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Today's News

  • Be There 10-26-10

    Wednesday
    “Valles Caldera: A Geologic History,” talk and book signing by Fraser Goff, UNM professor and LANL researcher on geothermal and volcanic formations will begin at
    7 p.m. at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. Goff will speak about the landscape of the Valles Caldera. The event is free and open to the public.
    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa, about one mile from the roundabout, on the left.

  • Celebrate Halloween with a scary movie

    In the spirit of this weekend’s Halloween holiday, UNM-Los Alamos’s Monster Movie Wednesday will feature “Halloween” (1978, rated R, 92 minutes) at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the UNM-LA Lecture Hall in Bldg. 2. The movie is free and open to the public.
    Though considered by many to be the father of the modern slasher film, director John Carpenter’s independent film doesn’t forget to pay homage to the earlier thriller “Psycho.”

  • Clinics create communal camaraderie

    SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is offering two trail clinics this fall that focus on repairing and building trailhead.
    The clinics are  a way to learn how trails are made and maintained and can add to a resume, create great networking opportunities and even provide for a good workout.  

  • Heart Smart poster contest winners

    The Family YMCA and Los Alamos Heart Council co-sponsored a Heart Smart Poster Contest for children in grades K-6th.
    Posters were judged on originality and the healthy message it depicted, winning posters were displayed at the Los Alamos Health Fair. The following children won prizes for their posters:

    K-3rd grade
    First place: Ethan Xiong
    Second place: Malea Joyce
    Third place: Ella Kulp
    Fourth place: Maya Price

    4th-6th grade
    First place: Paulina Burnside
    Second place: Naomi Joyce

  • Donations needed

    Mrs. Marlene McCrory has a team of 7th and 8th grade volunteers that staff the school store each and every Tuesday and Friday. Donations of items that could be sold at the store, like jewelry or knick knacks would be welcomed by students to boost their coffers. The team can be reached at 663-2375.

  • Carrier’s career short but successful

    Shixin Li’s career as a Los Alamos Monitor carrier was short but certainly successful. In fact, his efforts awarded him Carrier of the Quarter.
    Li started delivering papers on Jan. 17. He will return to his home country, China, today, after spending some time with his son, daughter and grandchildren.
    Daughter Jun said, “After the excitement of seeing us, he wanted to do something.”
    Things fell into place, Jun said, when she was flipping through a newspaper and spotted an ad for carriers.

  • Football: Top six college coaches in trouble

    Before the calendar even flipped to November, two coaches had been fired. Minnesota is already looking for a replacement for Tim Brewster and North Texas is in search of someone to follow Todd Dodge.

    Both were in precarious positions and both managed one victory the first half of the season.

  • Ford keeps rolling as net income jumps, debt eases

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is on a roll. Its popular new cars and trucks are grabbing a bigger share of the U.S. market. It's about to erase a big portion of its health care debts. And Ford is adding a significant number of jobs for the first time in years.

    The news puts Ford, which has now turned profits for a year and a half, even further ahead of its Detroit rivals as the American auto industry slowly turns around.

  • Indonesian volcano erupts, 20 injured by hot ash

    MOUNT MERAPI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's most volatile volcano erupted Tuesday, after scientists warned that pressure building beneath its dome could trigger the most powerful eruption in years. A 2-month old baby reportedly died as panicked villagers fled the area.

    Up to 20 people were injured by hot ash spewed from Mount Merapi, said an AP reporter who witnessed them being taken away for treatment.

  • Hussein aide Tariq Aziz sentenced to hang

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The international face of Saddam Hussein's regime, Tariq Aziz, was sentenced to death by hanging Tuesday for persecuting Shiites just over three months after the Americans transferred him to Iraqi government custody.

    Iraqi High Tribunal spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Sahib did not say when the 74-year-old former foreign minister would go to the gallows. Aziz has 30 days to launch an appeal.