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Today's News

  • Council dynamic yet to be defined

    With four new councilors taking seats on the dais at the first of the year, the Los Alamos County Council’s dynamic still is being defined.

    While the leadership and direction of the current council has yet to be chiseled in stone, some seasoned observers have weighed in on what they’ve seen so far.

  • Authorities: Dead NM baby wasn't sexually abused

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say they didn't find signs of sexual abuse on a 17-month-old Espanola girl who died from blunt force trauma to the head.

    Santa Fe County officials tell KOB-TV that medical personnel may have misinterpreted some conditions on Breandra Pena's body as sexual abuse.

    Nathan Montoya was arrested Tuesday and charged with child abuse resulting in death. Authorities originally believed the baby was sexually assaulted and said Montoya might face additional charges.

  • Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

    SOMA, Japan (AP) — A third explosion in four days rocked a crippled nuclear power plant in tsunami-ravaged northeastern Japan early Tuesday as authorities struggled to avert a catastrophic release of radiation.

    The cascading troubles at the Fukushima Dai-ichi complex were set in motion when last Friday's quake and tsunami knocked out power, crippling the cooling systems needed to keep nuclear fuel from going into full meltdown.

  • NFL Players' union decertifies as talks break down

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All along, the NFL said it was certain the players' union would decertify and head to court.

    All along, the union insisted the league's owners were planning to lock out the players.

    And that's exactly what happened.

  • Correction


    The capital improvement project for the Los Alamos Historical Museum and Fuller Lodge will be discussed during the Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee’s March 24 meeting, not March 17, as reported in Wednesday’s  Los Alamos Monitor.
    Also, the Los Alamos historic archives were located in the west wing of Fuller Lodge, not the south.
     

  • County to hold public meeting

    Los Alamos County Council decided to include an Eastern Area Sound Mitigation Study in the Transportation Corridor Study and Plan for NM502.
    A neighborhood meeting for the study will be :5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fire Administration Training Room; 195 East Rd.
    This will be a visioning meeting to discuss the noise calibration model, noise mitigation methods, and the advantages and disadvantages of different methods.
    At a second  meeting, noise mitigation and noise barrier plans with evaluations will be presented.

  • Take action against colorectal cancer

    Governor Susana Martinez has proclaimed March 20-26 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Week in New Mexico.
    As part of New Mexico’s participation in this annual national health observance, the New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer Program and the New Mexico Cancer Council encourage all New Mexicans age 50 and older to get regular screening for colorectal cancer.
    Progress has been made in the war against colorectal cancer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health Colorectal Cancer Program.

  • State News at a Glance 03-11-11


    New Mexico jobless rate grows

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s jobless rate rose to 8.7 percent in January, up from 8.6 percent in December and 8.1 percent in January 2010.
    State labor officials said New Mexico lost 3,500 jobs between January 2010 and January 2011.

  • YMCA expands its cardio room

    Workers progress on the addition to the Los Alamos Family YMCA’s Cardio Wellness Area. The contractor, ESA, began work on Nov. 18.  The estimated dated for completion is April 15.

  • Religion listings 03-11-11

    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 is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian