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Today's News

  • Enough for all

    Thanksgiving is a tradition associated with a feast of food.  The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.  There is more than enough food for all.

    Or is there?

    More than 36 million Americans are facing hunger, yet nearly 96 billion pounds of food are wasted every year.  So perhaps there is enough food for all, but not everyone is getting enough food.

  • Don’t put Police Beat in Monitor Update

    Please do not put the “Police Beat” on the front page of the Monitor.  This serves no purpose except perhaps gossip and fear-mongering.  Please do not publish photographs of people who have been arrested but who have not yet been brought to court for a just hearing of their case. 

  • Another alert for “Let Me In”

    When our daughter was cast for “Let Me In,” based on Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist’s book “Let the Right One In,” we thought the deal was a good one, $9.50 an hour, 40 hours/week, with teachers present as required by state law. Plus she was going to be in the movies! We overnighted the book to check it out. I encourage anyone involved in this movie to do the same. It is a free country but this book goes beyond bad taste. It is of the “horror” genre but it is hideous.

  • UNM inspires more head scratching

    You can get a fairly good sense of how people in other parts of the country perceive New Mexico by the questions they ask about the state of affairs in this enchanted land.

    In the latter 1990s, for instance, when Gary Johnson was governor, easily the question most often put to me when talking with folks beyond New Mexico’s borders was, “Is your governor really serious about legalizing marijuana?”

    Some were horrified by the thought, others were downright titillated, but they all wanted to talk about it.

  • 11-19 Update

    Parks and Rec. meeting tonight

       The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the training room at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Take the Arts Stroll Friday

  • Police issue official statement regarding local student’s death

    Police Statement: On 11/18/2009 at approximately 5:46 p.m. hours there was a serious traffic crash involving Logan Collins, a 12-year-old male Los Alamos resident. 

    The crash occurred at the intersection of San Ildefonso Rd. and Hawk Dr. 

    The pedestrian had just exited an Atomic City Transit Bus and was attempting to cross San Ildefonso Rd. in front of the bus.  

    He was then struck by the pickup as it was overtaking the stopped bus, traveling in the same direction. 

  • ACCT to host auditions for newest musical

    Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school program, will hold its second set of auditions for “Willy Wonka Junior” Friday and Saturday in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gym.

    These auditions are open to middle school students.

    The auditions will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday in the Barranca Mesa main lobby. It is only necessary for the students to attend one of the auditions.

  • Candidates gear up for 2010 elections

    Who’s running and when they must file are questions circulating the local community since the 2010 campaign season kicked off in New Mexico Oct. 1. That was the day candidates began surfacing to collect signatures for their nominating petitions, which are due in the Secretary of State’s Office by Feb. 9.

    Rep. Jeanette Wallace is serving her 19th year in the New Mexico Legislature. When asked if she intends to seek reelection to an 11th two-year term, Wallace said, “Yes ma’am I certainly am.”

  • Feds fault lab cyber security

    In answer to a bipartisan request by the leadership of two committees in the House of Representatives, the Government Accountability Office identified a number of “shortcomings” in the cyber security program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Cyber security encompasses a number of activities that attempt to prevent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information on the laboratory’s classified computers.

  • NEWS ALERT

    Read all about it in Wednesday's Monitor.