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Today's News

  • Co-op Market: A Symbol For Economic Progress

    More than 700 households in Los Alamos and White Rock have invested financially in the soon-to-open Los Alamos Cooperative Market – a project that former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro calls “a symbol of economic development made more significant because it’s all funded through local investment.”
    As of Wednesday, the co-op has raised $1,018,610 from local member loans and local member investment certificates.

  • DWI statistics decrease in 2010

    The Los Alamos Police Department conducts sobriety checkpoints throughout the county on a regular basis and the number of local arrests is dropping.
    “There have been no DWI related fatalities in Los Alamos County in the last three years,” Capt. Randy Foster said, “and we’ve seen a reduction this past year in DWI arrests.”
    Police arrested 49 people for suspected DWI in 2010, Foster said. In 2009, 61 people were charged with DWI and 41 people were charged in 2008.

  • Update 01-27-11

    Brisket Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Posse Shack. The cost is $10 per plate.


    School Board meeting

    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. today at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting is currently underway. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.

  • Men at work

    Los Alamos County workers perform maintenance on Canyon Road earlier this week.

     

  • Local EGA chapter celebrates National Embroidery Month

    The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is celebrating National Embroidery Month with two exhibits.
    One will be displayed from Feb. 1-12 in Mesa Public Library lobby display case.
    Chapter members will be present from 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 6 to explain the various styles of embroidery and answer questions about the chapter.
    The second exhibit will be on display Feb. 4–28 at Village Arts. Chapter members will display many styles of embroidery art.

  • Heron Lake State Park to host Bald Eagle Watch this weekend

    Visitors to Heron Lake State Park in north central New Mexico on Saturday will have a golden opportunity to see and learn about bald eagles in the wild.
    The state park Friends group is hosting the annual Bald Eagle Watch at the state park Visitor Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Raptor experts from The Wildlife Center in Española will be on hand with a live baldy and other educational birds to talk about raptor habitat, habits and rehabilitation.
    Bald eagles were on the endangered species list for years due to the overuse of DDT pesticides in the environment.

  • Be There 01-27-11

    Today
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • Community annoucements 01-27-11

    Serenade your valentine

    Lads of Enchantment quartets will deliver singing valentines to the home or workplace in Los Alamos on Feb. 13-14. Their quartets will serenade your sweetheart with romantic songs and present her/him with a rose. To reserve a singing Valentines delivery, call Chuck at 662-9127.
    Raise cancer awareness

  • Lamonitor.com moves to subscriber-based service effective Feb. 1

    In less than a week, the Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com, will become a subscription-based news and information site.
    Beginning Feb. 1, all of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Reasons behind slow start

    Our state capitol is moving at a snail’s pace so far this year. It took over a week for House standing committees to be named. Almost three months after her election, Gov. Susana Martinez has not filled her cabinet and some other top appointments.
    But not to worry. There are good reasons for both. After losing eight seats to Republicans, Democratic House Speaker Ben Lujan was faced with adjusting the make-up of every committee to reflect the nearly equal balance between the parties.