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Today's News

  • Firefighter charged with voyeurism

    A Los Alamos firefighter has been charged with voyeurism and tampering with evidence for allegedly videotaping a female firefighter in the shower area of Station 3 Sunday.

    Capt. Aaron Adair has been issued a summons to appear in court.

    "He has been placed on paid administrative leave while criminal and administrative investigations are underway," Chief Doug Tucker said.

    Read Friday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for further details on this developing story.

  • Be There 10-21-10

    Friday
    Enjoy a Halloween hayride from 4-6 p.m. at the Posse Lodge. The cost for adults is $5; $2 for youth (4-17); and $1 for children. Members of the Posse Lodge, Pony Club and the Los Alamos Recreation Division work together to create a fun hayride for all ages. After the hayride, warm drinks and refreshments will be available at the Posse Lodge. Dress warmly and bring your own blankets. Register at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center front desk. There is a limited number of tickets being sold per hour.

  • Halloween upcycling party for kids at PEEC on Saturday


    Go to PEEC from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday for some spooky Halloween crafting fun.  
    Kids ages 10 and up are invited to wear their costumes to PEEC for a free crafting party.  
    They’ll turn plastic bags into pencil cases, tote bags, and more.  
    Bring a plain cotton T-shirt, if you’d like to make a shirt. Snacks will be served.
    The activities will be led by Emma Starrett for the Los Alamos High School and middle school environmental clubs.  

  • PEEC offers tour of preserve

    Natali Steinberg, docent of the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, is offering her guided tour of this ecological treasure on Sunday, leaving from PEEC at noon.
    This time of year is inviting for photographers and artists because the fall colors of the golden cottonwoods and scarlet sumac should be at their prime.
    The Preserve closes for the winter on Oct. 31.

  • Power outages keep DPU busy

     Lightning kept electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities busy early this morning.
    Several blown fuses in Los Alamos, primarily in the Barranca Mesa and Villa neighborhoods, caused five different power outages beginning as early as midnight with the latest at 8:50 a.m.
    Crews restored power to those affected within the hour of each occurrence.
    The first outage was reported at midnight and affected 25  customers on Villa near 37th Street.

  • Costs mount in county investigations

    Aside from the obvious human toll, investigations into employee complaints lodged against Los Alamos County have made a financial impact on the community.

    In the last five years, the county has undertaken at least six investigations into allegations of gender bias, harassment and a possible hostile work environment.

  • NPR fires Juan Williams following Muslim remarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams, also a commentator on the Fox News Channel, after he told Bill O'Reilly that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

    In a statement late Wednesday, National Public Radio said it was terminating Williams' contract as a senior news analyst over his comments on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."

  • Toyota recalling 1.53 million cars globally

    TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is recalling 1.53 million Lexus, Avalon and other models, mostly in the U.S. and Japan, for brake fluid and fuel pump problems, the latest in a string of quality lapses for the world's No. 1 automaker.

    Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday it will call back for repairs about 740,000 cars in the U.S. and 599,000 in Japan. The remainder are in Europe and other markets around the world.

  • Baseball: Yankees stay alive with win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Texas has two more chances to reach the World Series for the first time.

    First, Colby Lewis gets a chance to win the pennant. If he can't finish the job, Cliff Lee would face the New York Yankees in Game 7.

    "There's no frustration or feeling like we didn't accomplish what we wanted to do," Rangers third baseman Michael Young said after Wednesday's 7-2 loss in Game 5. "We'll just go home and try to finish it off."

  • Baseball: Uribe's sac fly gives Giants 3-1 edge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants keep showing that building a loaded, All-Star lineup isn't the only way to make a deep October run.

    The second-chance players and homegrown talent can pay big dividends this time of year, too.

    A club of castoffs and postseason newcomers is now just one win away from the World Series.