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Today's News

  • State group coming to town

    A Creative District Resource Team comprised of representatives from several state agencies will visit Los Alamos April 13-15 to give the community a hand in the development of its new Arts and Cultural District.  

  • Forum digs into charter reform

    Political good fortune in the early days of Los Alamos County and unresolved governance questions continue to pop up over and over again when civic-minded residents get together to talk.

    A public forum held Monday discussed related topics, including how the county came to have a home rule charter, past efforts and reform notions and where the charter might go from here.

    The Charter Reform Committee joined the League of Women Voters in hosting a meeting with a strong historical slant, featuring past and present participants in the county’s charter saga.

  • We’ve been fooled on climate research

    I read through Chick Keller’s defense of climate research (“Climate Research Lament,” Feb. 2) in the Monitor, because I know him personally and respect his broad scientific background and commitment to science. We have both worked in the energy/climate field, and although his credentials in climate science are much broader than mine, I have some credibility as a scientist and data analyst as well. Like Keller, I attach a great deal of credibility to peer-reviewed papers, respected journals and reputable scientists’ work.

    He and I have been snookered.

  • L.A. can grow food year ‘round

    Ever since Gary Paul Nabhan (“Coming Home to Eat”) and Barbara Kingsolver (“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”) urged their readers to help the planet by buying food grown within 250 miles of home, many of us have been trying to notice where our food is grown. Awhile ago, Wendell Berry proposed the idea that everyone should have a garden for food. But here on our high-desert mesa in Los Alamos, with little water and lousy soil, these ideas seem impossible.

  • NM math, science conference for girls set

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Girls in middle school or high school in northern New Mexico will have a chance next month to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, its managing contractor and Los Alamos Women in Science are co-sponsoring the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science conference in Los Alamos on April 6.

    Participants will do hands-on activities in such fields as astronomy, robotics, forensics, chemistry and earth science.

  • UPDATE: Sundevils, Sartans advance in 4A boys playoffs

    The Espanola Valley Sundevils and the St. Pius X Sartans were the winners in Saturday's late games of the Class AAAA boys basketball state first round.

    The Sundevils topped the visiting 15th seed, Valencia, 66-52, while ninth-seeded St. Pius pulled off an upset over eighth-seeded Kirtland Central, 65-38.

    The tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round. Los Alamos has lost three straight seasons in the state quarterfinals.

  • UPDATE: Softball game at Pojoaque postponed

    Today's scheduled softball game between Los Alamos and Pojoaque, which was scheduled for 4 p.m., has been postponed. Pojoaque is reporting wet conditions on its softball field.

    No make-up date has yet been announced. Check the Monitor for make-up information.

  • Police Beat reports one arrest, several investigations this week

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  • Lobos take two top honors in Mountain West postseason awards

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has taken two top honors in the Mountain West postseason awards.

    Steve Alford has been named coach of the year for the second straight season after leading the No. 8 Lobos (28-3) to the league title.

    Meanwhile, New Mexico swingman Darington Hobson, a junior college transfer, has become the first person to be named conference player of the year and newcomer of the year.

    Hobson led the Mountain West in rebounding, averaging 10.1 rebounds per game, and ranked third in scoring at 14.9 points per game.

  • WEB SPECIAL: Toppers, Sundevils meet in girls quarters Tuesday

    Here they go again.

    For the fifth time this season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper and Española Valley Sundevil girls basketball teams will face off against each other. And for the third straight time, it will be each other’s biggest game of the season.