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Today's News

  • Putting Assets into Action: Show appreciation to youth in the community

    Our asset for this week is number seven, community values youth. For those of you who don’t know, the reason I started this work was actually because of this asset. At the time, our data showed that only 15 percent of students in the community felt valued.

  • LAMS basketball team to pay tribute to Logan Collins

    Los Alamos Middle School students and staff will come together next week to honor the memory of Logan Collins.

    Collins, a seventh-grade student who died earlier in the school year, was a boy who loved basketball.

    In memory of Collins and his love for the game, his family will be honored at the team’s last home game on Monday.

    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawks will take on West Las Vegas and the community is invited to show their support for the team and the Collins family at a 3:30 p.m. presentation.

  • Council hedges on Municipal Building space

    A week after reaching a painstaking decision about where to build a new Municipal Building, county council grappled without success to get a grip on how big to make it.

    That decision has now been postponed until at least Feb. 25, when a follow-up meeting is scheduled expressly for that purpose.

    The discussion identified the main issues that will be revisited, while straggling from Tuesday night into the early hours of the morning Wednesday without resolution.

  • Keven Todd fills publisher post

    Landmark Community Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of the Los Alamos Monitor, has named Keven Todd as publisher of the newspaper. Todd has been serving as the paper’s interim publisher since mid-August of last year.

  • Rodgers announces run for council

    Geoff Rodgers held a seat on the Los Alamos County Council from 2000-2004 and he describes the current level of contention in the community as a major factor in his decision to seek a new term.

  • The great American Tax Machine

    The American people can hear it coming. They can hear its massive engine revving up in the distance. It doesn’t guzzle gas, but it does have a voracious appetite — for your money.

    That’s right, it’s the Great American Tax Machine and it’s on the way. There’s seemingly little that can be done to stop it. In fact, the machine has already pillaged places like California, Ohio and New York City. It is just a matter of time before it rolls through where you live.

  • Super Bowl day conquers all

    SANTA FE — The Super Bowl has become too big to ignore, even during what may be the most important legislative session ever. Lawmakers certainly don’t ignore the Super Bowl.

    Normally legislators put in a hard day’s work on the next to last Sunday of a legislative session. But when a Super Bowl falls on that day, don’t expect any floor sessions or committee meetings.

  • Los Alamos continues to feel Oppenheimer’s presence

    J.Robert Oppenheimer’s name is remembered throughout the world but it seems plausible that nowhere is his name recognized with such admiration as it is in Los Alamos.

    Several projects are underway to continue celebrating the scientific director of the Manhattan project.

    At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church in Los Alamos, theoretical physicist and former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee Fred Ribe will give a talk about Oppenheimer’s 1954 security clearance hearing.

  • Job losses from Great Recession about to worsen

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Job losses during the Great Recession have been huge and they're about to get bigger.

    When the Labor Department releases the January unemployment report Friday, it will also update its estimate of jobs lost in the year that ended in March 2009. The number is expected to rise by roughly 800,000, raising the number of jobs shed during the recession to around 8 million.

  • Snowriding: Paralyzed woman flying high at Paralympics

    FARMINGTON (AP) — Sports enthusiast Alana Nichols was a senior at Farmington High School in 2000 when she broke her back in a snowboarding accident and lost the use of her legs.

    "I didn't think I'd be able to ski anymore," Nichols said.