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Today's News

  • Give lab greater role in addressing security problems

    The attempted Christmas Day attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Detroit demonstrates the need for constant vigilance in confronting the evolving nature of the threats to air travel security. As we work to address the vulnerabilities this plot has exposed, we must institute systems and technologies that would prevent the specific security breaches we saw on Flight 253, while having the vision and flexibility to deter future threats.

  • News Alert: Florida fugitive captured in Western Area

    A man on the run from felony charges in Florida has been captured by Los Alamos police.

    Cody Sanderson, 18, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Bay County Florida and remains in jail awaiting extradition.

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

  • Farmers Market is more than just food

    The Winter Farmers Market rolls into town on Thursday at Fuller Lodge. The Mainstreet sponsored offering will open your eyes and tantalize your taste buds will regional offerings from local vendors.

    Residents can begin their day shopping at 8 a.m. for bread, jams, eggs, scones and sausage, and then move through lunch and dinner with tamales, salsas, pastas and steaks.

    As Valentine’s Day often requires some gift giving, lotions, soaps, earrings, purses, hats, scarves, gift baskets and more will be available for unique and one of a kind items.

  • Reminder: League of Women Voters forum tonight

    The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum at 7 p.m. today in the Student Center on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

    The forum will feature the pros and cons of the Los Alamos Public Schools referendum and the UNM-LA 2 mil levy election currently underway in Los Alamos County.

  • Haitians struggle to survive as aid begins to arrive

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Turning pickup trucks into ambulances and doors into stretchers, Haitians were frantically struggling to save those injured in this week's earthquake as desperately needed aid from around the world began arriving Thursday.

    Planes carrying teams from China, France and Spain flew into the Port-au-Prince airport with searchers and tons of food, medicine and other supplies — with far more promised soon from around the globe.

  • Economy teeters as jobless claims rise and retail sales drop

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales fell in December, leaving 2009 with the biggest yearly drop on record and highlighting the formidable hurdles facing the economy as it struggles to recover from the deepest recession in seven decades.

    In another disappointing economic report, the number of newly laid-off workers requesting unemployment benefits rose last week as jobs remain scarce.

    Economists said the drop in retail sales in December underscored how tentative the economic picture remains given all the headwinds facing consumers.

  • Showing graditude NJROTC cadets honor those who served their country

    Throughout the school year, the Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps have helped with many significant events throughout New Mexico.

    In October 2009, NJROTC cadets served as the color guard in the ninth annual Bi-national Policy Forum on Migration and Health at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Later, they took part in the Veteran’s Day ceremony held at Los Alamos National Laboratory on Nov. 11.

    Then on Dec. 12, the cadets continued to their statewide presence by participating in the Wreaths Across America event in Santa Fe.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIESee^:Starting the year off right with family

    To correctly start off the New Year you should reflect on the year that has just passed.

    Therefore, as my sister, her husband, their three children and I sat around their dining room table on Dec. 31, we all listed the high points for 2009.

    My sister said her oldest son, Connor, doing spectacular in kindergarten and expanding the family to include their golden retriever, Bruno as among her favorite events of 2009.

    My brother-in-law said he has enjoyed his 4-year-old daughter, Mairen, offering her assistance with household chores.

  • Online income tax return filing available starting next week

    SANTA FE — New Mexicans can file their state personal income tax returns online for 2009 starting Tuesday, the state tax department announced today.

    This is the 22nd year that some form of e-filing has been available to New Mexico taxpayers.

    “E-filing is safe, secure and free. It not only saves the state time and money, but will also get New Mexicans their tax refunds more quickly and directly,” said Rick Homans, Secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department.

  • Fire station to be demolished

    Demolition of the former White Rock Fire Station 3 on Rover Boulevard is expected to get underway next week.

    The contractor, Paul Parker Construction, is currently working on asbestos abatement. This portion of the project must be accomplished using certified contractors who are required to prevent any airborne release through redundant measures.

    These activities should cause little disruption and be fairly transparent to the general public. Air monitoring stations will operate during abatement as a safety precaution, but no air quality issues are anticipated.