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Today's News

  • Medical Minute: The ABCs of knee pain

    As an orthopaedic surgeon and the newest member of Los Alamos Medical Center’s medical staff, I am happy to introduce myself and my family to you, and to answer some common questions regarding your knees.

    My wife, Stephanie, my son, Grant, and I are settled in and looking forward to joining the community. I’m also looking forward to formally opening my practice Aug. 1 at LAMC. In the meantime, I hope you find this information helpful in preventing or treating knee injuries.

  • Skate park poll hacked?

    A computer savvy individual recently alerted the Monitor that its online survey program is vulnerable and may have been hacked.

    The sharp-eyed web surfer, who calls himself “a concerned computer geek,” explained in an e-mail sent to the Monitor Friday that because he noticed the voting numbers on the skate park poll “jumped in a hurry.” He started reading the poll script used on the Monitor’s website to see how easy it would be to “stuff ballots.”

  • Upgrade complete on Grand Canyon Drive

    Gov. Richardson’s Investment Partnership Program, GRIP II, currently has 34 projects in design, 32 under construction and nine completed, including the Grand Canyon Drive Roadway Rehabilitation Project, which was celebrated by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 90 Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock Wednesday.

    Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Robert Gibson and Adjutant Secretary Rebecca Montoya from the New Mexico Department of Transportation joined other officials for the afternoon event.

  • Yucca Mountain stalemate

    From the geological perspective, a quarter century or so is not a lot of time. But for many observers, progress in creating the world’s first geological high-level nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada has been so glacially slow as to seem like no motion at all.

  • No good guys in war

    This summer’s American premier at the Santa Fe Opera, “Adriana Mater,” by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, is “a woman’s story told by a woman, and . . . looks at war through a woman’s eyes.” It makes the case that in war, there are no good guys; all combatants are “thugs and murderers,” as demonstrated by Adriana’s rape, not by an enemy soldier but one from her own village.

  • A plethora of music styles to visit the Hill

    Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will be in White Rock at Smith’s Food and Drug’s and Bandelier Grill’s parking lot with the great western swing and hot jazz band, the Hot Club of Cowtown.

  • Young performers start right at the top

    The expression, “you got to start somewhere,” usually implies starting with small, insignificant beginnings is advantageous to getting a foothold in reaching a greater, larger objective.

    This expression is useful motivation. However, some people need no words of motivation to move them to the top, because they are already there. In one giant leap, they bypassed small beginnings and stepped right to the top.

  • Art members show off their best

    Friday the Art Center at Fuller Lodge celebrates the Members’ Best exhibit with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. From crafts to fine arts, from whimsical to serious, Members’ Best is a bold testament to the wealth of artistic talent residing in the community.

  • Our View: Skate park mess gets worse

    How many times have we stated that perception is reality? That is the problem we see with the council’s decision Tuesday night on the skate park.

    If there had been some kind of independent, impartial hearing officer or body that had rendered the exact same decision as the one the council did, we believe this issue would be over.

    But those who question the project – and the process – simply do not feel they got a fair hearing, that, it was not right to have the judgment made by those who made the judgment.

  • Scott A. Ramsey

    RAMSEY – The family and friends of Scott A. Ramsey, 67, deeply regret to announce his death on June 28, 2008, of a heart attack in Farmington, N.M. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda; two children, Sean and Nan; three grandchildren, Scott, Christopher and Brianna Baker; and two brothers, Ross and Charles.