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Today's News

  • Gov. wants vote

    SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson remains optimistic about chances in the Legislature for a proposal to allow domestic partnerships.

    The Democratic governor said Wednesday he doesn’t want the bill to become bottled up in a state Senate committee this session and has been meeting with senators to try to arrange for a vote by the full Senate.

  • Lab trains African scientists

    Scientists from Ghana are visiting Los Alamos National Laboratory this week, participating in the lab’s international threat reduction program.

    Under a fellowship with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Eric Akortia and Nyarku Mawutorli are looking at how the local program works.

    Combining public safety and national security, LANL’s Off-Site Recovery Program retrieves surplus radioactive sources used for non-military purposes, packages the sources for shipment and arranges long-term storage across the country and around the world.

  • LANB poised to be top lender

    Los Alamos National Bank is poised to become the biggest in-state mortgage lender in New Mexico following the seizure last week of Charter Bank in Santa Fe by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

  • A cheer for the building site

    I just read in the Monitor that the county council has decided to build the County Municipal Building on Site 6. I commend those who voted for it. I understand the vote of those drawn to put it back where it stood. I thank all the councilors for not burdening the citizenry further as would have occurred if the third choice presented had been selected.

  • Defining state investment fund reform

    Almost 10 years ago, our country was coping with a series of corporate accountability crises in the wake of Enron, World Com and other breakdowns in organizational governance. Widespread public outcry led to responses through our legal system and in Congress. There were hundreds of lawsuits in an effort to retrieve squandered funds, and lawmakers responded by passing the Sarbanes-Oxley act. The time for New Mexico to pass similar legislation is now.

  • Recognizing the next generation of scientists

    The Los Alamos High School cafeteria transformed Saturday from a place where students eat to a location where discoveries are unveiled.

    During the Los Alamos County Science Fair, 232 students set up 214 projects, which were presented to judges. Later, awards were presented and the students who earned the opportunity to compete in the regional competition were announced.

  • Voters Split: LAPS referendum passes, thumbs down on UNM-LA 2 mil levy

  • Groundhog was right, more winter weather on the way

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Wednesday morning:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST THURSDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED BELOW 7500 FEET... WITH 3 TO 5 INCHES LIKELY ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • Los Alamos to Park Service: Tell our story
  • Hockey: LA routs St. Pius X on road Sunday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team improved to 8-4 on the season as it overwhelmed the winless St. Pius X Sartans in Albuquerque Sunday.  

    The win completed the season sweep of St. Pius by Los Alamos.  The Hilltoppers scored 10 goals on 34 shots while completely shutting down the Sartan offense to win 10-0.

    Los Alamos earned two hat tricks, two power-play goals, and short-handed score.

    The big win came although the Hilltoppers were missing five of their regular first- and second-liners.