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Today's News

  • Bartlett to speak at historical society’s first lecture

    Manhattan Project veteran and Physics Professor Emeritus at UC Boulder, Albert Bartlett, will be the guest speaker for the Los Alamos Historical Society’s first lecture of the 2010 season.  
    The talk will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fuller Lodge as part of the monthly lecture series sponsored by the Los Alamos National Bank and members of the Los Alamos Historical Society.
    Operation Crossroads was the first postwar series of tests of atomic bombs.  In Washington, D.C., there was great interest in testing the new weapons.

  • ‘Rivers in demand’

    Join the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) at their regular monthly meeting to hear professional kayaker and journalist Kyle Dickman describe his adventures as part of the “Rivers in Demand” project. This project has taken him from the Congo River in Central Africa to the Rio Roosevelt in Brazil.
    The “Rivers in Demand” project, now it its third year, is designed to use whitewater kayaking and media to raise awareness to threats to biodiversity hotspots.

  • Los Alamos Monitor Unveils New Web Site

    The Los Alamos Monitor took the wraps off its new Web site early Sunday morning. The new site ushers in a new era of convergence, as the newspaper advances its Internet presence.

    The site, lamonitor.com, has a number of key features and technological advances that were not available on the newspaper’s previous Web site. Chief among those features, the site now affords a greater use of video, photo slideshows, reader forums, blogs, and other elements designed to extend the newspaper’s reach and provide a place for community conversation and debate.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Oñate, falls to Las Cruces at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team split its final two games of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.
    After falling 2-0 to Sue Cleveland to open the Academy tournament Thursday, the Hilltoppers fell in Friday’s second round to Las Cruces 1-0 in two overtime periods. To finish off the three-day tournament, the Hilltoppers bounced back to knock off Oñate 3-0.

  • Football: LA has chances, but miscues prove costly

    FARMINGTON — It could’ve been worse, but it could’ve been better, too.
    On its first road trip of the 2010 season and the first road trip in the career of head coach Garett Williams, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team had a tall order, taking on the fifth-ranked team in Class AAAA, the Farmington Scorpions.
    The Scorpions, who had a mammoth offensive and defensive line, controlled the point of attack for much of the game, and cruised in the second half to a 41-12 victory at Hutchison Stadium.

  • Volleyball: LA upends Roswell to take victory at Zia

     

    This season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppper volleyball team has been desperately seeking a win that was going to jump-start this season.

    That win could well have just happened.

    In the final of the Zia Classic Invitational Tournament in Roswell, Los Alamos stunned the Roswell Coyotes to take the tournament title. Los Alamos held off for a big set one victory, then crushed the Coyotes in the second set.

    The third set got hairy at the end, but the Hilltoppers held on to earn a 25-23, 25-14, 25-23 victory and grab a big early season win.

  • LANS picnic honors 9/11

    A somber ceremony led by Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio Saturday afternoon at Overlook Park was filled with memories of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the people who lost their lives on that horrific day.

    "We all felt vulnerable that day in a way we've never felt before and unlike the rest of the population - we get to come to work everyday and we have the ability to do something about it," Anastasio said.

  • Tuesday school board meeting

    There will be a school board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pajarito Cliffs Site 101, Camino Entrada Bldg. 1.

  • Obama says voters may blame him for economy

     

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted Friday that the U.S. economy is digging itself out of the deepest recession in decades but conceded that "progress has been painfully slow" and many voters in November's elections may blame him.

    Facing a rising jobless rate, Obama told a White House news conference: "For all the progress we've made, we're not there yet. And that means the people are frustrated and that means people are angry."

  • New Mexico’s public pension plan going broke

    Analysis by professors at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University predicts that New Mexico will be one of the states to suffer a collapse of its public pension plan in the next two decades.  
    They predict that New Mexico will run out of pension revenue in 2023, and the following year be required to pay out $2.6 billion in public employee pensions, a sum representing 46 percent of the entire state annual budget revenue.