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Today's News

  • Lab highlights distinguished innovations

    The seekers and finders of technological advances at Los Alamos National Laboratory celebrated another year of ingenuity Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge.

    “What I’ve enjoyed most about interactions with scientists and engineers at the lab is how excited they get about their technologies,” said Bill Enloe, chairman and CEO of Los Alamos National Bank, who gave a keynote talk to more than a hundred people gathered for the occasion.

  • Senior Olympics: LA athletes open state games

    Several local seniors are taking part in the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games, which started today in Las Cruces.

    Los Alamos will send nine seniors to the state games, which will run through Sunday.

    The competitors include Mary Billen, Roy Cope, Bill Hudson, Maureen Hudson, Dan Miles, Lawrence (Pat) Nelson, Frank Pabian, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.

    The local athletes are all veterans of the Senior Olympics, with Miles and Bill Hudson being among the most decorated senior swimmers in the history of the New Mexico Senior Olympics.

  • Sports update

    Mountain bike race registration closing

    Registration for the 2009 Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race closes at midnight Thursday.

    The Pajarito Punishment will be held on and around Pajarito Ski Area Saturday and Sunday. The race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series.

    Price for participation is $35 for adults, $15 for juniors. A NORBA license is also required and may be purchased for $5.

    For more information or to register, visit nmmtb.org on the Internet.

    New gymnastics club starting in June

  • Two friends to perform Thursday

    If you go to the Guitar and Gateaux series Thursday and see New Mexico Guitar Duo at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, there is no need to wonder if the show will be any good.

     Mickey Jones and Jeremy Mayne, have appeared in the series three times and organizer Greg Schneider said they have never disappointed.

    There is no reason, Schneider added, to believe the upcoming concert will be anything other than a wonderful event.

    What supports this guarantee?

  • Iran, A Country That’s More Than Nuclear

    The United States does not know enough about Iran, a nuclear proliferation expert said Thursday.

    Arvid Lundy, a Los Alamos National Laboratory retiree who has focused on Iran in recent years, said the United States does “not have adequate understanding of the country,” and that a greater understanding of Iranian culture was needed.

  • Counterpoint: What's wrong with this picture?

    Recently, I read Marita Noon’s guest column, “What’s wrong with this picture?” (Monitor, May 14).  I had read several of her previous guest columns, most recently “Are we becoming energy socialists?” (Feb. 25) and “Developing our raw potential” (Feb. 5).

    The articles advocate further exploitation and use of oil, gas, coal and uranium, along with development of energy bridges (e.g. tar sands) and renewables.

  • UNM-LA grant warrented

    Dear Editor,

    I was dismayed at the Monitor’s editorial in opposition to the county council’s decision to provide UNM-LA with a $150,000 grant: $100,000 for classroom upgrades and $50,000 for operational support.

    The county provides significant funding to many organizations and projects, which can be described as “quality of life,” among them, all recreation programs including the Aquatic Center, purchase of sculptures for Ashley Pond and elsewhere and new light posts along Central Avenue (to name a few).

  • Get facts on Israel

    Dear Editor,

    Richard Foster’s letter to the editor, 14 May 2009 distorts the issue of peace in the Middle East vis á vis Israel.  This letter is his opinion, quite clearly not grounded in historical fact.  

    For information that is fact-grounded, www.camera.org is an excellent resource.

    Jeri Berger Hertzman

    Los Alamos

  • Records Administrator finds joy in her job

    Anyone who’s kept receipts and paper records over a long period of time knows how easy it is to accumulate them and how hard it is to weed through them and sort them out.

    Imagine having 6,000 containers full of not just paper records, but other miscellaneous items, that need to be looked through.

  • Suspected murderer turns himself in

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a pregnant teenager and her father in a Santa Fe apartment surrendered to police in Los Alamos Saturday night.

    Santa Fe Deputy Police Chief Aric Wheeler says 22-year-old Marino K. Leyba Jr. of Santa Fe turned himself in Saturday after police said he was wanted for the shootings of 17-year-old Sarah Marie Lovato and 50-year-old Benny Ray Lovato Sr.

    Leyba and his attorney Yvonne K. Quintana arrived at the Los Alamos Police Department shortly after 8 p.m. so Leyba could turn himself in.