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Today's News

  • Custody battle near resolution

    A Los Alamos’s father’s four-year custody battle could reach resolution later this spring.
    “It’s so exciting because we’re at a point where we’re getting somewhere,” Robert Manzanares said. “The finish line is in sight — there will be a determination.”
    Manzanares has been fighting for custody of his daughter after the girl’s mother, Carie Terry, fled to Utah in 2008, gave birth to the girl and put her up for adoption, according to court documents. Meanwhile, Manzanares testified he had no knowledge of Terry’s actions and was under the impression she would return from visiting her ailing father in Utah.

  • Sharing their stories

    Speakers join hands following their presentations for “Mind Interrupted: Stories of Lives Affected by Mental Illness,” Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M. introduced the stories. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Tri-County Behavioral Health Collaborative, Los Alamos National Bank and Zia Credit Union sponsored the event.

  • 557 take LANL buyout

    Officials were hoping between 400 and 800 employees would take the voluntary separation agreement.
    On Monday, Los Alamos National Laboratory announced that 557 employees will leave the lab as part of a voluntary separation program. The employees come from nearly all lab functions, excluding certain essential areas.
    The last day of work for those employees will be April 5.
    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

  • Remembering a Civil War hero

    Over the past month, we’ve been recalling New Mexico’s role in the Civil War.
    It’s often a surprise to newcomers and even New Mexicans that we did, in fact, have Civil War battles and skirmishes here. They’re not Gettysburg, but we have battlegrounds: Mesilla, Valverde, Cubero, Albuquerque, Glorieta  and Peralta.
    And we have heroes. In the retelling, our chroniclers usually say we were rescued by Coloradoans, which isn’t entirely true. They forget Manuel Antonio Chaves. Every school child should know this name.

  • ‘Tyranny of the majority?’

    A question:
    After reading the Los Alamos Monitor coverage of Council’s  approval of charter review actions, I was struck by the phrase put forward “the tyranny of the majority.”
    What could this mean?
    I thought that representatives and those desiring to be representatives were there to represent the people of the community.
    Could it mean instead they favor the assumed “wisdom” of their own or colleagues is what really matters?
    Sounds like an election issue.
    Robert A. Nunz
    Los Alamos

  • Sports Schedule March 26-31

    Today

    Baseball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3 p.m.

    Softball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Friday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Tebow introduced in Big Apple

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Tim Tebow got his first New York close-up Monday.

    And he handled it all with the same cool approach — smiling, polite, composed — that has won over so many football fans around the country.

    Speaking at news conference in the Jets' field house, because the media crush so great the session couldn't be held in the team's normal press room, the headline-grabbing New York backup QB went out of his way to play down any conflict between himself and starter Mark Sanchez.

  • Sports Update 03-27-12

     

    Pace Race season starts April 3

    The Atomic City Roadrunners running club will open its 2012 Pace Race season April 3.
    The Roadrunners’ first race of the season will be at Canyon Rim Trail. Race time is 6 p.m.
    The Atomic City Roadrunners races every Tuesday during Daylight Savings Time. Participants in the club’s weekly Pace Races predict their finishing times on the 1- and 3-mile courses. Race winners are those who come closest to their predicted times.
    Season dues are $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Members contribute $.50 per race and non-members $1.50 per race.
    For more information, contact Ted Williams at 672-1639 or visit the club’s website, www.atomicrunners.com.

  • LA girls take second place at Carlsbad, Townsley wins

    Los Alamos’ Stephen Townsley was the winner at No. 1 singles in this weekend’s Carlsbad Invitational.
    Townsley, a senior for the Hilltoppers, knocked out Carlsbad’s Cody Watt in straight sets, 6-2, 6-0 to win the top singles flight title.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls teams took part in this weekend’s tournament, hosted by the Carlsbad Cavemen. The Hilltopper girls finished as the runner-up in team competition behind El Paso (Texas) Burgess.

  • Albuquerque activists seek federal probe of police

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico activists have ramped up their call for a Justice Department probe into Albuquerque police after officers shot and killed two men last week, bringing the total of such shootings to 18 in just over two years.

    They aren't alone in demanding federal investigations into local authorities in the wake of recent high-profile police shootings.

    Civil rights activists in several cities across the nation — from Las Vegas to Omaha, Neb. — also have called for U.S. Department of Justice intervention, saying local police are using excessive and deadly force far too often.