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Today's News

  • At one time or another, we are all poor

    In a letter to the Monitor on Dec. 1, Don Willerton requested more information about who the poor in Los Alamos are. It is easier to answer his question by discussing who the poor are not. “The poor” are not victims of their own personal choices. Poverty, despite the myths we tell ourselves so we can try to sleep better at night, is not a punishment for personal failures and bad life choices. It is neither the result of laziness, nor of the lack of motivation or responsibility.

  • New place for Police Beat appreciated

    Thank you for listening to your readership and moving the police blotter with its mug shots off the front page.

    Kathryn Willcutt

    Los Alamos

  • Must everything be disrupted?

    Last week, President Obama and his family lit the national Christmas tree.  Any moment now we can expect the Alliance for Perpetual Discord and Division, (Beck, Boehner, Coulter, Limbaugh, et al.) to proclaim that he did it wrong.

     

    Jan Novak

    Los Alamos

  • Mother Nature as a record keeper

    As a record-keeper, I’m pathetic. I often can’t keep track of where my checkbook is, let alone the balance in the account. The chief problem determining the balance isn’t my arithmetic skills, it’s that I don’t enter all the checks that I write for merchants in the ledger. No wonder the amount I show I have becomes a tad different from what the bank feels I have in my account.

    As I say, I’m not a good record-keeper.  

  • LAHS students check a project off the list

    Sometimes it takes a village to make a project come together and with the help of Los Alamos Public Schools staff, yet another project is up and running, or sitting as the case may be.

    Students from the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program have worked together for a few years to raise the funds to donate a bench to Los Alamos High School.

    “It is always great to get a donation that will help support our kids. The LAYL groups do a lot to support the high school and the youth of our community,” Athletic Director Vickie Nelms said.

  • Tuesday's School Board Meeting Canceled

    The school board meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today is canceled due to the winter storm.

     

  • In wake of winter storm travel remains treacherous

    The punishing winter storm that rolled through the Los Alamos area Monday night and Tuesday has moved on to wreak havoc in the midwest Wednesday. The temperature here was a bone-chilling 11 degrees at 6 a.m. and county plows had already been at work for hours.

    Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos National Laboratory appear to be ready to return to regular schedules today, despite the fact that many secondary roads still remain snow-packed. Temperatures today are not expected to get above freezing, so the snow on the roads now will remain unless plows remove it.

  • Boys basketball: LA faces big challenge at tourney

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team might have mixed emotions following Tuesday’s postponed home game.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play the Belen Eagles Tuesday night at Griffith Gymnasium, but the game was postponed indefinitely due to the snow and icy road conditions.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers look to build on 1st win

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team garnered any momentum last weekend, it may need it immediately heading into this weekend.

    The Hilltoppers grabbed their first win of the season Saturday against the Moriarty Pintos on the road. Their season continues Thursday in their opening round game of the Joe Armijo Invitational.

    The Joe Armijo Invitational is hosted by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers. It includes eight teams from, mostly from the Albuquerque area, although Las Cruces High School and Montwood High School of El Paso, Texas, will also take part.

  • Employees to place wreaths at cemetery

    To help honor the nation’s veterans Los Alamos National Laboratory employees are volunteering to place wreaths at gravesites in Santa Fe National.

    Volunteers are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, to be assigned sections within the cemetery.

    Family members also are welcome and parking is available at the cemetery.

    The 18th annual Wreaths Across America is an offshoot of Arlington National Cemetery’s annual laying of 5,000 holiday wreaths there.