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Today's News

  • Police cadet charged with DWI

    Officers responding to a crash on 46th street near Yucca shortly after 1 a.m., Sunday arrested Daniel LaDuke at the scene and charged him with DWI and careless driving.

    LaDuke, 32, is a cadet on probation with the Los Alamos Police Department who was off duty at the time.

    According to the Statement of Probable Cause, LaDuke admitted crashing the police cruiser he was using to travel back and forth to the police academy in Santa Fe.

  • KRSN to plead case before P&R board Thursday

    Station owners Gillian and David Sutton are asking the community to support KRSN AM 1490 by attending Thursday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting.

    This is the couple’s first meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquatics Center, to gain county approval for placing a broadcasting antenna on North Mesa in the corner above the roundabout.

    “We are asking everyone to come out and support their local community radio station and its desire to serve them better,” Gillian said.

  • Do you care to dance?

    A gentleman from Los Alamos, Mike Hertrich just got back from voyaging out of England on a springtime cruise.

    His ship, Cunard’s Queen Victoria, stopped in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Rome on the way out. On its way back, the five-star luxury liner hit Mallorca and Gibraltar.

    For some of the passengers, it was a dream. But for Hertrich, that was just the first 12 days of a kind of job.

    Highlights of the next three excursions included Cannes for the film festival and the fjords of Norway.

  • The glory of gardens

    The glory of gardens

    I so enjoyed the Monitor’s pictures displaying our county’s gardens and the work done by many…to be enjoyed by so many. The rains are certainly helping, but there can be no doubt that much care is being given to make Los Alamos a “No more beautiful place!” It is much appreciated. Thanks!

    Peggy Pendergast

    Los Alamos

     

  • Nature has answer to the gopher problem

    Nature has answer to the gopher problem

    So, Los Alamos County is having a gopher population explosion. That does not surprise me. When you kill off the predators, (bullsnakes, rattlesnakes, etc.) the prey species will take over. Our comprehensive plan says that we will protect our wildlife, but snakes are still getting the back end of the shovel.

  • Public hearing on rate increase to be heard

    Los Alamos residents could see a hike in sewer rates if the county council adopts Code Ordinance 02-100.

    A public hearing will be held at tonight’s 7 p.m. council meeting, during which time council will consider the increase. The meeting will be held in council chambers.

    If they adopt the ordinance, residents can expect their monthly bill to increase by about $4, while the minimum monthly residential bill would increase by about $2.

  • It’s sink or swim! The Los Alamos Recreation Department to host the first Cardboard Canoe Regatta June 20

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is accepting boat team registrations for its first-ever Cardboard Canoe Regatta, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. June 20 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Health and fitness: Watch what you eat during summer

    School is out. The weather is warmer. And more and more we’re getting out and taking part in summer activities. With so many events, back yard barbecues and good times, it can be hard to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet.

    Even the most disciplined eater would have a hard time denying themselves all the taste pleasures that exist during the summer months. So how do you stay healthy and fit with all these potential high calorie days?

  • Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    May 28

    6:55 a.m. – Mateo Garcia Cordova, 29, of Los Alamos was arrested at 2025 East Jemez Road and charged with false imprisonment.

    7:10 a.m. – Rey Garcia Cordova, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested at 2025 East Jemez Rd., and charged with tampering with evidence.

    May 29

  • Energy prices pull in all directions

    Ideas about energy prices differ as widely as religious camps. Effects of energy prices are as far-spreading as wild mushrooms. Their nature is as fickle.

    Real effects of energy prices are so disparate that anyone can easily produce a “proof” for their side of “economic reality.”

    Handpicked proofs clutter the news.

    National proposals are now afoot that would raise the price of energy from fossil fuels, by far our most-used source.

    What would be the end result? As practice, I lay out a cross section of facts to stir thinking.