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Today's News

  • A more comfortable place to read

    It’s high noon on a balmy summer afternoon in July 2008. You are browsing the shelves of Mesa Public Library in search of a good read.

    A search that should be a relaxing and calming experience is instead marked by grave discomfort as a result of the hot and humid conditions in the library.

    Many patrons of the Mesa Public Library had experienced these feelings of discomfort during hot days.

  • 11-8 The Update

    Daddy and Me Fridays

      Family Strengths Network’s Daddy and Me Fridays will feature a Thanksgiving Day craft during the program from 10:30 a.m.-noon Friday. Fathers are encouraged to take the day off from work or take an early lunch to spend some time with their toddler. Daddy and Me Fridays provides snacks. There is no cost to attend.

    Lunch with a leader

  • Take a visual tour of Tony Hillerman’s stories

    When reading, images are conjured in a reader’s mind. They wonder, what does a character look like? What the appearance of a setting? With a new book by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, these questions can be answered.

    Their book, “Tony Hillerman’s Landscape: On the Road with Leaphorn and Chee,” takes a visual tour of the settings featured in the mystery writer’s books.

  • Cellist Jim Knudson steps into the spotlight

    On Friday, Los Alamos resident Jim Knudson will step into the spotlight as the soloist with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, playing the “Saint-Saens Cello Concerto.” Knudson is not inexperienced with the limelight. Being a soloist is only one of many hats this man wears.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Empathy-We’re Ameri-cans, not Ameri-can’ts

    Feelings account for a lot. In fact, according to the Search Institute, youth benefit from possessing Asset #33, Interpersonal Competence. The institute states, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they have empathy, sensitivity and friendship making skills.”

    This week, I have had the honor and pleasure of assisting the Russian delegation from our Sister City in Sarov, Russia, and attending the annual Search Institute Conference.

  • LAHS principal prepares to call it a career

    Los Alamos High School Principal Grace Brown announced her retirement during a gathering of high school staff Tuesday after school.

    “But don’t count me gone just yet, I will be working up to my last day,” Brown said.

  • House demolition along Trinity to begin soon

    Demolition of two houses along Trinity Drive will get underway in the next week. This is the first step in a bigger project the County hopes to undertake in future years to eventually improve the alignment of 35th Street with the Trinity and 36th Street intersections.

  • BREAKING NEWS: LANS pay packages have been outed

    Read more in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor

  • LA holds on for shutout win over Roswell

    ALBUQUERQUE   —  With its 1-0 victory Thursday over the Roswell Coyotes, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is in the mix of a suddenly wide-open Class AAAA championship race.

    Los Alamos staved off a furious charge from Roswell at the end of Thursday’s AAAA quarterfinal game to preserve a shutout victory, pulling off a small upset at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex.

  • County property tax bills are in the mail

    Los Alamos County property tax bills went out to property owners last week, according to an announcement by the county.

    Property tax bills for 2009 were mailed to property owners last week. The first half installment is due Tuesday and becomes delinquent after Thursday, Dec. 10. Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 or postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.