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Today's News

  • Winter Storm has Los Alamos in its crosshairs

    The National Weather Service issued the following at noon Saturday:

    WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON MST MONDAY...

    THE WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO NOON MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BELOW 7500 FEET. ABOVE 7500 FEET... 6 TO 12 INCHES IS LIKELY WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ACROSS WEST FACING SLOPES OF THE NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS.

  • Otowi to host two local authors

    Two local authors, Inez Ross and Theresa Sanchez Cornwell, will participate in a book signing from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Otowi Station Science Museum and Bookstore.

    Sanchez Cornwell will sign her debut book of poetry, “Sometimes Blue Rain Falls in my Techinicolor World” while Ross will promote her book, “Sotherton Abbey,” a novel that places Jane Austin’s classic story in Santa Fe.

    Sanchez Cornwell said her book is about life, death and fantasy.

  • Senate divided over budget

    SANTA FE — A fight over spending and taxes is brewing in the Senate as lawmakers work on a $5.6 billion budget package passed by the House.

    Senators are split over how much to cut the budget passed by the House and whether to go along with $300 million in tax increases that the House approved to balance its blueprint for financing public education and government programs next year.

  • Putting Assets into Action: Show appreciation to youth in the community

    Our asset for this week is number seven, community values youth. For those of you who don’t know, the reason I started this work was actually because of this asset. At the time, our data showed that only 15 percent of students in the community felt valued.

  • LAMS basketball team to pay tribute to Logan Collins

    Los Alamos Middle School students and staff will come together next week to honor the memory of Logan Collins.

    Collins, a seventh-grade student who died earlier in the school year, was a boy who loved basketball.

    In memory of Collins and his love for the game, his family will be honored at the team’s last home game on Monday.

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks will take on West Las Vegas and the community is invited to show their support for the team and the Collins family at a 3:30 p.m. presentation.

  • Council hedges on Municipal Building space

    A week after reaching a painstaking decision about where to build a new Municipal Building, county council grappled without success to get a grip on how big to make it.

    That decision has now been postponed until at least Feb. 25, when a follow-up meeting is scheduled expressly for that purpose.

    The discussion identified the main issues that will be revisited, while straggling from Tuesday night into the early hours of the morning Wednesday without resolution.

  • Keven Todd fills publisher post

    Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of the Los Alamos Monitor, has named Keven Todd as publisher of the newspaper. Todd has been serving as the paper’s interim publisher since mid-August of last year.

  • Rodgers announces run for council

    Geoff Rodgers held a seat on the Los Alamos County Council from 2000-2004 and he describes the current level of contention in the community as a major factor in his decision to seek a new term.

  • The great American Tax Machine

    The American people can hear it coming. They can hear its massive engine revving up in the distance. It doesn’t guzzle gas, but it does have a voracious appetite — for your money.

    That’s right, it’s the Great American Tax Machine and it’s on the way. There’s seemingly little that can be done to stop it. In fact, the machine has already pillaged places like California, Ohio and New York City. It is just a matter of time before it rolls through where you live.

  • Super Bowl day conquers all

    SANTA FE — The Super Bowl has become too big to ignore, even during what may be the most important legislative session ever. Lawmakers certainly don’t ignore the Super Bowl.

    Normally legislators put in a hard day’s work on the next to last Sunday of a legislative session. But when a Super Bowl falls on that day, don’t expect any floor sessions or committee meetings.