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Today's News

  • Congress’ servility is disgusting

    I found the display of servility by the U.S. Congress recently in front of the President of Mexico absolutely disgusting.

    Dave Carver

    Los Alamos

  • A different life for our children

    Mexico is a mess. More than a mess, really.  

    It’s a burning high rise of a nation.

    It’s on fire from top to bottom — from border to border. North to south.

    Mexico’s mix of corruption, crime, wealth, and poverty should make any thinking person north of the Rio Grande shudder about its future. And ours.

  • Oppenheimer’s legacy continues into the next generation

    Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC).

    The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital and Santa Fe high schools.

    The JROMC has awarded 146 scholarships and other awards totaling $302,000 since the program began in 1984.

    The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments, numerous small, individual donations and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • UPDATE: Local runners compete in Boston Marathon

    Three runners from Los Alamos, Gerald Streit, Teri Tingey and Robert Little, took part in the 114th Boston Marathon last month.

    The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in America and attracts some of the top athletes throughout the world.

    Read more about the marathon runners in today's Monitor.

  • Cops, residents need boot heel cell access

    There ought to be a law, we sometimes say to ourselves when frustrated about something.

    Once in a while, we even pass a law. Maybe not quite the appropriate law, but hey.

  • Outdoor education: Why it matters

    In an earlier Monitor, Chick Keller lamented that an awesome pushback had been mounted against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) triggered by the revelation that extensively manipulated datasets had compromised fundamental temperature inputs to the climate modeling supporting the man-caused global warming argument.

  • Rivera Fire in the Jemez burns 10 acres

    A downed power line involved in the Rivera Fire in the Jemez has disrupted power to 40 residences in the Cerra del Pino area. Jemez Mountain Electric is on site.

    The Rivera Fire started at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday four miles west of Jemez Springs in Sandoval County.  No injuries have been reported.

    The fire has burned approximately 10 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer.

    No structures are threatened and no evacuations are in place at this time.

    For additional information please call the Rivera Fire Information Center at 505-438-5321.

  • 05-18-10 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.    

    May 6

    4:56 p.m. – A 50-year-old female Los Alamos woman reported the theft of a snow blower from her property on Villa Street. The estimated loss is $700.

  • Celebrate Memorial Day

    Memorial Day 2010 will be observed at 11 a.m. May 31 at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

    The entire community is invited. This year’s theme is honoring those who “answered the call.”

    Memorial Day is a national holiday to thank and honor those who have given their lives in the nation’s service.

    Service men and women have given their lives for their country during times of war and conflict around the world.

    They willingly did so to defend citizens’ freedom and way of life.

  • Global fears propel stock market slide

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrials plunged below 10,000 Tuesday after traders dumped stocks on worries about the global economy and tensions between North and South Korea.

    The Dow fell about 190 points in late morning trading. It has fallen 1,346 points, or more than 12 percent, from its recent high of 11,205, reached April 26. The Dow and broader stock indexes all fell about 2 percent.