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Today's News

  • NNSA, LLNL complete first ignition experiment

    WASHINGTON – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced that the National Ignition Facility (NIF) recently completed its first integrated ignition experiment.

  • Update 10-06-10

    County Council candidate forum

    Thursday, at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge for County Councli candidates and information about county charter amendments.

    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale about Los Alamos that you want to share? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia is working on a package for Halloween and wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Oct. 22.

    Transportation Board meeting

  • Be There 10-06-10

    Today
    Want to know more about angels? Angels in the Judeo, Christian and Muslim traditions will be discussed at 6 p.m. today and Oct. 13 and 20 at the First United Methodist Church Friendship Center.  
    Louise Pope presents “One Trash Can a Year,” at 7 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms in the Mesa Public Library. Participate in group activities to learn how you can drastically reduce your waste. Learn about “Earth Dollars” and how the trash can is your last resort.
    Thursdsay

  • Shelter to host mobile adoption

    August and September are usually the two busiest months at the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter and this year is no exception.
    There are more cats in the shelter right now than the shelter has seen in over 10 years and the cat room is nearing maximum capacity.

  • Review: ‘Spanglish’ reveals a dysfunctional rainbow

    There are some really great Adam Sandler movies and then, as though to balance out the cinematic universe, some really tacky ones, where everyone looks embarrassed.
    But “Spanglish” is one of the greats.

  • Y sponsors Heart Smart poster contest

    The Family YMCA and the Los Alamos Heart Council are co-sponsoring a poster contest for kids in Kindergarten through sixth grade.
    The theme of this contest is “Be Heart Smart.” Posters/pictures may be in any medium (crayon, paint, etc.)  Posters must be brought to the Y by Oct. 21.
    Winners will be notified Oct. 22 and will have their posters on display at the Health Fair on Oct. 23.

  • Panel: Gov't blocked worst-case oil spill figures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House blocked efforts by federal scientists to tell the public just how bad the Gulf oil spill could have been, according to a panel appointed by President Barack Obama to investigate the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.

  • Soccer: Liverpool board agrees on sale to Red Sox owners

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool's board agreed to sell the debt-riddled Premier League club to the owners of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, but may have to take legal action to force out the existing American owners.

    Current co-owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. have already said they will resist the bid from New England Sports Ventures, which owns the Red Sox, and a separate bid from Asia.

  • Fluke storm saves September from drought

    Normally, it is early September when monsoon moisture diminishes in Los Alamos.
    And, as a rule of thumb, 2 inches of precipitation can be expected during September, splitting the difference between 3 inches during each of July and August and 1 inch during every other month.
    This year, however, the monsoon ended with the closing of August.
    A normally moist September threatened to go into the books as unusually dry until a tropical storm kicked moisture to the north on Sept. 22.

  • September retail sales edge up

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans kept spending carefully last month, buying electronics and back-to-school clothes but holding back on luxuries.

    Erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales, according to data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse, which includes transactions in all forms including cash.

    But pockets of growth during the five weeks between Aug. 29 and Oct. 2 point to a modestly more robust holiday season this year than last.