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  • Obama wins another four years

    BOSTON (AP) — His reach for the presidency thwarted, Mitt Romney stayed out of sight late Tuesday as news organizations including The Associated Press announced that President Barack Obama had won a second term.

    Dejected Romney supporters milled around a hotel ballroom where the Republican hopeful had planned to declare victory and groaned as key battlegrounds moved Obama's way.

    Obama's victory in closely fought Ohio narrowed Romney's path to the 270 electoral vote. The Democrat also was declared the winner in other swing states including New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado and Iowa. Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Republicans hoped to put in play, stayed in Obama's camp as well. Florida and Virginia remained too close to call.

    Romney supporters cheered a win in North Carolina, which Obama captured four years ago. But it was a rare prize in an evening that broadly favored the presidency.

  • Henderson, Sheehey and Girrens win Council seats

    Democrats Kristin Henderson and Peter Sheehey along with Republican Steve Girrens were elected to Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night.

    Sharon Stover, meanwhile, won the county clerk race against Nathan Hjelm.

    In addition, all four county charter amendments passed.

  • New Mexico Top Races

    President

    1,505 of 1,510 precincts - 99 percent

    x-Barack Obama, Dem (i) 407,111 - 53 percent

    Mitt Romney, GOP 330,863 - 43 percent

    Gary Johnson, Lib 27,244 - 4 percent

  • Live Stream from Los Alamos Justice Center

    Click here for live stream video.

  • Los Alamos County Final Unofficial Election Results 2012

    The outcomes of Election Day 2012 are all but in the record books. Voters in Los Alamos and across the country in races large and small have spoken. Locally, it appears that Steven Girrens, Kristin Henderson, and Peter Sheehey have been elected to the county council.

    Look for Wednesday's Total Market Circulation edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for a complete wrap up of election results in key local, state, and national elections.  

    Presidential Votes
    Barack Obama 5191
    Mitt Rommey 4796
    Virgil Goode 15
    Gary Johnson 599
    Ross Anderson 15
    Jill Stein 38

    U.S. Senate
    Martin Heinrich 4540
    Heather Wilson 5743
    Jon Ross Barrie 264

    U.S. Representative
    Ben Ray Lujan 5580 AP has called winner
    Jefferson Byrd 4729

    State Representative
    Stephanie Garcia Richard 4766 
    Jim Hall 5533

    County Council
    Peter Sheehey 4691
    Michael Redondo 3453
    Kristin Henderson 4816
    Marc Clay 4672
    Vincent Chiravalle 4581
    Steve Girrens 4810

    County Clerk
    Nathan Hjelm 3669
    Sharon Stover 6125

  • National Results: Presidential race

    States already called:

    Obama wins Vermont, Illinois, Deleware, New Jersey, Massachussetts, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin,

    Romney wins Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Nebraska, Mississippi, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Utah,

  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.

    There was wide agreement that the economy still has far to go — three-fourths of voters said it was poor or not so good, according to preliminary results of exit polls. Only a fourth thought they were better off financially than four years ago when President Barack Obama was elected.

    The survey of voters as they left polling places showed 6 in 10 ranked the economy the top issue. The majority who don't yet see economic improvement were roughly divided over whether things were getting even worse or just stuck in place.

    Joseph Neat, a stay-at-home father in Hagerstown, Md., said he voted for Republican Mitt Romney because Obama has had enough time to deal with the economic troubles affecting families, especially gasoline prices that he called "insane."

  • Update 11-06-12

    No trash pickup

    In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Nov. 12. If Monday is your normal pickup day please put out trash and recycling by 8 a.m. Nov. 14 for collection.

    Election results

    LAMonitor.com will be live and access will be free throughout the evening with the latest in election results for all the local, state and national races. The Los Alamos Monitor news team will then produce a complete election wrap up for Wednesday’s edition that will be a Total Market Circulation to most households in the county.

    Business grants

    Learn about various grant opportunities available and if they are a fit for your business from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Small Business Center, 190 Central Park Square. Call Heather Campbell at 661-4803 for more information.

    Ashley Pond

    An informational meeting to show the public the 90 percent Final Design Plans for Ashley Pond Park renovations will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing on a proposed sewer rate increase and restructuring at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at 170 Central Park Square.

  • Voters head to polls

    Around 8:30 this morning, this was the scene at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church, one of three voting centers for Los Alamos County. Polls close at 7 p.m. Look for results on LAMonitor.com.

  • LANL overhead changes trouble subcontractors

    The bagel and coffee breakfast hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce for Los Alamos National Laboratory officials and their subcontractors went down pretty easy, but subcontractors who were present had a hard time swallowing the bad news they received from a LANL presentation.

    LANL’s group leader for the Chief Financial Division, Aaron Menefee, started the presentation off with data that showed LANL has lost $400 million in funding to support contracting work since 2011, a number that is projected to grow larger as the government looks to trim expenses in a number of areas overall.

    Then Menefee, along with Doug McCrary, head of acquisition services management at LANL, told the subcontractors exactly what the dismal parade of figures could mean to their livelihoods,  as well as the future of their businesses.

    Menefee and McCrary said because of the losses, LANL will be trying a new “cost model” that will ask subcontractors to share more of the cost burden.

    “We just want to make sure we’re charging everyone a fair and equitable amount,” Menefee said during his talk. “When we go back and talk to our customers, we want to make sure we can tell them that everyone is paying their fair share of these overhead costs.