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Today's News

  • County cancels contract

    Community Services Director Stephani Johnson announced Thursday that Los Alamos County has terminated its contract with The Art Center at Fuller Lodge.

    Under the current contract, the county has the option to terminate with or without cause, provided that the Art Center is given 10 days notice. The letter of termination was issued Wednesday afternoon and the contract will end Saturday.

  • Local teens headed to international arena

    Los Alamos High School students Alexander Kendrick, Ryan Erickson and his sister, Holly, are science stars on the local and regional scene.

    In May, the three students will see their talent shine bright on an international scale.

    During the Regional Engineering and Science Fair, which was held March 6 at Highlands University in Las Vegas, N.M., each of the students earned first place in their categories as well as the grand award. Kendrick competed in the physical science category and Ryan and Holly entered as a team.

  • Take a second to make a difference

    I’d like to take a moment to highlight an interesting opportunity to make a connection with your children regarding the 2010 census.

    Recently you may have found the Census in your mailbox. “Bernadette, how is this connected to Assets,” you might ask. I think this has a connection on many levels.

    April 1 is Census Day. The Census is a simple questionnaire that is conducted every 10 years.

    This document is important for a variety of funding determinants and decisions made during the next 10 years.

  • The Easter story comes to life

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  • Out of control van rips into Quemazon Montessori, bursts into flames

    The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

    A 1996 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 42-year-old woman left the roadway, struck a gas meter and crashed through an exterior wall of the Quemazon Montessori School.

    The school building and a gas line caught fire as a result of the crash.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department contained and extinguished the fire.

    The driver of the van along with two minor children who were occupants in the van, were uninjured.

  • UPDATE: Kirk picked for All-Star Team

    Los Alamos Hilltopper Alex Kirk was named to the North All-Star boys basketball team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, Los Alamos' standout center, will take part in the annual North-South Game July 29.

    Read today's Monitor for more information on the North-South game.

  • Boys basketball: Alex Kirk named to North All-Star team

    Los Alamos star center Alex Kirk has been named a 2009-10 All-Star by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, was selected for the North All-Star team for the NMHSCA’s All-Star Basketball Game. The game will take place July 29 in Albuquerque at a site yet to be determined.

    The 6-foot, 11-inch Kirk finished his senior season scoring 25.2 points and collecting 13.7 rebounds per contest.

  • The Easter story comes to life

    In celebration of Easter, members of the Santa Fe Stake of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “The Easter Story: Christ’s Passage to Resurrection.” The Easter Story is a scripture-based chronicle narrated in vignettes by those who witnessed the events. As a scene guide leads the tour company through each scene, the group joins the witnesses to eight of the events that occurred during the last week of the Savior’s life. Each event is recounted as if it had just taken place.  In Santa Fe, the presentation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • 03-26-10 Update

    “Walls that Speak”

      The Art Center at Fuller Lodge hosts the opening reception for “Walls that Speak” from 5-7 p.m. today.

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

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  • Laboratory fights against open burning ban

    When Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Waste permit comes up for a public hearing, starting April 5, one issue certain to be contested has to do with the laboratory’s ability to conduct non-nuclear explosions.

    The laboratory has appealed the New Mexico Environment Department’s decision to remove open burning from the renewal permit, which lab officials believe will impact a number of current non-nuclear explosive capabilities, including defensive training for roadside bomb units.