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Today's News

  • Health and fitness: Exercise can help fatigue sufferers

    Chronic fatigue syndrome is a debilitating illness that affects more than 1 million Americans.

    While anyone, regardless of sex or age, can be stricken with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), women are four times as likely as men to be affected. People in their 40s and 50s are more susceptible

  • Softball: WR advances to title game

    The White Rock 9-10 softball All-Stars rolled to a big win Wednesday night to clinch a spot in the state tournament and come within one more win of taking the District 1 title.

    White Rock scored seven runs in the final two innings Wednesday to knock off Santa Fe 12-3 in the round-robin tournament at Overlook Park. Santa Fe scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning — it was the home team Wednesday — to get back to within three runs of White Rock, but White Rock countered with four runs in the top of the fifth to wrest control of the contest back.

  • Forming friendships across communities

    White Rock Presbyterian Church’s mission partner on the Navajo reservation is House of Fellowship, a small church 11 miles south of Gallup that serves several Navajo communities. Many in the community still live without running water or electricity.  Rev. Fred Thomas and his wife Lorraine, both Navajo Indians from that area, reach out to the community in many ways, including doing housing repairs, hauling wood and visiting and praying with the elderly and shut-ins.

  • Building a trike named TWEAK

    If all goes well in about three weeks, Michael Ham and the class he is teaching at UNM-LA will have finished building a prototype for their alternative electric vehicle, named TWEAK.

    He didn’t have enough money to afford converting from a gas-powered to a battery-powered engine, as an increasing number of hobbyists and experimenters are beginning to do around Los Alamos.

  • MBSC selects weighting criteria

    Work for the Municipal Building Siting Committee is well underway.

    The group of 16 has three meetings under their belts and seem to be on their way to figuring out the best-suited spot for a new municipal building.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro sent out letters to Los Alamos County landowners, asking them to submit applications if they’d like to have their land considered by the committee as a possible site for a new municipal building.

  • Friends of the Shelter helps reduce pet overpopulation on Navajo tribal lands

    Friends of the Shelter (FOS) is a small but dedicated animal rescue group that has saved the lives of homeless pets for more than 10 years.

    Besides working to find loving homes for lost and abandoned cats and dogs, FOS provides funds to pay for neutering rescued animals and pets of low-income owners.  Annually, it provides a grant to the Española Valley Humane Society for their special spay/neuter weeks, when they perform dozens of surgeries at no cost to the owner.  

  • Building a bridge to success

    The faculty and staff of UNM-Los Alamos are reaching out to the community to help students get started in college.

    The Bridge to Success Scholarship bridges the gap between high school or GED acquisition and the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship.

    The Lottery Scholarship begins at the start of a student’s second semester in college.

    The first semester is the qualifying semester. Students must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours, with a 2.5 or higher GPA.

  • Interesting and disturbing issues

    Dear Editor,

    As described in a June 27 Los Alamos Monitor news article by Roger Snodgrass the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval Assessment (LAHDRA) final report, was presented by staff of the United States Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) at a public meeting in the Hilton Hotel at Buffalo Thunder Resort on June 25.

    Much interesting information was conveyed during the approximately two hours alloted to summarizing the report.

  • What makes a town special?

    Dear Editor,

    What makes a town “special?”  Oddly enough it is not the people.  We speak of “the town and its people,” or the “townsfolk,” both of which entail the concept that each, the town and the people of the town, are separate entities. 

    Populations cycle, every 20 years in Los Alamos. People are people everywhere, subject to the various good and questionable aspects of the condition of being a people.

  • San Miguel fire continues to burn

    The lightning-ignited San Miguel Wildland Fire is currently at 1,422 acres; 1,294 acres on Bandelier National Monument and 128 acres on Santa Fe National Forest.  

    “We are using a variety of strategies to manage this fire safely, effectively, and cost efficiently,” said Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.  “Firefighter and public health remains our top priority,” he added.