Today's News

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  • UNM-LA Advisory Board to elect new officers

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board is set to elect new officers at their meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Monday at the campus Lecture Hall.

    Currently, Nelson Hoffman serves as board chair and Michael Wismer as secretary. Linda Daly, Marie Chiravalle and Ron Dolin are members.

  • Heroes needed

    It is always better to be safe than to be sorry. So to prepare for the worst, the American Red Cross in Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties are kicking off a grass roots campaign, called Heroes from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Safety fanatic to teach annual climbing school

    Kai Davis admits he began climbing in the early 1980s with friends “who seemed to be safe and others who were obviously not so safe.” Since then, however, safety has become his mantra.And now, those who want to learn to rock climb but have been too scared in the past should rejoice: The self-proclaimed safety fanatic will lead the Los Alamos Mountaineers annual climbing school this year.The course requires a commitment of six weekday evenings, five Saturday mornings and one full Saturday for the graduation climbs.

  • A portrait of a dreamer

    Dreams will only die if you allow them to; Ashley Pond’s life and accomplishments are proof of this. Sharon Snyder, a retired teacher and historian, explained Pond envisioned a ranch school for boys. He had arrived in New Mexico to recuperate from typhoid fever, which he contracted while serving in Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders in Tampa, Fla.

  • Boys basketball: LA takes on Deming in first round

    Paul Maynes doesn’t sugar coat much.Maynes, head coach of the Deming Wildcats boys basketball team, didn’t care for what he read in the Los Alamos Monitor’s story about Hilltopper head coach Alan Kirk’s reaction to Los Alamos’ seeding in the upcoming Class AAAA tournament.“All these coaches knew they’d have to travel,” Maynes said. “It doesn’t matter what seed you got…I don’t pay attention to the seedings. That’s the way it is.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers looking forward to 2008

    Those around the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team rarely get bogged down in details, least of all head coach Larry Baca.Baca’s philosophy, which has served him well for his previous 23 seasons as head coach, is to use the regular season meets as tune-ups for the district championship meet.Los Alamos will get that process started Saturday when it heads to the Albuquerque Public Schools meet. That meet will take place at Milne Stadium.“It’s just to see where we are,” Baca said of the season opener.

  • Girls track and field: LA opens season at APS Saturday

    Filling out the event lineup shouldn’t be a problem for the Los Alamos girls track and field team this season.With 66 roster spots filled already and perhaps a couple more athletes on the way, Los Alamos should have just about everything covered.“We sort of know how many are coming out after basketball,” Los Alamos head coach Paul Anderson said. “It lets us do some things, and it lets the kids do some things.

  • More Dems seek nominations


  • Sen. Cisneros: No ulterior motive behind governors veto