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Today's News

  • Susana Martinez flies in for grand opening of local GOP headquarters

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez flew in to town late Saturday afternoon to attend the grand opening of the local GOP campaign headquarters in Central Park Square.

    About 100 people turned out for the event including several candidates. Congressional candidate Tom Mullins of Farmington drove his truck to the grand opening and spoke of his frustration with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan's refusal to debate him on the issues.

    Get the details in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Caldera National Preserve Hatches Restoration Plan

     

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (AP) — Visitors line the highway, most peering through binoculars, as they strain to get a better look at dozens of brown specks in the distance.

    The specks — members of Valles Caldera National Preserve's infamous elk herd — are munching in green pastures that stretch for miles. They are surrounded by mountain peaks blanketed with ponderosa pine, spruce and fir trees.

  • White Rock trail passes council

    With a visitor center and street improvements already approved, the drive to improve White Rock further accelerated when Los Alamos County Councilors passed a motion for the design and construction of the Canada del Buey pathway and park project.

  • Ex-LANL Worker Sentenced For 2009 Gold Theft

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to take a 2-ounce piece of gold valued at $2,000 from the lab.

    Alex Maestas was sentenced Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge C. Leroy Hansen.

    The 46-year-old Maestas pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to theft of government property. During a plea hearing, he admitted stealing the gold from an area used to store plutonium and nuclear materials.

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  • Island Evacuations Underway as Earl Nears East Coast

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Powerful Hurricane Earl spun toward the East Coast on Wednesday, driving tourists from North Carolina's vacation islands and threatening to bring damaging winds and waves all along the Atlantic seaboard through Labor Day weekend.

    Visitors took ferries off of Ocracoke Island and were told to leave neighboring Cape Hatteras in North Carolina's Outer Banks, and federal authorities have warned people along the coast to be prepared to evacuate if necessary.

  • Dems earn top spot on November ballot in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic candidates will be listed first on the general election ballot in New Mexico, with Republicans next in order.

    The secretary of state's office said Wednesday that the ballot position for the political parties was determined by a drawing.

    Some candidates consider it an advantage to be listed first on the ballot.

    The general election is Nov. 2.

    However, absentee voting starts Oct. 5 and early in-person balloting begins on Oct. 16.

  • Azarenka collapses, wheeled off court at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Azarenka collapsed and fell to the ground while chasing down a ball on the baseline and had to be taken off the court in a wheelchair Wednesday, 31 minutes into her match on another steamy day at the U.S. Open.

    The 10th-seeded Belarusian was trailing Gisela Dulko 5-1 in the first set on the Grandstand court. The temperature had reached 90 degrees with 42 percent humidity by 11:30 a.m. On-court temperatures topped 100 degrees.

  • 08-24-10 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.

    Aug. 12

     

    3:45 p.m. — Los Alamos National Laboratory reported that someone stole a trailer from Technical Area 60. The estimated loss is $2,500.

    Aug. 13

     

    2:09 p.m. — A 30-year-old Los Alamoswoman reported that someone stole her personal property from the locker room at the Aquatic Center. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • Seed money available for small businesses

    Self Help Inc, a locally-based non-profit dedicated to assisting those residing in Northern New Mexico since 1969 has up to $1000 “seed money” available to individuals and small businesses seeking skill improvement, equipment and resources to further their businesses and enhance financial self-reliance.