Today's News

  • Los Alamos wants in on Google test

    Who has not wished that the Internet was 100 times faster?

    If Laura Gonzales, the IT manager for Los Alamos County, convinces Google that Los Alamos residents can push the limits of technology, that wish may be realized.

    Google is looking for communities to test ultra high-speed Internet, operating at one gigabit per second.

    At its meeting Tuesday in White Rock, the county council unanimously approved Gonzales’s plan to submit an application for the Google Fiber Initiative by the March 26 deadline.

  • Democrat Sheehey files for Dist. 43

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey is a Democrat running for New Mexico House District 43 Representative and not a Republican as stated incorrectly in Tuesday’s Monitor.

    Sheehey filed Tuesday at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office to place his name on the June 1 Democratic primary election ballot.

  • Changes are coming

    Los Alamos County has awarded the management contract for The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to Village Arts.

    Longtime Los Alamos residents Ken Nebel and Jim O’Donnell purchased Village Arts several months ago. They will take over management of the Art Center July 1.

    “We received two good bids and have awarded the contract to Village Arts,” Community Services Director Stephani Johnson said during an interview Tuesday.

    The current contract expires June 30 and Village Arts will assume management of that contract the following day, she said.

  • 03-17-10 Update

    Dolomites adventures

  • You’ve seen it all before

    NAPILI BAY, MAUI — What’s happening in New Mexico? I leave it with one regular session of the Legislature expired but not finished. Two weeks later I hear you finished after a false start but didn’t get much of anything accomplished.

    You kicked the can down the road, as they say. You passed some minor cuts and some minor tax increases. But those cuts and tax increases may not be real. Gov. Bill Richardson may veto them or ignore them. So we don’t know if they’ve really happened yet.

  • Want transparency? Participation required

    With its Jan. 21, 2010, ruling on Citizens United vs. Federal Electronics Commission, the United States Supreme Court overturned a longstanding ban on the use of corporate profits to fund political advocacy – a ban spawned decades earlier by bald, wholesale corruption in politics in this country.

    The Court also unequivocally endorsed the value of transparency in elections as the first step to leveling the political playing field for individuals who want to counter corporate spending in elections.

  • NEWS ALERT: A slew of candidates file for office

    Eight Republicans have filed for positions on the Los Alamos County Council. They will battle each other in the June 1 primary election for just four vacancies. The top vote getters will move on to the November general election.

    Three Democrats also filed for council and will all have a place on the November ballot along with eight others, running for everything from judgeships to sheriff.

    The candidates had to file between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office. READ MORE in Wednesday's Monitor.

  • February Fire Calls
  • News Alert: 3M is shutting down local IMTEC facility