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Today's News

  • Fire station computers scrutinized in porn probe

    New information obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor Wednesday afternoon indicates that sexually explicit material may have been downloaded onto Los Alamos Fire Department computers.

    The report comes on the heels of charges filed Sunday against firefighter Brandon Gore for indecent exposure and the Oct. 18 charges of voyeurism and tampering with evidence that are pending against former Capt. Aaron Adair.

  • KOAT kicks off kids campaign

    Albuquerque — The 21st annual KOATs for Kids campaign is in full swing and will run through Dec. 31.
    Since 1989, this statewide community service event sponsored by KOAT 7 has delivered approximately 275,000 coats to needy children.  
    This year, KOAT 7 is joining forces with Molina Healthcare, New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union, New Mexico Chevy Dealers, JC Penney, Mattress Firm, Star Bright Cleaners, Hot Shot Services, A Virtual Receptionist and the New Mexico Army National Guard.

  • Students turn trash into treasures

    The teachers at Chamisa Elementary School used to see a lot of drink pouches get thrown away.
    Once they signed up to recycle them through a company called TerraCycle, the school began earning two cents for every one of those pouches and became part of a nationwide effort that has just reached an impressive milestone of keeping 50 million pouches out of landfills.
    In addition, TerraCycle, which makes affordable, eco-friendly products from packaging waste, and Capri Sun have paid $1 million to schools and non-profits in return for the recycled drink pouches.  

  • Be There 12-01-10

    Thursday
    The December Juvenile Justice Advisory Board Meeting
    will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Community Building, east end of Ashley Pond. Please plan to attend this event to thank Con Alma/Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group for continued support of JJAB and local agency programs.Pizza and refreshments will be served. There will also be a door prize.

  • Update 12-01-10

    Toys for Tots
    Help the U.S. Marines by donating new, unwrapped toys for their toy drive. Items may be dropped off at “R” wing of Los Alamos High School, in the NJROTC building by Dec. 3.

    Fruitcake sale
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star, will sell Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, apricot pecan and pineapple pecan cakes from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday at Los Alamos National Bank. Other dates of sales will be 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 17. For information, call Betty Robertson at 662-5185 or Nina Laird at 662-7580.

  • New Editor joins Los Alamos Monitor team

    A veteran journalist with more than 25 years of newspaper experience, John Severance comes on board as the new editor of the Los Alamos Monitor, effective Dec. 1.
    Publisher Keven Todd made the announcement to staff yesterday. Severance steps in to replace former editor Garrison Wells who had to return to Colorado to provide care for his parents.
    His mother was recently diagnosed with lung cancer.

  • Arena may come to North Mesa

    Despite sticker shock on a project where the cost estimates have nearly doubled, the Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee is recommending the county council approve funds for design and construction of a multi-use covered arena on North Mesa.
    The committee gave their thumb’s up during a meeting Tuesday night. It is not yet determined when council will discuss the recommendation.  
    Four different options and costs were presented for the committee’s consideration.

  • Firefighter faces exposure rap

    Los Alamos firefighter Brandon Gore has been charged with indecent exposure in Albuquerque — the third incident to rock a department already left reeling from two other high profile cases this year.
    According to the criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Alameda Blvd., at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on a report of a man exposing himself.

  • Fun on tap for sure

    A hearty thanks to Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez for assuring that my job will remain easy and fun.
    For 16 years, with Gary Johnson and Bill Richardson as governors, this job has been a joy.
    I woke up every morning knowing they would give me something to write about that day.
    Former Gov. Bruce King’s motto was “Let’s keep it between the fence posts.” Not much to write about there.

  • Taking another look at the TSA

    These days, those thousands of Transportation Security Administration employees are conducting invasive searches, making 3-year-olds scream while they are patted down for weapons, frisking nuns, looking at naked images of your body, and forcing you to throw away perfectly good liquids. And yet our airports are still far from secure.