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Today's News

  • Counterpoint: What's wrong with this picture?

    Recently, I read Marita Noon’s guest column, “What’s wrong with this picture?” (Monitor, May 14).  I had read several of her previous guest columns, most recently “Are we becoming energy socialists?” (Feb. 25) and “Developing our raw potential” (Feb. 5).

    The articles advocate further exploitation and use of oil, gas, coal and uranium, along with development of energy bridges (e.g. tar sands) and renewables.

  • UNM-LA grant warrented

    Dear Editor,

    I was dismayed at the Monitor’s editorial in opposition to the county council’s decision to provide UNM-LA with a $150,000 grant: $100,000 for classroom upgrades and $50,000 for operational support.

    The county provides significant funding to many organizations and projects, which can be described as “quality of life,” among them, all recreation programs including the Aquatic Center, purchase of sculptures for Ashley Pond and elsewhere and new light posts along Central Avenue (to name a few).

  • Get facts on Israel

    Dear Editor,

    Richard Foster’s letter to the editor, 14 May 2009 distorts the issue of peace in the Middle East vis á vis Israel.  This letter is his opinion, quite clearly not grounded in historical fact.  

    For information that is fact-grounded, www.camera.org is an excellent resource.

    Jeri Berger Hertzman

    Los Alamos

  • Records Administrator finds joy in her job

    Anyone who’s kept receipts and paper records over a long period of time knows how easy it is to accumulate them and how hard it is to weed through them and sort them out.

    Imagine having 6,000 containers full of not just paper records, but other miscellaneous items, that need to be looked through.

  • Suspected murderer turns himself in

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a pregnant teenager and her father in a Santa Fe apartment surrendered to police in Los Alamos Saturday night.

    Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Aric Wheeler says 22-year-old Marino K. Leyba Jr. of Santa Fe turned himself in Saturday after police said he was wanted for the shootings of 17-year-old Sarah Marie Lovato and 50-year-old Benny Ray Lovato Sr.

    Leyba and his attorney Yvonne K. Quintana arrived at the Los Alamos Police Department shortly after 8 p.m. so Leyba could turn himself in.

  • Youth and Technology Project underway in Los Alamos

    Two journalism students from Syracuse University are in town through Sunday working on a Carnegie-Knight initiative on the future of journalism called “News21.”

    The Carnegie and Knight Foundations have funded 12 journalism schools to participate in the project with the hope the schools can help journalism make the transition into the digital age.

    News21 has teamed with a “Christian Science Monitor” project called “Patchwork Nation” that is exploring 11 different types of American communities, which includes Los Alamos.

  • Middle school gets a facelift

    Who would think that by the seventh grade a facelift is in order? But that’s just what Los Alamos Middle School had in mind this year.

    Assets in Action, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Keep New Mexico Beautiful Inc.  (KNMB)along with others came together to brighten the look of Hawk homestead with a few landscape additions.

  • Memorial Day

    This year’s Memorial Day community celebration was again held at Guaje Pines Cemetery on Monday. Guest of honor and speaker was Michael Wismer, USAF (ret.), and current vice chair of the county council. A large growd gathered to honor the millions of Americans who gave their lives for our freedoms. Post Commander, Lt. Col. Bill Cooper (ret.), addresses the crowd. The event was a joint community presentation organized by a variety of service organizations, including the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8874, Elks B.P.O.E.

  • Senators draw attention to mysterious illness

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to take a first step toward boosting research and education efforts related to Cerebral Cavernous Malformation (CCM).

    CCM is a relatively unknown illness more prevalent among New Mexico Hispanics than any other group.

  • District judge to speak at Democrat’s Central Committee meeting Thursday

    District Judge Sheri Raphaelson is scheduled to speak at the Los Alamos Democratic Party’s monthly Central Committee meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday in Meeting Room 3 at Mesa Public Library.

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed Raphaelson to the First Judicial District bench and she will stand for election as the incumbent in 2010.

    With her campaign underway, Los Alamos Democrats asked her to meet members of the local community.