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Today's News

  • Literacy night to be held at Chamisa Elementary School

    In recognition of National Young Readers Week, which began Monday, the staff of Los Alamos Public Schools is eager to host Family Literacy Night on Thursday at Chamisa Elementary School

    The schedule for the event will begin with the Scholastic Book Fair from 3:30-7 p.m.; a dinner hosted by the sixth-grade class will be held from 4-5 p.m.; the keynote speaker will take the stage at 4 p.m. and there will be storytelling for children from 5-5:45 p.m. Workshops will also be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Schools set to ask voters to approve funding measures

    Early next year, UNM-Los Alamos will ask voters to approve a two mil levy. It’s the first time in 29 years the college has asked the community for this kind of help and they need it desperately to augment reduced operational funding.

    At the same time, Los Alamos Public Schools will seek voter approval for a much needed six-year extension of an existing bond.

    Because the two entities are each feeling the economic pinch, they have agreed through their respective boards to join forces in order to save money in their election efforts.

  • Volleyball: All-District teams announced

    The All-District 2AAAA volleyball teams have been announced and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers were well-represented.

    Los Alamos earned three first-team nods as well as the Most Valuable Player of 2009 in the district.

    Read tonight's Monitor for all the details!

  • Volleyball: Ealey named district's 2009 MVP

    Los Alamos’ Taylor Ealey was named the District 2AAAA volleyball Most Valuable Player for the 2009 season.

    Ealey, a senior, was given the nod by the district volleyball coaches after a solid 2AAAA season.

    Los Alamos was well rewarded for its 9-0 district run in 2009, which was capped by a regular season and a 2AAAA championship tournament title. The Hilltoppers placed three players on the first team, as well as Ealey grabbing the MVP honors.

  • The power of a soda pop tab

    A pop tab is more than what it seems. It may look like a small, insignificant piece of metal but it can help make a difference in someone’s life.

    For instance, the VFW recently  donated the recycling proceeds to the American Veterans Cancer Fund.

    The fund received a hefty donation from Los Alamos High School freshman  Valerie Warthen, who donated 16 bags of pop tabs to VFW Post 8874.

  • A fundraiser dinner to be held tonight

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  • No more double dipping

    Gov. Bill Richardson today proposed reforms to the state’s return to work rules for retirees that will eliminate the practice known as “double dipping.”

    Richardson calls on lawmakers to pass the reforms during the upcoming regular legislative session that begins in January.

  • Boosting math and science education

    The time is ripe for STEM, according to President Obama, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, to name a few well-known supporters.

    STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It’s a political strategy for transforming an educational policy that proponents believe will not only improve learning results in general, but also restore America’s slumping vitality in the global marketplace.

  • Preparing for Thursday’s big vote

    As years of negotiations draw to a close, last minute concerns regarding the Trinity Site Revitalization Project and Airport Basin Site facilities lease were expressed at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

    Former school board members Louie Janecky and Alison Beckman told the board they are worried about the expense of it all as well as exposure aspects of the deal on the district.

  • A debt that can never be repaid

    This intangible thing we call freedom is interpreted differently by just about every individual, but one aspect that’s not open for debate is that we enjoy freedom because of the sacrifices made by countless veterans of our armed forces. We must never question that freedom is worth fighting for.

    The men and women of this country’s military have always exemplified valor, courage and bravery. The sacrifices they’ve made down through the years allow us all to revel in the freedom we have today.