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Today's News

  • 911 nerve center flips switch at new location

    At 3 a.m. today all emergency calls from the community were routed to a large space that has now become the county’s 911 nerve center inside the renovated police headquarters at the Justice Center on Trinity Drive.

    Before the move, calls were fielded at a location within Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center.

    “The change to the public will be seamless because the same operators will be handling the calls,” said Capt. Randy Foster, who coordinated the move.

  • Lab completes groundwater monitoring wells

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed installation of 16 new groundwater monitoring wells paid for by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
    Cost efficiencies are allowing LANL to drill two additional wells.
    They will join the lab’s existing network of dozens of wells monitoring water for possible contaminants at various depths underground. Results are posted weekly on RACER, an independently managed Internet database of LANL environmental data.

  • Update 10-27-10

    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale that you want to share?  Have you had a spooky encounter at a place in town, or in general? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Thursday.

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.

    National Day of
    Rememberance

  • Band places third in tourney

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Marching Band placed third in class at the Tournament of Bands in Las Cruces on Oct. 23.
    “It was a good performance,” said Band Director Zane Meek, “Probably the best overall performance we’ve had.” He said the band will use rehearsal times this week to improve the music and marching execution.
    The band will perform at the Zia Marching Band Festival at the University of New Mexico Saturday. Meek said he looks forward to another strong performance.

  • Be There 10-27-10

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa, about one mile from the roundabout, on the left.
    $10 per plate, includes barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert.

    The Authors Speaks Series will feature novelist and playwright Mark Dunn at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

  • Pumpkins galore

    Caemeron Cole, 4, carries a pumpkin after picking it out of the patch. Sage Cottage, Bilingual and Horizons preschools in White Rock teamed up this month to go to the McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty and the Valley View Pumpkin Patch in Española.

  • Raging winds spur power outages

    High winds with speeds reported at 35 to 40 m.p.h. Monday evening and early Tuesday morning caused scattered outages that affected several customers of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. Outages lasted anywhere from one hour to almost five and a half hours.  
    Electric linemen with the DPU received their first call at 5 p.m. Monday after wind broke a large tree branch and blew it into a customer’s electrical service connection.  The branch tore the service connection from the home rendering the structure without power.  

  • Incumbents challenged over pet projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal largess back to Nevada.

    "From Vegas to Reno, Carson City to Elko, he's helped build roads, hospitals and schools," said an early television ad.

  • Israeli settlers: Govt. delaying 4,300 West Bank apartments

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlers accused the government on Wednesday of holding up construction of more than 4,000 apartments in large West Bank settlements, suggesting that Israel is quietly complying with U.S. demands to reinstate a building moratorium that expired in late September.

  • New home sales rise 6.6 pct. after dismal summer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes improved last month after the worst summer in nearly five decades, but not enough to lift the struggling economy.

    The Commerce Department says new home sales in September grew 6.6 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 307,000. Even with the increase, the past five months have been the worst for new home sales on records dating back to 1963.