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Today's News

  • TIDDS is business as usual

    Dear Editor,

    Your fine editorial on tax increment financing (Does Not Seem Like A Good Deal To Us, Sunday, March 1) did not go nearly far enough. 

    It’s time to “connect the dots,” something which Common Cause N.M. has done for us in a 2007 report on the success of the real estate development industry in obtaining public subsidies from the state. (Google Common Cause N.M. and then click on “connect the dots research.”) 

  • Letter gives honest view

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to express my appreciation to you for publishing the article entitled “What is the Right Thing” in the Monitor (Feb. 19, 2009). And I would also like to publicly express my heartfelt thanks to Jesse Taylor for the well written article.

    We need more people like that who are willing to share the facts in a courteous ad concise manner. Truth and honesty are rare virtues to be found in our present culture, but so much is needed.

    Thanks you, Jesse Taylor, and God bless you.

    Los Alamos

  • OMI welcomes FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni

    ALBUQUERQUE – A dozen members of the FBI Citizen’s Academy toured the Office of the Medical Investigator in the UNM Health Sciences Center Feb. 18.

    OMI Deputy Medical Investigator Amy J. Wyman supervises the department’s medical investigations. She began the evening tour with a detailed PowerPoint presentation at the OMI’s central office.

    “The OMI investigates any death occurring in New Mexico that is sudden, violent, untimely, unexpected, or where a person is found dead and the cause of death is unknown,” she said.

  • Advisory board ruffled by change

    SANTA FE – The winds of change came down from Washington like an unexpected squall over the weekend.

    The Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board held a special meeting of the executive committee Wednesday to discuss what seemed to be critical comments about who they were and how they were giving their environmental advice about Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The volunteers on the board wondered what was behind the changes requested by the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.

  • Municipal building still on the back burner

    Plans for a new municipal building are still at a standstill, even though the item was on Tuesday night’s meeting agenda.

    The agenda item stated councilors would have a discussion and possibly take action related to the development of a process for site and construction of a new municipal building.

    At the end of the discussion, no action was taken, but council had a good idea of what they wanted to see.

  • Track and field: Topper boys, girls open the 2009 season Saturday

    It’s a milestone year for both the Los Alamos High School boys and girls track and field coaches.

    Hilltopper girls head coach Paul Anderson will put on his stopwatch for the 10th straight year, while boys head coach Larry Baca is hoping his silver anniversary culminates with another golden finish.

    Both Los Alamos’ track and field squads open their 2009 seasons Saturday, taking part in the Albuquerque Public Schools meet. The girls will run at Milne Stadium and the boys will be in action at Wilson Stadium Saturday morning.

  • FSN to provide gift to the community

    The community is receiving a gift Saturday. This present is for all ages and costs just a buck. All that is required is for people to show up.

    The gift, the Family Fun Festival, is hosted by the Family Strengths Network and will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.  The admission fee is $1 for persons age 3 and older.

  • The music from the hills arrives at Duane Smith

    A treat for tough times, Los Alamos Light Opera’s production of “The Sound of Music” is wholesome family entertainment with the uplifting music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II not to mention the cutest kids in town.

    Director Laurie Tomlinson said, “Musical Director Gretchen Amstutz and I chose this musical because of its universal appeal and the cast requirements. The seven Von Trapp children and an abbey full of nuns gave members of the community a great opportunity to participate.”

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES: Seeing the world through a different pair of eyes

    I’ll probably never learn to master any type of visual art. Those people who claim they can only draw stick figures? Yep, I am one of them. However, my artistic handicap does not stop me from appreciating what others can do. There has been a lot of ground covered to gain this appreciation.

    I’ve toured the Vatican, the Louvre, the Tate, the Museo Reina Sofia; I’ve watched artists mold figurines from soft, palpable glass in Venice and I’ve observed artists painting peonies at the Denver Botanical Gardens.

  • Police Beat 2-22-09