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Today's News

  • Antenna project inches along

    The Federal Communications Commission has granted KRSN a temporary reprieve from being shut down for non-compliance. The local radio station has battled obstacles to erect a regulation antenna somewhere on the hill for 4 1/2 years. The current antenna in White Rock does not meet federal regulations.

    KRSN owners David and Gillian Sutton have until Aug. 3 to make it happen or be taken off the air.

    “The extension lasts six months and the FCC said they expect to see a construction permit before this extension runs out,” Gillian said this morning.

  • Environmental bill coming due

    Los Alamos National Laboratory faces a new and potentially costly environmental appraisal, this one to determine real damages and whether there are lost resources that must be recovered.

    A Natural Resources Trustee Council this week delivered a first decision clearing the way for a formal Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) at the lab.

  • UPDATE: MLB exhibition game berm seats on sale Friday

    Berm seating tickets for the April 3 Major League Baseball exhibition game will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at Isotopes Park.

    April 3, the Colorado Rockies and Seattle Mariners will play at Isotopes Park.

    Berm seats are usually not sold until the day of the game, but according to a press release from the Isotopes, ticket demand warrants the early sale.

    Reserved level seats for that game are also still available.

    For more information, go to www.albuquerquebaseball.com.

     

  • Overcoming life's stumbling blocks

    Hitting puberty can be a real stumbling block. It is not only be difficult for the adolescent but also for the parents. How should parents and their teenagers, particularly girls, handle this stage of maturity? The Family Strengths Network is here to show families the ropes. A program called "Tweens to Teens" will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday at FSN. For more information, read tomorrow's Monitor.

  • Stalking an elusive thief

    To catch a thief requires a clever trap.

    Nobody knows what it takes to snag the versatile HIV/AIDS virus that has stolen the lives of 25 million people around the world in the last three decades, because it hasn’t been done.

    Bette Korber, one of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s best-known researchers, has been stalking HIV for more than 15 years and is about to carry her ideas forward into a human trial.

  • New Mexico plays for the nation

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico men’s basketball teams made New Mexicans proud this past weekend playing in the NCAA tournament.

    Both were out of the tourney by the time the weekend was over, but they fought hard and received favorable recognition for their efforts and fan support.

  • Getting inspired from the pros

    What better way to be inspired to become a leader than to hear from local government officials?

    The Leadership Los Alamos class got an in-depth view of Los Alamos County government Friday.

    County Clerk Janet Foster, Election Director Gloria Maestas, House Rep.  Jeannette Wallace, county councilors, County Administrator Tony Mortillaro and others gave the 2010 class an overview of life in public office.

    Participants received background on the county charter including how it wasn’t initially passed by voters until 1969.

  • From tween to teen

    Hitting puberty can be a real obstacle course. Adolescents, particularly girls, have to dodge and hurdled over challenges that range from physical changes to emotional developments.

    To deal with this maturity, complete, accurate information is needed so girls and their parents know what to expect and how to deal with these changes.

     As girls approach teenage years, their bodies change and they need complete, accurate information about what to expect and how deal  to with these changes.

  • Volleyball: Nichols signs to play with Air Force Academy’s prep school

    Alex Nichols had never really considered a future in the military until she was approached by a recruiter.

    That recruiter just happened to be a volleyball coach.

    Nichols, a standout volleyball player at Los Alamos High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play at the United State Air Force Preparatory in a ceremony Tuesday at Los Alamos High School’s Speech Theater.

    Nichols was a big part of the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, including the team’s 18-3 regular season mark in 2009.

  • Baseball: LA picks up first win over Pojoaque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team broke into the win column for the first time this season Tuesday on the road.

    Los Alamos broke open a tight ballgame Tuesday with a rally in the top of the third to top the Pojoaque Elks 12-4. Taking advantage of four Pojoaque errors in the third inning, Los Alamos pushed five runs across the plate en route to the victory.