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Today's News

  • P&Z gives nod to KRSN antenna deal

    There was a lot riding on the outcome of Wednesday’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

    KRSN co-owners Gillian and David Sutton vowed to close the radio station if their fourth attempt in four and a half years to obtain a special use permit and site plan approval for a 170-foot antenna was denied.

    Applause and cheers broke the tense silence from the audience packed into council chambers as the seventh commissioner in a row voted yes.

    KRSN had unanimous approval to erect its radio tower near Los Alamos Middle School on Hawk Drive.

  • Los Alamos is losing an institution

    I was saddened to read the Monitor’s article about the closing of Brownell’s camera department and the departure of Eric Johnson from our community.  The camera department of Decol’s, which then continued on successfully to become Brownell’s, has been an institution in this community for as long as I can remember and Eric Johnson became the “go-to” photography expert for all of us.

  • There’s no excuse for not cleaning up

    My husband and I  frequent the East Park dog park several times a week with our two dogs.  It’s a wonderful place for dogs to be able to run and play, but it also seems to have become a wonderful place for owners not to pick up after their dogs.

    It has become quite a trick to navigate the park without getting ones’ shoes soiled as happened to me this morning. East Park itself, where people walk and children play also suffers the same indignity.

  • Jobs, not drugs draw immigrants

    Imagine the scene. Two poverty stricken, uneducated men are chatting somewhere in Mexico. One says, “Ese, vamos p’ Albuquerque pa’ cometer delitos.”

    The other replies, “Que buena idea!”

    Such was the primary election portrayal among Bernalillo County Republican sheriff candidates. Drug cartel types aside, the occasional immigrant may come to New Mexico with an explicit criminal purpose. But not many. Getting here is too much work. For nearly all, jobs are the attraction.

  • UPDATE: Thursday's men's ACI results

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  • Remnants of Hurricane Alex may impact local weather Friday and Saturday

    The following special weather statement was issued by the National Weather Service late Thursday afternoon...

    SOME MOISTURE FROM HURRICANE ALEX MAY IMPACT PORTIONS OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

    WHILE PRECIPITATION IN THE EASTERN PLAINS THIS MORNING WAS LIKELY ASSOCIATED WITH A WEAK DISTURBANCE WHICH TRACKED WESTWARD INTO THE REGION... SHOWERS AND STORMS DEVELOPED OVER MOST OF THE HIGHER TERRAIN THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS ALOFT HAVE BECOME SOUTHERLY... ALLOWING FOR AN INCREASE IN MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTH.

  • UPDATE: Griggs, Swertfeger pick up wins in women's ACI

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  • NM group wants another look at Los Alamos CMRR building

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An organization long critical of Los Alamos National Laboratory's plan for a new nuclear facility says the National Environmental Policy Act needs to be followed before the building can move ahead.

    The Los Alamos Study Group contends the project is on a larger scale than alternatives analyzed seven years ago and has not been subjected to a NEPA analysis.

    The watchdog group is sending a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and National Nuclear Security Administration head Tom D'Agostino about their concerns.

  • Suspect dubbed femme fatale of Russian spy case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Chapman has been called the femme fatale of a spy case with Cold War-style intrigue — a striking redhead and self-styled entrepreneur who dabbled in real estate and mused on her Facebook page, "if you can dream, you can become it."

    Chapman's American dream, U.S. authorities say, was a ruse.

    The 28-year-old Chapman, they say, was a savvy Russian secret agent who worked with a network of other operatives before an FBI undercover agent lured her into an elaborate trap at a coffee shop in lower Manhattan.

  • Kagan won't criticize Roberts court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Elena Kagan declined an invitation to criticize the current Supreme Court on Wednesday, testifying at the third day of confirmation hearings, "I'm sure everyone up there is acting in good faith."

    In a lengthy exchange with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Kagan said pointedly she didn't agree with the Rhode Island Democrat's analysis that justices appointed by Republican presidents were "driving the law in a new direction by the narrowest possible margins" in a series of 5-4 rulings.