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Today's News

  • Ghostly encounters

    Editor’s note: In keeping with the Halloween spirit, a couple of Los Alamos residents shared their Halloween stories. Albuquerque ghost hunter, Lisa Yorio also shared her supernatural experiences with the Monitor. These  stories are meant for entertainment purposes.

    Ghostly encounters

  • Boy scouts compete in pushmobile relay

    On Oct. 16, 97 Cub Scouts from seven area Cub Scout Packs competed in the Northern New Mexico District Pushmobile Race at White Rock LDS Church.
    Pushmobile is a relay race similar to soapbox derby. Teams of six to 10 Cub Scouts push a car built by their Cub Scout pack. Each team is divided up so that two scouts start the race, with one steering and one pushing.
    After they race the car 50 feet, another two scouts take over and guide the car for 50 feet to the next station, where the final group of two scouts take over.

  • Nominate your favorite tourist location

    National Geographic Maps is creating a Web site and map guide to support geotourism in the Four Corners Region.  

  • People in the News 10-31-10

    Brad Burk’s Hot Rocks Java Café was featured in a book titled, “Breakfast New Mexico Style,” by Valerie Nye and Kathy Barco. The book is a dining guide to “more than 100 favorite, fancy, funky and family friendly restaurants.”

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    Loretta Rivera, RT (R)(M), is Los Alamos Medical Center’s third Employee of the Quarter for 2010. Chief Executive Officer Wally Vette recently recognized Rivera, an employee of LAMC’s Imaging Department since May 1999, at a special ceremony.

  • Animal Shelter 10-31-10

    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.  

  • Giants on brink of Series crown after Game 4 win

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Midway through Game 4, the speakers at Rangers Ballpark blared the 1960s Halloween favorite "Monster Mash."

    More like a World Series mismatch.

    Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants completely outplayed Texas once again, beating the Rangers 4-0 Sunday night to move within one win of the championship that has eluded them for so long.

  • Yemeni woman arrested on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs in plot against U.S.

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said today as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.

  • Yemeni arrested, al-Qaida bomber eyed in mail plot

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni police arrested a woman on suspicion of mailing a pair of bombs powerful enough to take down airplanes, officials said Saturday as details emerged about a terrorist plot aimed at the U.S. that exploited security gaps in the worldwide shipping system.

    Investigators were hunting Yemen for more suspects tied to al-Qaida and several U.S. officials identified the terrorist group's top explosives expert in Yemen as the most likely bombmaker.

  • Football: YAFL teams to play today

    A pair of Los Alamos-area Young America Football League teams will play in the 2010 Chile Bowl playoffs starting today.
    The Division 2 Los Alamos Atomos will face off against the Lobos at 11:30 a.m. That game is scheduled to be played at St. Michael's High School in Santa Fe.
    In Division 3, the Los Alamos Outlaws will play the Lobos. That game is also set for St. Michael's High School at 2 p.m.

  • US-bound bomb could have exploded, downed plane

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least one of the mail bombs shipped to the United States could have detonated and downed a cargo plane if undiscovered, a British official said Saturday as investigators hunted for terrorists in Yemen.

    The results of Britain's preliminary investigation escalated the seriousness of a plot that investigators said bore the hallmarks of al-Qaida.