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Today's News

  • Sending prayers to Jurez Sunday

    Oftentimes when a disaster or catastrophe hits, people flock to the affected area to offer assistance and aid. The situation in Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico, appears to have the opposite effect.

    For instance, the amount of people who signed up to construct houses for families in need through the Gateway Mission Training Center, located in El Paso, Texas, has slowed to a trickle.

    In the past, the Christian organization performed 15 building projects during the summer. Now, only one or two are performed.

  • Local music student to give back to LAAC

    The Los Alamos Arts Council offers a lot to aspiring musicians – it brings them inspiration in the Brown Bag shows and the Guitar and Gateaux series and provides opportunities for young performers to take the stage through the senior recitals.

    One student has taken notice of this fact and as a result, is giving back to this community organization.

    Pianist and Los Alamos High School graduate Nathan Salazar is hosting a concert at 7 p.m. June 18 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • The famous wizard visits at UNM-LA

    Harry Potter will spend a lot of time in Los Alamos this summer, with Harry Potter themed exhibits, lectures and classes going on around town. The effort has been organized around a visit to Mesa Public Library July 14-Aug. 9 by a traveling exhibit titled, “Harry Potter’s World:  Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health with support from the American Library Association.  

  • Sidewalk obstruction removal program explained

    In 2002, Los Alamos County instituted a sidewalk obstruction removal program to clear sidewalks adjacent to homes and businesses of overgrown vegetation.

    Clearing crews hired by the county removed overgrown vegetation along sidewalks in Los Alamos and White Rock, leaving clear pathways for pedestrian use. The program proved a success because:

    •The county sidewalks were reclaimed for their intended use;

    •It enhanced the appearance of our community; and

  • Ribbon cutting set for June 26

    The Los Alamos County Council invites the public to the grand opening of the Pajarito Cliffs Site (formerly known as the Airport Basin Site) at 10 a.m. on June 26.

    The Pajarito Cliffs Site is the home of the following county and school district facilities: warehouse, parks, purchasing, risk management, shop, traffic, transit, fleet, utilities, pavement and facilities operations.

  • The Voice of the Hilltoppers

    The “Voice of the Hilltoppers” is now a voice for the ages.

    Longtime KRSN sports announcer Gene Mortensen, who has been calling sporting events over the airwaves since the mid-1980s, was inducted into the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in a ceremony Saturday in Albuquerque.

    Mortensen, who is perhaps best known for his broadcasts of Los Alamos Hilltopper football and basketball games, was inducted into the Hall of Fame along with veteran University of New Mexico announcer Mike Roberts.

  • Trinity Place project update

    The Trinity Place development project is moving into a new, more public phase in the coming months.  Since Los Alamos County terminated its exclusive developer arrangement with the Boyer Company last fall, many people have assumed that the project was “dead” or that work on the project had ceased. 

    That has not been the case, although the difficulties being experienced throughout the U.S. economy have made for slow going over the winter.

  • Girls basketball: LA standout scores 14 in All-Star Game
  • Sending out prayers

    House of Hope Women and Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church are hosting a special service for Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. For the past five years, the House of Hope Women have traveled to Juárez to build houses for those in need. The service, which will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, will deliver prayers of peace and protection for the Mexican city. Read more in tomorrow's Monitor.

  • May retail sales point to shaky underpinnings in economic recovery

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A big drop in May retail sales has raised new concerns about the durability of the economic recovery.

    Retail sales plunged 1.2 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Friday. It was the largest decline in eight months.

    Americans slashed spending on everything from cars to clothing to building materials. Auto sales fell 1.7 percent. Excluding autos, sales fell 1.1 percent.