Today's News

  • Major College Football Scores--video extra



    Albany (NY) 41, Monmouth (NJ) 24

    Boston College 14, NC State 10

    Bryant 45, St. Francis (Pa.) 34

    Bucknell 21, Fordham 0

    Cornell 62, Columbia 41

    Dartmouth 21, Brown 16

    Delaware 24, Richmond 10

    Duquesne 29, Sacred Heart 15

    Harvard 37, Penn 20

    Holy Cross 29, Lafayette 24

    Lehigh 34, Georgetown 12

    Maine 32, UMass 21

    Nebraska 17, Penn St. 14

    Rutgers 27, Army 12

    Towson 56, New Hampshire 42

    Wagner 38, Robert Morris 17

    Yale 33, Princeton 24

  • Fall arrives late in some Southwestern pockets

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forests throughout the Southwest are growing quiet as the season for bugling elk comes to an end. The aspens in the high country and cottonwoods in the valleys are dropping their golden leaves, and snow has dusted mountain tops in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.

    There's no denying it's fall.

    But for land managers, hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts, it was a long time coming in some areas. They had to wait a few extra weeks for summer to loosen its grip.

  • Update 11-13-11

    County Council

     The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 15  in the White Rock Fire House No. 3.

    WR Committee

    The public is encouraged to attend the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee at 6 p.m. Monday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Of Note

    Looking for Teen Pulse?
    The Teen Pulse page is on hiatus for a week due to vacation schedules. Look for Teen Pulse to return next Sunday in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Kiwanis Meeting

    Kiwanis meets noon to 1 p.m., Tuesdays at the Masonic Temple on Sage. On Nov. 15, Kiwanian Morrie Pongratz, who goes home to help his family with the harvest each year, will speak on farming in the Midwest.

  • Edgewater awarded subcontract by LANS

    Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) the prime contractor operating Los Alamos National Laboratory awarded three subcontracts to perform Formality of Operations Technical Services at the laboratory last week. 

    These subcontracts will continue important ongoing work to insure operational readiness, and compliance with Department of Energy (DOE) directives and the Defense Nuclear Facilities Board (DNFSB) initiatives and recommendations.  

    The Formality of Operations Program includes processes to maintain and improve best-practices in areas such as Conduct of Operations, Conduct of Engineering, Conduct of Maintenance, Conduct of Training, and implementation of the Safety Basis and Readiness Programs across LANL.

  • Spread holiday cheer at home, worldwide

    Charles Dickens – one of the first great promoters of Christmas generosity – wrote in “A Christmas Carol “…it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices.” Dickens penned that in 1843, but it still holds true today.

    There are many opportunities to give to those in need this time of year. Two local groups – both part of nationwide efforts – offer creative ways to help our seniors and children around the world.
    Be a Santa to a senior

  • Opponents have concerns about NASA launch

    NASA intends in coming weeks to launch a rover to be deployed on Mars fueled with 10.6 pounds of plutonium.

    That has prompted opponents of the launch in Florida, concerned about an accident releasing deadly plutonium--such as an explosion of the rocket that’s to lift the rover into space—to create a Facebook page warning people not to visit Disney theme parks in Orlando during the November 25-to-December 15 launch window. “Don’t Do Disney brought to you by NASA,” is the title of the Facebook page. Other actions are planned.

  • Title dreams dashed

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team and football team were both knocked out of the Class 4A playoffs Friday night.

  • Youth Activity Center schedule 11-13-11

    Monday -   Stamping
    Tuesday - Pool tournament
    Wednesday-     Movies and Munchies
    Thursday - Fuse beads
    Friday -     Musical chairs
    All students in grades third through eighth grade are welcome to join free of charge.
    The centers are located at 475 20th Street (by Ashley Pond) and 10  Sherwood  Blvd.
    (Piñon Park). Call  662-9412 or  672-1565  for  information.

  • PEEC offers family night walk

    Many animals like to be out after dark and some humans do, too. Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a hike to learn about animals’ lifestyles.
     It will also offer an opportunity for humans to use their nighttime senses as animals do.  The hike will be at Nov.19 at 4:30 p.m. and will be led by Jaye Gilmore. She’ll help hikers become comfortable with being outdoors at night and learn to “see” nocturnal life through multiple senses.

  • Food drive scheduled for Saturday

    The 14th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, in Los Alamos and White Rock. This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union, the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA Cares and the LA Community Food Banks, with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Knights of Columbus, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, the Los Alamos Postmaster and many individual volunteers. The drive supports more than 100 families in Los Alamos through regular food distributions by LA Cares and also the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.