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Today's News

  • Better than can

    If you are ever cut off from supermarkets and electricity due to a natural disaster (or because like some of us idiots you choose to go camping), you will be especially interested in this news. And even if your only interest in daily life is eating well, read on for the glad tidings that’s coming about how we will soon better process and store food in this country.

    For about 200 years we’ve canned food in much the same way, putting it in cans (hence the name) and heating it under pressure for long periods.

  • Ru there? K cu l8r!

    Technology is defined as “the practical application of knowledge.” Well, that’s the definition anyway. Practical? Perhaps. Knowledge? It’s getting harder to tell. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Technology is practically ebbing into the crevasses of society and filling them with tar of obfuscation.

  • Regional Science Fair Results

    Daniel Ahrens

    Los Alamos Middle School

    Animal Sciences Junior Category

    First place

    Isabelle Lakis

    Piñon Elementary School

    Animal Sciences Junior Category

    Third place

    Ella Leschnitzer

    Chamisa Elementary School

    Behavioral/Social Science Junior Category

    Second place

    Maria Jeleh McTeigue

    Los Alamos Middle School

    Behavioral/Social Sciences Junior Category

    Third place

    Misha Putnam

  • Winter weather may put a damper on first day of Spring

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Thursday morning:

    SPRING LIKE CONDITIONS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WILL COME TO AN ABRUPT END ON FRIDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT MOVE ACROSS THE REGION. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE EASTERN PLAINS ARE LIKELY TO BE REACHED DURING FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE FALLING SHARPLY DURING FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE COLD AIRMASS WILL IMPACT ALL OF THE STATE BY FRIDAY NIGHT.

  • UPDATE: First polls released by NMHSCA

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first baseball and softball polls of the season.

    Los Alamos' Hilltoppers garnered votes in both of Class AAAA polls.

    Meanwhile, Piedra Vista grabbed the top spots in both the baseball and softball polls, although Artesia actually earned more first-place votes than did Piedra Vista in baseball.

    For full poll results, read this afternoon's Monitor.

  • Who is this pregnant woman in the mirror?

    Do you ever imagine yourself as someone totally different, not necessarily a better or worse person but just someone who doesn’t always do exactly what you do?

    What if I were a single man, one of those old, sloppy men who seem to live on the bus? Maybe I’d really like comic books and I’d be retired from a career in hot glue. Would I think of myself as sloppy? Would I have more sympathy for other, similarly sweat shirted men?

  • LALT tackles comedy and comes out victorious in ‘Sylvia’

    On the surface the play, “Sylvia,” looks like a light-hearted comedy about a wacky dog and the impact she has on her new owners. It is light, fluffy entertainment for a Friday or Saturday evening.

    However, this play also seems to offer something more. It shows a couple that learns some valuable life lessons through an unusual source – the family pet.

  • Looking for good homes

    It all started with just one little black cat but, eight years later more than 200 cats receive care annually through the New Mexico Chapter of the Felines and Friends.

    Bobbie Heller of the Felines and Friends explained how she found the cat during a snowstorm. It was living in an abandoned car in a parking lot. She took the cat in and started looking for a rescue organization but couldn’t find one. However, Heller said she was familiar with the Felines and Friends organization in California and decided to establish a chapter in New Mexico.

  • No need to replace bridge

    At Councilor Michael Wheeler’s request, Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman researched several design concepts for the pedestrian bridges on Diamond Drive. He presented his findings to the council and asked for approval to submit a pedestrian replacement project with the next set of Phase 1 Capital Improvement Projects.

    Zimmerman’s examples included designs that complied with the American Disability Act requirements and ranged in price from $2.5-3 million, depending on whether they used a ramp or an elevator and the complexity of the design.  

  • Council ends project with Elemetric

    With a 6-0 vote Tuesday night, the county council passed Ordinance No. 552, which terminated the Economic Development Project for Elemetric Instruments, LLC.

    In 2003, Elemetric received a loan of $73,027.25 from Los Alamos County under the condition that they maintain a physical presence in the county to create local jobs.

    County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro and County Attorney Mary McInerny said the company is in violation of the terms of the Project Participation Agreement, because they moved to a subsidized community in Santa Fe.