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Today's News

  • Unsigned editorials not acceptable

    I find that recent unsigned and undocumented editorial comments to be more the rule than the exception in the Monitor these days.  Sunday, June 20, “The sinking of the presidency,” was unsigned and one-sided and may indicate the bias of the current Monitor editorial staff, while Wednesday, June 23, “Obama and Clinton: The best and brightest” was written by a Jeffry Gardner. Just who is Gardner, what are his credentials and why are such vitriolic and poorly written opinions allowed to be presented undocumented?

  • No to new taxes, yes to budget cuts

    America has a money crisis. Yes things are tight for governments now, things are tight for most families also.  In the real world where the ability to borrow money is limited and heavy debt carries a heavy cost, most will do the right thing and live within their means.  

    This means cutting spending and altering your lifestyle to your ability to pay for it.  Government feels it has an ace in the hole by their ability to tax. And tax they do!  They sometimes justify taxes by stating public health will improve as they have done with tobacco.

  • When governing becomes a circus

    None of our governments — national, state, local — was designed for expeditious and orderly action.   

    But when any of them becomes so disorderly as to resemble a circus you have to wonder.

    Briefly last week, key functionaries, civilian, military and judicial, in our national government had a great many people wondering if the circus hadn’t become a zoo.

  • Sports update

    Team of Spike Jones/Cale Jones wins scramble tourney

    The team of Spike Jones/Cale Jones won the 2-person flight in the Father-Son-Daughter tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament was held on Father’s Day.

    Jones/Jones won the event with a combined gross score of 68, topping runners-up Greg Hanson/Pat Murphy. Mickey Kelly/Laura Kelly had a combined net score of 58 to take top net honors.

  • UPDATE: Ashton wins ACI qualifying round in playoff

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  • 06-22-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    June 10

    4:38 p.m. – Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church reported that someone sprayed graffiti on the wall of the church. The estimated damage is unknown.

    6:30 p.m. — A 38-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone damaged the hood of her vehicle while it was parked at a residence in White Rock. The estimated loss is less than $1,000.

  • Light up the sky this Fourth of July with patriotism

    Los Alamos will be lit up full force on July 4 – not only through fireworks but with children’s parades, a 5K run and one big party at Overlook Park in White Rock.

    The patriotism in town will immediately start at with jog at the Los Alamos Family YMCA’s Independence Day Firecracker 5K Family Fun Run.

  • Agents target Russian spy ring, more details emerge as feds say it's 'tip of iceberg'

    NEW YORK (AP) — They sometimes worked in pairs and pretended to be married so they could blend in as the couple next door while working as spies in a throwback to the Cold War, complete with fake identities, invisible ink, coded radio transmissions and encrypted data to avoid detection, authorities say.

  • Tennis: Venus Williams stunned in Wimbledon quarterfinals

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Five-time champion Venus Williams was ousted in the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, losing 6-2, 6-3 to 82nd-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria.

    The second-seeded Williams, who had reached the Wimbledon final in eight of the past 10 years, was undone by a slew of unforced errors and double faults in the biggest upset of the women's tournament.

  • UPDATE: WR Majors downed by Santa Fe National

    The White Rock Majors All-Stars softball team was upset by Santa Fe National Little League in an elimination game Monday night.

    White Rock and Santa Fe National met for the right to advance in the District 1 Little League softball tournament championship game. National got its offense going when it needed to to take the contest 12-8.