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Today's News

  • Front brings winds and chilly temps

    With the fall season barely a month old, a front blew through the Los Alamos area yesterday delivering gusty winds, along with a mix of snow and sleet later in the day. The arrival of the weather system was in stark contrast to the fairly mild conditions that have been experienced during the last week or so.

  • Update 10-26-10


    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale that you want to share?  Have you had a spooky encounter at a place in town, or in general? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Oct. 28.

    Election night coverage

  • County to host multi-use covered arena open house

    Let the county know what you think about a developed design concept for a Multi-Use Covered Arena on North Mesa near the stables.

    The Capital Projects and Facilities Department is hosting an Open House on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Golf Course to review the design concept and solicit public comment. Please stop by at your convenience to review the design, ask any questions and provide your comments.

  • 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.