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Today's News

  • Wild storm leaves behind damage, injuries

    VALE, N.C. (AP) — People from the Dakotas to North Carolina were dealing with the aftermath of a massive storm that roared across the country, unleashing dozens of tornadoes, rain, flooding and eventually snow to some places, leaving behind plenty of destruction.

    Heavy snow and strong winds battered the Dakotas for a second day Wednesday, with visibility reduced by blowing snow and roadways covered by ice, snow and slush.

  • AP survey: Painfully slow economic gains into 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market and the economy will improve only slightly next year, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists whose outlook for 2011 has dimmed over the past three months.

    The latest quarterly AP Economy Survey shows economists are pushing back their estimates of when key barometers of economic health — hiring, spending, expansion — will signal strength.

  • Computer problems disrupt statewide voter system

    Los Alamos County Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols said this afternoon that she has been unable to access the statewide voter system and that the error message she recieves indicates that the Secretary of State's Office failed to pay the licensing fee.

    "This is one of the major ways that we can prevent voter fraud," Nichols said. "I've tried to access the system and it says we don't have licensing fees to enter and I've received e-mails from other clerks in the state who have said they can't gain access either."

  • Congressional race tightens

    Could there be a huge upset in the 3rd Congressional District this year? The little bit of polling that has been done makes the race appear to be one of the closest of the state’s major contests.
    The Albuquerque Journal has polled the races for governor and the 1st and 2nd congressional districts twice already this fall but has omitted polling the 3rd Congressional District, represented by Democrat Rep. Ben Ray Lujan.

  • Soccer: Neal, Thoma and Delano earn honors in district

    Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer players took three of the top four individual honors in District 2AAAA this season.
    Hilltoppers Andy Thoma and Amy Neal were named the Offensive Players of the Year in district soccer for the 2010 season, as announced by the district Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, 2009 District Player of the Year, Graham Delano, once again was given one of the district’s top honors, taking Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Sports Update: Volleyball closes out regular season at home

    Volleyball closes out regular season at home
     

  • County to stay mum on muni vote

    The county council could not reach a consensus in terms of how to handle a county staff request for direction regarding outreach to the public on the upcoming special election for the municipal building.

    The councilors’ struggle to find a way forward on the question led to three failed motions and ultimately the Los Alamos County Council declined to take any action during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    In other business regarding the special election, council approved a budget allocation of $35,000 to pay for the election.

  • 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