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  • Today in History for October 23rd
  • NM voter registration up 5% since 2008 election


    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voter registration in New Mexico has increased about 5 percent since the last presidential election, and independent voters have grown the fastest, state election officials reported Monday.

    Nearly 1.3 million people are registered and eligible to vote in the Nov. 6 general election, according to the latest figures from the secretary of state's office since registration closed earlier this month.

    The number of New Mexicans who declined to affiliate with a political party when they registered to vote — so-called independents or "declined to state" as New Mexico election officials label them— has increased by 22 percent since Oct. 31, 2008.

    "The independents have been on the rise for 30 years and it just continues," said Brian Sanderoff, who runs a polling and research business in Albuquerque.

  • Share your best photos in Los Alamos Life 2013

    Whether you're an amateur with a really good eye or a seasoned pro, Los Alamos Life wants your best photos! Get your most striking pictures published in the next edition of Los Alamos Life set to publish in February 2013.

    Los Alamos Life is an award-winning full color, glossy annual magazine that presents a quintessential snapshot of moments in the life of Los Alamos. The magazine is reminiscent of the iconic Life magazine, but it is bolder and more colorful in its presentation.

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Los Alamos Life says a lot about Los Alamos, its people and what it's like to live in this majestic mountain hamlet--home of scientific discoveries that have literally changed the world.

    Los Alamos Life is looking for photos that will help tell that story... Nature, wildlife, kids, pets, funny moments from a family gathering, poignant shots of our senior citizens... Photos can include everything from action sports to thought-provoking still life.

  • 10 things to know for Monday

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

    1. WHERE IN THE U.S. THE RACE FOR PRESIDENT WILL BE DECIDED

    AP analysis of the past three presidential races shows 106 counties in nine states may determine who wins.

    2. WHAT WILL BE CENTER STAGE AT THE LAST DEBATE

    The blame for Benghazi and the right line to take with Iran are expected to be main topics Monday night.

    3. THE SPARK FOR THE KILLING OF THREE IN A WISCONSIN SALON

    Police say a domestic dispute may have led Radcliffe Franklin Haughton to open fire before taking his own life.

    4. WHY LEBANON LAUNCHED A MAJOR SECURITY OPERATION

  • Today in History for October 22nd
  • VIDEO: The Los Alamos Monitor County Council Candidates Forum

    This is the County Council Candidates Forum sponsored by the Los Alamos Monitor and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce. The theme was business and economic development.

    Depending on your browser, you may need to scroll down on the page to access videos.

  • Homeless S.C. Man Wins $200,000 Lottery

    Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, a homeless man now has a chance for a new home after winning $200,000 in a state lottery.

  • Today in History for October 21st
  • Trail memorializes Satch Cowan

    When Helen (Satch) Dunham Cowan passed away in August of 2011, her husband George Cowan, thought the most suitable memorial would be a local hiking trail created and named in her honor.

    Monday, the newly created Satch Cowan Trail opens with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Cowan was an avid hiker with a love of the outdoors.

    Friends such as Barbara Lemmick and Geffrey Howell raised $7,000 for the Satch Cowan Trail Fund, drew up a proposal and ushered it through numerous committees and board meetings to win council approval in a unanimous vote back in June.

    “There was great enthusiasm for this project from start to finish, first from the community and friends, and then all the committees that had to approve this and move it along to the final unanimous vote at county council; all were just tremendously supportive,” Lemmick said. “So even though it was a very long process, it was also a tremendously rewarding process.”

    Lemmick credits Los Alamos County Open Space Specialist Craig Martin for being instrumental in the creation of the trail.

  • Update 10-21-12

    Chat with the Chief

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy will be in his office from 2-3 p.m. Monday and invites any member of the public to drop by and chat with him at the Police Department (next to the Justice Center at Ashley Pond).

    Trail dedication

    Residents are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for the new Satch Cowan Trail at 11 a.m. Monday at the trailhead near the existing Quemazon Trail in Western Area. 

    CRC committee

    Members of Charter Review Committee will be available at the Farmer’s Market to answer questions.  Join them between
    9:30-11:30 a.m. Committee members plan to meet with voters at the Farmer’s Market every Thursday between now and the day of the election.

    LDRD Day

    LANL will host its annual Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Day at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday at Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will hold a special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.