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Today's News

  • Fun times are closer than you might think

    What is a Stay-cation?  Have you ever gone on a vacation and come home more tired than when you left?  

    How about returning home and discovering that you spent more money than you thought?  

    Now that’s a rude surprise.  

    With a Stay-cation you will experience the rest and relaxation of a vacation, but your family will be close to home and you won’t spend a dime.  

    There's no cooking for Mom and Dad either.  

    The Christian Church is hosting just such an event.

  • Los Alamos County makes wealthiest county list

    Los Alamos County has gained national recognition for being one of the top 50 counties or municipalities with the highest per capita income.

    The list, released by the Associated Press, ranked Los Alamos County number 49, with a per capita income of $55,109. Number one was Teton County, Wyo., with a per capita income of $132,728, while number 50 was Monmouth County, New Jersey, with a per capita income of $54,801.

  • State stand is hard to justify

    The attorney who filed a lawsuit against Vanderbilt Financial, nine company executives and about two dozen other investment firms and numerous individuals as defendants alleging the state lost money in flawed investments through an alleged pay-to-play scheme involving Gov. Richardson’s unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, says he is being stone-walled by the state.

  • Track and field: Hilltopper stars asked to take part in regional invite

    Several members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will take part in the Great Southwest Track & Field Classic.

    The GSW is an elite regional track and field meet held annually in Albuquerque. Some of the top athletes from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and New Mexico are scheduled to take part in the event.

    Los Alamos’ contingent will compete Saturday at the University of New Mexico Complex. The meet opened Thursday with the decathlon and heptathlon events. Those continue through today.

  • Running: Klimczuk is tops at pace race

    Mikolaj Klimczuk was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race was held Tuesday on Powerline Road outside of White Rock. A total of 18 runners and walkers took part in the weekly event.

    Klimczuk, racing on the 1-mile course Tuesday, finished with an adjusted prediction error of just six seconds to earn the victory.

    The second-best prediction Tuesday also came on the 1-mile course, with Alexander Romero missing his finish time by 15 seconds.

  • LANL cheers on local volunteers

    If a normal work year amounts to 2,080 hours at 40 hours a week, how did Los Alamos National Laboratory “top volunteer” Eric Holmes rack up 1,637 volunteer hours last year?

    “Twenty-four hours a day on weekends and eight hours at night,” he said,

    Holmes and his wife Maryann volunteer as campground hosts for the Forest Service in the Jemez National Recreation Area.

  • Presentation points way to creating a philanthropic culture

    Accomplished fundraiser Lynn Trojahn shared inspirational tips with nonprofit members of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce during a United Way presentation at UNM-LA.

    Trojahn is vice-president for advancement at Accion, an award winning nonprofit organization that increases access to business credit, makes loans and provides training.

    She said Accion enables emerging entrepreneurs to reach their goals and to be catalysts for positive economic and social change.

  • D.A.’s office forms Public Integrity Unit

    First Judicial District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco took office Jan. 1 and promptly arranged for an assistant district attorney to spend time in long-ignored Los Alamos County on a weekly basis.

    Other changes she’s made in her first five months include weeding out a number of attorneys left over from predecessor Henry Valdez’ administration and now creating a Public Integrity Unit.

    Pacheco attended a course discussing the new unit presented by her senior trial attorney JoHanna Cox at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Thursday.

  • Pro-energy message okay

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in regard to Skip Dunn’s May 26 Monitor article, “What’s Wrong with this Picture,” and his assessment of Marita Littauer-Noon and her opinions as expressed in past pro-energy articles.

  • Fuel standards overdue

    Dear Editor,

    After reading Ralph Damiani’s column of May 24, “New fuel standards and you,” I want him and others to know that many Americans welcome the new fuel efficiency standards and wish they had been put in place many years ago.

    What he fails to realize is that government intervention in such matters is sometimes necessary because of the political climate we live in. What would really drive us to buy more fuel efficient cars is, as he states, higher gas prices.