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Today's News

  • Baseball: Toppers open district play with big victory over Taos

    Despite a rough start to the season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team can make up for it in District 2AAAA.

    It took the first step in the right direction Wednesday at Bomber Field, knocking off the Taos Tigers 13-6.

    Los Alamos scored eight runs in the second inning Wednesday and cruised to victory of the rest of the way. Meanwhile, pitcher Austin Aslin earned the victory on the hill, giving up three earned runs in four innings and striking out seven batters.

  • Track and field: Home meet volunteers needed

    While Los Alamos’ track and field teams have an extra two days to prepare for their home meet, volunteers to help run the meet are still needed.

    Los Alamos will host a home meet Saturday at Sullivan Field. The meet was originally scheduled for today but was pushed back due to a dicey weather forecast.

    However, Los Alamos is still in need of volunteer help for Saturday. Anyone interested can contact the high school’s athletic office at 663-2531 or e-mail Hilltopper boys head coach Larry Baca at la.baca@laschools.net.

  • Discover the power of one billionth of a meter

    Nano science is not confined to scientific laboratories or computer modules, it’s everywhere.

    Those socks at CB Fox that promote bacteria fighting capabilities so your feet don’t smell – that’s nano technology.

    Or advancements in medicine to treat cancer, that’s nano science, too.

    The Bradbury Science is helping to spread the word about nano science and its importance in people’s lives through NanoDays.

    The program was held today and will continue Wednesday.

  • Congressmen express concerns about federal lab safety oversight

    Two Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee are concerned the Department of Energy could be easing safety and security oversight at national laboratories.

    U.S. Reps Joe Barton and Michael Burgess of Texas sent letters Monday to the Government Accountability Office and Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

    They asked the GAO to review the proposed plan, which they say would allow contractors to implement safety and security programs without strong federal oversight.

  • UPDATE: Ealey named to North-South girls basketball squad

    Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball player Taylor Ealey was named to the 2010 North All-Star basketball team.

    Ealey, one of the main cogs in the recent success of the Hilltopper girls basketball program, will represent the North team in its game against the South All-Stars June 9.

    Ealey was the leading scorer and shot blocker for Los Alamos in the 2009-10 season

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • UPDATE: Home track meet pushed back to Saturday

    Los Alamos boys track and field head coach Larry Baca announced today that the Hilltopper home track and field meet, originally slated for Thursday, has been postponed.

    The meet will now take place Saturday at Sullivan Field. Events are scheduled to start at 9 a.m.

    Thursday's weather forecast calls for rain and possible snow showers and highs in the low 50s. Saturday's forecast calls for temperatures in the mid-60s.

    Volunteers are still being sought to help with the meet. To volunteer, call the Los Alamos High School athletic office at 663-2531.

  • Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball star Taylor Ealey will have at least one more game in her prep career.

    Ealey, the District 2AAAA co-Player of the Year for 2009-10, accepted an invitation to play in this year’s North-South All-Star Game.

    The North-South Game is an annual event sponsored by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. The game pits the top graduating seniors from Albuquerque and points north against the southern half of New Mexico.

  • Sports update

    Hemphill sets new steeplechase mark at CSU

    Los Alamos High School graduate Kristen Hemphill, set a new Colorado State University record this past weekend.

    Hemphill, a three-time state cross country champion during her prep career, beat the old CSU mark in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Stanford Invitational by more than two seconds.

    The old CSU mark was of 10 minutes, 10.16 seconds was set in 2002, but Hemphill finished Saturday’s race with a time of 10:08.00, placing her third in the event.

  • N.M. ahead in meeting new nutrition standards

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s school food standards already meet new recommendations made to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act introduced in the United States Senate last week. 

    U. S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Tom Harkin introduced four key elements that would be added to the Act for national school nutrition standards inserted into the federal Child Nutrition Act.  These elements include:

    •       Improving the nutritional quality of school meals to help children meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Meeting to be held Monday

    Under the County Charter, the County’s proposed budget must be published by March 31 each year. The Los Alamos Monitor has a newspaper insert about the proposed budget for FY 11 and FY 12 that is being distributed to all households today and additional copies of the insert will be available at the 311 Customer Care Center and at Budget Hearings when they begin April 19.

    The budget will also be posted on the County’s Web page at www.losalamosnm.us no later than Thursday. Copies of the budget will also be available at the 311 CCC and both public libraries.