News

  • 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

  • Tax change could bring significant benefits 


    WASHINGTON — If you are a college student, teacher or resident of a state that has sales taxes but no income tax, the bipartisan tax agreement this month could mean significant benefits next year. And the IRS is adjusting its computers to take in your requests.

  • Nambé man finds remains under his home

    SANTA FE  — Nambé resident Jerome Valdez has no plans to move the remains of two early American Indians that were found buried beneath his home north of Santa Fe.
    Valdez, , a 44-year-old pipefitter at Los Alamos National Laboratory, unearthed two graves last Saturday while digging a trench for a new sewer line in the crawl space beneath the house his father built 50 years ago.

  • Witness to the murder: Meredith Blake

    Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

  • Witness to the murder: Philip Blake

    Hello, my name is Philip Blake and I am a partner in Kellway, Blake and Leverstein, the finest brokerage in London. Sixteen years ago, my good friend Amyas Crale was murdered by his wife Caroline. At the behest of their daughter Carla, I and the other witnesses have inexplicably been persuaded to participate in a reenactment of the crime, in order to satisfy Carla that the events of that day did indeed unfold, as we all know they did.

  • People in the News 12-26-10

    Navy Seaman Recruit Arturs Matulis, son of Anastasija and Christopher W. French of Los Alamos, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
    During the eight-week program, Matulis completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, fire fighting, water safety and survival and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.