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Today's News

  • Clinic set for Saturday

    The Los Alamos Public Health Office, in conjunction with Los Alamos Public Schools, will conduct a free, one-time-only H1N1 (Swine Flu) vaccination clinic for Los Alamos and White Rock school-aged children (pre-K through 12).

    The clinic will run from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at White Rock Fire Station #3 across from the Hampton Inn on SR 4.

    Note the following:

    • The vaccine will be nasal mist only (this is a live vaccine); and

  • LACDC reveals new team concept

    Hiring Suzette Fox as its community projects coordinator is part of a wider plan underway at the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC).

    With Fox’s arrival, LACDC has taken the opportunity to implement a team approach to managing all of its projects. The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet and the Meeting and Visitor Bureau are tied closely together in working toward the overall company-wide goal of helping create a viable community through a sustainable economy.

  • At one time or another, we are all poor

    In a letter to the Monitor on Dec. 1, Don Willerton requested more information about who the poor in Los Alamos are. It is easier to answer his question by discussing who the poor are not. “The poor” are not victims of their own personal choices. Poverty, despite the myths we tell ourselves so we can try to sleep better at night, is not a punishment for personal failures and bad life choices. It is neither the result of laziness, nor of the lack of motivation or responsibility.

  • New place for Police Beat appreciated

    Thank you for listening to your readership and moving the police blotter with its mug shots off the front page.

    Kathryn Willcutt

    Los Alamos

  • Must everything be disrupted?

    Last week, President Obama and his family lit the national Christmas tree.  Any moment now we can expect the Alliance for Perpetual Discord and Division, (Beck, Boehner, Coulter, Limbaugh, et al.) to proclaim that he did it wrong.

     

    Jan Novak

    Los Alamos

  • Mother Nature as a record keeper

    As a record-keeper, I’m pathetic. I often can’t keep track of where my checkbook is, let alone the balance in the account. The chief problem determining the balance isn’t my arithmetic skills, it’s that I don’t enter all the checks that I write for merchants in the ledger. No wonder the amount I show I have becomes a tad different from what the bank feels I have in my account.

    As I say, I’m not a good record-keeper.  

  • LAHS students check a project off the list

    Sometimes it takes a village to make a project come together and with the help of Los Alamos Public Schools staff, yet another project is up and running, or sitting as the case may be.

    Students from the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program have worked together for a few years to raise the funds to donate a bench to Los Alamos High School.

    “It is always great to get a donation that will help support our kids. The LAYL groups do a lot to support the high school and the youth of our community,” Athletic Director Vickie Nelms said.

  • Tuesday's School Board Meeting Canceled

    The school board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today is canceled due to the winter storm.

     

  • In wake of winter storm travel remains treacherous

    The punishing winter storm that rolled through the Los Alamos area Monday night and Tuesday has moved on to wreak havoc in the midwest Wednesday. The temperature here was a bone-chilling 11 degrees at 6 a.m. and county plows had already been at work for hours.

    Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Laboratory appear to be ready to return to regular schedules today, despite the fact that many secondary roads still remain snow-packed. Temperatures today are not expected to get above freezing, so the snow on the roads now will remain unless plows remove it.

  • Boys basketball: LA faces big challenge at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team might have mixed emotions following Tuesday’s postponed home game.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play the Belen Eagles Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium, but the game was postponed indefinitely due to the snow and icy road conditions.