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Today's News

  • AP-GfK Poll: Likely voters ready to embrace GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks, with the GOP now leading Democrats on virtually every measure in an Associated Press-GfK poll of people likely to vote in the first major elections of Barack Obama's presidency.

    In the final survey before Election Day, likely voters say the GOP would do a better job than Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs and running the government.

  • Obama's 4-day campaign swing is his longest yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, presidential candidate Barack Obama drew 60,000 people to a riverfront park rally in Portland, Ore. Another 15,000 couldn't get in.

    But political organizers don't expect huge crowds when now-President Obama returns to Portland on Wednesday for the first time since that campaign heyday. Instead, the goal is for a far more modest showing of 5,000 people at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber at the convention center.

  • 'Nays' defeat the 'Ayes'

    “I never vote for anyone,” W. C. Fields supposedly once snorted. “I always vote against.”
    Judging from comments I’ve been hearing lately, whole gobs of prospective voters are approaching their polling places this year with much the same mindset.
    Another whole batch of prospective voters reportedly has no intention whatsoever of approaching their voting places this year.

  • Student requests help gathering NM info

    My name is Jared Poquin from Goff Junior High in Pawtucket, R.I. In geography we are doing a semester-long project. I chose your wonderful state, so I need some information on your state.

  • Resale scheduled for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Middle School cheerleaders have a tall order to fill this year. The athletic coordinator, Darren Jones, asked that the program “be designed as a sports marketing program to increase school spirit through increased attendance at athletic events and by making games a fun and energetic place to be that builds camaraderie.”
    Since Jones’ request, the 2010-2011 cheerleaders, under the direction of Coach Denise Greene, have been busy trying to fulfill it.

  • Be There 10-20-10

    Today
    The October Juvenile Justice Advisory  Board (JJAB) meeting is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site.  Please call 412-9371 for  information.

    Maul of Horrors Haunted House, sponsored by For Kids Sake. Open from 6-

  • Update 10-20-10

    AN meeting

    All local chamber of commerce members and prospective members are invited to attend the FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Aspen Ridge, 1010 Sombrillo Court. The event provides an opportunity to network with other chamber members and enjoy refreshments.

    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 Thursday.

  • Pertussis cases are on the rise in New Mexico

    Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD, said Tuesday that New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in the number of pertussis cases statewide, and people can protect themselves and their families by getting immunized.
    Dr. Michael Nichols of the Los Alamos Children’s Clinic said this morning that there has been one case in northern New Mexico and it was a child who attends Los Alamos Public Schools. The schools are urging sixth graders and their parents to get booster shots as soon as possible.

  • Muni Building petition going to citizen vote

    The questions swirling around the legality of a petition concerning the municipal building weighed heavily on Los Alamos County Councilors during the regular council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station.
    While the council came down on both sides of the issue, they ultimately voted to certify the petition in a 4-3 vote.

  • Probe points to developing trend

    Women and minority employees who work for Los Alamos County have lodged a number of complaints against their employer. An armload of documents including independent investigative reports obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor cite examples of what appears to be a pattern of behavior by men in senior management positions.

    One of the earliest reports, dated May 31, 2007, detailed an investigation conducted by Debra J. Moulton in which she explored whether then County Attorney Peter Dwyer was creating a “hostile work environment.”