Today's News

  • Dancing to a different beat

    Ronn Stewart, artistic director of Moving People Dance of Santa Fe, is returning to familiar turf.

    When his nonprofit dance company performs at 2 p.m. Sunday at Duane Smith Auditorium, Stewart will be able to see his old workplace. For three years, he was the co-artistic director of Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA). Seven years ago, he started Moving People, and although he left the local area, Stewart said he was able to apply his experiences in Los Alamos to the Santa Fe company.

    Plus, students from DALA, such as Andrew Silks, travel to Moving People to take classes.

  • Our View: Be sure to vote

    While voting has been going on for some time, Tuesday is the big day when polling places will be open and tallies made.

    If you have not voted, be sure that you do so at your place of registration (see Sunday’s paper for a complete list.)

    Voting is one of the key elements of a democracy, be sure that you take part.

    Registered voters can begin casting ballots on primary election day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

    As a recap, here are the Monitor’s recommendations in this primary election; only commenting on contested races..

  • Patsy June Penny

    PENNY – Patsy June Penny, 79, of Los Alamos, passed away Friday, May 16, 2008, in Los Alamos following an extended illness.

    She was born in Archer City, Texas. She married Robert Owen Penny in November of 1950. They then made their home in Los Alamos.

    She is survived by her son Gary Penny of Los Alamos and brother Jerry Rose of Florida.

    A graveside service will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2008, at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

  • Helen Enders

    ENDERS – A memorial service and celebration of Helen Enders’ life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2008, at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church on North Road. A luncheon will follow in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to Sombrillo Nursing Home or Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

  • Pete M. Denney

    DENNEY – Pete M. Denney, 45, of Melbourne Beach, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 25, 2008. He was born in Queens, New York. He was a graduate of Hofstra University in New York and also received his master’s degree from the University of New Mexico. Pete was employed at Harris Corporation as an electrical engineer for 13 years. He was formerly employed by Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M.

  • Rose Elaine Morris

    MORRIS – Rose Elaine Morris, born on July 20, 1941, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family Wednesday, May 21, 2008, following a long illness.

  • 2008: A class imbued with hope

    Maybe Thursday’s snow in what is usually dry, windy May set up the little miracle of synchronicity that reflects the Class of 2008: life opens to surprises. A class that was formed by the Cerro Grande Fire, 9-11 and the last seven years in wars whose investment in blood and treasure could bankrupt their future – this class marched through graduation into adulthood with the fire of hope.

  • Water tests look for high levels of copper, lead

    In accordance with state code, a random sample of residents in Los Alamos with homes built prior to 1983 will have their water tested in mid-June for elevated levels of copper and lead.

    Because most homes built pre-1983 came with industrial strength “original piping,” there is a possibility that corrosion of interior plumbing may lead to elevated levels of copper and lead, and consequently contaminate a homeowner’s water source.

    The testing, required by the New Mexico Department of Health, occurs every three years.

  • McCain: Fewer Nukes

    DENVER (AP) – Republicans presidential candidate John McCain called Tuesday for talks with China to negotiate a temporary halt to production of nuclear weapons-grade material and with Russia on a new treaty to destroy more nuclear weapons.

    “Today, we deploy thousands of nuclear warheads,” McCain said. “It is my hope to move as rapidly as possible to a significantly smaller force.” He did not set a specific goal but said the number would be consistent with U.S. security and global commitments.

  • Why we go where when we do

    Knowing where people are likely to be at a given time may be nearly as valuable and far easier to figure than knowing where they are.

    Geographer Kriste Henson, working on a doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, has been awarded three prestigious grants and fellowships worth more than $46,000 to create a template for the movements of individuals according to common profiles and patterns.

    “Once you have their travel patterns, you can look at all sorts of different problems,” she said in an interview Tuesday.