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Today's News

  • LAPS receives awards

    It’s no secret that the Los Alamos Public School district is one of the best not only in the state, but also in the country. However, it may not be so obvious that this status doesn’t just apply to the students, but to the faculty as well.
    Recently, LAPS maintenance worker Anthony Archuleta received the 2010 Ben Luján Maintenance Achievement Award for his role in establishing the Preventative Maintenance program for the Los Alamos School District.

  • Community Development Director Rick Bohn moves on

    Before Rick Bohn, the position of Community Development Department Director frequently changed. For the past six years, however, Bohn has been able to bring stability to that spot but nothing can last forever. Bohn will retire this year with his last official day being March 31.

  • Update 1-02-11

    Inauguration

    The Los Alamos Monitor will have exclusive photos of Susana Martinez’s inauguration in Santa Fe. Be sure to check out www.lamonitor.com.

    Quarterly pickup

    The Los Alamos Townsite Quarterly Pickup will be held Jan. 3 at 8 a.m. to Jan. 7 at 1 p.m. Place furniture, appliances and yard debris at the curb by 8 a.m. For more information, phone 662-8163.

    Charter review

  • Musicians take a bite out of the Big Apple

    Some musicians dream about playing in Carnegie Hall their entire lives. For some, the dream could come true, but for the majority, it’s something they can only hope for.
    High school seniors Eli Berg and Shannon Burns are two of the lucky ones.
    They have been accepted into a prestigious national program, the American High School Honors Performance Series and will get the chance to play at Carnegie Hall in New York in February.

  • Start the new year out right

    Those with a New Year’s resolution to get into shape and be fit have an opportunity to do so. A strength-training program aimed at women and men older than age 50 is starting up.
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization are offering the Strong Women and Men program developed by Tufts University at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in Boston, Mass.
    The program is a research-based strength training program for women and men 50 years of age and older.  

  • Animal Shelter 01-02-11

    Thank you Los Alamos. Six cats and two dogs were adopted last week.
    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Community annoucements 01-02-11

    Tickets on sale

    Tickets are on sale for the 2nd annual Community Assets/Spirit of the West Award. The event will be at
    7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    Tickets can be reserved by calling 661-4846, no tickets will be available at the door. This event is sponsored by Assets In Action, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board.

    Calling all photographers

  • Martinez suspends pending NM agency regulations

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is halting pending regulations by executive branch agencies under her control to determine whether they hurt businesses in New Mexico.

    Martinez also directed agencies to review rules and regulations that are in place and determine by the end of the month which ones should be scrapped to improve economic development and job growth.

    Shortly after taking office on Saturday, Martinez issued an executive order to suspend pending and proposed regulations for 90 days while they are reviewed by a task force.

  • Unbeaten TCU stops Wisconsin 21-19 in Rose Bowl

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Tank Carder leaped with perfect timing and swatted Wisconsin's final pass to the turf, the TCU linebacker felt as if he got a boost from every player at every school that never even imagined playing in the Rose Bowl.

    Sure, these unbeaten Horned Frogs realized they couldn't win the national title. They still celebrated their perfection on the hallowed Pasadena turf in the name of all the little guys outside the monolithic powers of major college football.

  • NM gov sounds bipartisan tone in inaugural speech

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, making history as the nation's first female Hispanic governor, called Saturday for New Mexicans to unite to solve the difficult problems confronting the state, including a budget deficit and sputtering economy.

    Martinez sounded a bipartisan tone during her public inaugural ceremony on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, across the street from the Palace of the Governors, which was built in 1610 and housed Spanish governors. It was the seat of government during Mexican and American territorial rule.