Today's News

  • Graduates mix it up for senior recital

    LAHS 2010 graduates William Finn, Joey Farish and Christian Perea will give their senior recital at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge.

    Sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, the program will consist of jazz, reggae, funk and other styles of music.

  • ‘Journey to the center of the sun’

    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society (LAGS) will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.  Joyce A. Guzik, Ph.D., of Los Alamos National Laboratory  will give a talk entitled, “Journey to the Center of the Sun.”

    Although we know more about the sun than any other star, only the surface is directly visible. How

    do we know what is going on inside? This talk will discuss how scientists use a variety of tools, including acoustic waves, to see beneath the sun’s exterior, a subject known as helioseismology.

  • Vets hit peak at Kilimanjaro

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The three American veterans from three different wars had only one good leg among them. But that didn’t stop them from summiting Africa’s highest mountain.

    The three soldiers — veterans of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam — scrambled, clawed and plodded to the top of Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro, hiking up the mountain’s scree-filled paths on one human leg and five prosthetics.

  • Bike sold for $5 in Ky. once belonged to Landis

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The bicycle had two flat tires, but Greg Estes figured the $5 asking price still made it a great bargain at a yard sale. Little did he know just how great.

    Estes checked on the bike’s origin after buying it in Owenton this month. He was shocked to learn it may be worth as much as $8,000 and was custom built for cycling star Floyd Landis, who used it in the 2007 Leadville 100, a mountain bike race in Colorado.

  • Breaking News Taos Pueblo Wins 2010 Fair & Rodeo Parade!

    The unique float created by the Taos Pueblo earned first place in this morning's annual Fair & Rodeo Parade down Central Avenue.

    Read full details of today's activities in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Retail sales post July gain, consumer prices rise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A busy month for car dealerships lifted retail sales for the first time in three months while more expensive food and gas boosted consumer prices by the most in nearly a year.

    Retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month, buoyed by auto and gasoline station purchases. Most retailers reported declines for the month. Excluding autos, sales climbed 0.2 percent, the Commerce Department said Friday.

  • Obama signs $600M border security bill into law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a $600 million border security that will put more agents and equipment along the Mexican border.

    Obama signed the bill in the Oval Office Friday alongside Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. The measure will fund the hiring of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents to be deployed at critical areas along the border, as well as more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. It also provides for new communications equipment and greater use of unmanned surveillance drones.

  • Kuchar doesn't waste time taking lead at PGA

    SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Matt Kuchar didn't waste any time taking the lead at the PGA Championship.

    Kuchar made a birdie on his first hole after the first round resumed Friday morning, and finished at 5-under 67. That's one stroke ahead of Bubba Watson and Francesco Molinari. Ernie Els is still on the course at 4 under, and former Masters champions Angel Cabrera and Zach Johnson are part of a group at 3 under.

  • AZ fugitive's accomplice faces drug violations

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the accomplice to an Arizona fugitive was acting as a drug mule for a white supremacy group weeks before she helped him escape from prison.

    But Casslyn Mae Welch wasn't charged with narcotics violations until she was tied to the escape of three inmates from the Arizona state prison near Kingman.

    Mohave County sheriff's spokeswoman Trish Carter says investigators were performing random checks of vehicles in the prison's parking lot in June when they discovered what was believed to be marijuana and heroin in Welch's vehicle.

  • 3-percent cuts loom over government agencies

    SANTA FE (AP) — Government agencies and programs in New Mexico will face 3-percent cuts starting next month under a plan approved Thursday to close a shortfall in the state’s $5.3 billion budget.

    Public schools will largely escape the reductions because of a new influx of federal economic stimulus money.

    However, education officials warn that large cutbacks loom next year unless lawmakers and the next governor find a way to replace the federal money when it’s no longer available.