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Today's News

  • When gender equality is no longer a fairy tale

    Five years ago, while watching children’s entertainment with my then 2-year old daughter, I was stunned to see that there were far more male characters than female characters in  this media aimed at the youngest of children.

  • A rainbow world for dinos

    Children have always drawn and colored dinosaurs.  

    Vibrant oranges and yellows have competed with blues and greens. Now scientists are starting to catch up with what kids have always intuited about the dinosaurs of the Mesozoic Era.

  • UPDATE: Los Alamos results from opening round of tennis

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  • Wind Avisory: High winds expected later today and tonight

    The following advisory has been issued for the Los Alamos area:

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

    * LOCATION... THIS INCLUDES MOST OF THE EASTERN PLAINS... CENTRAL MOUNTAIN CHAIN AND ADJACENT HIGHLANDS... AS WELL AS THE SAN JUAN AND JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND UPPER RIO GRANDE VALLEY... INCLUDING THE SANTA FE METRO AREA.

  • Herrera heads to final state tourney

    While two out of three ain’t bad, three out of three is considerably better.

    That was the feat that Los Alamos Hilltopper golfer Alicia Herrera pulled off during the spring 2010 season.

    Herrera, who will head to the Class AAAA state championship tournament next week with her team, had been away from the game of golf for almost nine months before the start of the spring golf season, but that didn’t slow her down very much.

  • Fulfilling expectations is not as easy as pie

    My inspiration to pursue different things comes from the oddest places. After watching the 1992 Olympics, I became inspired to try  figure skating. When I read about one of the twin sisters in the “Sweet Valley High” book series working on the high school newspaper, I thought I would give journalism a try.

    And as a result of watching the main character in a movie serve up slices of a pie called Chocolate Strawberry Oasis, I strolled down the aisles of the grocery store looking for the ingredients to make this dessert myself.

  • 05-06-10 Update

    Jemez fire

      A downed power line involved in the Rivera Fire has disrupted power to 40 residences in the Cerra del Pino area. Jemez Mountain Electric is on site. The fire started at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday four miles west of Jemez Springs in Sandoval County.  No injuries have been reported. The fire has burned approximately 10 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed conifer. No structures are threatened. No evacuations are in place at this time. For additional information please call the Rivera Fire Information Center at 505-438-5321.

  • Conflict fills final budget hearing

    Tension rose and emotions ran high during Tuesday night’s County Council meeting. Discussion of the airport and environmental services went off without a hitch, however when the administrative services and capital improvement process topics came up, a heated discussion ensued.

  • Remembering that fateful day in May

    Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories running through Sunday when the Monitor is dedicating a special edition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Cerro Grande Fire and the opportunities that exist for the community into the next decade.

    In October of 1969, Jerry, my husband, and I moved to Los Alamos. There have been many changes before Jerry retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in March 2002. I can easily remember when TG&Y, the local variety store, was located where Central Avenue Grill now stands.

  • Planning for the journey ahead

    Councilors questioned UNM-LA’s unsuccessful campaign for a mil levy during Tuesday’s Los Alamos County Council meeting, when UNM-LA asked the county for financial assistance for FY 11’s operations.

    Administrators and the UNM-LA advisory board asked themselves that same question during a special work session Wednesday at the college.

    Board and staff discussed what direction should be taken from this point.