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  • Flash flooding possible through the weekend

    The National Weather Service issued the following weather statement early Friday morning...

    THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING WILL INCREASE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THROUGH THE WEEKEND...

  • Ships evacuate spill site as Tropical Storm nears

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — Engineers prepared to abandon their vigil over BP's broken oil well Friday as ships and rig workers evacuated the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie.

    The mechanical plug that's throttled the oil for a week will be left closed, even if the undersea robots monitoring the well's stability leave. The only way BP would know if the cap had failed would be satellite and aerial views of oil gushing to the surface.

  • NM tribe wins gas appeal

    ALBUQUERQUE  — An appellate court in Washington, D.C., has ruled in favor of northern New Mexico’s Jicarilla Apache Nation in a dispute over natural gas royalties dating from more than 20 years ago.

    The decision could mean millions of dollars for the tribe.

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled last week the U.S. Department of Interior improperly relied on regulations that went into effect after the 1984-1988 period in question.

  • Sports and barbering connect

    “The usual? Finger-length on top, 3/8 on the sides?” Dave Patterson asked as he draped a cape around one of his regular clients.

    A handful of men watched television while waiting for their turn in the barber’s chair Thursday afternoon at Dave’s Sports Barbershop in Central Park Square. Anchors from ESPN talk about sports, helping the men pass their time.

    A Kobe Bryant figurine sits atop one of the mini-lockers that hold miscellaneous barbering tools and a barber pole churns lazily in one corner of the room.

  • Well-known cyclist crashes

    Officials are puzzling over a bizarre bicycle accident that sent a top bicyclist to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday afternoon.

    Herb Schon, 79, of Eldorado is an avid cyclist who’s logged thousands of miles including a trip from San Francisco to New Hampshire in 2007.

     

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

  • IMPORTANT ADVISORY!State Health Department Shuts Down Aquatic Center

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center closed shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday after being informed by a State Department of Health official of a possible bacteria contamination in the pool.

    An individual diagnosed with Cryptosporidium, caused by microscopic parasites, reported using the pool and staff are now disinfecting all areas used by the public.

    Read the full story including when the pool should re-open in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • ECONOMIC OUTLOOK ADVISORY!Home sales fall, jobless claims rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic recovery is weakening in the face of falling home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits, new data showed Thursday.

    Sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.37 million, the National Association of Realtors said.

  • Obama says he'll sign Tribal Law and Order Act

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bill giving American Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations has cleared Congress and is headed to President Barack Obama, who said he looks forward to signing it.

    Obama said the Tribal Law and Order Act, which passed the U.S. House Wednesday, is an important step in addressing the "unique public safety challenges" that confront reservations.

  • WEATHER ALERT!Flash floods possible over next few days

    The National Weather Service issued the following special weather statement late Thursday morning:

    FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

  • Band has been highlighted in Tarantino, Rodriguez films

    This Friday we’ll be at the Best Western Hilltop House with the Austin, Texas band Del Castillo.

    This fabulous band plays a fusion of Flamenco, nuevo Flamenco, rock, cumbias & Latin salsa, blues, reggae and world music.

    Del Castillo appeared in the Robert Rodriguez films, “Spy Kids 3D,” “El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “Once Upon A Time In Mexico,” “Sin City” and “Grindhouse.”