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Today's News

  • “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk

    On Oct. 8, The American Cancer Society will hold its annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” five-mile walk and fundraiser. Volunteers are needed for registration, water stations and general clean up. People interested in volunteering should contact Gloria Martinez at 505-820-3538, or email gloria.martinez@cancer.og.
    The walk starts at Santa Fe at Villa Linda Park with registration and a welcome program at 8 a.m. Both teams and individual walkers are welcome. Participants will walk along the Arroyo de Los Chamisos Trail to celebrate survivorship, express hope and share the goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people.

  • Let your imagination run wild

    On Sept. 17 the Los Alamos Arts Council will host the second Sec Sandoval Chalk Walk, a festival and celebration of chalk drawing, the artistic process and all the local, creative, talented individuals who call Los Alamos home.  
    Join the Los Alamos Arts Council for a celebration of art and community Saturday, on the sidewalks behind Fuller Lodge, in collaboration with The Next Big Idea. Special prizes will be awarded to an entrant in each category selected by the judges. This is an event for all ages and aspiring chalk artists are encouraged to apply as individuals, a group or family.

  • Best Sellers 09-15-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Mandrell slated to perform Saturday

    Michael Mandrell, a contemporary American finger style guitarist whose orchestral compositions offer equal parts world and new age, an array of middle Eastern rhythms and scales, with tinges of folk and an infusion of Celtic overtones, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos.
     His latest recording, “Returning and Returned” is a collection of his solo guitar work that covers a wide range of styles.

  • Take a 'Walk in the Woods'

    Take a walk in the woods with Tim Althauser, as Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery presents his first solo exhibition. The opening reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Wray’s gallery, 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite B-2.
    Five new paintings will be on display for the first time. Althauser completed these paintings while ash from the Los Conchas fire rained down into his yard.
    The fire was a reminder of his love for the beauty of trees, especially Aspens.
    “Aspens are the rebirth trees. They make shade for the conifers and the pine to grow,” Althauser said. “Aspens are the forest renewal tree and the first tree to come in after a fire. To me it’s the birth of a forest when baby Aspens come up.”

  • Forgotten story rediscovered--see attachment

    For an amateur archaeologist and curious explorer,  there is nothing comparable to visiting the forgotten towns and villages of yesteryear. Handling the artifacts and witnessing the ruined walls first-hand can often yield important information not found in the pages of books or scholarly papers.    
    However, sifting through texts is sometimes necessary to glean important details and place artifacts in the context of time and space. In fact, I’ve realized that while physical artifacts are exciting, comparable knowledge can be found among the pages of a book.  

    The Quest for Knowledge

  • Stocks rally on support plan for European banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rallied Thursday after central banks in Europe and the U.S. announced a joint move to support European banks. Markets in Europe soared. Gold dropped and Treasury yields rose as traders moved out of the safest investments.

    The European Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve and three other central banks said Thursday they would provide European banks with dollars in three loan installments.

  • Medicare Advantage premiums dip, enrollment rising

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning a usually routine announcement into a pointed rebuttal of its GOP critics, the Obama administration said Thursday that premiums for popular Medicare Advantage insurance plans will drop for 2012, while enrollment is expected to rise.

    That's welcome news for President Barack Obama and Democrats, who are struggling with older voters ahead of what's expected to be a hard-fought election next year.

  • LANL cancels monthly public sale

     Because of weather conditions and forecast showers and thunderstorms today, LANL's onsite monthly public sale of surplus items is cancelled. It's usually the third Thursday of every month. Weather conditions make it unsafe to conduct the sale today. Weather permitting, the next public sale is scheduled for Oct. 21.  

  • Unemployment benefit requests jump to 428K

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits jumped last week to the highest level in three months.

    The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications rose by 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 428,000. The week included the Labor Day holiday.

    Applications typically drop during short work weeks. In this case, applications didn't drop as much as the department expected, so the seasonally adjusted value rose. A Labor spokesman said the total wasn't affected by Hurricane Irene.

    Still, applications appear to be trending up. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, rose for the fourth straight week to 419,500.