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Today's News

  • News Alert: Roofing fumes drive dozens of LANL employees to seek medical evaluations

    Word that a collapsed roof and bromine fumes shut down the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research (CMR) Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory Wednesday was apparently false.

    "There's been some roofing being done on the CMR Building and air monitoring inside CMR revealed volatile organism compounds from roofing adhesive had entered the building," LANL spokesman Jeff Berger said. "So LANL managers in charge ordered a controlled evacuation and made available medical evaluations for anyone who wanted to go to the Occupational Medicine Facility."

  • Track and field: Pittman concludes career with win

    ALBUQUERQUE – Buzzes at state track and field meets often get going by what an athlete might do.

    In the case of Kyle Pittman, the buzz all centered around what he wasn’t doing.

    Pittman, the premier prep distance runner in the state, wasn’t even going to attempt a clean sweep of the distance events, a feat that his friend and predecessor, Gareth Gilna, attempted and completed one year earlier.

  • Running: Romero is best predictor in pace race

    Alexander Romero was the top predictor at this week’s pace race.

    The pace race, a weekly event sponsored by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was held Tuesday at American Springs Road. Tuesday’s race included both a 1-mile and 3-mile course.

    All this week’s top predictions were made by runners on the long course.

    Romero finished the race with a prediction error of just 12 seconds on the 3-mile course Tuesday. Romero topped Michael Jablin, who was 20 seconds off, and Karen Thom, who finished 30 seconds off.

  • Sports update

    Hoops camps start May 31

    The annual Hilltopper Basketball Camp is scheduled from May 31-June 11 at Griffith Gymnasium and Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    The camp includes four sessions. Session one for kids in kindergarten through third grade, while session two is for kids in grades 4-6. Session three is for players in grades 7-12 and session four is for high schoolers interested in playing for this Hilltoppers this winter.

    Price for participation is $40 per session or $75 for two sessions.

    For more information or to register, call 412-5313.

  • LACW to perform a 20th Century masterpiece

    Saturday, the Los Alamos Community Winds (LACW), under the baton of musical director Ted Vives, will conclude its 10th anniversary season with a performance of Carl Orff’s 1937 groundbreaking work, “Carmina Burana.” Noted for its scale and scope, the LACW will be joined by the Los Alamos High School choral program under the direction of Paula Nichols.

  • Learn an ancient form of Christian art

    An icon painting workshop in the Byzantine-Russian tradition will be held June 21-26 in Santa Fe.  

    The Prosopon School of Iconology introduces students to the practice and theory of the ancient Christian art of icon-writing in the Byzantine-Russian tradition.

    In the intensive, “hands-on” workshop each participant will paint an icon using traditional techniques and materials.

  • 05-21-10 Update

    Correction

      The band that will perform at 7 p.m. today at Ashley Pond will be Eddy and the Nomads, not the Tinsley Ellis Band as incorrectly stated in Thursday’s Monitor. The Monitor regrets the error.

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  • Running: Trail Runs expecting 650 participants

    The founder of the long, difficult races that make up the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs was no stranger to long, difficult races himself.

    Runner Aaron Goldman saw the race he founded grow by leaps and bounds throughout its four years of existence, but would not get to see its fifth running. Goldman died April 26.

    The fifth annual Jemez Mountain Trail Runs will be held Saturday starting at the Los Alamos Posse Shack. The competitions include a 50-mile run, a 50-kilometer run and a half-marathon.

  • New Mexico, Intel propose water rights agreement

    ALBUQUERQUE — Computer chip manufacturer Intel Corp. and the Interstate Stream Commission have reached an agreement that would improve the company’s competitive position while ensuring that New Mexico keeps enough water in the Rio Grande for downstream users and endangered species.

    The agreement was presented Wednesday during the commission’s regular meeting in Albuquerque. Commissioners decided to postpone action on the agreement until their June 16 meeting.

  • Court won’t review mining permit

    ALBUQUERQUE — A federal appeals court has refused to review a ruling upholding a federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission decision that will allow a company to leach uranium at an aquifer that supplies drinking water for 15,000 Navajos in northwestern New Mexico.

    Eric Jantz, an attorney for the Santa Fe-based Environmental Law Center, which represents mining opponents, said Wednesday the center is looking at whether there are other legal options.

    “This is a sad day for justice,” he said.