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Today's News

  • Nobel winner takes ‘time’ for Oppenheimer memorial

    It’s all around us.

    Songwriters write about it. Movies twist it, torque it and terrify us with it.

    It passes by too fast. It goes too slow.

    In the end, it runs out on us all.

    And as pervasive as it is, says a reknowned scientist who has spent much of his life studying it, we do not get it.

    “I claim we still don’t understand what time is,” said Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel laureate.

    Zewail spoke Monday at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee 40th Memorial Lecture.

    His topic?

  • A lesson in punching the shark

    On Thursday, school staff headed back to work to get ready for some 3,405 students that will follow in their footsteps this week.

    The staff was entertained by Nathan Eklund, a lead educational consultant for the Search Institute, home of the 40 Developmental Assets.

    The wisdom Eklund imparted was a nugget of knowledge that should be gleaned by everyone in the community. The visual was to punch the shark.

  • Students represent LAHS

    Jin Park, Taylor Engleman and Nadine Sanchez attended the New Mexico HOBY Site of the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.  Park, Engleman and Sanchez joined 48 other young leaders representing as many high schools from throughout New Mexico. The three students represented Los Alamos High School.

    HOBY Leadership Seminars bring together a select group of high school sophomores from public and private high schools to interact with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education and the professions to discuss present and future issues.  

  • Walp’s comments self-serving bleats

    In response to the letter from Glenn Walp in the Aug. 13 Monitor: Please stop, Mr. Walp.

    You cloak yourself in the role of a righteous American but the noise I hear is the self-serving bleating of someone eager for the spotlight to promote his new book.

    You previously besmirched thousands of true Americans with your extreme claims of thievery among the LANL workforce. Now you suggest that our terrorist adversaries will obtain the nuclear material to harm the United States from LANL.

  • Richardson not usual lame duck

    Legacy. Hank Thoreau wrote that most of us “lead lives of quiet desperation.”  Another writer, William Faulkner, I believe, said that some of us are driven to leave a mark on history.  A “scratch on anonymity,” is how he phrased it, I think.

  • 21st Century Classroom

    It’s a new school year and students are excited and enthusiastic as always!  Well, okay, maybe not.

  • LOS ALAMOS UPDATE!Lightning strike downs power line leaving about 3,500 homes in the dark Sunday evening

    Heavy thunderstorms that raked the Los Alamos area Sunday afternoon and evening sent linemen with the Department of Utilities scrambling to restore power to some of the county's most populous neighborhoods.

  • Gates announces plans to exit Obama administration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Robert Gates plans to leave his job next year.

    A Republican and holdover from the Bush administration, Gates had agreed to stay on at the request of President Barack Obama. The move was intended to maintain stability at a time of two wars, although Gates has been open about his desire to return to civilian life in his home state of Washington.

  • WEATHER ALERT!Flash Flood Watch for the area through Monday evening

    The National Weather Service issued the following wether advisory Monday:

  • Watchdog group files suit to halt CMRR building

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A watchdog group has filed suit to halt a multibillion-dollar plutonium factory proposed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Los Alamos Study Group claims the Chemical and Metallurgy Research Replacement building is meant only to increase the production capacity for the cores of nuclear weapons, known as pits.