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Today's News

  • LANB purchases $3 million in school bonds

    Los Alamos Public Schools put a $3 million bond issue out to bid and has accepted the lowest bid, which was placed by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB). This bond is the residual amount from a $7 million general obligation school building bond election held Sept. 19, 2006.

    LANB Cashier Anne Kain discussed the bond and why the bank submitted the favorable bid during a Nov. 20 school board meeting.

  • State questions plans for waste dump

    The New Mexico Environment Department is disappointed with its permittees at Los Alamos National Laboratory over a regulatory issue.

    Nov. 20, James Bearzi, chief of the Hazardous Waste Bureau sent a “notice of disapproval” covering several aspects of a key report in the massive, ongoing cleanup project at the laboratory.

    The letter was obtained by the Monitor Monday.

  • View of significance of Obama ‘event’

    The recent events propelling an almost unknown and unique quantity into the White House have captured the imagination and hopes of all Americans and I daresay the entire world.

    Many pundits and observers speak of his charisma, his presence, his intellectualism and his empathy. TV anchors laud his good looks and fitness, noting his workout routines. World leaders talk about the "hope" he brings.

  • Ideas for greening the holidays

    The holiday season is upon us and this year, more than ever, people are wondering how to deck the halls with GREEN ideas.

    At PEEC we have brainstormed our favorite green gifts and come up with a list to share.

    1. Handmade gifts are always treasured.

    Make a book of an historic trip or recipes that your family loved when you were little. Aspen Copies can help you make a calendar with family photos for each month. UPEX can help you laminate favorite photos to attach to your purse or luggage.

  • Police issue holiday fraud alert

    Con artists preying on unsuspecting consumers have targeted the local community this holiday season.

     

    Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster has received reports from a number of residents receiving automated calls claiming to be from ZIA Credit Union and other companies.

     

  • Team uncovers unconventional superconductivity

    An international team of researchers working at Los Alamos published a paper in the scientific journal Nature proposing an “unconventional” approach to superconductivity.

     

    The work has emerged from a series of discoveries over the last several years, involving the interplay of traditional cold temperatures and magnetism with a newly identified boundary area governed by quantum physics.

     

    Electricity, for all the good it does as a relatively inexpensive form of easily distributed energy is still less than fully efficient.

  • Council rejects muncipal building RFP

    It looks like it’s back to the drawing board for Los Alamos County, as hopes of a new municipal building were squashed last night.

     

    The County Council voted 6-0 in favor of rejecting all proposals under RFP No. 2008-1637 and canceling the solicitation with DePonte Investments.

     

  • An old favorite gets a new look

    Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) is proud to present its 13th production of “The Nutcracker” as part of Los Alamos’ Winterfest weekend. Based on the story, “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” by E.T.A. Hoffman, and set to the beloved music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the ballet tells the story of Clara, her enigmatic Godfather Drosselmeyer and the magical nutcracker doll he brings her as a Christmas gift. “The Nutcracker” was first performed on Dec. 18, 1892 in St.

  • Olions’s one acts venture into the absurd

    Nina Saunders, director of the Olions Thespian Club, is taking a back seat on this certain production. While Saunders watches, her students are taking over the stage and therefore, learning what it takes to run a show.

    Los Alamos residents can see what the young thespians are capable of during the one act performances.

    The show begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Topper Theatre. The performances continue at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as Dec. 12, and 13. There will be a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for seniors.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Enjoy the music of the holiday season

    My first memories of holiday tunes were the ones that my family would sing as the days approached Dec. 25. The four of us would be in the car and we would all belt out some song, or after the Christmas Eve dinner at my aunt and uncle’s house, we would begin caroling around the table.

    As I grew older, when December would roll around, my family would turn to the professionals. A Peter, Paul and Mary tape would constantly play in the car and my mother would often put Emmylou Harris’ holiday CD or the Kingston Trio’s Christmas CD on her CD player in the house.