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Today's News

  • More on bicycle safety

    Dear Editor,

    Janet Basinger’s recent letter in the Monitor (Apr. 21), discussing bicycling safety, needs further discussion.

  • More strange goings-on in Lincoln County

    By JAY MILLER

    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- Recently this column mentioned that Lincoln County seems to have the strangest goings-on of any place in the state. In that column, we talked about their fandangos, which were quite the rage a century ago.

    In fact, fandangos got to be so wild that the state Legislature banned them. To our knowledge, that law has never been repealed but the town of Lincoln, where many fandangos once occurred, has reinstated them, although on a somewhat tamer scale.

  • Don't open business later

    Dear Editor,

    Regarding the article by Carol Clark on Roger Brooks’ community presentation: I disagree that local businesses should entertain the idea of opening later, although they may find it profitable to stay open later. For those of us who spent our career arriving at work early, it is difficult to break such an ingrained habit. If I need something, I do not enjoy the choice of going to Española or Santa Fe and returning, before the local merchants open..

    Jon Hicks

    Los Alamos

  • Former LANL deputy director named to advisory council

    President Obama’s list of 20 members for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) included William Press, a former senior manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory,

    Press, who maintains a residence in Los Alamos, is currently Professor of Computer Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin.

    From 1998 to 2004 he was Deputy Laboratory Director for Science and Technology at LANL, where he had direct responsibility for the laboratory’s technical programs.

  • SOC employee lends a helping hand

    Rural living is a way of life for some, even in this age of technology.

    Getting in touch with nature and living off of the land is appealing to some, but for the Tarahumara Indians of northwest Mexico, remote living is a way of life.

    The Spanish, upon their arrival in Mexico in the 1500s, first discovered the Tarahumara throughout Chihuahua. Being a shy, private people, the Tarahumara retreated to the Sierra Tarahumara, where they lived in nearly inaccessible canyons.

  • Much ado about new flu

    A flurry of activity erupted Monday in response to reports of an emerging flu epidemic traced to southeastern Mexico late last week.

    By this morning, the disease had reached the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. Travel advisories, but not bans, are in effect for Mexico, according to the Associated Press.

    Mexico has reported more than 150 fatalities blamed on influenza A (H1N1), a respiratory ailment found in pigs, which does not normally infect humans.

  • Celebrating a world-wide trait

    An interest in partying is a world-trait. Thursday, Aspen Elementary School will be whooping it up in the form of a carnival.

    The entire school is getting involved, Stephanie Rittner, an art teacher said, is getting involved. Kindergarteners through sixth-graders will participate in a parade, exhibit their artwork and second- and first-graders will perform a dance.

    Music will also be played.

    The parade, which will be for parents, will begin at   1:45 p.m.

  • Boys tennis: LA is dominant at Bosque invite

    With the District 2AAAA championship tournament looming, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is playing at a high level.

    This weekend, Los Alamos won the Bosque School Triangular, decisively topping a pair of solid teams along the way. Los Alamos knocked off host Bosque, 8-1, then topped Farmington also by an 8-1 count.

    Also this weekend, the Hilltoppers thumped District 2AAAA foe Capital in a makeup contest, shutting out the Jaguars 9-0.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers beat Bosque, fall to Scorps

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team split its matches at the Bosque School Triangular this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped host Bosque School 6-3 at the triangular, but fell to the Farmington Scorpions 7-2 at the same event.

    Bosque is a top-shelf small-school program but isn’t the powerhouse it was in 2008. Farmington, however, is the team to beat in Class AAAA in 2009.

    Hilltopper head coach Bruce Cottrell said, however, he’s not sure if there’s  any team in AAAA that can beat Farmington’s Scorpions.

  • Baseball: LA sweeps, takes control of district race

    While after Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team might feel good about itself, skipper Mike Gill doesn’t want it feeling too good.

    “Go look at that press box and tell me how many district championships we have written on there,” Gill told his players after Saturday’s doubleheader with Bernalillo. “There’s none.”