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Today's News

  • Interesting and disturbing issues

    Dear Editor,

    As described in a June 27 Los Alamos Monitor news article by Roger Snodgrass the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval Assessment (LAHDRA) final report, was presented by staff of the United States Centers for Disease Control (US CDC) at a public meeting in the Hilton Hotel at Buffalo Thunder Resort on June 25.

    Much interesting information was conveyed during the approximately two hours alloted to summarizing the report.

  • What makes a town special?

    Dear Editor,

    What makes a town “special?”  Oddly enough it is not the people.  We speak of “the town and its people,” or the “townsfolk,” both of which entail the concept that each, the town and the people of the town, are separate entities. 

    Populations cycle, every 20 years in Los Alamos. People are people everywhere, subject to the various good and questionable aspects of the condition of being a people.

  • San Miguel fire continues to burn

    The lightning-ignited San Miguel Wildland Fire is currently at 1,422 acres; 1,294 acres on Bandelier National Monument and 128 acres on Santa Fe National Forest.  

    “We are using a variety of strategies to manage this fire safely, effectively, and cost efficiently,” said Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.  “Firefighter and public health remains our top priority,” he added.

  • Baseball: LA thumps Santa Fe 18-0 in Senior League opening game

    The Los Alamos Senior All-Stars had little trouble dispatching Santa Fe in game one on the two teams’ three-game set Saturday.

    Zeke Zumbro threw five innings of 1-hit ball and got plenty of offensive support as Los Alamos rolled to a 18-0 win at Bomber Field.

    Game two of the series is scheduled for 10 a.m. today, also at Bomber Field. Should Los Alamos win, it would take the District 1 title. Should Santa Fe prevail, the two teams would meet Monday for the right to move on to the state tournament.

  • Bicyclist hit by motorist on West Jemez Road

    A 58-year-old Los Alamos man riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road between the Emergency Operations Center and Fire Station 5 was hit from behind by an older model Chrysler Mini Van Monday.

    The accident occurred shortly after 2 p.m.

    The bicyclist sustained severe injuries and was transported to Los Alamos Medical Center where he was immediately air lifted out.

    He remains in the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital in Albuquerque.

    The man driving the Mini Van was uninjured, according to police.

  • Accident case to go to DA

    The case of the 58-year-old Los Alamos man injured while riding his bicycle along West Jemez Road near TA-16 Monday afternoon will ultimately be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

    Capt. Randy Foster of the Los Alamos Police Department said in an interview Thursday that the collision involving an older model Chrysler Mini Van that hit the bicyclist from behind is not a simple case in which an officer just writes a traffic ticket.

  • Hecker sees hope in North Korea

    A large crowed turned out to hear renowned plutonium expert Siegfried Hecker recount his six visits to North Korea since 2004, including his most recent trip in April.

    Hecker is an emeritus director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and the diverse audience gathered in the Mormon Church’s meeting hall included former colleagues, current LANL scientists, Hecker’s grandchildren, local students and County Administrator Max Baker.

  • Bear sightings in North Mesa and on Canyon Road

    New Mexico Game and Fish were called in to respond to several bear sightings reported to police Wednesday.

    The first call came in at 1:45 a.m., in the 1000 block of Canyon Road, Lt. Reggie Briggle said. 

    To divert the large bear lumbering around that area, officiels fire rounds of rubber buckshot, which chased the furry animal back down into the canyon.

    At 7:29 p.m., Game and Fish agents tranquilized and captured another bear on Camino Uva on North Mesa.

    That bear has already been relocated into the wild, Briggle said.

  • Cycling: Safety is top priority for 2009 Tour

    Following a recent bicycle-riding accident near Technical Area-16, safety measures for the upcoming Tour de Los Alamos have been ramped up.

    The Tour de Los Alamos, celebrating it 37th running this year, will be held Sunday along N.M. 501, N.M. 502 and N.M. 4.

    Approximately 200 riders are expected to take part in the road race.

    Due to the accident involving a biker — who was scheduled to take part in the race — and a minivan, which occurred June 29, organizers are taking a good, long look at safety along the route.

  • New Sporting goods business to open next month

    The big grand opening for a full-line sporting goods store in town was set for Feb. 1, but a series of events related to the poor economy stalled movement on those plans.

    LA Sports is finally set to open its doors in early August in the old Ed’s Market building at 1183 Diamond Drive.

    The 1,000 foot facility is conveniently located across the street from Los Alamos High School. It’s situated in a suite on the north side and towards the rear of the building.