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Today's News

  • Lt. Reggie Briggle retires after 20 years of service

    Retirement ceremonies take on a variety of tones from somber to jubilant. Friday’s ceremony honoring newly retired Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle’s ran the gamut.
    The standing-room-only crowd assembled in the police station to express their gratitude and say their farewells, joked, weeped and shared many memories with the longtime police officer.

  • New Mexico slips in education ranking; LAPS seeks role model status

    New Mexico recently received a Quality Counts ranking of 32nd in the nation and received an overall grade of C in Education Week magazine’s annual education report card, “Uncertain Forecast.”
     Overall, the Quality Counts report gave New Mexico a C, 75.7 points out of 100.
    Last year, New Mexico received 76.4 points and was ranked 24th. In 2009, New Mexico received a C+ and was ranked 22nd with a score of 76.9.

  • Residents chime in on proposed cultural district

    Leadership and a consensus to move forward were identified at a town hall meeting last week as necessary components to ensure the success of a proposed Creative Cultural District in downtown Los Alamos.
    Five percent planning and 95 percent consensus is necessary for the cultural district project to move forward, said Jerry Allen of the Cultural Planning Group.
    Allen and David Plettner-Saunders led the Creative Culture District Town Hall meeting at Mesa Public Library at which citizen input was gathered.

  • Update 01-26-11

    NJROTC Rib Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday night at the Posse Shack. The cost is $10 per plate.

    School Board meeting

    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting is currently underway. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.

  • 'Greening' out Griffith

    The fans were rowdy at Tuesday night’s boys basketball game. The Los Alamos Hilltoppers took on the Española Valley Sundevils, the No. 2-ranked team in the state Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium. The theme for Tuesday’s game was “Green Out Griffith” to show support for the Hilltoppers.

    Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers struggled in the second half  and the Sundevils came away with the victory in the important District 2AAAA contest. Check lamonitor.com for an exclusive photo gallery.

     

  • GOP says it will work with Obama on cutting federal spending

    WASHINGTON— Moving quickly, House Republicans are taking another whack at federal spending on the day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country “poised for progress” and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal.
    “The challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics,” the president said in a nationally televised speech at the dawn of a new era of divided government.

  • Community annoucements 01-26-11

    Serenade your valentine

    Lads of Enchantment quartets will deliver singing valentines to the home or workplace in Los Alamos on Feb. 13-14. Their quartets will serenade your sweetheart with romantic songs and present her/him with a rose. To reserve a singing Valentines delivery, call Chuck at 662-9127.

  • Science fairs and spelling bees

    This week we find many students involved in spelling bees and science fairs. Sometimes it takes an incentive to get them involved the first time. Many students realize that the incentive is prizes and that gets the fish on the hook.
    Bless the teacher that gives extra credit, before or after the fact. Even for adults, sometimes the only incentive for doing anything additional is the overtime pay.

  • Be There 01-26-11

    Today
    A free talk by Dorothy Hoard on Dendroglyphs of Valles Caldera, will be at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.The trees are aging now and their histories are being lost. Hoard will discuss the setting, the carvings, a volunteer survey and some of its results.  
    Thursday

  • Evil goes way back

    Lunatics will always be with us. Lunatics with guns will always be with us. So will evil.
    My reaction to the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (and 18 others) in Tucson Jan. 8 starts with lunatics.
    I’m leaving aside the claims that Sarah Palin had something to do with creating the environment for the shooting. That’s idiotic. Also idiotic is the notion that we’ve somehow left a “nice America” that existed somewhere in the past.