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Today's News

  • Sara Tuzel earns student of the month title for March

    Due to her academic accomplishments and long list of community endeavors, Los Alamos High School senior Sara Tuzel was selected to be Rotary Club of Los Alamos’ Student of the Month for March.  

    Tuzel, the daughter of Jolanta and Walter Tuzel, has lived in Los Alamos for 13 years.

    At school, she maintains a 4.0 GPA and enjoys classes such as AP literature and AP psychology, as well as photography.

    Currently, she is taking classes at both the high school and at the University of New Mexico – Los Alamos.

  • Celebrate the art of poetry this month

    Calling all bards, poets and writers – National Poetry Month has arrived.

    April is the month to sharpen the pencil, pull out the paper and ramp up the literary creativity.

    In 1996, the Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month as a month-long, national celebration of poetry.

    The concept was to increase the attention paid-by individuals and the media to the art of poetry, to living poets, to Americans’ poetic heritage, and to poetry books and magazines.

  • Council keeps retail hope alive

    County councilors unanimously approved a motion at Tuesday’s council meeting that will keep the Trinity Development Project’s wheels in motion.

    The motion authorizes staff to proceed with the process for solicitation of a developer for the redevelopment of the Trinity Site via direct engagement and a Request for Proposals.

  • UPDATE: LA teams top Bernalillo

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams were winners at home Wednesday.

    The Hilltopper baseball team rallied in its final at-bat Wednesday at Bomber Field, knocking off the Bernalillo Spartans 9-8 in an important District 2AAAA game. In White Rock, the Hilltoppers survived a late-game surge by the Spartans to earn a 10-7 victory.

    Read today's Monitor for more information on each game.

  • Obama inks nuke pact with Russia

    PRAGUE (AP) — Casting aside years of rancor, President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday signed the biggest nuclear arms pact in a generation, lacing the moment with new warnings of sanctions for an intransigent Iran.

    The treaty, sealed after months of halting negotiation, is significant not just for what it does but for what it symbolizes: a fresh start for the United States and Russia, and evidence to a watching world that nuclear disarmament is more than a goal.

  • Baseball: Hilltoppers come up big in last at-bat to beat the Spartans

    Heading into Wednesday’s District 2AAAA contest, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was looking for a spark.

    It found that spark with its last at-bat.

    Down to its last out of the ballgame against the Bernalillo Spartans, Los Alamos center fielder Ryan Schleft belted a double down the left field line to drive in three runs and give his team a 9-8 victory in an important district contest Wednesday at Bomber Field.

    Schleft’s game-winning hit, coming off a 3-1 count, brought Jordan Sandoval, Thomas Russell and Zeke Zumbro around.

  • Softball: LA holds on to top Bernalillo at home

    A couple of big innings for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team proved to be enough to survive through a big Bernalillo Spartan inning late Wednesday.

    Los Alamos built up a 9-4 lead on the strength of a 4-run fifth inning Wednesday, but Bernalillo wouldn’t go away, scoring three times in the top of the sixth to make things plenty interesting.

    The Hilltoppers would prevail, however, pushing a run across in the bottom of the sixth and holding in the top of the seventh to take Wednesday’s contest 10-7.

  • Changes begin at LAMC

    Los Alamos Medical Center (LAMC) is entering the final phase of its renovation project. Visitors should be aware of some upcoming temporary changes:

    • Carpet installation began Monday on the first floor and will continue throughout the week. All work is being done at night starting at 6 p.m. and finishing no later than 5 a.m. each day.

    • Elevator entrance closures on the first floor will also be scheduled during installation of ceramic tile beginning at 9 p.m. Friday and continuing through 5 p.m. Saturday.

  • Students to work music magic with LASO

    The April 16 Spring Concert of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Gyurik, will feature two Los Alamos High School students who auditioned successfully for this honor back in January.  Both Alex Austell and Alisa Romero are juniors and both are studying privately in addition to playing in school ensembles.

  • CHC in jeopardy

    New Mexico Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, announced Tuesday that the Department of Health has had to make difficult decisions about the services it provides to deal with an almost $24.4 million reduction in next year’s budget.

    Cuts include nearly $3 million for community health councils.

    “We are trying to minimize the impact of our budget cuts as we realize that some of our cuts will affect New Mexicans in almost every community,” Vigil said. “We will continue to provide technical assistance to Community Health Councils …”