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Today's News

  • School board takes on new look

    The Los Alamos Board of Education starts its new year with two new members and three new officers.

    Magistrate Judge Pat Casados delivered the oath of office to Melanie McKinley and Thelma Hahn at the top of Tuesday evening’s school board meeting in the high school speech theater.

    Once the members were sworn in, the board elected new officers. By unanimous vote, Joan Ahlers became president, Ken Johnson vice president and Jody Benson secretary.

  • Softball: LA holds off late surge to top Pojoaque 5-3

    After one inning, it looked like the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team would run away with a victory in its home opener Tuesday.

    After seven innings, Los Alamos was breathing a little sigh of relief to have come away with a win.

    Los Alamos jumped out to a 3-run lead at Overlook Park and came within a hit or two of breaking the game open in the third and fourth innings.

  • Richardson taps Anaya for stimulus office

    SANTA FE – Gov. Bill Richardson asked former Gov. Toney Anaya to lead a newly created Office of Recovery and Reinvestment. The new office will be charged with allocating at least $1.8 billion of federal stimulus money slated for New Mexico over the next 18 months.

    Richardson introduced Anaya and a handpicked team of veteran state-government workers at a Capitol press conference Wednesday.

  • Pianist dazzles the world, Los Alamos

    The next performer to grace the stage at Duane Smith Auditorium in the Los Alamos Concert Association’s “Jewel of a Season” will be pianist Jie Chen. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. March 21. Chen will also present a master class on March 22.

  • ‘The Sound of Music’ hits all the right notes

    When my sister and I were kids, we watched the movie, “The Sound of Music,” constantly. We loved it when Maria (Julie Andrews) sang about having confidence in herself and when the oldest Von Trapp daughter shares a dance and a kiss with her beau.

    Apparently, we were not the only fans of this musical.

    When the Monitor editorial staff found out that the Los Alamos Light Opera would perform the musical on the stage, a group of them, all men no less, broke out in an impressive rendition of “Do-Re-Mi.”

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:ee^Getting through the spring-time blues

    I am not a big fan of winter. The constant grey days, the daily sheet of ice on my car windshield and the cold that nips no matter how many layers of fleece or wool you wear are not appealing.

    I know I am not the only one who feels this way. Garrison Keillor, in his radio show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” has a whole story about the effect the winter blues have on people.

  • Plane crash victims identified (and correction)

    EDGEWOOD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in a small plane crash near Golden.

    The state Office of the Medical Investigator identified the pilot as Randall Rupert, 42, of Edgewood and the passenger as Mathew Porter, 42, also of Edgewood. The OMI used fingerprints and dental records to confirm their identities.

  • Road is not broken

    Dear Editor,

    As Yogi Bera said, “It’s like deja-vu, all over again” for our county officials. Friday’s article “Residents voice opinions about Trinity” depicts our county public servants looking for ways to make driving down Trinity Drive far more difficult.

  • Community needs this info

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you very much for publishing the 2/26/09 article entitled “Six local residents appear on state sex offender registry.”  This is important information for me as a parent involved and working with youth.  I’d like to share some thoughts on the article.

    Sex is a basic, driving force among humanity.

    Our culture puts a lot of emphasis on sex.  From selling toothpaste to selling pornographic magazines – and on and on and on and on.

  • Cancer survivors often tell lies

    I was watching part of that new FOX Television series the other night, “Lie to Me,” and it struck me that anyone who hasn’t had cancer should be taught how to recognize those signals, the ones that tell you you’re not quite getting the truth.

    Ever asked a cancer survivor how they are? What you probably heard was “Hey, I’m fine,” “I’m doing good,” “I feel very lucky.”