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Today's News

  • DISCOVER OUR SECRETS: Valles Caldera: Feeding body and soul

    One of newest and most fascinating pieces of public land in the country is an 89,000-acre wonderland called Valles Caldera National Preserve.

    At the center of volcanic convulsions that began forming the Jemez Mountains, more than a million years ago, the property is not only a geological marvel but it is also the center of growing schedule of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities.

    Located 20 miles west of Los Alamos, the preserve feeds body and soul, not to mention the mind and the planet.

  • Charting UNM-LA's vision for the future

    On April 25, Cedric Page, executive director of UNM - Los Alamos, convened the institution’s first Higher Education Summit.

    A special group of community leaders joined forces with the key UNM-LA staff to examine where UNM Los Alamos is going, how it will get there and what will it look like in the future.

  • Local honored for work protecting women's rights

    Los Alamos resident Mona Wecksung has repeatedly championed women’s rights in both her professional life and through community involvement. To recognize her lifetime of efforts, the New Mexico chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) awarded her the AAUW 2008 New Mexico Grace Barker Wilson Award for Distinguished Service at a ceremony held April 26 in Rio Rancho.

  • Raise your hand if you help

    Time is running for employees and retirees of Los Alamos National Laboratory to register their volunteer hours.

    LANL will host a “Making the Difference” event this summer to recognize the volunteer efforts of its employees and retirees. Laboratory employees and retirees who registered their volunteer service hours will receive an invitation to the event and be recognized with an appreciation gift.

    In addition, recognition awards will be given to the nonprofit organization the volunteer supports based on the following criteria:

  • Public invited to review skate park

    Do you want to know about plans for the Skate Park in Los Alamos? If so, come to an information meeting to be held from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday in the Namb Room in Fuller Lodge.

    The meeting will precede the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, which will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Building.

    “This meeting is part of the county’s efforts to get as much information out as we can regarding the skate park proposed to be built in front of the Mesa Public Library,” said Stephani Johnson, community director for the county.

  • Salazar in fight for safer tomorrow

    A.J. Salazar promises if elected First Judicial district attorney to be tough on criminals and to support victim’s rights. The decorated combat veteran has served two tours of duty in Iraq and is a captain in the United States Army Reserve.

    “After I’m elected, I want to hold a Public Safety Summit for the region,” he said during an editorial board meeting this morning at the Monitor. “I want to bring police, citizenry, treatment providers and media all to the same table to discuss the issues.”

  • Gallegos calls for tough stance

    Thick skin and courage to stand up to powerful corporations are attributes candidate Louis Gallegos says members of the Public Regulation Commission (PRC) should possess.

    The Democrat is running in District 3 and sites his record on the former state Corporation Commission from 1988-1994 as proof of his ability to battle the most formidable opponents.

    In the 1990s, the state Corporation Commission combined with the Public Utilities Commission to form today’s PRC.

  • White Rock: Let's Make a Deal

    More than 100 participants attended Thursday night’s town hall meeting on the White Rock economic development plan.

    Jay Renkens, a project manager with the consulting firm MIG Inc., began the discussion. “We want to create a ‘there’ there, with a sense of place, a reason to stop and the amenities you deserve,” he said.

    Creating a reason for traffic that usually passes through to stop and spend money would be important to sustaining the project, he added.

  • Law and order: Local District Attorney’s Office opened

    Los Alamos County and the district attorney for the First Judicial District have completed a memorandum of understanding Monday, paving the way for a regular presence by an official of the DA’s Office in Los Alamos.

    Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy, Chief Deputy District Attorney A.J. Salazar, Los Alamos County Attorney Mary McInerny and Los Alamos County Council Chair Jim Hall all played important roles in working out the arrangement.

  • Celebrate the end of school by shopping

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church’s thrift shop, the Shop on the Corner, has been a ministry of the parish from the early years.

    The shop is open on Wednesday mornings during the school year, but with school ending May 23, the shop is having a blow out sale the May 17. The hope is to empty the shelves and racks because there is no place to store items. What is not sold will be given away to regional charities. Donations will be accepted again after Aug. 1, as the shop prepares to reopen when school resumes.