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Today's News

  • Calling all teens!

    Are you interested in writing? Do you want to be a part of the Teen Pulse staff? If so, send an e-mail to teenpulse@lamonitor.com.

  • Word on the Street 02-27-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Courtney and Katelyn Collier recently asked 10th grader Sabrina Lynne a few questions about Los Alamos.

    What would you change about L.A?

    “I would have more places to go.”

    What do you do for fun in L.A?

    “I like to go to the movies and hang out with my friends.”

    What do you plan to do after you graduate?

    “I am going to college out of state.”

    How long have you lived in L.A.?

  • Poetry Corner 02-27-11

    A storm above,
    Rattling the shutters.
    The lightning flashes,
    And the room flutters.

    Upstairs in the dark,
    Cowering in my bed.
    My parents on a plane,
    The neighbor here
    instead.

    She holds a candle,
    A golden circle in the
    black.
    Tells me not to worry,
    My parents will be back.

    With the trust of a
    child,
    I fall unsteadily into
    sleep.
    Hoping that tomorrow,
    Will be better than it
    seems.

  • Skate Park makes its mark

    Oohs, ahs and laughter rise above the steady rumble of Central Avenue’s constant flow of traffic. Nice weather has come back, at least for a little while, and the skate park is alive and buzzing with the sound of skateboard wheels hitting the concrete.

  • Future of Egypt unclear

    It seemed as though much of Egypt cheered after President Hosni Mubarak resigned Feb. 11. Protesters had been demonstrating for days and tension was high.

  • NASA is working to clean up trash floating in space

    “Space trash” and “space junk” are terms for the man-made litter that is floating in space or otherwise stuck there.
    Much of it orbits Earth. We know the problem is real when we hear about the Orbital Debris Program Office of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at Johnson Space Center, Houston.

  • Speak before it is too late

    Some claim that roundabouts are much safer than current highway designs and push that we need them and bike lanes on Trinity Drive.
    I analyzed the traffic-load impact on the entire town, not just Trinity Drive, with regard to traffic redistribution and safety, if Trinity is changed from four to two lanes, using information I requested of and obtained from the Los Alamos County  traffic engineer and police department or drew from the CDM study.
    My analysis can be found at: www.swcp.com/~jmw-mcw/LATrafficSafety.htm.

  • Discovery arrives at space station for final time

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space shuttle Discovery arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, making its final visit before being parked at a museum.

    "What took you guys so long?" asked the space station's commander, Scott Kelly.

  • UK military planes rescue 150 from Libyan desert

    LONDON (AP) — British military planes entered Libyan air space in a daring rescue of more than 150 civilians from desert locations, officials said Saturday.

    The C-130 Hercules planes, carrying Britons and other nationals, safely landed in Malta after picking up the civilians from desert locations south of Benghazi, Defense Secretary Liam Fox said.

  • Boys basketball: Capital stuns Española Valley to win district crown

    The Capital Jaguars, the No. 2 seed in the District 2AAAA boys basketball tournament, upset the top-seeded Española Valley Sundevils 44-43 in overtime Friday.

    The win gives the Jaguars the 2AAAA championship. The Sundevils, who went 7-1 in 2AAAA play, were the regular season champs.

    After going more than three calendar years without losing a district game, the Sundevils have now lost two straight district contests, both of them at home. They were defeated by the Bernalillo Spartans in the regular season finale.