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  • Hawktalkers funded

     During its annual retreat session Saturday, where the Los Alamos School Board discussed future projects and sets priorities for the upcoming school year, the board officialy convened to conduct a piece of crucial business.

    The board, with Secretary Matt Williams abstaining, voted to give seed money to the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers, the middle school's speech and debate team. The board voted to give the team $7000. The board also voted to transfer $10,000 to the high school and middle school's "23000 Account" to be used by any school club or organization specifically for reserving charter buses just in case a school bus is not available for an upcoming trip.

    According to school officials the practice of using charter buses is a common one for all extracurricular activities, especially at the height of the district's sports and tournament seasons. It's hoped that having the extra $10,000 in the account no school club or team that regularly uses transportation for regional competition will be without a bus to get it there.

    Los Alamos School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie was glad they were able to find the money, knowing what it will be used for.

  • Bighorn sheep makes appearance in LA
  • Today in history Sept. 14
  • Earthwatch volunteers dig in Valles Caldera

    Many people associate the Valles Caldera National Preserve with the preservation of natural resources and recreational opportunities such as hiking, hunting and fishing.
    But humans have been visiting the Valles Caldera for at least 10,000 years, making the preserve a major archeological resource. Only 15 percent of the preserve’s 89,000acres has been checked for archeological sites, but evidence suggests widespread seasonal occupation throughout caldera, stretching back to the late Paleo-Indian era.
    For the past week, Earthwatch volunteers have been at the preserve helping archeologists further their knowledge of that early occupation, the final phase of a three-year project in Obsidian Valley. Earthwatch provides both volunteers and grant money for serious scientific research projects such as this one.
    This is not the “sexiest” Earthwatch project, having little of the instant gratification that comes from unearthing a hearth site or a piece of pottery. But the work those volunteers are doing will form the foundation for understanding human history throughout the preserve.

  • Update 09-14-14

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    GOP meeting

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at party headquarters, 1362D Trinity Drive. Note the earlier than normal starting time. Final campaign efforts will be planned. For more information, call Robert Gibson at 662-3159 or Bill McKerley at 672-1067.

    Alzheimer's walk

    Alzheimer’s Walk. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Register, opening ceremony, kids run, adult run/walk and basket raffle and silent auction.

    Rotary club

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon Monday at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Rotary District Governor Lonnie Leslie.

    United Way

    United Way of Northern New Mexico Community Campaign Celebration. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ashley Pond. For more information, visit UnitedWayNNM.org or call 662-0800.  

  • NCRTD celebrates 10 years

    Among the speakers at an event honoring the certification of the North Central Regional Transit District as the first regional transit district in the State of New Mexico were (from left to right) Patricia Dominguez, representing U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich; Leticia Delgado, representing U.S. Senator Tom Udall; U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujån; Dan Barrone, NCRTD Chair, Taos County Commissioner and Mayor of the Town of Taos; James Rivera, First NCRTD Board Chair, Pueblo of Pojoaque; and Dave Harris, New Mexico Department of Transportation Director, Transit and Rail Division. Barrone holds the Sept. 16, 2004 Resolution by the State of New Mexico, State Transportation Commission certifying the North Central Regional Transit District. The event took place at the Jim West Regional Transit Center in Española.

  • Correction 09-14-14

    The Los Alamos Medical Care Clinic welcomed six doctors at an open house Sept. 5. The photo caption stated the clinic was part of the Los Alamos Medical Center, however the clinic has no affiliation with the hospital.

  • Today in history Sept. 13
  • News Briefs 09-12-14

    Hilltopper wish list released

    The annual Wish List for Hilltopper staff has been released for the 2014-2015 school year. Those who have extra school supplies on hand may donate them to the main office.
    Tissues and hand sanitizer are in high demand as allergy season is in full bloom and cold and flu season is around the corner. Additional requests include a variety of breakfast items and pre-packages snacks to get students through the day.
    Questions should be directed to individual staff members or call 672-4089 for additional information.
    Visit the Los Alamos Monitor website to view the entire list.

    U.S. judge refuses to block
    casino pact for pueblo

  • Update 09-12-14

    Viewing party

    “Manhattan” TV series, viewing party and discussion. 8-9:30 p.m. Sunday at Time Out Pizzeria on Central Ave.

    The Zone

    The Zone is now open after school, 3-5 p.m. weekdays. It’s open to all school age kids, and a relaxed attitude to noise applies, so if kids want to listen to music, watch a video, or chat with friends, nobody’s going to come by and say “Hush.” All other library policies apply.


    Los Alamos Middle School is interested in your donations of bagged soil or compost for multiple garden projects at the school. Donations can be left at the main office and large donations can request a pick up by calling 663-3252.

    Rotary Club

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos meeting. Noon Monday at the Manhattan Project restaurant. Speaker will be Rotary District Governor Lonnie Leslie.


    AAUW Fall Luncheon. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road, lower entrance. $15 per person, catered by Ruby K’s.