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  • 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.”

  • NNMC gets $1.1M grant

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.1 million grant to Northern New Mexico College in Española to support scholarships that will increase the number of students seeking to be science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers for north-central New Mexico schools.

    The award is effective Oct. 1 and expires Sept. 30, 2015.

    The project, entitled “NNMC Phase 1-Noyce Scholarship Project,” is under the direction of Drs. David J. Torres, Catherine Berryhill, Fangyang Shen and Ivan Lopez-Hurtado at NNMC.

  • County signs new deal with Comcast

    Los Alamos County councilors shook the dust off a 16-year-old franchise agreement with cable provider Comcast and approved a renewal Tuesday.

    The renewal grants Comcast the right to use the county’s easements and right-of-ways for its “plain vanilla” cable for 10 years, said Nann Winter of the Albuquerque law firm retained by the council to work on the renewal.

    The agreement sets a franchise fee of 5 percent of Comcast’s gross revenue; which was increased from the 3 percent established in the expired agreement.

  • Smith's Food & Drug Center union wages contract battle

    Negotiations have hit an impasse and the labor union representing Smith’s Food & Drug Center employees in Los Alamos and elsewhere in New Mexico has called in a federal mediator.

    On Sunday, 400-500 employees rallied outside Smith’s Albuquerque corporate office over what they call “corporate greed.”

    Read the whole story in today's Los Alamos Monitor.