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Today's News

  • Swimming and diving: LA starting at Barney Relays

    It appears that things will continue to go swimmingly for the Los Alamos Hilltopper aquatic teams as they head into the start of the 2009-10 season.

    Los Alamos boys and girls swimming and diving teams will open their season Saturday at their usual venue, Albuquerque Academy’s Natatorium, where they will take part in the Barney Relays.

    The Hilltopper teams have been among the most successful programs in the state and this season doesn’t appear to be an exception.

  • NEWS ALERT: JASON report sees long lifetimes for nuclear weapons

    Read more in Friday's Monitor.

  • Celebrate family, fellowship and food Sunday at the Church of Christ

    Just as Christmas is more than just presents, Thanksgiving is more than food.

    The holiday, coming up on Thursday, is an opportunity to pay respects for the blessings in life and celebrate the bonds that exist in families.

    There is another chance to celebrate the purpose of Thanksgiving Day during a dinner, which will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ, located at 2323 Diamond Drive. Besides turkey and the fixings, there will be singing, Scripture reading and prayer offerings.

  • National monument removes wild cattle

    Bandelier National Monument announced the completion of feral cattle removal in the monument for 2009.  Feral cattle are cattle that have reverted to a wild state.

  • Report: Weapons will last a long time

    The nuclear weapons stockpile can be relied upon with confidence for years to come through current stewardship programs, like those at Los Alamos National Laboratory, but the program itself needs strengthening and focus.

    A prestigious panel of defense analysts known as JASON has issued a much-anticipated report on the aging of nuclear warheads that is already the subject of contention.

    The report essentially sanctions the current process for certifying nuclear warheads but has implications for future policy and budgets.

  • Former councilor Jim West dies

    Longtime Los Alamos resident and former county councilor Jim West died Thursday.

    West fought cancer for the last year that had metastasized and was found to be in an advanced stage in his system. He traveled to Houston to undergo treatment for Large Cell Lymphoma.

    In an interview this morning, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro praised West for his many contributions to the community during his 40 years living here.

  • 11-20 Update

    Catch Sherlock tonight

     Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” at 7:30 p.m.tonight and Saturday at the Performing Arts Center, 1670 Nectar St. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox or at the door. For reservations, call 662-5493.

    Take the Arts Stroll Saturday

  • Conservation calls for consistency

    On Tuesday night, the county council passed two ordinances, which have the effect of penalizing citizens for conservation of water and gas. The ordinances increase the “service charge,” the fixed-rate “tax” paid every month by every consumer regardless of usage. In the case of natural gas this increase was close to 50 percent. Increasing the service charge runs counter to the county taxpayer funded message of conservation.

  • Thanks for the support

    In keeping with the season, I would like to thank everyone in the community who has contributed so graciously to the LANB account established in my name following September’s trial. Many of your names are not available to me through bank records, so I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your overwhelming generosity.

  • Whatever happened to funny?

    I love peanuts. That is to say, I love “Peanuts.” Charlie Brown was always my hero. Fighting off kite-eating trees. Pitching for the world’s worst baseball team. Having a dog that fought to keep the skies safe from WWI enemy aces. And never, never, never giving up on kicking that football held by our favorite sadistic nickel-a-session psychiatrist.