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Today's News

  • Senate to vote on package extending Bush tax cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring at a Jan. 1 deadline, the Senate is poised Wednesday to pass legislation that would spare taxpayers at every income level from a significant rate increase.

  • Gunman fires at Fla. school board, kills self

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 56-year-old ex-convict calmly held a school board at gunpoint and said he was seeking redress for his wife's firing before shooting at the superintendent at short range and then killing himself.

    No bullets struck the superintendent, Bill Husfelt, who credited God for his escape late Tuesday. The gunman, Clay A. Duke, apparantly created a Facebook page last week that refers to class warfare and is laced with images from the movie "V for Vendetta," in which a mysterious figure battles a totalitarian government.

  • Facebook founder named Time's Person of Year

    Year" for 2010.

    At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world's youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy.

    Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million over five years to the Newark, N.J. school system. Now, he's in the company of media titans Carl Icahn, 74, Barry Diller, 68, and others who have joined Giving Pledge, an effort led by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Warren Buffett to commit the country's wealthiest people to step up their charitable donations.

  • 'Significant' Winter Storm In Progress

    The National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Warning:

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST FRIDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTAL 10 TO 18 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 2 FEET OVER WEST FACING SLOPES... ESPECIALLY THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DISSIPATING. THE GREATEST ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

  • LA’s USTA team headed to sectionals

    The Los Alamos ladies’ senior tennis team won a pair of playoff matches over the weekend to put them into the Southwest Sectionals.
    Los Alamos won the Northern New Mexico District playoffs in the seniors’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 division. Los Alamos knocked off both Tanoan Country Club of Albuquerque Saturday afternoon and Sangre de Cristo of Santa Fe Sunday.
    In both of the weekend contests, which were held at Urban Park, Los Alamos took the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to win the best-of-three playoffs, both by counts of 2-1.

  • Community announcements 12-14-10

    Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.

  • DALA puts a twist on a classic

    New production features modern twist on a classic Dance Arts Los Alamos kicked off the holiday season with three performances of the “Nutcracker,” — but why stop there?  On Wednesday, DALA will again take to the stage at Duane Smith Auditorium in their production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets,” a funky version of the “Nutcracker” for all ages.

  • LAYL Airbenders play Santa Claus

    The Airbender Team from Los Alamos Youth Leadership, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos National Bank, and operated by the YMCA, participated in a team-wide Adopt-A-Family event yesterday.  The Airbender Team went shopping for “mom” at CB Fox. The funds used to purchase items for the Adopt-A-Family were raised by LAYL. Pictured from left to right, Janali Gustafson, Katherine Joseph, Kayla Suazo, Erin Burr and Shannon Blair.

     

  • Be There 12-14-10

    Today
    A Christmas in New Mexico dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Lodge, 750 N. St. Francis Dr. It is sponsored by the Christian Women’s Club and the After 5 Club. The Mariachi Buenaventura (Santa Fe’s all-female Mariachis) will entertain. Speaker Dean Graves of Albuquerque will present “The Blessings of Prison Life.”  Cost is $20 inclusive. Friends and family are invited. For reservations call Fran at 473-7934 or Barbara at 690-9831.
    Wednesday

  • Update 12-14-10

    Deadline extended

    Los Alamos teens interested in being part of the Monitor’s teen page staff still have a chance to submit their names for consideration. The deadline has been extended until Dec. 31. Anyone interested in writing content and taking photos for the teen page should send an e-mail to Features Editor Jennifer Garcia at lacommunity
    @lamonitor.com. The group’s first meeting will be in January.