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Today's News

  • Letter unfairly impugns council

    Our county council chambers are emblazoned with a quotation attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “Every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle.”

    During the last two years, I have served as chair of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee. Prior to that, I served on the steering committee that assisted MIC with their master plan study for the White Rock community center.

    However, I write today as a private individual, not as a member of the WRMPIC.

  • Home tour offers variety

    The Los Alamos Home Tour will include seven homes of a variety of styles and architecture, from an historic Bathtub Row home to brand new custom homes. Viewers will be able to get ideas for remodels and new constructions and learn about the history of home building and architecture in Los Alamos.

    The addresses and names of homeowners will be not announced prior to the tour.  Ticket buyers will receive a detailed program and map. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at Brownell’s Hallmark, LANB, Family Strengths Network and online at lafsn.org.

  • 08-17-10 Police beat

    Aug. 3

    2:17 p.m. — A 57-year-old Los Alamos man reported being the victim of battery at 176 Central Park Square.

    4:10 p.m. — Richard Morse, 75, of Los Alamos was arrested at 176 Central Park Square and charged with battery following an investigation into a reported trespassing and battery upon an employee of the property owner.

    5:14 p.m. — Bandelier National Monument reported the theft of a license plate from a government vehicle. The loss is less than $250.

  • LOS ALAMOS MONITOR EXCLUSIVE!Speed Trap!

    Armed with a radar gun, the Monitor found plenty of drivers exceeding speed limits in Los Alamos the past few weeks.

    Most seemed to be commuters, people driving off the hill to get home or up the hill to get to work.

    The speed limit is 25 mph around town unless otherwise posted.

    And while most drivers kept to the limit at many locations - hotspots were detected.

    Read the full story in Sunday's Monitor.

     

  • County Council set to mull 10 percent hike in rates for electricity during tonight's meeting

    The Tuesday evening county council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Community Building, and the proceedings will be televised on PAC-8.

    The results of a recent lamonitor.com online poll show that 85.6 percent of respondents are opposed to the proposed electricity rate hike, yet there was no citizen opposition voiced when the Board of Utilities considered the measure at its meeting several weeks ago.

  • Home sales plunge 27 pct. to lowest in 15 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of previously occupied homes plunged last month to the lowest level in 15 years, despite the lowest mortgage rates in decades and bargain prices in many areas.

    July's sales fell by more than 27 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.83 million, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. It was the largest monthly drop on records dating back to 1968, and sharp declines were recorded in all regions of the country.

  • Speed trap

    Armed with a radar gun, the Monitor found plenty of drivers exceeding speed limits in Los Alamos the past few weeks.

    Most seemed to be commuters, people driving off the hill to get home or up the hill to get to work.

    The speed limit is 25 mph around town unless otherwise posted.

    And while most drivers kept to the limit at many locations, one of the speeder hotspots is East Road traveling west. The speed limit is 50 mph, drops to 45 and then 40 at the far west end past Los Alamos County Airport. Drivers clocked speeds of 48 to 62 mph in that 40 mph zone.

  • Cycling: Local rider helping her team battle MS in fundraiser

    It’s the best of both worlds for those who do what they love to do and do it for a good cause.

    Local cyclist, Cathy Cleland will do just that next weekend as she hits the road for the Multiple Sclerosis ride Saturday and Sunday.

    The Bike MS: Pedal Los Pueblos is a fundraising event that has cyclists hitting the road for two days, covering 150 miles.

    Cleland, who has been cycling for 25 years, said she can’t wait to take part in the annual trek. Cleland started out cycling for fun and turned it into a lifestyle.

  • Walkers get a taste of Canyon Rim Trail

    A stretch of jet-black asphalt cuts through the shrubs and trees just off N.M. 502 near the Entrada Business Park. Walking on this paved trail, a panoramic view of mesas and canyons fills one’s vision.

    David Little of Los Alamos summed up the scene along the Canyon Rim Trail.

     

    Read the whole story in today's Monitor.

  • Council candidate drops out of race

    Democrat Nathan Hjelm has dropped out of the Los Alamos County Council Race.

    Hjelm cited time constraints associated with his new full-time job at Los Alamos National Laboratory as the major influence on his decision to withdraw from the race so close to the Nov. 2 general election, according to Democratic Party Chair Cathy Chapman.

    The Democratic Party Central Committee has until Sept. 7 to appoint a replacement candidate, but Chapman said she prefers to finalize the appointment no later than Aug. 31.