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Today's News

  • Be There 03-03-11

    Today
    The March meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.

    Friday
    Teatro Paraguas will present Jim Sagel, poeta Nuevo Mexicano, a tribute to the poet, writer, instructor, and long-time Española resident at 7 p.m. in the UNM-Los Alamos Lecture Hall (Bldg. 2). The event is free of charge and open to everyone.

  • Student journalists

    On Feb. 14, the Los Alamos Monitor unveiled Teen Pulse, a page that features content produced for teens, by teens. The students pictured are some of the members of the Teen Pulse staff.
    From left to right, front row: Maria-Jaleh McTeigue, Dana Crooks, Cary Bronson, Adam Brehm, Tom Hanlon. Left to right, top row: Sebastian Garcia, Safiya Bahar, Alexandra Hehlen, Ariane Oro and Courtney Collier. Not pictured: Katelyn Collier.
    Teen Pulse runs every Sunday.

  • Obama praises Mexico for courage in drug wars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has praised Mexican President Felipe Calderon for his “extraordinary courage” in fighting drug cartels and cracking down on violence at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    Speaking alongside Calderon at a news conference, Obama said Mexico has a full partner with the United States in combating border violence. He says the U.S. is speeding up plans to send equipment to Mexico and train officials there to help in their efforts.

  • Update 03-03-11

    T-Board meeting
    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Public Works Conference Room, located on 2101 Trinity Drive behind JR Clothing.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   

    Fundraiser

  • House passes state budget

    SANTA FE — The House narrowly approved a proposed budget on Wednesday that cuts state spending by nearly 3 percent next year and uses savings from public employee pensions and film subsidies to balance the financing blueprint for public education and government programs.
    The vote was 35-34 as 34 Democrats and Rep. Jeanette Wallace (R-Los Alamos) voted for passage of the budget. The budget will now be sent to the Senate.

  • New retail in LA: shoppers check out co-op market

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market had been open only a few minutes Wednesday afternoon but already the parking lot was filled with cars spilling out onto side streets.

    After five years of work to take the market from concept to reality, shoppers filled the store to see what that effort had produced.

  • Where the major players are now

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final story in a multi-part series

    Corruption and cover-up in the early part of the last decade called into question the University of California’s contract to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory on behalf of the Department of Energy for the first time in 60 years.

    Texas Congressman Joe Barton, who chaired the Energy and Commerce Committee at the time, suggested one way to clean up corruption at the lab was to shut it down.

  • Ski report 03-03-11

    Angel Fire
    40-44 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    28-inch base of machine-groomed snow and spring conditions. No new snow reported. 28 trails and 3 lifts open.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos drop BYU in Provo Wednesday

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU players said they will continue to support former teammate Brandon Davies “like a brother” despite transgressions that got the starting forwarded kicked off the nation’s third-ranked team.
    There was no denying the Cougars were a different team in Wednesday night’s 82-64 loss to New Mexico. It was their first game without Davies, who on Tuesday was dismissed from the team for the rest of the season for violating the university’s honor code.

  • Girls basketball: LA travels to Grants for first round of playoffs

    Last year, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a No. 5 seed trying to stave off an upset bid against a No. 12 seed.

    In 2011, the Hilltoppers will play the role of spoiler in that same scenario.

    Los Alamos (13-14) earned an at-large nod into the 2011 state Class 4A playoffs. It will travel to Grants to take on a formidable foe. Tip-off time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Class 4A playoffs open Friday and continue through March 12 when the new champs will be crowned at The Pit in Albuquerque.