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Today's News

  • UNM-LA wants break on electric rates

    One good turn deserves another, at least that’s what members of the UNM-LA Advisory Board think when it comes to electric rate increases.
    A few weeks ago, Los Alamos Public Schools Purchasing Manager June Gladney addressed the county council, asking that the school district be exempted from the utility rate increase being proposed by the county’s utilities department.
    A few months ago, LAPS also asked to be forgiven on an old utility debt.

  • LANS picnic honors 9/11

    A somber ceremony led by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio Saturday at Overlook Park was filled with memories of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the people who lost their lives on that day.
    “We all felt vulnerable that day in a way we’ve never felt before and unlike the rest of the population — we get to come to work everyday and we have the ability to do something about it,” Anastasio said.

  • Monitor’s Web site offers a variety of new features

    The Los Alamos Monitor took the wraps off its new Web site early Sunday morning. The new site ushers in a new era of convergence, as the newspaper advances its Internet presence.
    The site, lamonitor.com, has a number of key features and technological advances that were not available on the newspaper’s previous Web site. Chief among those features, the site now affords a greater use of video, photo slideshows, reader forums, blogs, and other elements designed to extend the newspaper’s reach and provide a place for community conversation and debate.

  • 09-14-10 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.
    Sept. 2

    12:03 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone broke into his vehicle parked on Diamond Drive across from Los Alamos High School. Nothing was reported missing. The estimated damage to the vehicle is less that $1,000.
    Sept. 4

  • Orthodontics office welcomes new dentist

    This week the community of Los Alamos says “aloha,” to one of its newest residents as Dr. Devan Vest, DDS, MS and his family join the office of Los Alamos Orthodontics.
    Vest comes spent time at BYU-Hawaii, West Virginia University and the Oregon Health and Science University, prior to coming to the Land of Enchantment.

  • Take some time to ‘Taste the Sky’

    Construction on Diamond Drive has put a monkey wrench in commuter’s schedules, as well as high school student’s schedules, but it’s also affected fundraising for the United Way, as well.
    Every year around this time, the United Way Youth Team hosts dinner over Diamond, a fundraising event during which diners are served — and eat their dinner — in the catwalks suspended over Diamond Drive. The funds raised during the event go toward the United Way Activities Fund, which benefits nonprofit organizations in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

  • Cross country: LAMS teams sweep first meet of season at Pecos

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk cross country teams picked up a clean sweep in their first outing of the 2010 season.
    LAMS debuted at the Pecos Invitational Wednesday.
    The two Hawk girls teams posted the low scores of the two-grade meet, held on a hilly course.
    The Hawk seventh grade girls finished with just 23 points at the meet, while the Hawk eighth grade girls earned just 27 points. Meanwhile, the eighth grade boys had 33 points and the seventh grade boys finished with 54 points. All four teams finished well ahead of their closest competitors.

  • Memories of 9/11

    I was on active duty with the Navy as the Operations Officer for a detachment of Tactical Air Control Squadron 12 based out of White Beach, Okinawa, Japan.
    We had flown from MCAS Futenma in Okinawa to Nagasaki where we drove to Sasebo for a schedule planning meeting with the air department of the USS Essex. I was staying on the ship and sharing a stateroom with Capt. Jay Aubin, USMC, who was the schedules officer for HMM 265 the Marine Air Group we deployed with. Capt. Aubin came to the room and said, “Sir, you gotta come down to the Wardroom and see this.”

  • Aging gas pipe at risk of explosion nationwide

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) — The tragic explosion of a gas pipeline in a San Francisco suburb has shed light on a problem usually kept underground: Communities have expanded over pipes built decades earlier when no one lived there.

    Utilities have been under pressure for years to better inspect and replace aging gas pipes — many of them laid years before sprawling communities were erected around them — that now are at risk of leaking or erupting.

  • Tennis: Nadal breaks through to win US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — For seven years, Rafael Nadal deposited his share of skin and blood and sweat and effort on the imposing blue court in the middle of the biggest tennis stadium in the world.

    At the end of the eighth year, he collapsed and rolled over, his face to the ground, exhausted while he celebrated — knowing that finally, he would take something away from the court where he'd left so much.