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Today's News

  • Girls tennis: Toppers grab 2nd at invite in Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team finished second in the final team standings at the Los Alamos Invitational Tournament this weekend.

    The tournament, despite the name, was played in Santa Fe Friday and Saturday. In all, 13 teams took part in the double-elimination draw.

    The Hilltoppers picked up 12 team points at the tournament, topping both Cleveland and Taos, which finished tied for third with 8 points. Farmington, the defending Class AAAA champion, doubled-up on the Hilltoppers, scoring 24 team points at the tournament.

  • 04-07-10 Update

    “Touched by fire”

      “Touched by Fire: Hands that Help, Hands that Create,” the newest exhibit at Mesa Public Library will have an opening reception from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery.

    Social dance Friday

      Ballroom Etcetera will host a social dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church. Music will include Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country and Western. A $3 donation per person is requested; no partner is required.

    Dark Night Saturday

  • Celebration to recognize companies

    The New Mexico Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBA) helped 320 companies in 25 counties last year to solve technical challenges. Nine companies that participated in the program in 2009 will be honored for their outstanding achievements Thursday at the NMSBA’s Innovation Celebration.

    Journalists are invited to meet small business owners, scientists, and LANL and Sandia officials at the NMSBA program’s Innovation Celebration from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at The Bishop’s Lodge in Tesuque.

  • Talk on arms treaty

    With the announcement that President Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev have agreed to sign a new nuclear arms reduction treaty, a timely talk entitled “A New START and Beyond” by arms control expert Linton Brooks has been scheduled by the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.  

    The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m Tuesday in the meeting room at the new Holiday Inn Express located on Hwy 502 at the entrance to Los Alamos.

  • A brighter tomorrow

    A pregnant  woman needed a cesarean section for her baby to be delivered. When she went to the hospital, money was requested for the operation; money the woman did not have. In conclusion, the woman was refused care.

    This is when Americhelp, a nonprofit, non-governmental agency, stepped in. American volunteers along with the organization’s founder, Harold Salomon of Los Alamos, offered the fee for the cesarean section. At this point, Salomon said the hospital became embarrassed and ended up doing the operation for free.

  • Los Alamos forges a connection to the sea

    New Mexico might not have a single drop of seawater within its borders but the state has forged a bond with the ocean. There is something diving underneath the waves that bears New Mexico’s name.   

  • Wind Advisory: Remains in effect through much of Tuesday

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Tuesday morning:

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES MUCH OF WESTERN NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE SANTA FE AND ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREAS.

    * WINDS... NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

    * TIMING... WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN EARLY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... BEFORE TAPERING OFF EARLY THIS EVENING.

  • Los Alamos County Council green lights Economic Vitality Strategic Plan

    Following some two hours of discussion and public comment, Los Alamos County Council approved 7-0 an Economic Vitality Strategic Plan Monday evening.

    The plan will set the town on a course toward affordable housing, retail expansion, beautification, laboratory collaboration and more.

    Read the full story in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • UPDATE: LA thumps Pojoaque

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team won its third game in a row, topping Pojoaque on the road Monday, 14-6.

    Los Alamos scored five times in the fourth inning and Hilltopper catcher Micaela Christen belted a 3-run homer in the top of the sixth en route to the win.

    Read more about Monday's game in today's Monitor.

  • Meet the high school principal candidates

    The community is invited to submit questions and provide input on the final selection of a new principal for Los Alamos High School.

    Principal Claudia Krause-Johnson of Carlsbad’s Alta Vista Middle School and Interim LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock and are the finalists who rose to the top of a pool of eight applicants.

    A “meet the high school principal candidates” forum is set for 6 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.

    Parents, staff and community members are invited to submit questions by noon Tuesday.