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Today's News

  • Fed loan guarantees underwrite new nuclear plants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than $8 billion in new federal loan guarantees to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia could be the first step toward a nuclear renaissance in the United States, three decades after the Three Mile Island nuclear accident halted all new reactor orders.

  • UPDATE: LA tops Espaola Valley

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came back from a fourth quarter deficit Tuesday night to top the Española Valley Sundevils.

    The two teams are now locked in a tie for first place in the District 2AAAA standings with one district game remaining for each.

    Taylor Ealey had 13 points to lead four Hilltoppers in double-figures Tuesday night.

    Read more about the game in today's Monitor or check back at www.lamonitor.com.

  • NEWS ALERT: Council backs sculpture series

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  • Ruby K's celebrates milestone

    Offer bagels and they will come. That premise has panned out nicely as the owners of the town’s only bagel cafe prepare to celebrate five years in business Friday.

    “It’s kind of hard to believe five years have gone by since Kelly Parker and I opened Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe,” Ruby Alexander said during an interview Tuesday afternoon. “It really wouldn’t have been possible without all the support Los Alamos has given us. We filled a niche but at the same time the support has been phenomenal.”

  • New Mexico Symphony Orchestra to shine the spotlight on LAHS musician

    Don’t be fooled by their age. Ariel Chen and Kevin Gao may just be 14-years-old but they possess a lot of professionalism and maturity, especially while seated at the piano.

    Their talents were revealed during the Jackie McGehee Piano Concerto Competition, which was held Saturday at Keller Hall in Albuquerque.

  • New principles disclosed

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new set of operating principles for operations across the nuclear security enterprise were introduced by the administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    Speaking at the second annual Deterrence Summit today, NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino highlighted the President’s FY2011 budget request that includes an increase of 13 percent over last year’s budget.

  • 02-17-10 Update

    JJAB meeting is tonight

      The February Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) will meet at 6:15 p.m. tonight in the LAPS Board Room.

    Join the Mountaineers

  • Council backs sculpture series plan

    The County Council accepted, with a 5-1 vote, the Historic Scuptures Master Plan Committee’s (HSMPC) 10-year plan for commissioning life-sized historic sculptures to represent five eras of Los Alamos history.

    “The Master Plan lays out a vision for celebrating our rich history,” said Ron Wilkins, the chair of the Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board.

  • Legislature unlikely to plug budget gap

    SANTA FE — As we predicted, last week’s train wreck looks less imminent as the session’s end approaches. Last weekend state senators crafted themselves a budget bill and declared themselves ready to talk to the House.

    The talks aren’t going smoothly. Public posturing is still the name of the game and likely still will be by the time you read this. But there’s still time.

    Lawmakers don’t want to spend any more time up here than necessary. They aren’t getting paid. They want to get home and back to earning a living.

  • Rejection of petitions makes one wonder

    Last month, the Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative (LAGRI), a nonprofit organization committed to public participation in local government (www.lagri.org), submitted over 2,000 signatures on two charter amendment petitions, exceeding the numbers required for an election. On Jan. 5, the Los Alamos County Council certified the signatures but, without explanation, delayed scheduling the proposed Apr. 7 mail-in election until a special meeting Jan. 23.