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Today's News

  • Smart Grid puts LA on map

    If alternative energy is the world’s future, the future is now in Los Alamos.

    A contingent of top officials and scientists from Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the State of New Mexico and Japan met Wednesday to launch a multimillion dollar project expected to set new standards for alternative energy use worldwide.

     

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

  • Dancing and romancing at Ashley Pond

    The Hot Club of Cowtown returns to the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond. This will be their fifth LA appearance. They’re exceptionally good and all ages will love them, unless the only music you dig is classical, rap, heavy metal or hip-hop. Even if that’s the case, you can always have a picnic and just check out the scene. On the hottest summer night, it’s always cool on Fridays at the Pond.

  • WEATHER ALERT!Flash Flood Watch in effect for area through Saturday evening

    The National Weather Service issued the following watch advisory early Friday morning; check back here often for additional updates as they become available...

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

  • Recovery loses momentum as consumers remain cautious

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery lost momentum in the spring as growth slowed to a 2.4 percent pace, its most sluggish showing in nearly a year and too weak to drive down unemployment.

    Consumers spent less, companies slowed their restocking of shelves and the nation's trade deficit dragged more on the economy in the April-to-June quarter. In a separate report, the Commerce Department said the recession was deeper than previously estimated.

  • July the deadliest month of Afghan war for US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — NATO announced Friday that six more U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan, bringing the death toll for July to at least 66 and surpassing the previous month's record as the deadliest for American forces in the nearly 9-year-old war.

  • FBI access to e-mail and Web records raises fears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Invasion of privacy in the Internet age. Expanding the reach of law enforcement to snoop on e-mail traffic or on Web surfing. Those are among the criticisms being aimed at the FBI as it tries to update a key surveillance law.

    With its proposed amendment, is the Obama administration merely clarifying a statute or expanding it? Only time and a suddenly on guard Congress will tell.

  • Football: Owens practices with Bengals for first time

    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Terrell Owens arrived fashionably late, received a white jersey with his favorite number, and got a smattering of applause for doing even the simplest thing.

    Every catch was an event.

    A few thousand fans showed up for Owens' first practice with the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him to a one-year deal on Thursday evening, then got a glimpse of what the 36-year-old receiver has left.

  • The one thing that never dies

    When I was a kid, growing older seemed to be the best thing that could ever occur. At some point, however, this attitude changed. I now respond to aging with a mixed bag of emotions.

    Sure, you are given certain privileges such as a driver’s license and entry into R-rated movies, but there seem to be more aches and pains as you grow older.  

    During a recent trip to visit my grandparents in Boca Raton, Fla., I learned the scales shift back and forth between the pros and cons as you progress further and further in life.  

  • Celebrate the younger generation in August

    The month of August is known as the time to head back to school in Los Alamos.

    This year, the Los Alamos County Council will also recognize the month as Assets Month with an official proclamation during their upcoming meeting.

    The goal of a formal proclamation is to bring attention to the community-wide objective of creating a healthy community for youth where they not only survive but thrive.

    The work is done locally with the help of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce through Assets In Action.

  • Lions Club volunteer drivers a giving group

     Living alone and no longer able to drive, I was recently faced with the need to go to Santa Fe for medical treatment three days a week for six weeks.

    I was relieved and heartened to learn that the Los Alamos Lions Club maintained a volunteer driver program to meet just such a need and was able to avail myself of that program.