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Today's News

  • What we're working with

    More than 30 agencies and individuals will gather at the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Thursday to support area workers who are subject to layoffs from Los Alamos National Laboratory and others who are affected by a downturn in the local economy.The fair will be held from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Councilor clears up cruise confusion

    Los Alamos County Councilor Robert Gibson and his wife, Lori Heimdahl Gibson, were not on the M/S Explorer that sank Nov. 23 in Anarctica, as reported in Sunday's Monitor. They were actually on an expedition in the same area on the National Geographic Endeavor, which was the first of three ships that responded to the scene to offer assistance to the passengers and crew of the sinking ship.“Things get confused in emergency situations,” Gibson said during a telephone conversation Monday.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Angels among us

    Many families have their own special holiday traditions.

  • Spill cleaned up

    An accident without serious injuries snarled traffic early Monday afternoon at the intersection of Jemez Road and N.M. 4, when Jemez Road was closed for cleanup of a diesel fuel spill.

  • Valles Caldera slowly yielding vision of ancient times

    To most people, the obsidian that litters the Valles Caldera National Preserve is merely an interesting geological feature.  To Anastasia Steffen, the preserve’s Cultural Resources coordinator, each of these stone artifacts is a portal to the ancient past.  With a limited staff and resources, Steffen and her team have slowly been collecting historical data from what she calls one of the most significant archeological locales in the world.  An astonishing image is emerging.

  • Ellen Risser Farrell

    Ellen Risser Farrell, age 79, died at the Los Alamos Medical Center Nov. 30, 2007. She was born at Lima, Ohio, on July 13, 1928, the daughter of Louis D. Risser Sr. and Elisabeth Hodge Risser. She is survived by husband Paul R. Farrell; daughter Nora A Farrell and husband Reinhard Brinkman of Hamburg, Germany; daughter Megan E. Farrell and son Devin D. Farrell both of Los Alamos; brother Louis D. Risser and wife Margaret; and Charles Risser and wife Eleanor, all of Pandora, Ohio; and several nieces, a nephew and numerous cousins.

  • Comments on target but bit late

    We have to agree with Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., when he said that Los Alamos National Laboratory has a bright future.

  • Fried Light: Is the United States safe or sorry?

    A longtime friend who lives in Europe e-mailed me recently while on an international aid assignment in Santa Domingo to ask if I knew about the “precautionary principle.”“It is something that is deeply rooted now in European peoples’ minds,” he wrote. “It seems that it is not very popular in the U.S.A.”Yes, I did know and even casually followed related developments, I answered.But it is a concept with very little currency here, I thought at the time.

  • County Beat

    • Monday – Library Board – 5:30 p.m., White Rock Branch. On the agenda: performance measure comparisons, manager’s report.

    • Tuesday – Labor Management Relations Board– 11:30 a.m. Fuller Lodge Throne Room. On the agenda, 2008 meeting calendar, term reappointments.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers struggle against Pojoaque

    JACONA — Patience, as the saying goes, is a virtue.On Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls varsity basketball team didn’t have the patience it needed on the offensive side of the ball, and Los Alamos head coach Gerry Washburn even had to struggle to keep his patience.Los Alamos played a tight, jumpy contest for the bulk of Saturday night.