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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • White Rock Tourist Center Reopens Today

    The White Rock Tourist Information Center is reopening for business today. The center was closed yesterday for temporary repairs to a wall that was pierced by the front end of a runaway vehicle Sunday. Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce officials said the temporary fix was sufficient enough to resume operations Tuesday. Permanent repairs are expected to get underway in the next couple of weeks.

  • Classes Resume At Chamisa Elementary School

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  • Feds Prepare for Evacuations as Hurricane Earl Intensifies

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Earl, now a powerful Category 4 storm, barreled toward the U.S. coast early Tuesday after battering tiny islands across the northeastern Caribbean with heavy rain and winds that damaged homes and toppled power lines.

    Earl is forecast to potentially brush the U.S. East Coast late Thursday, before curving back out to sea, potentially swiping New England or far-eastern Canada. The U.S. National Hurricane Center warned coastal residents from North Carolina to Maine to watch the storm closely.

  • Grape expectations

    John Balagna grew up on a farm.

    It wasn’t exactly a favorable experience.

    “I grew up on the farm and left the farm because I hated it,” he said.

    So he turned to another pursuit — working as a chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Though he had turned away from the scene of his childhood, an interest in working with the land had taken root and in 1970, it began to sprout.

    He bought land in San Ysidro, which is on the highway going toward Farmington.

    Then in 1972, Balagna planted a vineyard.

  • Smith takes over at NNSA in Los Alamos

    Kevin Smith takes the reins Monday as Los Alamos Site Manager for the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Smith most recently served as the Acting Site Office Manager at NNSA Kansas City Site Office and Deputy Manager at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Site Office.

    In Los Alamos, Smith is responsible for the management and operations contract for the Los Alamos National Laboratory and all federal activities at the laboratory.

  • LA firefighters deserve more than council offered

    Reading Victor Gavron’s letter in the Monitor reminded me that I wanted to thank Councillor Vincent Chiravalle for his vote to support the fact-finder’s recommendation on the firefighter contract.

    It is not at all clear to me why council voted “no” on the recommendation and substituted an embarrassingly low wage hike in its place.

    As Mr. Gavron reminds us, living here is expensive.

    But we are arguably among the most affluent counties in the country.

  • CURSES, CENSORED

    Editor’s note: What Pawlak calls censorship, we call editing for good taste. Like all newspapers, we reserve the right to edit and to decline to print anything we deem unfit for a family newspaper of general circulation. He said he sent the same column to the New Mexican. They also said they would not print it. He gets to argue his case here.

    Censoring has been going on ever since written language was invented. You think those scratches over cave paintings are a coincidence?  

  • Documentary film producer finds LA ‘spectacular’

    I just want to thank the various people in Los Alamos — including the acting film liaison — who have helped move along a feature-length documentary project I have been shooting key parts of in Los Alamos.

    And I hope to shoot a few more as the project wraps up.

     Los Alamos is an extraordinarily beautiful place, rich in history.

    And seems to me to be a bit under-utilized in terms of film location work.