Today's News

  • Protect your work and value your secrets

    Copyrights and trade secrets can protect two types of intangible assets that can be the basis of business success.

    Copyrights apply to original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works. They can protect blueprints, computer software, jewelry, television ads and performances.

  • Six broken eggs in every dozen

    My subscription to the magazine Home Power has been feeding my dreams of an off-the-grid house that matches my sense of frugality, economy and efficiency. In the recent December/January 2010 issue was a striking article on energy efficiency, or lack thereof, of our national home. A. J. Simon wrote about the work he supports at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he and colleagues take a summary look at the energy flow of the nation from the point of generation to the point of consumption.

  • Golf: Woods will return at Masters April 8

    PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — For Tiger Woods, this figures to be a Masters like no other.

    Woods said Tuesday he will end more than four months of seclusion and play at Augusta National in three weeks, shielded by the most secure environment in golf as he competes for the first time since a sex scandal shattered his image.

    "The Masters is where I won my first major and I view this tournament with great respect," Woods said in a statement. "After a long and necessary time away from the game, I feel like I'm ready to start my season at Augusta."

  • News Alert: The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to have new management

    Los Alamos County has awarded the contract to manage The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to Village Arts.

    Ken Nebel and Jim O'Donnell purchased Village Arts several months ago and will take over management of the Art Center July 1.

    Read the full story in Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • ALERT: Schools and lab on delay

    Due to inclement weather, the lab will open at 10 a.m. Monday morning. An announcement asks that employees not report for work before that time.

    Los Alamos Public Schools issued the following schedule changes for Monday morning:

       * Before school activities and morning 3/4 year-old classes are canceled.

       * PM 3/4 year-old classes will run as normal.

       * All buses will report to their assigned bus stops 2 hrs late.

       * Elementary & LAMS classes will start 2 hours late.

  • Social Security set to begin cashing in Uncle Sam's IOUs

    PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The retirement nest egg of an entire generation is stashed away in this small town along the Ohio River: $2.5 trillion in IOUs from the federal government, payable to the Social Security Administration.

    It's time to start cashing them in.

    For more than two decades, Social Security collected more money in payroll taxes than it paid out in benefits — billions more each year.

  • A call for collaborative governing

    Council candidate Debbie Gill describes the local community as facing challenges on multiple levels.

  • "Knockout" film crews working in and around Los Alamos through Thursday

    Filming activities for “Knockout” will occur in or around Los Alamos through Thursday with minimal traffic impacts expected.

    Locations are listed in order of scheduled occurrence:

    Monday through Tuesday

    Location – Based camp at West Road between the Ice rink and Camp May Road. Filming at State Road 4 near American Springs Road/Dome Road. West Road open to traffic. Intermittent traffic control at SR 4.

    Wednesday through Thursday

  • News Alert: Winter storm predicted to continue at least another day


  • Give off your back and off the rack to New Mexico Christian Children's Home

    It’s normal to see hand-me-down clothes in a closet. But ,what if  used clothing was the only thing hanging in your closet?

    The Christian Church, along with the Church of Christ and Calvary Church, are working to ensure that the children in the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home in Portales aren’t faced with a wardrobe full of previously worn clothing.

    Throughout this month, these churches are hosting a clothing drive that includes both used and new clothing.