Today's News

  • Bible Answers: Deciphering what forgiveness really means

    “Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If you forgive the sins of any, their sins have been forgiven them …’ What did He mean by that?”— Shannon
    This text (Jn. 20:23), found in the context of Jesus’ first real conversation with his disciples following the resurrection, provides a clue to the kind of ministry he anticipated for these people, as well as all who would follow.

  • Missing hiker found--Video Extra

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A woman who had been missing for nearly month in a New Mexico national forest has been found in a sleeping bag with her cat by her side.

    Authorities said 41-year-old Margaret Page was found Wednesday in Gila National Forest around a mile up the Railroad Canyon Trail, where she had gone hiking with her cat around Feb. 10.

    Dave Kuthe, search crew leader, told the Silver City Sun News said that Page was found malnourished and emaciated but well-hydrated. Authorities believed she had probably stayed alive by drinking water from a nearby creek and fed her cat, Miya, her cat, with cat food she had packed.

  • N.M. deputy shoots man who stole bus

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office says they shot a man who stole an unoccupied school bus in Grants before leading police on a chase along Interstate 40 in the Albuquerque area.
    Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jennifer Vega-Brown says that the man stole the bus from a company’s private yard before getting onto the interstate and heading toward Albuquerque on Friday morning.
    At some point, a police chase involving three separate agencies ensued.
    Vega-Brown says authorities deployed spike belts that deflated the tires on the bus, but that it still kept going.
    After authorities were able to get the bus stopped, Vega-Brown says a deputy shot the man but did not know why.

  • US adds 227,000 jobs in Feb.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 227,000 jobs in February in the latest display of the economic recovery’s surprising breadth and brawn. The country has put together the strongest three months of pure job growth since the Great Recession.
    The unemployment rate stayed at 8.3 percent. It was the first time in six months it didn’t fall, and that was because a half-million Americans, perhaps finally seeing hope in the economy, started looking for work.
    The Labor Department also said Friday that December and January, already two of the best months for jobs since the recession, were even stronger than first estimated. It added 41,000 jobs to its total for January and 20,000 for December.

  • Science Bowl team defends title

    Editor’s note: Due to a source error, the wrong photo and story about the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team was submitted to the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday.

    For the third year in a in a row, the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team won first place in the Regional Science Bowl March 4 on the Albuquerque Academy campus. Approximately 34 teams from New Mexico high schools competed in the regional event.
    Launched in 1991, the Science Bowl is a competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students plus an alternate.

  • Update 03-09-12

    Kiwanis meeting

    Susan Mack from the Family Strengths Network will be the speaker at the weekly Kiwanis meeting from noon-
    1 p.m. Tuesday at the Masonic Temple.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    Planning and zoning

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the council chambers.

    Public meeting
    Residents are invited to attend a public meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the 37th Street Playlot, located at the intersection of 37th and Villa.  Parks Division Manager Richard McIntyre will be discussing the replacement and renovation of the playground.

  • Group sheds light on school salaries

    Employee salaries of 32 New Mexico school districts are now available online.

    And it’s not the work of state government’s Sunshine Portal, but rather that of the Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Foundation.

    Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said the non-profit organization requested the data from 40 school districts with populations exceeding 1,000 through the state’s public records law. Eight, however, failed to comply with the law’s 15-day timeframe. Those school districts include Alamogordo, Cobre, Las Vegas, Lovington, Ruidoso, Silver City, and two northern New Mexico school districts: Taos and Pojoaque.

  • Bandelier boss is business booster

    Los Alamos County Council Chair Sharon Stover believes Park Superintendant Jason Lott can claim some credit for the fact that Bandelier has been gaining visitation at a time when other parks are losing it.

    “Jason has a lot of creative ideas,” Stover said.

    Lott is currently planning more proactive marketing and outreach campaigns to increase visitation, although his ability to do this is limited by the number of staff available to implement projects.

    “The goal is to not just promote Bandelier but to promote the county as a destination,” Lott said. “Let’s make this a two-night stay.”

  • Getting a new sense of PLACE

    Despite Thursday’s snow storm, dozens of people piled into Fuller Lodge to discuss the formative stages and the potential of building affordable work/live space for “creatives” as part of the Los Alamos Creative District downtown revitalization.

    The community forum was part of a three-day visit by Minnesota-based PLACE — a non-profit builder of sustainable communities.

    The courtship between PLACE and Los Alamos is underway, PLACE President and Executive Director Chris Velasco said.

    Velasco said PLACE visits a community on an invitation-only basis and has to determine if the community has the will, resources and desire for such a program, while the community has to determine if it even wants a creative living space.

  • Aquatomics get autographs

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics swimmer Kalen Melton gets a T-shirt autographed by a Japanese Olympic hopeful as Alana Goodwin (right) and Onnolee Englert-Erickson (rear) watch. The LA swim team hosted visiting Japanese swimmers at a pasta dinner.  The Japanese team, which had one backstroker in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, has candidates for the 2012 London Olympics in the breaststroke, butterfly and backstroke events.  The Japanese Olympic swimming trials will be held in early April. Aquatomics swimmers got autographs of several swimmers on their swim caps and T-shirts and presented the Japanese visitors with small protocol gifts. The delegation departed for Japan on March 8 after nearly three weeks training in Los Alamos.