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Today's News

  • Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

  • Consumer confidence tumbles again this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • Baseball: Garza tosses first no-no in Rays history

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Matt Garza insists the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history and the fifth in the major leagues this season isn't the most satisfying moment of his career.

    That, Garza said Monday night after facing the minimum 27 batters to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-0, came during an MVP performance as the winning pitcher in Game 7 of the 2008 AL championship series.

  • The search is on for a new group of leaders

    Two community programs are searching for the next pool of leaders for the community of Los Alamos.

    Leadership Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Youth Leadership programs are finalizing the application process for both programs.

    Friday is the final day to submit applications for the 2010/2011 class of Leadership Los Alamos. This class is for community adults looking to expand their horizons about the community or increase their leadership skills.The program is beneficial to anyone already in a leadership position or hoping to broaden the expertise of their staff members.

  • Swimming: LA Aquatomics send 28 to state

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics qualified 28 athletes for the New Mexico Long Course State Championship meet.

    The long course title meet will be held Friday and Saturday in Farmington.

    Qualifying Aquatomics swimmers include the following:

    Girls 10 and under

    Jillian Bennett

    Alana Goodwin

    Radhika Iyer

    Sara Shiina

    Boys 10 and under

    Alex Ionkov

    Ian Jaegers

    Dylan Ma

    Nate Stephens

    Hao Wei

    Girls 11-12

    Kaitlin Bennett

    Celeste Levy

  • U.S. can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

    The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a compelling look at continued laxness in how such funds were being spent in a country where people complain basic services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

  • United Way agencies put their heads together

    Sometimes the best way to move forward is to gather the “troops” and put your heads together to think of new strategies and forge tighter bonds.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico is using this philosophy during the upcoming state conference this week.

    United Way agencies from throughout New Mexico will attend the conference, which will be held Thursday and Friday in the Los Alamos National Bank boardroom.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

  • Valles Caldera Trust eyes 10-year plan

    You should have already received an email to let you know the Valles Caldera Trust is proposing a 10-year plan to restore and manage the forest, grassland, shrubland, and riparian systems of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.