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Today's News

  • Learn to plant wisely at Authors Speak

    Judith Phillips  is working to usher people outdoors. Not only is this award-winning landscape designer and owner of Judith Phillips Design Oasis coaxing people to experience the great outdoors, but she is showing them how to sculpt their outside spaces the correct way.

  • Scouts have run on bikes

    Cub Scout Pack 229 held its annual end-of-the-year bike rodeo and family picnic on May 15 at Urban Park.  

    Los Alamos Police Department Officer Jeff Reginold kicked off the event by speaking to the scouts about bicycle safety. The boys and their siblings then rotated through several stations, which addressed the condition of the bicycles, balance and control.

    All pack members received their neckerchief and scout book for next year.

  • Enjoy your summer break

    I think lately I arrive at the end of every week thinking TGIF, but this week is different. Wow, we’ve arrived at the last week of school. Try to take it all in this week, the pomp, the circumstance, the little  moments.

    For some, this is a game changer. Maybe you move from middle to high school, maybe you move from elementary to middle school or maybe the big chick leaves the nest. Maybe the baby bird will head to that big, ominous place called school next year.

  • Thank You Letters

    Helping Earth

    Earth Day in Los Alamos, organized for the 11th consecutive year by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), was an outstanding success due to the efforts of a large number of volunteers and the support of many sponsors.

    This letter is to thank all of these volunteers and sponsors and those who attended one of our events this year.

  • League forum illuminates the law

    For the second time in as many weeks, sitting judges and attorneys running for First Judicial District seats pleaded their cases before local audiences.

    The Los Alamos League of Women Voters forum Tuesday evening drew all nine candidates and nearly filled the lecture hall at UNM-Los Alamos with community members.

    LWV President Barbara Calef and Vice President Becky Shankland officiated the forum, drawing their line of questioning from both league and audience members.

  • Music brings out another side to Tinsley Ellis

    Musician Tinsley Ellis is a quiet-spoken man. His low-key demeanor during an interview with Monitor seems highly contrasted to reviews of his performances.

    Relix described his music as “blistering, inspired roadhouse blues and passionate Southern rock … gritty, soulful vocals.”

    Billboard goes on to say, “Altlanta’s Tinsley Ellis sings like a man possessed and wields a ferocious lead guitar … one of today’s premier blues/rock players.”

  • Legendary runner to participate in race

    Among the thousands of runners who will participate in this year’s Jemez Mountain Trail Runs, an utlrarunning legend will also hit the trail.

    Ultrarunning legend Micah True (aka Caballo Blanco) will not only participate in the trail runs but he will share his story about living and running with the Tarahumara Indians of Central Mexico.

  • Golf: NNMSMGA’s results from Las Campanas

    Los Alamos golfer Spike Jones turned in one of the low rounds of Tuesday’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association’s first flight.

    Jones finished the day with an 87, placing him tied in the gross category with Darryl Fry of Santa Fe at Tuesday’s tournament, held at Las Campanas in Santa Fe.

    NNMSMGA is a golf organization for men aged 50 and over in northern New Mexico — Albuquerque and points north — and southern Colorado.

  • Establish new standards for storing nuclear waste

    WASHINGTON, DC — Alongside rivers and lakes, on ocean shores and tidal bays, nearly 63,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste — which remains dangerous for longer than recorded history — sits in “temporary” storage. In some cases, it’s been there for decades. And it’s almost certain to remain for decades longer, scattered around 33 states.

  • Outdoor education: Why it matters

    In this time of financial downturn, our educational system threatens to become stripped of anything but the very basics — reading, writing and arithmetic. The perception is that everything must be taught right at the desk.   But I’d like to challenge that idea.