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Today's News

  • Material Disposal Area-B activity quickens

    A tree-eating machine devoured part of the landscape on the south side of DP Road in recent days. Next week, a layer of the surface cover will be peeled back to get a little closer to the mysteries that are buried in a 65-year-old hazardous dump.

    The cleanup of the six-acre waste site known as Material Disposal Area B (MDA-B) is moving again, although the major excavation is now planned for early summer.

    The trees had to be removed because they would be within the footprint of the containment buildings or tie-downs where the hazardous material removal will take place.

  • 01-19-10 Update

    This week’s Police Beat

      DWI arrests and an underage drinking party top this week’s Police Beat. See more on Page 2.

    JJAB meeting

      The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will meet at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday in the LAPS Board Room at 751 Trinity, Los Alamos.  

    R.A.M. elections

  • Domenici’s hat is in

    ALBUQUERQUE — Pete Domenici Jr. formally announced his candidacy for governor during a press conference at the Embassy Suites Sunday afternoon. Members of his family including his famous father, retired Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M, surrounded him.

    Domenici Jr., 50, is an Albuquerque environmental attorney. He explained why he decided to seek the state’s highest office.

  • Safety issues raised red flags

    I could have spoken up about how odd it was to be putting so many people at risk, but I didn’t. I’ll take some blame for that. I’m sorry. Why didn’t I speak up when I noticed that we wanted our youth who ride buses to cross in front of the school bus, but we wanted them to cross behind Atomic City Transit buses? Why didn’t I speak up when I noticed that vehicle drivers must stop for school buses but can whiz past Atomic City Transit (ACT) buses?

  • Response to column on smoking

    I am delighted to read (in “Our kids are on fire,” Monitor, Jan. 15.) that “As a math teacher, (John Pawlak) can safely say that turning a blind eye to the dangers [of smoking] just doesn’t add up.” I wish you could also tell the FDA that refusing to reduce those dangers – by allowing use of e-cigarettes which provide nicotine and flavors without tars and other carcinogens (including radioactivity!) — doesn’t add up either.

  • There are no quick fixes for problems

    To solve our environmental problems, climate change being by far the largest, we need to think about both smaller bites of the problem and the long term. The small bites won’t be baby steps but bold and far-reaching initiatives that each tackle an aspect of the larger problem. And many of our boldest but necessary steps may not bear fruit within our lifetimes.

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils are still the team to beat in District 2

    Emotions are riding high heading into the start of the District 2AAAA boys basketball season.

    Nowhere more so than in Española Valley, where last week, according to the Associated Press, someone tried to set fire to the front door of Sundevil head coach Richard Martinez’s home. While it was unknown if the fire-setting, which was bad enough to send Martinez’s mother to the hospital for smoke inhalation, had anything to do with basketball, it does speak about how seriously fans in the valley are taking the 2009-10 season.

  • Scenes from this morning's snow storm

    The snow this morning was both picturesque to look at and problematic for those responsible for clearing sidewalks and roadways.

  • Read all about it... Police Beat

    To check out this week's Police Beat, click here.

  • Seniors outgrowing White Rock Senior Center

    Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Center staff described the need for a bigger, more accommodating space in White Rock for seniors 55 and older during the White Rock Implementation Steering Committee meeting. 

    About one third of the population in Los Alamos County is older than 50, according to the last census.

    Baby boomers are a big segment of the population worldwide and the population of people over 90 is steadily growing.

    The White Rock Senior Center has no space to serve daily meals or provide health related activities.