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Today's News

  • LA wrestlers win one of five duals

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team took one victory in five duals matches at the Moriarty Invitational Saturday.
    Los Alamos, wrestling for the first time in nearly a month, got off to a slow start at the Moriarty dual meet, hosted by the Pintos, one of the top Class 4A teams in the state. However, Los Alamos regrouped quickly to pick up a win over Sandia in its second contest of the day.
    The Hilltoppers topped Sandia’s Matadors by a final of 39-30. They would lose to Del Norte 31-18, Moriarty 60-18, Las Vegas Robertson 51-12 and Santa Fe 37-24.

  • Program helps library patrons learn a new language

    Mango Languages is a new database being offered by Los Alamos County Library System and it’s free and accessible from either the library or at home.
    Mango includes 29 foreign language courses and 15 courses in English as a Second Language-English for speakers of 15 different first languages.

  • Upholding the 'Spirit of the West'

    The 2010 Community Asset/Spirit of the West awards were presented Saturday night at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.
    The second annual event garnered 44 nominations with recipients ranging from county councilors and Kiwanians, to a middle school student and one spectacular senior citizen.
    Los Alamos High School student Corbin Pfeffer and 91 year old Lorin Cox were selected for the first-time presentation of the Director’s Award.

  • Take a trip for spring break

    There’s still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home-schooled eighth grade students.
    The trip is private and not a school-sponsored trip. Sign up forms for the 29th annual 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C. can be obtained at the Los Alamos Middle School office or can be found on the LAMS homepage.

  • LA-area veterans input needed

    At 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19, the designers of the New Mexico Veterans Museum will conduct a meeting for Los Alamos-area veterans at the Los Alamos National Lab’s Otowi building, second floor cafeteria, side rooms A, B and C.
    Retired Marine Corps Col. Joe Long, the museum planner, will present a multimedia description of the project, solicit ideas from the public and answer questions.  Attendance by a representative of the New Mexico Department of Veterans Services is also planned.  

  • Be There 01-09-11

    Monday
    Al Elliott will speak on the subject of easy-care iris: specific varieties for six months of color at the Summit Garden Club meeting. Visitors are welcome. For information contact Betsy Comly, 672-1574.

    Chapter AK of the P.E.O. international sisterhood will meet at Bette Leland’s home, 233 Andanada. Ruth Lier will present a program entitled Reindeer and the Northern Climes.

    Tuesday

  • Animal Shelter 01-09-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro-chipped.
    Be sure to check out links to our many pets at the Friends of the Shelter Web site: www.lafos.org. You can also volunteer or make a donation.  
    Every cat is only
    $35 with an extended two-for-one sale.

  • Surprises galore for Hecker

    Siegfried Hecker, the former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director (1986-1997) and now the head for the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford, made his sixth visit to rogue North Korea in November.
    And last week at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Los Alamos, Hecker made a presentation where he had a lot of answers but just as many questions still linger in regard to North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
    In November, Hecker along with his Stanford colleagues John Lewis and Robert Carlin, flew to Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea.

  • Monitor Website will soon become subscriber-based

    The Los Alamos Monitor’s online counterpart, lamonitor.com will become a subscription-based news and information site beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1.

    All of the print newspaper’s valued subscribers will have full access to all of the news and features currently in the print product, plus a number of online-only features such as video, slideshows, reader forums, comments and the full online community that the Website is becoming.

  • Co-op Hits $1 Million Mark

    “We have done it! This community provided the funding, the heart and the soul to make the store a reality,” said President Nancy Savoia of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market board of directors.
    The co-op has raised more than $1 million from member loans and member investment certificates as of Dec. 31. All financing for the new natural foods grocery store has been raised from local member households, now totaling 712.
    General Manager Steve Watts anticipates that the store will open in just a few weeks.