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Today's News

  • Today in History for October 11th
  • 'Toppers rally to beat Sundevils in five sets

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team came back from a 2-1 deficit in a crucial District 2-4A match Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Los Alamos swept the final two matches against the Española Valley Sundevils to take a 3-2 victory. A victory by the Sundevils would’ve put the Hilltoppers in a deep hole early in the district race.

    Both teams are now 2-1 and tied atop the district standings. Santa Fe took a surprising 3-1 victory over Los Alamos last weekend.

    More on Wednesday’s victory will be in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Potent Pacific Storm System Takes Aim at New Mexico

    A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM... CURRENTLY MOVING SOUTH JUST OFFSHORE OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA... WILL SWING EAST TOWARD ARIZONA THURSDAY THEN LIFT NORTHEAST TOWARD THE FOUR CORNERS AREA ON FRIDAY.

    RICH GULF MOISTURE... CURRENTLY POISED OVER CENTRAL TEXAS... WILL RACE NORTHWEST AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING STORM SYSTEM AND INVADE THE EASTERN PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. THIS MOISTURE WILL ACT AS FUEL FOR THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY AND ESPECIALLY FRIDAY. A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN PLAINS LATE FRIDAY... WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BEING THE PRIMARY THREATS.

    THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST ACROSS CENTRAL AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA AS WELL... BUT ARE NOT EXPECTED TO BECOME SEVERE. BENEFICIAL RAINS ARE EXPECTED LATE THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY... ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE SEVERELY DROUGHT STRICKEN EASTERN PLAINS.

    IN ADDITION TO THUNDERSTORM THREATS THIS STORM SYSTEM WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PACIFIC COLD FRONT... FORECAST TO PUSH THROUGH NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FRIDAY EVENING. WINDS BOTH AHEAD OF AND BEHIND THE FRONT WILL INCREASE NOTICEABLY FRIDAY... WITH WINDY CONDITIONS FORECAST ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA.

  • 10 things to know for Thursday


    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

    1. VP CANDIDATES TAKE CENTER STAGE

    Untested debater Ryan has been studying up on Biden, who has been sparring over public policy for years.

    2. REPUBLICANS CONFRONT STATE DEPARTMENT ABOUT LIBYA SECURITY

    GOP lawmakers aren't buying the explanation that protection was fine, but overwhelmed by the unprecedented Benghazi assault.

    3. TURKEY INTERCEPTS SYRIAN PLANE AS TENSIONS MOUNT

    The jet was forced to land at Ankara airport, and cargo was confiscated.

    4. WHO CLAIMS TO HAVE THE DOPE ON LANCE ARMSTRONG

    A report shows that 11 former teammates helped build the case against the dethroned Tour de France king.

  • 2 US Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for studies of how the cells in our bodies pick up signals as diverse as hormones, smells, flavors and light. Scientists say the studies are key to developing better medicines.

  • Police: Focus on Tips on Missing Colorado Girl

    Authorities said they have received 'several hundred tips' as they continue to search for a 10-year-old girl who disappeared on her way to her suburban Denver school.

  • Congressman: Libya Terror Attack Exposes Security Flaws
  • Pumpkin splash and Halloween carnival

    Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division Oct. 27 for the pirate-themed Pumpkin splash and Halloween carnival at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. This family event will be from 10 a.m-1 p.m. and includes pirate-themed carnival games, jumping into the pool and finding a pumpkin, decorating the pumpkin and watching pirate movies.
     The cost for the event is $ 7 per person. Sign-up at the aquatic center. The event is limited to 150 participants. For more information, contact the recreation division at 662-8173, visit the website at losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.us.

  • Be There 10-10-12

    Today
    GeekOut Family Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. upstairs, at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games, or play theirs.

    Military Career Night will be from 6-8 p.m. in the lower commons area in A wing of Los Alamos High School. Representatives and/or materials from the Army, Navy Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will be available. Interested students and parents should attend.

    Join the Los Alamos County Recreation Division and make some memories at the October Dessert Dances. The Mother/Son Dance is Oct. 10, the Daddy/Daughter Dance is Oct. 11 and the new Family Dance is Oct. 12. Events are from 6-8:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge and the evening includes light refreshments, dancing, a craft project and a digital keepsake photo. The cost for the event is $16 per couple, $8 for each additional child, and $30 per family (two adults and two children). Sign up at the Aquatic Center. The event is limited to 80 participants. For more information, contact the Recreation Division, at 662-8173, visit losalamosnm.us/rec, or email lacrec@lacnm.us.

  • New computers coming soon

    Locals and visitors alike use the free access to online computers in the Reference and Youth areas at Mesa Public Library. Coming in mid-October, this service will be upgraded to provide a better experience.
    According to Gwen Kalavaza, Electronic Services manager for the Los Alamos County Library System, “The new computers will be faster, monitors will have larger screens, there will be enhanced security features, the computers are flash drive compatible and a brand new sign-up and printing program will make access easier.
    “The new system will offer quick, streamlined log-in for both computer use and printing: patrons will log in using their library card barcode or visitors may get a one-time use guest pass from either the Reference desk or Youth Services desk staff.”
    While the library completes the upgrade in both the Reference and Youth areas at Mesa, access will be unavailable Oct.16 for the switchover.
    Check with Reference and Youth staff for details.
     For information about this and all library programs and services, call 662-8240 or 662-8253 or visit losalamosnm.us/library.