Today's News

  • A foundation of excellence propels Class of 2009

    The demand Los Alamos High School places on its students is what leads them to be tougher, brighter, more confident and ultimately more successful, Mick Matuszak said during his speech to the 2009 graduating class in Griffith Gymnasium Saturday.

    The students chose Matuszak as their teacher speaker for which he said, “I am truly very honored.”

  • New fuel standards and you

    While state officials are applauding the Obama administration’s plan for curbing vehicle emissions and requiring manufacturers to make vehicles that are more fuel efficient, we hope you all know that we have lost some more freedoms.

    It seems that the government can take away one freedom after another and we hardly notice.

    The freedom you lost this time was the one to make a personal choice.

  • Some tough shoes to fill

    Los Alamos will lose more than its county administrator at the end of the year. It will lose a steady hand that has taken the county through some tough times.

    Since Max Baker took over the county in December 2004, the difference in how things are done has been more than noticeable.

    For those who were here during that crazy year of 2004, you remember the fighting that went on between council and administration and the ugly exchanges which eventually led to the messy resignation of the administrator.

  • Two tie up pace race

    David Kratzer and John Ullman deadlocked for best prediction at this week's Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    This week’s pace race was held at American Springs Road, off N.M. 4. In all, 28 runners and walkers took part in Tuesday night's race.

    There was more than one tie Tuesday, however.

    Kratzer and Ullman were just two seconds off their predicted finish times in the event, while Connor Schultz and Jennifer Reglien both tied for third-best prediction of the night, with both finishing just six seconds off.

  • Aquatomics release pentathlon results

    Here are the results from the Los Alamos Aquatomics Pentathlon held May 9 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Competing teams were as follows: LAA-Los Alamos Aquatomics; MC-Mountain Club; PAC-Pajarito Aquatic Club; Taos – Taos Swim Team; CNMA – Central New Mexico Aquatics; BLUE – Santa Fe Blue Sharks; UN-unattached.

    Complete results are in Sunday's Monitor.

  • Speaker to discuss her work at library

    Marta Weigle’s resume is a thick one. She is an anthropology professor and chairwoman of the Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. She is also the former owner of Ancient City Press in Santa Fe and worked as an editor from 1981-2005.

    Weigle has shared her knowledge as a consultant for projects provided through National Endowment for the Humanities Youth Planning grants. These projects include  the “Oral History of Huerfano Valley” project the Walsenburg School System did in Colorado.

  • Dancing into the spring season

    Students of Dance Arts Los Alamos will present their annual Spring Recital at 7 p.m. Saturday at Duane Smith Auditorium. The show will include ballet, modern dance, tap, hip-hop, musical theater and Scottish Highland, and will showcase the choreography of seven DALA instructors. Admission is free.

  • Stop the bullying Focus on the good, positive qualities in people

    This week we look at Asset #12, School Boundaries. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when school provides clear rules and consequences.”

    As the school year ends, the administration is beginning to create a singular path to bullying prevention, as part of a state mandate.

  • Lott takes helm at Bandelier National Monument

    Already on the job for 10 days, Jason Lott is now officially recognized as Bandelier National Monument’s new superintendent.

    “Superintendents are charged with a public trust responsibility to faithfully protect, preserve and most certainly provide for the public’s access and enjoyment of their parks,” Acting Regional Director Laura Joss of the Intermountain Region of the Park Service told the crowd gathered at Bandelier for the installation ceremony Wednesday morning.

  • Behind the fence: Manhattan Project sites

    Many of the sites associated with the Manhattan Project from World War II are centered on Ashley Pond, but dozens more are scattered around the laboratory’s grounds, hidden from the public view. In observance of New Mexico Heritage Month, Ellen McGehee of the Ecology and Air Quality group at Los Alamos National Laboratory gave a presentation Wednesday at the Bradbury Science Museum on the hidden historical sites behind the fence.