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Today's News

  • Out of control van rips into Quemazon Montessori, bursts into flames

    The Los Alamos Police Department is investigating a traffic crash that occurred about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

    A 1996 Dodge Caravan, driven by a 42-year-old woman left the roadway, struck a gas meter and crashed through an exterior wall of the Quemazon Montessori School.

    The school building and a gas line caught fire as a result of the crash.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department contained and extinguished the fire.

    The driver of the van along with two minor children who were occupants in the van, were uninjured.

  • UPDATE: Kirk picked for All-Star Team

    Los Alamos Hilltopper Alex Kirk was named to the North All-Star boys basketball team by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, Los Alamos' standout center, will take part in the annual North-South Game July 29.

    Read today's Monitor for more information on the North-South game.

  • Boys basketball: Alex Kirk named to North All-Star team

    Los Alamos star center Alex Kirk has been named a 2009-10 All-Star by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    Kirk, the leading scorer and rebounder in Class AAAA this season, was selected for the North All-Star team for the NMHSCA’s All-Star Basketball Game. The game will take place July 29 in Albuquerque at a site yet to be determined.

    The 6-foot, 11-inch Kirk finished his senior season scoring 25.2 points and collecting 13.7 rebounds per contest.

  • The Easter story comes to life

    In celebration of Easter, members of the Santa Fe Stake of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will present “The Easter Story: Christ’s Passage to Resurrection.” The Easter Story is a scripture-based chronicle narrated in vignettes by those who witnessed the events. As a scene guide leads the tour company through each scene, the group joins the witnesses to eight of the events that occurred during the last week of the Savior’s life. Each event is recounted as if it had just taken place.  In Santa Fe, the presentation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • 03-26-10 Update

    “Walls that Speak”

      The Art Center at Fuller Lodge hosts the opening reception for “Walls that Speak” from 5-7 p.m. today.

    A strange love triangle

      Los Alamos Little Theater presents the romantic comedy “Sylvia” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. This show contains adult language. Tickets cost $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors and are available at CB Fox and at the door. For more information, call 662-5493.

    Master gardeners

  • Laboratory fights against open burning ban

    When Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Waste permit comes up for a public hearing, starting April 5, one issue certain to be contested has to do with the laboratory’s ability to conduct non-nuclear explosions.

    The laboratory has appealed the New Mexico Environment Department’s decision to remove open burning from the renewal permit, which lab officials believe will impact a number of current non-nuclear explosive capabilities, including defensive training for roadside bomb units.

  • Gas leak complicates LAFD’s efforts

    The scene at 4600 Esperanza in the Quemazon area was that of controlled chaos Thursday, as crews from the fire department, police department and the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities worked together to get a handle on a structural and vehicle fire.

  • Fiery crash devastates school

    What began as a routine Thursday at Quemazon Montessori School came to an abrupt halt when an out-of-control van crashed into the building and burst into flames.

    The approximately 40 students attending the school just happened to be at recess when the van tore through the building’s front wall.

    Three employees were inside the school at the time including a teenager who was in the kitchen area where the van struck.

  • News Alert: Quemazon Montessori owner announces game plan

    Quemazon Montessori School owner Tammy Tucker has accepted an offer that will hopefully allow her students displaced by Thursday's fire to have a place to go until she can rebuild.

    "The Baptist Church on Diamond Drive used to operate a daycare and has offered us the use of that space. We've decided to accept this generous offer but we must first obtain approval from the county and from Child, Youth and Families," Tucker said this afternoon.

  • If only walls could talk....

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge is hosting one of the most unique shows ever attempted in its 40-year history. Read more about this exhibit in tomorrow's Kaleidoscope.