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Today's News

  • ‘A vibrant community of learners’

    Looking back at Paula Dean’s career as principal of Barranca Elementary School, there is a long list of accomplishments achieved and milestones reached.

    Dean has been the principal at Barranca since January 2006, where she has worked to ensure student safety, develop a strong collaborative culture among staff and foster openness with the Barranca community.

  • Council approves MOU

    Los Alamos County is moving ahead in an agreement with a Japanese firm to test alternative energy systems.

  • Foul actions hurt fowl

    A number of residents as well as members of the local Duck Buddies group report witnessing an alarming up tick in duck abuse by children frequenting Ashley Pond.

    “Folks need to understand these ducks are protected by local ordinances and state and federal laws — abusing these ducks is just as bad as abusing a dog or a cat or a horse,” Duck Buddy member Pat Max said.

    A local woman contacted the Monitor to describe a disturbing experience she encountered during a recent visit to the pond.

  • Illegal immigration healthcare costs affect you

    The national spotlight is on Arizona for doing what the federal government and previous Gov. Napolitano refused to do: rein in an invasion of illegal aliens bankrupting Arizona.  At an August 2009 healthcare town hall in Phoenix, legislators said that more than half of Arizona’s $4 billion budget deficit was the result of paying for three areas of services to illegal immigrants: education, healthcare and incarceration.  

    What does illegal immigration have to do with your costs and your access to medical care when you need it?  

  • It’s time to take a stand

    When I got the news about Israel’s armed attack on the Gaza Flotilla at 2:30 a.m. May 31, I felt sick. I immediately called a friend in Jerusalem, one of the most committed activists I know. 

    Across the ocean, I could hear in her voice that she was in tears. “The worst part about it,” she said, “is that nothing will change.”

    “No,” I replied. “I can’t believe that can be true.  Things have to change.”

    “Well,” she said, “then it is up to you, the internationals.”

  • Breaking News Another fire burns in the Jemez

    Fire officials report that a second fire is burning in the Jemez, close to last week’s Rio Fire.

    State police say they are closing SR 126 between mile posts 10 and 15.

    Check back for new developments.

     

  • Candye Kane is back in town

    EDITOR’S NOTE:  For  the remainder of the 2010 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Organizer Russ Gordon will submit a weekly column to share information and insight   about the performers.

    At 7 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos county Summer Concert Series and its sponsors present soulful blues diva Candye Kane.

    The incredible blues and gospel singer/songwriter Thomas Dorsey said, “the blues is a good woman feeling bad.”

  • Quick fix for BP oil disaster could come from LANL

    Thousands of suggestions are pouring into the U.S. government about how to plug the disastrous BP oil leak that’s been spewing an estimated 1 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico daily since April 20. Local engineers and a principal developer from Chicago are confident they have the solution to halt that leak within a day or so and are attempting to get the decision makers’ attention.  

  • Paula Dean up to the challenge of assistant superintendent

    Initially, Paula Dean said she faced her new position as assistant superintendent with some anxiety. But that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    "I am very excited," she said. "I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it's going to be a challenge and I love it - I love a challenge."

    Dean, the former principal of Barranca Elementary School, will officially become assistant superintendent July 1. Former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas retired this year.

    Read more in the Monitor.

     

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

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