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Today's News

  • Balanced approach resembles walking a tightrope

    There’s been some discussion both internally at the Monitor and externally amongst those in the community regarding why the newspaper has declined to print some letters to the editor. The letters in question have come from proponents of the election now underway concerning two education propositions.

  • Mother Nature clobbers us

    Many of us living in the far Western states know what it is to feel the power of seismic waves passing through the Earth. The sharp jolts are unmistakable, and the sense of chaos is terrifying even to those of us who like a thrill.

    A minor earthquake I felt in Berkeley, Calif., still stands out in my mind some 30 years later, and not because it’s one of my favorite memories. My thoughts turned to it as soon as I heard the news from the Eureka, Calif., area, which experienced an offshore earthquake of 6.5 on the Richter scale recently.

  • LA opens district season with big win

    In the first District 2AAAA girls basketball game of the season, the first 10 minutes almost couldn’t have been scripted any better for the Taos Tigers, but the Tigers couldn’t capitalize.

    And the Los Alamos Hilltoppers made them pay.

    Los Alamos, which trailed by 5 points to the unheralded Tigers early in the second quarter, quickly righted the ship and outscored the Tigers 17-4 in the final 6:48 of the first half, taking control of Tuesday night’s contest.

  • LAHS choir students get ready to serve breakfast

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  • 01-12-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 31

    5:23 p.m. – A 22-year-old Los Alamos woman reported damage to two vehicles parked at her residence. The estimated loss is $750.

    Jan. 1

    3:02 p.m. – Top Nails and Spa at 800 Trinity Dr., reported it was burglarized. The estimated loss is $300.

  • Los Alamos Choral Society and Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra pair up

    Experience a partnership of artistic proportions. Not only is music and poetry being paired together, but the Los Alamos Choral Society and members of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra are collaborating to present these two mediums in concert.  

     The concert, “Choral Masterworks by Ralph Vaughan Williams,” will begin at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road.

  • Round one underway as series of winter storms push through the region

    Here's the latest update from the National Weather Service as of Tuesday morning:

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... TOTALING 2 TO 4 INCHES.

    * TIMING... SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE MODERATE AT TIMES THROUGH THIS MORNING... THEN THEY WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY AND POSSIBLY MIX WITH RAIN AS SNOW LEVELS LIFT THIS AFTERNOON.

  • Chaos, violence hamper Haiti relief efforts

     PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Relief workers say pockets of violence in Haiti's devastated capital are hindering a slow increase in much-needed aid delivery, and some residents have banded together to protect the few possessions they have left.

    As thousands of others head to the countryside, people in one hillside Port-au-Prince district blocked off access to their street with cars and asked local young men to patrol for looters.

    "We never count on the government here," said Tatony Vieux, 29. "Never."

  • NEWS ALERT: The plot thins: Getting to the bottom of the mystery of the hazardous waste dump known as MDA-B
  • Get involved in science

    Put on some goggles, light up the bunsen burner and observe innovations in science take flight during the annual Los Alamos County Science Fair Saturday in the Los Alamos High School cafeteria.

    The public is invited to view the projects between 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    Students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will display their projects in elementary, elementary class, junior and senior divisions.