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  • VIDEO: Officials: Would-be Bomber an Informant for CIA

    U.S. and Yemeni officials say the would-be bomber at the heart of an al-Qaida bomb plot was actually an informant. He was working for the CIA and Saudi Arabian intelligence when he was given the bomb.

  • Raw Video: Camera Captures Dramatic Hit-and-Run

    A surveillance video captured a driver striking a pedestrian and sending him flipping through the air. Police caught the driver within minutes. Incredibly, the victim wasn't seriously hurt.

  • 'Bully' brings message to Los Alamos students

    Last week, the movie, “Bully” came to Los Alamos. Jim and Kate O’Donnell of the Reel Deal Theater, brought the movie to town to bring enlightenment to students, parents and teachers about the results of bullying.
    Ruby Selvage, a sixth grade student at Piñon Elementary, along with mom Kim, saw the documentary-style film in Santa Fe and again in Los Alamos.
    “I think the Bully movie is going to bring more awareness to teachers, students and parents,” Ruby said. “This movie didn’t affect me in the greatest way, but I think it could help other people and if it helps just one person, it would be making a huge difference.”

  • Update 05-08-12

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the LAHS Speech Theater. Agenda items include the 2013 budget, the LAHS bus loop, recognition of outstanding teaching, science fair winners and the TOTH Lunch Team.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    'Cowboy Poet'

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” at 7:30 p.m. May 19, with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee May 13. Tickets can be purchased at the door or at CB Fox. For more information, visit lalt.org.

  • Chiravalle prioritizes attracting families and high tech

    Of the three councilors whose terms end this year, Councilor Vincent Chiravalle is the only one seeking reelection.

    Chiravalle’s main priorities are enacting a fiscally conservative budget, creating more high tech jobs, expanding retail sources, increasing revenues for public schools and creating more affordable housing.

    Chiravalle moved to Los Alamos shortly after receiving a degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University in 2003. He accepted a position as scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where he works on engineering and physics related issues. In addition to serving on council, he is a lector at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Gov unveils wildfire warning system 


    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and state forestry officials on Monday unveiled a new statewide email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from wildfire.

    Martinez said the effort is aimed at raising awareness about the high fire danger around the state. With last year being the worst fire season in New Mexico’s recorded history with hundreds of square miles charred, she said access to timely and accurate information will be key for limiting the risk this year.

  • Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico's primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away.

    Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person.

    Voters often return absentee ballots by mail, but they can go to their county clerk's office or a nearby designated location, obtain a ballot and cast their vote in person.

    Early voting will be allowed at satellite polling sites in many counties starting May 19.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Tuesday, May 8th
  • VIDEO: CIA Stops New Al-Qaida Underwear Bomb Plot

    The Associated Press has learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden

  • In New Video, US Hostage Says He'll Be Killed

    In a video released by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.