Today's News

  • Winterfest blows into town

    From the musical ballet, the “Nutcracker,” to the sounds of carolers singing holiday classics, Los Alamos will celebrate an “enchanted” holiday with a number of holiday-related events, starting with the three-day Winterfest weekend, Friday through Sunday.
    The cast of the Dance Arts Los Alamos group will help kick off the holiday festivities with a presentation of Tchaikovsky’s holiday classic, the “Nutcracker,” at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Saturday hosts a variety of activities. From 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fuller Lodge will have an open house with various musical performances.

  • Unemployment aid applications up 2nd straight week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for unemployment benefits rose for the second straight week, a sign the hiring market is recovering at a slow and uneven pace.

    Weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose by 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 402,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Applications had been below 400,000 for three straight weeks.

    The four-week average, a less volatile measure, was mostly unchanged at slightly below 400,000.

    The average fell to a seven-month low two weeks ago. Weekly applications had been declining for two months.

    The recent increases aren't enough to suggest things are getting worse, economists said.

  • Boy busted for burping in class

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Burping in class was enough to get one Albuquerque boy handcuffed by a police officer, arrested and hauled off to a Juvenile Detention Center according to a civil rights lawsuit. The school principal, a teacher and a police officer are named in the suit.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the incident happened last May at Cleveland Middle School after the boy "burped audibly" in his P.E. class.

    The lawsuit alleges the boy was transported to the juvenile center without his parents being notified. It also details a separate incident on Nov. 8 when the same student was forced to strip down to his underwear while five adults watched as he was accused of selling pot to another student.

  • VIDEO: 'Tebow-mania' Takes Hold in Denver

    Since being named starting quarterback of the Broncos, former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow has led Denver to a 5-1 record, despite completing less than 50-percent of his passes.

  • VIDEO: Couple Held Without Bond in Bloody Saw Slaying

    A Nevada judge has ruled that a couple charged with killing a man whose body was found in a box will be jailed without bond, pending an evidentiary hearing. Authorities say the victim was cut multiple times with a saw.

  • VIDEO: Jetman Flies With Two Jets

    Yves 'Jetman' Rossy takes to the skies again in a formation flight alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team over Switzerland.

  • VIDEO: Christmas comes to the White House

    The White House gets decked out for Christmas, with a shiny decor reflecting the theme 'Shine, Give, Share.' Visitors are asked to give thanks to members of the military in forms like written notes

  • Correction and Clarification 11-30-11

    Correction: The “First Born Program Targets Child Development” on Nov. 23 stated that the First Born Program receives funding from 14 private foundations, as listed on the program’s website.  According to Program Manager Patty Worth, the program has only two current funders, the LANL Foundation and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Division.

    Clarification: In the article “Hotel/Conference Center feasibility meeting” in Tuesday’s Monitor, it was not clear that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage was voicing his opposition to the proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, L.L.C. as a private citizen. Selvage had recused himself for the hearing.


  • Judge’s ruling allows Republicans to obtain redistricting email

    SANTA FE (AP) — Lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans can obtain email, notes and other correspondence between lawmakers and a demographer hired by the Legislature to help with redistricting, a New Mexico district court judge ruled Tuesday.

    District Court Judge James Hall denied a request by Democratic legislative leaders to block the disclosure of certain information involving consultant Brian Sanderoff, who helped legislators develop maps of proposed new districts for Congress, the Legislature and other political offices during a special session in September. Sanderoff runs a research and polling company in Albuquerque.

  • Update 11-30-11

    Historics meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historics District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    CIP update