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Today's News

  • To convert or not to convert

    There has been a lot of discussion this year on whether or not someone who currently has a traditional IRA should convert it into a Roth IRA.  
    In this column we will take a look at how Roth IRAs work, and if it makes sense to convert your IRA into a Roth.
    First, let’s take a look at a brief history of Roth IRAs. Roth IRAs were established in 1997 as part of the Taxpayer Relief Act to offer another way for Americans to save for retirement.
    Although contribution limits are the same with Traditional and Roth IRAs, there are some major differences.

  • Local microgrid starts on $27 million

    Projects in the mountain town of Los Alamos shape strong tools for tomorrow. New evidence is the $27 million in contracts among Los Alamos County, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the state of New Mexico and an alliance of 19 Japanese companies.

  • Assessing root cause starts stress reduction process

    We all know that stress can affect you physically. Some amount of stress is inevitable in life and positive stress can also be helpful to thrive in life.
    But uncontrollable stress is the major concern that may cause harm. When you feel stressed, your body always reacts to it.
    As medically proven, long term stress damages your body seriously and causes various chronic ailments.
    Some people may develop high blood pressure, heart disease, digestion problems, breathing disorders, hormonal imbalances, skin problems, aches and pains… the list is endless.

  • Help PEEC search for the last blooms of summer

    Last year Pajarito Environmental Education Center began a citizen science project, trying to establish a late-blooming plant list that could form a database for later years and ultimately gauge the effect, if any, of global warming/climate change on our local environment.  
    This year’s Big Plant Day will continue this work on Saturday.  Participants should call PEEC at 662-0460 and arrange to cover a specific area under the leadership of various plant experts.  

  • Federal health care reform to be discussed

    Dick Mason will discuss the new federal health care reform at the monthly
    League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Oct. 12.  at Central Avenue Grill.
    The extensive menu at Central Avenue Grill gives you many choices for your entree, plus iced tea or lemonade, tax and gratuity for $15.
    Mason will share information about  the federal health care reform and how the health care reform bill  will impact New Mexicans.

  • Be There 10-05-10

    Wednesdsay
    Want to know more about angels? Angels in the Judeo, Christian and Muslim traditions will be discussed at 6 p.m. Oct. 6, 13 and 20 at the First United Methodist Church Friendship Center. Facts will be separated from myths and religious authorities will be referred to for their guidance. David Israelivitz from the Los Alamos Jewish Center will address Jewish angels. Ann Le Page will talk about Christian angels and M’hamed Jebbanema will discuss Muslim angels.

  • Chandler’s career varied and robust

    It all started out simple enough. George Chandler arrived in Los Alamos in 1974 and began work as a physicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    Then he met Lou Burkhardt, a fellow lab employee in his division – and everything started to change.
    Chandler described Burkhardt as a “gadfly” when it came to county politics. His friend’s persistence in local politics rubbed off on Chandler who began attending county council meetings every week.

  • Muni building petition falls short

    His petition may be short by nine signatures, but Los Alamos resident Richard Hanneman is undeterred in his mission to replicate the original municipal building. Hanneman told to the Monitor Tuesday morning he feels confident nine signatures can be collected within the 10-day grace period the county allows for petitioners.

  • Officials seek cause of baby’s death

    An autopsy on 10-day-old Grey Vigil, who died Monday at a Rio Rancho hospice, was scheduled for this morning.
    Law enforcement officials are seeking to pinpoint an exact cause of death for the infant boy born Friday, Sept. 24, at a Los Alamos residence, and was then reportedly kept concealed in a closet for three days, according to a source with the Los Alamos Police Department.
    “Charges are pending in this case as the investigation is still underway,” said LAPD lead investigator Sgt. Fred Rascon.

  • Update 10-05-10

    Candidate forum

    The League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women host a forum at 7 p.m. today at Fuller Lodge for congressional candidates, New Mexico House Dist. 43 canddiates and magistrate judge candidates. Unopposed county candidates are invited to speak.
    County Council meeting tonight

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold its regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers.

    County Council candidate forum