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Today's News

  • A festive start to the holiday season

    It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Christmas trees of all sizes have begun to fill the center, as donations for the Festival of Trees have begun to flow in.
    This year will mark the 7th Annual Festival of Trees, an event during which the public can bid on the trees at the center. The event is part of the holiday activities at the BESC, which also includes the Festival of Chocolate on Nov. 19. The Festival of Trees will be from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the BESC.

  • Animal Shelter 11-14-10

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  

  • Men's basketball: Gillenwater scores 30 to lead NMSU to season-opening win

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Troy Gillenwater scored 30 points and New Mexico State beat Louisiana-Lafayette 92-76 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

    The Aggies made 12 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Gillenwater made 5 of 9 on 3-point attempts and Hernst Laroche, who scored 21 points, connected on all four of his 3-point attempts. Rahman Hamidu added 18 points for the Aggies.

  • Election shows work for Obama to win back voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election chances.

    Catholics. Older people. Women. Young adults. They shifted toward Republicans in this month's elections and failed to support Obama's Democratic Party as they did in 2008.

  • Big stock offerings next week could boost markets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of new stock offerings, everything about next week is big: The number of deals, the amount of money expected to be raised and the profiles of the companies going public — and now the world's most populous nation may be getting into the mix.

  • Insurgents attack NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents wearing suicide vests tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan but were repelled before they could enter on Saturday — the latest in a series of attacks on coalition targets that appear designed to show the Taliban remain strong despite U.S.-led offensives and an influx of troops.

    A bomb hidden in a motorbike also exploded on a busy street in the Imam Sahib district of the northern province of Kunduz, killing 10 people, including a police commander and three children, according to the Interior Ministry.

  • Gov-elect names Jim Hall to search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state legislator to lead a search committee for top officials to run the General Services and Information Technology departments.

    Former Sen. Leonard Lee Rawson of Las Cruces is the committee chairman.

  • Gov.-Elect Martinez visits LANL

    Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez toured Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday morning with former Congresswoman Heather Wilson, who now heads the Martinez transition team, and LANL Director Michael Anastasio.

    Martinez said she wasn't privy to everything because she doesn't yet have a security clearance.

    Watch an exclusive video in the multimedia section at lamonitor.com.

    Read the full story in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 11-12-10 Religion Listings

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • NM teachers earn Golden Apple Award

    Seven New Mexico high school teachers have earned the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.
    The Golden Apple Award has been given since 1996 to 102 New Mexico teachers, recognizing that the quality of their teaching is the single most important factor in their students’ academic success.
    Jean Baca teaches biology (with special education students included in regular education classes) and anatomy and physiology at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque Public Schools.