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Today's News

  • Labor pool study begins

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • “Silent slaves”

    Fire investigator Ed Hunter advises homeowners not to wait until their water heater starts blowing fire out the bottom and begins to eat away at the floor before checking it.

    Hunter’s advice comes on the heels of a home fire in the La Mesa Trailer Park earlier this month. His investigation concludes that the cause was a corroded water heater.

    The homeowner spotted the fire and firefighters from the golf course fire station knocked it down quickly, containing it to the area of origin and preserving the home, Hunter said.

  • Board presses plutonium safety issue

    An independent federal safety board that monitors nuclear facilities has concerns that the Department of Energy is no longer interpreting a key safety standard as they have agreed to do in the past.

    The issue is related to a safety analysis, known as “the safe harbor methodology” and its application at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility.

  • 03-19-10 Update

    Membership social Saturday

      The Los Alamos Opera Guild Board of the Santa Fe Opera will host the LAOG Annual Membership Social from 2-5 p.m. at the Caspersons’ house, located at 135 La Senda.  

    Clean water project fundraiser

      A fundraiser to benefit the Waterlines’ Clean Water Project for Bajo Casicon, Panama, will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased at Brownell’s Hallmark.

    A stange sort of love triangle

  • Better than can

    If you are ever cut off from supermarkets and electricity due to a natural disaster (or because like some of us idiots you choose to go camping), you will be especially interested in this news. And even if your only interest in daily life is eating well, read on for the glad tidings that’s coming about how we will soon better process and store food in this country.

    For about 200 years we’ve canned food in much the same way, putting it in cans (hence the name) and heating it under pressure for long periods.

  • Ru there? K cu l8r!

    Technology is defined as “the practical application of knowledge.” Well, that’s the definition anyway. Practical? Perhaps. Knowledge? It’s getting harder to tell. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Technology is practically ebbing into the crevasses of society and filling them with tar of obfuscation.

  • Regional Science Fair Results

    Daniel Ahrens

    Los Alamos Middle School

    Animal Sciences Junior Category

    First place

    Isabelle Lakis

    Piñon Elementary School

    Animal Sciences Junior Category

    Third place

    Ella Leschnitzer

    Chamisa Elementary School

    Behavioral/Social Science Junior Category

    Second place

    Maria Jeleh McTeigue

    Los Alamos Middle School

    Behavioral/Social Sciences Junior Category

    Third place

    Misha Putnam

  • Winter weather may put a damper on first day of Spring

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Thursday morning:

    SPRING LIKE CONDITIONS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WILL COME TO AN ABRUPT END ON FRIDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS ARE LIKELY TO BE REACHED DURING FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE FALLING SHARPLY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COLD AIRMASS WILL IMPACT ALL OF THE STATE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

  • UPDATE: First polls released by NMHSCA

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first baseball and softball polls of the season.

    Los Alamos' Hilltoppers garnered votes in both of Class AAAA polls.

    Meanwhile, Piedra Vista grabbed the top spots in both the baseball and softball polls, although Artesia actually earned more first-place votes than did Piedra Vista in baseball.

    For full poll results, read this afternoon's Monitor.

  • Who is this pregnant woman in the mirror?

    Do you ever imagine yourself as someone totally different, not necessarily a better or worse person but just someone who doesn’t always do exactly what you do?

    What if I were a single man, one of those old, sloppy men who seem to live on the bus? Maybe I’d really like comic books and I’d be retired from a career in hot glue. Would I think of myself as sloppy? Would I have more sympathy for other, similarly sweat shirted men?