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Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Hopes are high for Mortillaro

    Hearty good wishes laced with ardent expectations for Anthony J. Mortillaro to lead Los Alamos in the right direction were expressed at two public receptions welcoming the new county administrator.

    County staff, community leaders and members of the public turned out for the first reception Wednesday at the White Rock Fire Station and more attended Thursday’s event at Fuller Lodge.

  • 11-6 update

    Catch the dive-in movie

      The Los Alamos County Recreation Division Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center will screen, “The Haunting in Connecticut,” on Nov. 13 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

      The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Only teenagers age 13 or older will be admitted. The movie begins at 7 p.m. on the 10-by-

    19-foot-tall poolside screen and in the classroom on the 37- inch flat screen TV. Popcorn and refreshments will be available for all. Bring an inflatable air mattress or rings.   

  • A tale of two cities

    As I follow the outrageous rumors and disturbing behavior surrounding health care reform, I am reminded of an earlier health crisis in this country. The outbreak of the AIDS virus in the 1980s created similar behavior among those who listened to the fear-mongers exploiting the crisis to advance their political and ideological agendas.