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Today's News

  • More homes enter the foreclosure process in June

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Banks are increasingly placing homes with unpaid mortgages on a countdown that could deliver a swell of new foreclosed properties onto the market by early next year, potentially weighing further on home values.

    June provided the latest evidence of this trend, as the number of U.S. homes entering the foreclosure process for the first time increased on an annual basis for the second month in a row, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday.

  • Today in History for July 12th
  • Rains create havoc in county

     State Road 501 between Los Alamos National Laboratory and State Road 4 was reopened this morning after radar indicated 1.5 inches of rain had fallen nearby.

    LAPD captain Randy Foster said police had to close West Jemez Road, Camp May Road and West Road because of the rains.

    Foster said West Jemez Road was closed for a couple of hours as crews removed large amounts of debris. Camp May Road had debris over it and West Road had a fair amount of flooding, Foster said.

    Resident Craig Martin said there was a minor flood in Pajarito Canyon.

    Los Alamos County Public Works reported that the storm resulted in about a foot of water flowing through LA Canyon and the Ice Rink parking lot.

  • FOMC: More Help for Economy May Be Needed

    Most Federal Reserve policymakers agreed last month that they might need to take more action to support growth if the U.S. economy loses momentum.

  • Flash Flood Warning Until 8 p.m.

    FLASH FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 PM MDT FOR EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN RIO ARRIBA... NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE... EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL AND NORTHERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTIES...

    AT 524 PM MDT... NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUED TO INDICATE A MODERATE RAIN CONTINUING OVER THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR... BUT INTENSITY WAS TRENDING DOWN. HOWEVER... VERY HEAVY DOWNPOURS HAD OCCURRED OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE BURN SCAR AND RAPID RUNOFF AND FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

    FLASH FLOODING OF STATE HIGHWAY 501 SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS IS EXPECTED WITH RADAR ESTIMATES OF ONE AND ONE HALF INCHES OVER THE PAST HOUR THERE.

    LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... SANTA CLARA PUEBLO... ESPANOLA...

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Wilson visits LA

    Heather Wilson, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, was in town for a private fundraiser tonight. Wilson visited the Los Alamos Monitor offices before the fundraiser. Pick up Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor to read about Wilson's thoughts on the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Two Workers Rescued High Above Manhattan

    New York City firefighters rescued two workers who were stuck outside a Manhattan high-rise, dozens of floors above street level. The two were hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Raccoons chase, attack Washington state woman

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman says she was attacked and bitten by raccoons after her dog chased several of the animals up a tree.

    Michaela Lee had just finished jogging in Lakewood's Fort Steilacoom Park on Monday when her dog got loose. When she went to grab the dog's leash, several other raccoons started to scratch her legs, chased her for about 75 feet, knocked her down and bit her.

  • Carroll receives scholarship

    Anna Carroll was the recipient of the Jay Wechsler Scholarship Award. Wechsler was a lifetime Kiwanian who passed away last year.
    Carroll plans to attend Smith College and study neuroscience. She also served as a member of Key Club International and was the division lieutenant governor.  She was also active in Girls Scouts and Teen Court.  
    Pictured from left to right are: Morrie Pongratz, Don Casperson, Becky Oertel (Jay Wechsler’s daughter), Anna Carroll, Deborah Wechsler (Jay Wechsler’s daughter) and David and Janice Carroll.

  • Grant helps Tapia start business

    ’Tis the season when an unexpected get-away may arise, leaving homeowners struggling to find childcare for their furry friends or house-sitting services so homes look occupied while away.
    Los Alamos Middle School, eighth grade student Esperanza Tapia is here to save the day (or the week), with the help of the Los Alamos Youth Business Grant Program.
    The 13-year-old has turned her passion for childcare into a family-friendly, one-stop service.
    “I have been pet sitting and babysitting for a few years for family, friends and neighbors,” said Tapia, who is the proud owner of a dog, cat and (very soon) of a Havana rabbit.