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Today's News

  • Med center issues scam warning

    A potential phone scam artist is making the rounds in Los Alamos.

    In the scam, the caller identifies himself as representing Los Alamos Medical Center and “demands immediate payment of a supposed debt,” according to a statement from the center. Then the caller asks for a credit card number.

    Whatever you do, don’t pay the bill and don’t provide your credit card number, medical center officials said.

     

    Read the whole story in today's Monitor.

  • School board gets guarantee of $22.6M

    For the past several months, Diamond Drive has become a tangle of construction, with long lines of traffic at peak hours and student pedestrians from Los Alamos High School attempting to navigate the obstructions.

    Add to that the construction going on at LAHS, and it seems like a recipe for disaster.

    Not only do the students have to be mindful of avoiding construction sites off campus, they have to avoid them on campus. Despite the would-be problems, construction teams from both projects seem to be making progress.

  • New lights to flare at North Mesa Ball Fields

    The Los Alamos County Council approved the design and construction of new lights at the North Mesa Ball Fields.

    A total of 74 poles which are between 60- and 70- feet tall each, will be erected. The cost of the project is $762,582.

    A bid package is expected to be complete by mid-September.

    The Department of Public Utilities’ electric pole study, done in 2006, ignited the process to get new lights in three of the fields – Lou Caveglia Field, Bun Ryan Field and Senior Field.

  • Dog owners need a refresher on how leash laws work

    I am writing in regard to a problem that I have noticed increasingly in the last several months.

    I walk my dog daily in White Rock and I always keep her on a leash.

    I am aware that county leash laws state that “animals off owners premises need to be on a leash.”

    However, many people in the neighborhood allow their dogs to be off leash while in their front yards.

    Although these dogs are initially on the homeowners’ property, they often leave the property and run over to my dog and me.

  • Shop in White Rock? Are you kidding?

    The headline read “Council approves road facelift for White Rock. They hope NM4 redesign will make drivers stop and shop.”

    Shop where?

     

    Camille Morrison

    White Rock

  • SAME LESSON, DIFFERENT PLACE

    The term “Superfund site” makes few of us think first of a dry cleaners. Yet nationwide, plain old dry cleaning fluid is a common and costly threat to groundwater, including by the Rio Grande 20 miles north of Los Alamos.

      This is the story of that problem and progress made on it.  

  • FACT CHECK: Stimulus assessments overly optimistic

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration claimed this week that $100 billion invested in innovative technologies under the economic stimulus law is "transforming the American economy" by putting the nation on track for technological breakthroughs in health care, energy and transportation.

    But an examination of details in the 50-page report unveiled Tuesday by Vice President Joe Biden reveals something a bit different: a collection of rosy projections that ignore many of the challenges, pitfalls and economic realities in all those areas.

  • New jobless claims drop for first time in 4 weeks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New requests for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, the first decline in a month and a hopeful sign after a raft of negative economic reports.

    New claims for jobless aid dropped by 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted 473,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Still, claims remain much higher than they would be in a healthy economy. Employers are reluctant to hire as economic growth appears to be slowing.

  • Now divorced, Woods plays best round of the year

    PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Tiger Woods finally looked like the No. 1 player in the world.

    In his first tournament since his divorce, Woods played by far his best round of the year Thursday at The Barclays, missing only one fairway and two greens in a round of 6-under 65. It was his lowest round of the year.

    He was atop the leaderboard at Ridgewood Country Club, with the morning group still not finished.

  • WSI seeks lab security contract

    One of the world’s biggest security firms has entered into the race for the highly sought after contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Wackenhut Services Inc. confirmed it has responded to the lab’s request for proposals.

    “We submitted a proposal and would be honored to be selected,” said Susan Pitcher, WSI spokeswoman.

    She declined to provide details until a contract has been awarded.

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.