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Today's News

  • Taxpayers face Oct. 15 deadlines

    PHOENIX — Oct. 15 is fast approaching and is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2009 tax returns.
    It is also a crucial due date for thousands of small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not filed the required forms in the last three years.

  • New Mexico children excel at Bible Bee

    Anticipation weighed heavily on three girls from Los Alamos on Aug 28. Annija Westfall, Marija Westfall and Sarah Hutchens clutched their Build A Bear stuffed animals as they listened to the announcer call their names as contestants for the national qualifying round in the New Mexico Bible Bee, held in Los Alamos.
    The girls competed in the 7-18 year old category and spent their summer memorizing and comprehending 250-800 Bible verses, Greek words and the entire Book of the Colossians.

  • LACA opens season

    Editor’s note: This story ran in Thursdsay’s Kaleidoscope, but contained  an error in the headline. The Monitor regrets any confusion the report may have caused.

    The 2010-2011 season of the Los Alamos Concert Association opens Nov. 17 with a concert featuring two American artists, cellist Julie Albers and pianist Orion Weiss. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • Take the time to connect with kids

    Positive Family Communication is the goal this week. Locally, only 34 percent of students feel like they have this asset in their lives.
    I always like to be mindful that a portion of this data point is how that communication is interpreted by our youth.
    Nevertheless, one might consider their daily interactions and how they might come across. I also like to bring up an old saying from when I was a kid, “Monkey see, monkey do.”

  • Find quilted treasures at the Quilt Market

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will sponsor the 2010 Quilt Market Oct. 16, during which quilted “treasures” will be up for sale.
    Each year the LA Piecemakers Guild sponsors either a show or market in October. This year the Quilt Market will be presented at the Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
    Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearables are just a few of the items that will be featured. In addition, there will be holiday quilted items that could make great gifts for friends and family.

  • Find quilted treasures at the Quilt Market

    The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild will sponsor the 2010 Quilt Market Oct. 16, during which quilted “treasures” will be up for sale.
    Each year the LA Piecemakers Guild sponsors either a show or market in October. This year the Quilt Market will be presented at the Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
    Bed quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearables are just a few of the items that will be featured. In addition, there will be holiday quilted items that could make great gifts for friends and family.

  • Animal Shelter 10-10-10

    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.  

  • Births 10-10-10

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    Aug. 27: A girl, Jada Abernathie Uriostegui Montoya, born to  Bridgitte Uriostegui and Jerald Montoya

    Aug. 28: A boy, Dylan Junlin Liu, born to Xiaojun Wei and Yinghao Liu

    Aug. 31: A boy, Zakaryah Joshua Fresquez, born to Nicole and Lucas Fresquez and brother Josiah Fresquez
    Sept. 2: A boy, Luke Stanford Owen, born to Rebecca and Jonathan Owen
    Sept. 3: A girl, Hedda Elizabeth Van Den Bosch, born to Eveline Aerts and Joris Van Den Bosch

  • People in the News 10-10-10

    Army Spec. Nathan A. Theye graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Operations/Fire Direction Specialist Advanced Individual Training (AIT) course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    The course is designed to train the students on how to record and transmit firing data, operate fire direction systems and multiple launch rocket system communication equipment.

  • No Social Security COLA expected for 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As if voters don't have enough to be angry about this election year, the government is expected to announce this week that more than 58 million Social Security recipients will go through another year without an increase in their monthly benefits.

    It would mark only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The first year was this year.