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Today's News

  • Ellen Risser Farrell

    Visitation for Ellen Risser Farrell will be from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the Berardinelli Funeral Home, 1399 Luisa Street in Santa Fe, N.M. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Church in Los Alamos, 2525 Canyon Road. A private family interment is planned the following week at the Santa Fe National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ellen’s name to the charity of one’s choice.

  • Mary Elizabeth Rose

    MARY ELIZABETH ROSE, 87, passed away in Los Alamos on Nov. 21, 2007, after pneumonia and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her mother and father.

  • Health & fitness: Beat the winter blues for health

    If you answer yes to some of the following questions you may be experiencing the winter blues or seasonal affective disorder.

    • Have you experienced symptoms like wanting to sleep more in the winter?

    • Do you tend to overeat in the winter months?

    •  Are you withdrawing from social events or maybe feel anxious at times?

    • Do you have moments of irritability or get more headaches?

  • County hobnobs with community

    Los Alamos County was not to be left out of the festivities at Winterfest downtown Saturday evening, when it hosted a Community Building full of information on county projects, and also served as a warming hut for chilly residents.

  • LAHS speech and debate coach earns fourth diamond

    Noel Trujillo, speech and debate coach for the Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers, has been teaching the art of talking for 34 years and was recently recognized for his efforts.The National Forensic League awarded him a fourth diamond.Trujillo explained every time students compete in a speech and debate event, they receive points. If they win a competition, students earn six points; if they lose an event, they receive three points.Coaches also earn points.

  • 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.