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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Toppers rout Warriors in Holiday Classic final

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  • Smokers in 12 states to puff fire-safe cigarettes

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Smokers in 12 states will be lighting - and relighting - fire-safe cigarettes designed to go out when they’re not puffed as the result of new laws that go into effect Friday.

    The states are among the last to require that all cigarettes meet standards first implemented by New York six years ago. The states with laws going on the books this week are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

  • Trinity Site project: Bent but not broken

    The Trinity Site project ended the year with a flourish, but it was a rocky fall season.

    The most recent Monitor online poll results on the top local story of the year found the developments surrounding Trinity Site solidly in second place.

    It has been in prominent public view as both a troubling unresolved issue.  And as a centerpiece of county enterprise.

  • Poll ranks Granich trial top story of 2009

    Recently, a poll was posted on the Monitor Web site, asking readers which story they thought was the number one story of the year.

  • Check your voter registration now

    The Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative would like to share information vital to the citizens of our community.  In the process of our successful petition drive to put to vote two amendments to the County Charter, we discovered that approximately 8 percent of those citizens who believe they are registered to vote in our county might not receive their mail-out ballots.  

    Anyone in Los Alamos who has moved or had a name changed should contact the county clerk’s office immediately to update their voter registration.  

  • Climate change is liberal hot air

    As the Copenhagen Climate Change summit approached last week, articles appeared in liberal venues world-wide proclaiming the pending consensus on climate change, formerly known as global warming, formerly known as the coming new Ice Age.  Yes, I can remember when President Obama’s science czar, John Holdren, was predicting a coming Ice Age in 1971 “Global ecology: readings toward a rational strategy for man, edited by John P. Holdren, Paul R.

  • Population, nonsense and success in Cloudcroft

    With the year-end cold comes hot news about population and various nonsense.

    The population news is that New Mexico crossed the 2 million mark in 2009 for an estimated population of 2,009,671 as of July 1, 2009. That’s a 22,908 person increase, or 1.2 percent. Population growth has slowed since 2005 and 2006. For that one year, the increase was 1.36 percent, or 26,070.

  • UPDATE: LA boys basketball tops Goddard in Poe Corn consolation

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  • Art show to reflect a personal tie

    The newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library, “Castles and Clans collection,” reflects not only the beauty of  Scottish castles but a personal tie to the artists. Painter Karol Mack of Santa Fe and writer Brian Mack of  Estes Park, Colo., both have Scottish ancesters and have traveled extensively throughout the country.

    Their work, which extended over 10 years, has been accumulated into a book, “Scotland: Castles and Clans the Legends.” Karol’s oil paintings illustrate the book Brian wrote.

  • 'Sherlock Holmes’ tells one good story

    I’ll confess I don’t know much about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories. In fact, I really only have two bits of information. The fictional detective has a friend named Dr. Watson and resides at Baker Street.

    It seems I am in the minority. When doing a search on the Internet of Sherlock Holmes, it showed everything from a Web site for a Sherlock Holmes society to sites about this year’s movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.