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Today's News

  • 03-02-10 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.

    Feb. 18

    6:23 a.m. — A 52-year-old Rio Rancho man reported someone threw a large piece of concrete through the rear window of his vehicle parked overnight at Fuller Lodge. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.

    7:47 a.m. — A 37-year-old Los Alamos man reported a rock was thrown through the rear window of his vehicle. The estimated damage is $200.

  • Empty Bowls to offer hope and lunch

    You can have some hot and steamy fun with the staff of Self Help on Saturday as they host the 17th annual Empty Bowl event.

    Self Help Inc., has helped fill many empty bowls, heat homes and light the fire of inspiration for Northern New Mexico’s needy since 1969.

    Through the generous donations of time, talent and funds, the staff of Self Help has provided consultation service, advocacy, emergency financial assistance and seed money grants to residents of Los Alamos, northern Santa Fe, Rio Arriba and Taos counties.

  • DOE seeks volunteers to serve on waste cleanup panel

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking volunteers to help advise it on radioactive waste cleanup at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The agency says it needs people to serve on the Northern New Mexico Citizens' Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the DOE over such things as waste management, stabilizing waste dump sites and future land use.

    Its members serve two-year terms.

    The board's vice chairman, Robert Gallegos, estimates working on the board takes up 10 to 20 hours a month.

  • WEATHER ALERT Chance of a winter storm Tuesday night

    The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Albuquerque reports a winter storm potential for Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

  • 03-09-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Wheels sprayed with blue paint, credit card theft and harassing phone calls top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

    LAFRW meeting Thursday

      The LAFRW March meeting will be held at

    7 p.m. Thursday at the home of Cathy Walters, 4112 Ridgeway Drive.

  • Advisory board responds to tough times

    Hard times are upon higher education. At UNM-LA, this fact is being felt at full force. The two mil levy ballot question was defeated by voters in February; the state is proposing cutting 3.5 percent of its funding for higher education while considering asking two-year colleges and universities to raise their tuitions 9 percent and four-year college would raise tuitions 5 percent.

  • Homes catch fire

    A fire broke out early this morning at 945 La Mesa in the La Mesa Mobile Home Park.

    The call came in at 7:08 a.m. alerting the Los Alamos Fire Department that the home was on fire. Capt. Paul Grano led the response conducted by his crew from Station 4 near the golf course.

  • State group coming to town

    A Creative District Resource Team comprised of representatives from several state agencies will visit Los Alamos April 13-15 to give the community a hand in the development of its new Arts and Cultural District.  

  • Forum digs into charter reform

    Political good fortune in the early days of Los Alamos County and unresolved governance questions continue to pop up over and over again when civic-minded residents get together to talk.

    A public forum held Monday discussed related topics, including how the county came to have a home rule charter, past efforts and reform notions and where the charter might go from here.

    The Charter Reform Committee joined the League of Women Voters in hosting a meeting with a strong historical slant, featuring past and present participants in the county’s charter saga.

  • We’ve been fooled on climate research

    I read through Chick Keller’s defense of climate research (“Climate Research Lament,” Feb. 2) in the Monitor, because I know him personally and respect his broad scientific background and commitment to science. We have both worked in the energy/climate field, and although his credentials in climate science are much broader than mine, I have some credibility as a scientist and data analyst as well. Like Keller, I attach a great deal of credibility to peer-reviewed papers, respected journals and reputable scientists’ work.

    He and I have been snookered.