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Today's News

  • It's official: No increase for Social Security next year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans will get no increase in Social Security benefits next year, the second year in a row without a raise.

    The Social Security Administration said Friday inflation has been too low since the last increase in 2009 to warrant an increase for 2011. The announcement marks only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.

  • Council candidates forum attracts standing room crowd

    The Los Alamos Monitor and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce sponsored a council candidates forum Thursday evening that focused on economic issues.

    Read the full story in Friday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Denish draws on Clinton for support

    President Bill Clinton stumps for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish during a political rally in the plaza in Espanola this afternoon.

    Read the full story in Friday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Men's basketball: UNM picked third in MWC poll

    DENVER — The University of New Mexico Lobos men’s basketball team has been selected third in the preseason media poll released by the league earlier this week.
    Along with the poll, the conference released its preseason all-conference teams and honorees. Lobos Dairese Gary was named to the preseason all-conference team, along with Drew Gordon, who picked up Newcomer of the Year honors.
     The Lobos garnered three first-place votes and 214 votes from a panel of 30 media members.

  • Football/Volleyball: LA girls stay put at No. 4

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA football and volleyball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Football, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Goddard (13)    181    1
    2. Belen (4)        165    2
    3. Aztec (1)        157    3

  • Sports Update 10-14-10

    Elementary school run scheduled for Oct. 22

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country programs will host its annual elementary school mile run Oct. 22.
    The mile run is held in conjunction with the Los Alamos Invitational cross country meet. The meet will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at Los Alamos Golf Course.
    The race is free and open to any elementary-aged student.
    Entry forms are available at all Los Alamos elementary schools or at the Los Alamos Family Y.

  • Fault in line leaves residents in the dark

    A fault in an underground power line near the Community Building resulted in 4,150 utility customers to losing electricity Wednesday morning.

  • Transportation board to discuss policy

    If looking at a big project or a study and having a policy that sets goals to work within is beneficial, it is also something Los Alamos County has lacked. Tonight, during the transportation board meeting, work will be done to reverse that situation.
    The board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pajarito Cliff Site Building 1 conference room to hammer out a resolution to establish a policy for design of streets and right-of-ways in Los Alamos County. The resolution willl then go to county council on Nov. 9 for consideration.

  • Arms Control Committee to host weapons talk

    Nuclear weapons expert Joseph C. Martz will present an overview titled “Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present, and Future” at an open meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday in Graves Hall at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road.
    The talk will review U.S. nuclear weapons development and its close linkage to deterrence during the Cold War.

  • Update 10-14-10

    Correction

    The story, “Fuller Lodge gets a new roof” published Tuesday had some misinformation. The last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 10 years ago and the total cost for the project is $292,435.  It should also be noted that the historical archives are located in Fuller Lodge but the county’s records are temporarily located at Pajarito Cliffs.   

    Applications being accepted

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