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Today's News

  • NMAA: Staff will serve as seeding committees

    The New Mexico Activities Association announced that it has approved a change to the seeding and selection committee for state tournaments.

    The NMAA, the governing body of most interscholastic high school sports in the state, approved a motion to have its staff serve as the seeding and selection committee for sports during the 2010-11 school year.

    Previously, districts throughout the state would elect a representative to serve on the seeding committees for the various state tournaments.

  • Art takes flight

    If you ever want to see proof of Los Alamos’ creativity, just take a look at the entries for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life’s birdhouse silent auction.

    There are rocket shaped houses, houses made out of game pieces, houses decorated with computer components, houses drenched in feathers, houses carved out of gourds and houses molded to look like faces.

    Local artists have seized plain, unassuming wooden birdhouses purchased from Michaels, the craft store, and allowed their imagination and creativity to take flight.

  • Selig won't reverse ump's mistake on perfect game

    NEW YORK (AP) — The imperfect game stands.

    An umpire's tears and admission he blew a call failed to move baseball commissioner Bud Selig to award Armando Galarraga the perfect game he pitched. The play and its aftermath quickly became the talk of the sports world and beyond, even to the White House.

  • N.M. 502 work delayed

    Unexpected delays will postpone pumping concrete for the pedestrian bridge on the Canyon Rim Trail south of the Los Alamos Airport.

    The work originally scheduled for Saturday will now take place on Tuesday. The operation will require traffic control on N.M. 502, also known as East Road.

  • Cause of death pending

    The cause and manner of death of Los Alamos Jeanne Lang, whose body was discovered in her Trinity Drive condominium last week, is pending toxicology results.

    The Office of the Medical Investigator said this morning those results will take approximately six weeks.

  • Track and field: LA athletes invited to take part in Great Southwest meet

    Outstanding performances by Los Alamos High School’s top track and field athletes were rewarded with invitations to appear in a prestigious postseason meet.

    Hilltopper athletes earned a total of 10 invitations to appear in the Great Southwest Track and Field Classic, which officially started today at the Great Friends of the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. In all, eight Hilltopper female athletes and two male athletes were invited to attend.

  • Triay given key to county

    Los Alamos County Council Chair Mike Wismer presented the key to the county to Dr. Inés Triay this morning in Council Chambers.

    The key was presented to Triay in appreciation for her assistance to Los Alamos.

    “Dr. Triay is a friend to the county and to the State of New Mexico and she ensures that protection of human health and the environment are first and foremost in every decision,” Wismer said in presenting her the key.

  • Running: Weeks wins pace race Tuesday

    Bob Weeks was this week’s top predictor at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The pace race was held Tuesday with 16 runners and walkers participating. It was held in the hills overlooking S-Site.

    Due at least in part to the difficult terrain near S-Site, all the race predictors were slow.

  • Incomplete analyses create misleading perceptions

    On May 27 in the Monitor, a commentary by Jeffry Gardner referred to President Obama as traitorous due to rhetorical remarks the President made in a welcoming statement to Mexican President Calderón at the White House. The president said in remarks, “In the 21st century, we are not defined by our borders, but by our bonds.” The president was talking about the increasing interdependence of nations, not inviting Mexican nationals across the U.S. border. Mr.

  • Terrorists continue to target the U.S.

    The recent attempted car bombing in New York City by Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized American citizen who was born and raised in Pakistan, reveals the susceptibility of this country to acts of terrorism.

    Although the explosive devices planted in New York City did not work, this event serves to point out that New York City continues to be a target for terrorism. Other cities could be potential targets for Taliban and al Qaida terrorists emanating from Middle East countries or by a minority of U.S. citizens with loyalties to these groups.