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Today's News

  • Topes Notes 05-23-12

    Isotopes hold on to win 8-7

  • Bicyclist Strikes Motorist During Morning Commute

    A bicyclist struck a motorist around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Diamond Drive and Orange Street.

    The vehicle and bicycle were heading south on Diamond.  The driver of vehicle was turning into Metzger’s and the bicyclist hit the vehicle.

    The bicycle rider was cited for failure to yield. Details were unavailable as to the extent of the cyclist's injuries. The rider was transported for treatment by Los Alamos Fire Department EMS personnel and was in stable condition at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    Check back on lamonitor.com for more information.    

  • Last Call: Enter your pet pics for the cover...

    Imagine your best buddy on the cover of LA Pets, a special section being produced by the Los Alamos Monitor set to publish June 13!

    We're looking for a cover model and that means we're seeking your photos... LA Pets is a new annual publication that will give pet owners the latest news and information on a range of topics devoted to helping keep the special companions in our lives happy, healthy and spoiled rotten. Pets run the gamut from dogs and cats, to reptiles, rodents and birds... But we're seeking pictures that capture the true personality and beauty of the animal.

  • Wildfire danger escalates with unofficial start of summer

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico State Forestry Division say fire danger around the state remains high.

    They're asking residents and visitors to be careful as the unofficial start to the summer vacation season gets under way with the Memorial Day weekend.

    State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says it's extremely dry in many areas and it only takes one careless mistake for a fire to endanger lives and communities.

  • Flight Diverted After Suspicious Note
  • Panel Recommends Against Routine Prostate Test
  • High Wind Warning for Today

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

    * LOCATION... THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF NEW MEXICO AS WELL AS THE FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS.

    * WINDS... SUSTAINED WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 55 AND 60 MPH.

    * TIMING... WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON... PEAKING BY THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY DECREASE INTO THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

    * VISIBILITY... REDUCTIONS AS LOW AS 1 MILE CAN BE EXPECTED IN DUST PRONE AREAS SUCH AS OPEN FIELDS AND ONGOING CONSTRUCTION SITES.

  • 8 Hurt in Oklahoma Shooting After NBA Playoff
  • Prepare your kids for summer job expenses

    High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. But if your kid is fortunate enough to find work, there are a few things he or she – and you – should know about the economic and tax ramifications of temporary employment:
    Payroll deductions. If this is their first job, warn your kids about common payroll deductions that can take a big bite out of take-home pay. Common culprits include state and federal income taxes, Social Security and Medicare (FICA), health and unemployment insurance, uniforms and union dues.

  • Stemming the tide of muck

    Two years ago, in its Citizens United decision, the Supreme Court opened the floodgate for corporations, unions and other groups to spend as much as they want on “electioneering communications,” provided they’re independent of candidates.
    That begat the super PAC, which can raise and spend a vault of money, provided it’s “independent.”
    Left-leaning columnist E. J. Dionne saw the decision as part of “a larger initiative by moneyed conservatives to rig the electoral system against their opponents,” and most expected those opponents to be Democrats.