Today's News

  • Best Sellers 12-23-10

    The Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • LALT presents 'Go Back for Murder'

    Editor’s note: This story and the following story are part of a series introducing the characters featured in Agatha Christie’s “Go Back For Murder” production at Los Alamos Little Theater.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre’s “Go Back For Murder” is more than an Agatha Christie novel, it consists of interesting and intriguing characters. It is my job as the narrator, Hercule Poirot, to introduce you to the suspects — I mean characters — who make up this play.

  • The daughter, Carla LaMerchant

    My name is Carla and I am Caroline’s daughter. My mother is now gone, but I have proof of her innocence. I have a letter that she wrote telling me so and my mother has never lied to me. I will figure out who killed that painter, if it’s the last thing I do.

  • Out and about 12-23-10

    Around Los Alamos

    The Blue Window Bistro in Los Alamos will host a five-course dinner for New Year’s Eve celebrants. Tickets are $55 per person and include five courses and a glass of sparkling wine. Seating will be from 5-9 p.m. Reservations are recommended but walk-ins will be accommodated if possible. For reservations call 662-6305.
    Out of town

  • Holiday travelers benefit from spread-out season

    NEW YORK (AP) — As travelers take to the road, air and rail in the last days before Christmas, they should keep one thing in mind: It could be worse.

    Steve Kent scoffed at lines Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia Airport as he got ready to fly to Denver on a family ski trip.

    "I don't find it that difficult," he said. "I think Thanksgiving is harder."

  • Storm lashes California, leaves polluted water

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California residents who endured flooding, mudslides and evacuations during a weeklong onslaught of rain now have another problem: contaminated water and fouled beaches.

  • Economy brightens as consumers spend, layoffs slow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Economic reports Thursday suggest employers are laying off fewer workers, businesses are ordering more computers and appliances, and consumers are spending with more confidence.

    The latest data confirm that the economy is improving, even though too few jobs are being created to lower the 9.8 percent unemployment rate.

  • NM unemployment call center to close 2 Fridays

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Unemployment Insurance Call Center will be closed the next two Fridays — Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

    The state Department of Workforce Solutions says unemployment insurance claimants should plan for that.

    The agency also notes the federal holidays of Christmas and New Year's on the next two Saturdays will mean banks and post offices will be closed. That could delay funds for unemployment insurance debit card holders and participants who have direct deposit or receive checks by mail.

  • Football: Uh oh! Boise State rolls in MAACO Bowl

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boise State will have to live forever with the big one that got away. Finishing the season looking like one of the best teams in the nation will at least help ease some of the short-term pain of what might have been.

    Flat at first in a game they didn't seem to want to be in, the 10th-ranked Broncos were dominant the rest of the way Wednesday night in dismantling No. 20 Utah 26-3.

  • Alaska court refuses to overturn sen. vote results

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court delivered another stinging setback to Republican Joe Miller, refusing to overturn election results that favored his GOP rival, Lisa Murkowski, in the state's U.S. Senate race.