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Today's News

  • UPDATE: Williams named head football coach

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced today that it has hired Garett Williams as its new head football coach.

    Williams will replace Bob Scott, who retired shortly after the 2009 season. Scott won 124 games in his 20 years leading the program.

    Williams has assisted with the program for the past two seasons and is currently a seventh-grade science teacher at Los Alamos Middle School.

    For more information, read today's Monitor.

  • Delving further into the start of existence

    It’s completely possible to exist for others before we even exist for ourselves.

    In a way, this is obvious. For instance, my mother and grandmother have memories of me as an infant, memories of which I am a major part but yet I can’t remember at all.

    My grandma, several times, has recalled the first time she held me, and how I looked right into her eyes “as though (I) were thinking.” In contrast, one of my mom’s favorite stories involves a time I threw up in her mouth.

  • Something’s Cooking at the Spitfire Grill

    Editor’s note: The following is part of a series to promote the Los Alamos Little Theater’s next production, “The Spitfire Grill.” The interview, writer and  mugshot are fictitious. Brenna Moore wrote the story. The photo is by Larry Gibbons. The Spitfire Grill will be performed at 7:30 p.m. May 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 as well as at 2 p.m. May 9 and 16 at LALT.

  • Engage in a great conversation

    Who doesn’t love a great conversation? Pair it with a good meal and you have the fixings for a successful event. What luck then that the LAPS Foundation is hosting a fundraiser called Great Conversations.

    Those who have a love for socializing or possess a gift for the gab are invited to the event, which will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Central Avenue Grill.   

    The event features 15 speakers who will each address a different topic. Participants can choose a topic they are interested in and register for a seat at the speakers’ table.

  • Softball: Toppers crush Jaguars, improve to 5-0 in district

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  • 04-15-10 Update

    LAPS school board meeting

      The Los Alamos Public Schools board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the boardroom to discuss a policy review. Following the meeting, the board will host a retreat at 9:30 a.m.

    Don’t miss the LASO

      Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Tickets cost $15 for adults and

    $10 for students and will be sold at the door.

    Alvin, Simon and Theodore

  • No extended hours for L.A. post office

    While post offices in some communities around the state and across the nation typically remain open until midnight every April 15 Tax Day, the Los Alamos Post Office will close at 5 p.m. as it does every business day.

    Postmaster Catherine Rodriguez issued a news release regarding tax deadline operations for nearby communities.

  • U.S. has own nuclear issues

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, holding a summit to urge world leaders to secure their nuclear material, frequently calls the risk of terrorists getting a nuke “the single biggest threat to U.S. security.” What he is less likely to talk about is the United States’ own shortcomings in safeguarding its nuclear stockpile.

  • Parents urged to seek help

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”

  • Update: Online reporting glitches may be holding up campaign finance reports

    As of Wednesday afternoon, only seven of the eleven county council candidates had campaign finance reports posted on the secretary of state's site. The deadline for filing the reports elapsed at midnight Monday. The penalty for failure to file the report can cost a candidate for public office $50 per day. However, a spokesperson with the secretary of state's office suggests that the problem may rest more with the online reporting system rather than with candidates filing late.