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  • Avoiding fire dangers through the winter

    Using wood and solid fuels to keep homes warm comes with inherent risks. It’s important to understand those risks given the fact that more than one-third of local residents use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes, according to the National Fire Safety Council.

  • NMAC president pays a visit

    To better learn the needs of the county, President Mary Ann Sedillo of the New Mexico Association of Counties met with local officials and senior management Tuesday at the Community Building.
    Sedillo received the NMAC Soaring Eagle Award at this year’s final board meeting in Socorro Oct. 8 for her service and efforts to improve the quality of life for all New Mexico citizens.
    “I’m visiting all 33 counties in the state to learn what your needs are,” Sedillo told the group assembled in council chambers.

  • Negotiations with IMTEC conclude

    Los Alamos County officials announced today that the county has successfully concluded negotiations with IMTEC on the payment of the principal and interest owed to the county for a small business loan, keeping approximately $2.1 million in economic development loan funds.

  • Yemeni arrested, al-Qaida bomber eyed in mail plot

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.

    Investigators were hunting Yemen for more suspects tied to al-Qaida and several U.S. officials identified the terrorist group's top explosives expert in Yemen as the most likely bombmaker.

  • US-bound bomb could have exploded, downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one of the mail bombs shipped to the United States could have detonated and downed a cargo plane if undiscovered, a British official said Saturday as investigators hunted for terrorists in Yemen.

    The results of Britain's preliminary investigation escalated the seriousness of a plot that investigators said bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida.

  • Explosive packages reflect new Yemen terror threat

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — The discovery of two explosive-laden packages sent from Yemen and aimed at U.S. and Western interests represents a new escalation in the terror threat emanating from this violence-wracked, poverty-stricken Mideast country.

    President Barack Obama stopped short of linking the failed plot to al-Qaida in Yemen, but U.S. officials said privately they were increasingly confident that was the source. Obama's counterterrorism adviser John Brennan called the Yemeni wing the most active al-Qaida franchise.

  • Terror plot discovered as US-bound explosives seized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.

  • Update 10-29-10

    Election night coverage

    The Los Alamos Monitor news team is planning to bring you extensive coverage of local and regional races on election night, Nov. 2. Be sure to check out the newspaper’s Web site, lamonitor.com, for live-streaming video of polling results as they are posted at the Justice Center. Watch live interviews with candidates, and get up to the minute election returns posted throughout the evening. The live-steaming video event begins at 6:30 p.m.

  • Political sign apps cause flap

    Just as some debates create angry feuds between opposing political candidates, a substantial amount of flack is also generated from the posting of campaign signs.

    Each side of the political aisle argues that signs are placed on properties without permission, mysteriously disappear or get replaced by someone else’s signs. It’s also been asserted that some signs don’t follow county code.

  • Chandler pitches a protest

    Local attorney George Chandler planted a pup tent Thursday on the site targeted for construction of the new Municipal Building.