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Today's News

  • Raising Fearizona

    Greek playwright Aeschylus is recognized as the father of tragedy.  He once noted: “He who learns must suffer.  And even in our sleep pain, which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.”  

    Oh yeah, clearly this guy wasn’t big on comedy.  He did however recognize that true understanding is often super-glued to a swift kick in the head.  Who wants wisdom if you have to listen to that darn dripping noise of common reason all night long?

  • Government intrusion sprinkles into NM homes

    What do Scottsdale, Ariz., and Chapel Hill, N.C., have in common?

    If you said, “rich people,” you get partial credit.

    But the answer we’re looking for today is: Both require that homes in their communities be built with fire sprinklers in their ceilings.

    Fire sprinklers. Like the one’s Bruce Willis used to save the giant building in the first “Die Hard” movie.

    The do-dahs countless kids, one suspects, have tried to turn on with a lighter.  

    Or perhaps that’s an urban myth.

  • Baseball: WR to take on Carlsbad in first round of state tourney

    The White Rock 9-10 All-Star baseball team will open up play at the state tournament Saturday morning.

    The state 9-10 Little League All-Star tournament will be held at Ragsdale Field in Raton.

    White Rock, which won the District 1 tournament, held at Overlook Park last weekend, will take on Carlsbad in the first round of the double-elimination state tournament. That game, the first game on the schedule, will be played at 9 a.m.

    In all, eight teams are expected to vie for the state 9-10 title.

  • Running: Williams has best finish at pace race

    Joan Williams was the top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race this week.

    The pace race was held Tuesday at American Spring Road.

    Williams finished with an error of just 12 seconds on the 1-mile course. Rainy, wet conditions made predictions tough Tuesday with only one other runner, Roy Cope, finishing with a prediction error of less than 72 seconds.

    Cope, meanwhile, was the fastest finisher on the 1-mile course with his time of 12:20, while Inez Ross was the top female finisher, crossing in 16:54.

  • IMPORTANT ADVISORY!State Health Department Shuts Down Aquatic Center

    The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center closed shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday after being informed by a State Department of Health official of a possible bacteria contamination in the pool.

    An individual diagnosed with Cryptosporidium, caused by microscopic parasites, reported using the pool and staff are now disinfecting all areas used by the public.

    Read the full story including when the pool should re-open in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • ECONOMIC OUTLOOK ADVISORY!Home sales fall, jobless claims rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic recovery is weakening in the face of falling home sales and rising claims for unemployment benefits, new data showed Thursday.

    Sales of previously occupied homes fell 5.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.37 million, the National Association of Realtors said.

  • Obama says he'll sign Tribal Law and Order Act

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A bill giving American Indian tribes more authority to combat crime on reservations has cleared Congress and is headed to President Barack Obama, who said he looks forward to signing it.

    Obama said the Tribal Law and Order Act, which passed the U.S. House Wednesday, is an important step in addressing the "unique public safety challenges" that confront reservations.

  • WEATHER ALERT!Flash floods possible over next few days

    The National Weather Service issued the following special weather statement late Thursday morning:

    FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

  • Band has been highlighted in Tarantino, Rodriguez films

    This Friday we’ll be at the Best Western Hilltop House with the Austin, Texas band Del Castillo.

    This fabulous band plays a fusion of Flamenco, nuevo Flamenco, rock, cumbias & Latin salsa, blues, reggae and world music.

    Del Castillo appeared in the Robert Rodriguez films, “Spy Kids 3D,” “El Mariachi,” “Desperado,” “Once Upon A Time In Mexico,” “Sin City” and “Grindhouse.”

  • Swimming: Results from Firecracker Invitational meet

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Aquatomics’ Firecracker Invitational club swimming meet.

    Girls 8 and under

    25 freestyle

    1. Lydia Kenamond, LAA, 22.41; 2. Kalen Melton, LAA, 23.20; 3. Ariana Gonzales, Duke, 24.97.

    50 freestyle

    1. Samantha Lindholm, Duke, 45.34; 2. Olivia Tepley, 45.38.

    25 backstroke

    1. Kalen Melton, LAA, 24.71; 2. Lydia Kenamond, LAA, 27.92; 3. Ariana Gonzales, Duke, 35.28.

    50 backstroke