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Today's News

  • Gymnastics: Kuzmack, Pulliam have big showings for LA Tumblers

    Mikayla Pulliam and Megan Kuzmack were the top finishers for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers at the Eagle Ridge Gymnastics Autumn Invitational.

    The Autumn Invitational was held Nov. 7 in Rio Rancho. More than 140 gymnasts from eight New Mexico clubs took part in the event.

    Kuzmack finished with an all-around score of 34.00 to take fifth place in the level 6, 12-14 age division, while Pulliam had a 33.75 all-around score, giving her third place in the level 5, 12-and-over division.

  • Hockey: LA faces Taos Friday night

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  • Work causes detours

     The Diamond Drive contractor is planning on adjusting valve covers on 38th Street Saturday.

      As a result, the westernmost lane on 38th Street going into the Aspen School area will be closed.

     Motorists desiring to access 38th Street from northbound Diamond, Arkansas, or southbound Diamond will need to use 35th or 36th Streets.

      Motorists may use 38th Street to exit onto Diamond or Arkansas at the stoplight.

     38th Street should be open by the end of the day Saturday.

  • Lab gains in community perceptions

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has made significant improvements in the all important “favorable impression” category of an annual opinion survey.

    The tracking study by Albuquerque-based Research & Polling, Inc. continues an annual program measuring the laboratory’s perceived performance and relationships with the communities of Northern New Mexico.

    The sample is based on interviews conducted from Aug. 24 to Sept. 22 with 224 community leaders from a list of 302 names provided by the laboratory.

  • Local boy struck by vehicle

    A Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader on his way to basketball practice shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

    Logan Collins, 12, reportedly stepped off an Atomic City Transit bus that stopped in the far right lane and into the path of a Chevrolet Avalanche traveling in the same direction but in the left lane on San Ildefonso

    Road at Hawk Drive.

  • Enough for all

    Thanksgiving is a tradition associated with a feast of food.  The traditional Thanksgiving menu often features turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie.  There is more than enough food for all.

    Or is there?

    More than 36 million Americans are facing hunger, yet nearly 96 billion pounds of food are wasted every year.  So perhaps there is enough food for all, but not everyone is getting enough food.

  • Don’t put Police Beat in Monitor Update

    Please do not put the “Police Beat” on the front page of the Monitor.  This serves no purpose except perhaps gossip and fear-mongering.  Please do not publish photographs of people who have been arrested but who have not yet been brought to court for a just hearing of their case. 

  • Another alert for “Let Me In”

    When our daughter was cast for “Let Me In,” based on Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist’s book “Let the Right One In,” we thought the deal was a good one, $9.50 an hour, 40 hours/week, with teachers present as required by state law. Plus she was going to be in the movies! We overnighted the book to check it out. I encourage anyone involved in this movie to do the same. It is a free country but this book goes beyond bad taste. It is of the “horror” genre but it is hideous.

  • UNM inspires more head scratching

    You can get a fairly good sense of how people in other parts of the country perceive New Mexico by the questions they ask about the state of affairs in this enchanted land.

    In the latter 1990s, for instance, when Gary Johnson was governor, easily the question most often put to me when talking with folks beyond New Mexico’s borders was, “Is your governor really serious about legalizing marijuana?”

    Some were horrified by the thought, others were downright titillated, but they all wanted to talk about it.

  • 11-19 Update

    Parks and Rec. meeting tonight

       The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the training room at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Take the Arts Stroll Friday