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  • Power, phones down at Monitor offices

    Shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Department of Public Utilities crews working to repair a water leak on DP Road inadvertently took down an electrical transformer knocking out power and phones to the Los Alamos Monitor offices.

    Crews at the scene could not give a firm time when power would be restored.

    Email is being monitored remotely in the interim, so if you have an urgent news or advertising situation please send that to info@lamonitor.com and it will be channeled to the appropriate party.

    Power was restored about 4 p.m. and business operations are scheduled to return to normal Tuesday morning.

  • Wedding Brawl Breaks Out at Philly Hotel
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday (times in EDT):

    1. OBAMA REGROUPS AS ROMNEY GAINS NEW CONFIDENCE

    Both campaigns acknowledge the Republican's strong turn in last week's debate had an impact, but Democrats hope a get-out-the-vote program will turn the election in their favor.

    2. SANDUSKY SENTENCING SET FOR TUESDAY

    The ex-Penn State assistant coach and some of the victims he was convicted of molesting are expected to speak at the hearing.

    3. WHAT NASA HOPES TO LEARN FROM SKYDIVER'S JUMP

  • Today in History for October 8th
  • Finnish Team Wins Wife Carrying Contest

    A Finnish couple have won the 13th Annual North American Wife Carrying Championship in Maine. "Wife carrying" sees male competitors race each other while carrying a female team mate and, perhaps misleadingly, they do not have to be married.

  • CenturyLink, union fail to reach labor agreement

    DENVER (AP) — CenturyLink and the union representing 13,000 workers in 13 states in the West and Midwest have failed to reach a contract agreement, but have signed onto a day-to-day extension of the expired pact.

    The Communications Workers of America made the announcement after the existing labor contract expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. CWA spokesman Al Kogler said in a statement that negotiations will continue and workers will remain on the job during the extension.

    Kogler has said the union opposes a proposed increase in health care premiums and wants to bring more jobs back to the U.S. The union had authorized a strike in the event that a new deal couldn't be reached with the Monroe, La.-based telecommunications company.

    CenturyLink workers in Montana, who are negotiating a separate contract, also agreed to the extension

  • Today in History for October 7th
  • High winds cancel opening launch at Balloon Fiesta

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A mass launch of balloons at the kickoff of an annual hot-air balloon festival in New Mexico has been cancelled because of high winds.

    Hundreds of hot-air balloons were expected to rise into the sky early Saturday morning at the 41st Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the launch was delayed from 5:45 a.m. and then cancelled at 7 a.m. Groans and sighs could be heard from the launch field as a public address announcer passed on the news.

    Winds were at about 30 mph at 1,000 feet and well above safety limits.

    The nine-day event drew slightly more than 700,000 spectators last year

  • Cone Zone 10-06-12

    NMDOT mill and overlay on N.M. 502 continues
    N.M. 502 (Main Hill) to Los Alamos will be closed from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday and weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., while the NMDOT completes milling and paving operations.
    If necessary, work will continue between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 13. Work is occurring from east of East Gate Drive to the Bayo Canyon access road. Access to De Colores and the East Gate Industrial Park will be maintained from the town site.
    Weather permitting, the project should be complete by Oct. 14. Motorists should use N.M. 4/East Jemez Road truck route.
    Contact: Kenny Gallegos, NMDOT District 5 Area Maintenance supervisor at 505-660-7866.

    Public Works projects:
    Eastern Area 2 concrete, P\paving and utility project — Phase 1
    Fifth Street between Myrtle and Canyon remains closed.
    Work continues on Myrtle between 9th Street and 15th Street. This section of Myrtle is closed to through traffic with flagging operations during the day and two-way traffic at night.
    Canyon Road is paved between Manhattan Loop east to the middle of the Myrtle Green. Paving from the middle of Myrtle Green and 9th Street will occur this week.
    Minor delays should be expected. All through traffic on the above streets are advised to seek alternate routes.

  • Update 10-06-12

    Night in Italy

    Tickets are available for “A Night in Italy” fundraiser for Assets in Action. The event takes place Oct. 20 at the Hilltop House Hotel. Tickets are $40 each and proceeds benefit youth development programs. Additional information is available by calling 661-4846 or by email at AssetsInAction.info.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. The board meets monthly. More information can be obtained by calling 662-8173.

    Elk festival

    The Valles Caldera will hold its annual event through Oct. 14 with the headquarters at the Visitor Center. Daily festival activities will include elk viewing, elk education booths and various demonstration booths. This event is free and open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 for a work session at the White Rock Fire Station No. 3.

    Scottish dance

    The Scottish Country Dance will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Monday at Fuller Lodge.