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Today's News

  • LAHS students score high on national exam

    There was a lot to celebrate during the German Club meeting on Friday. German teacher Anita Boshier recognized the students who placed in the top 90th percentile for the National German Exams this year.

  • Secretary of State offers campaign finance report training to NM candidates

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The secretary of state's office is offering training for candidates and their campaign treasurers in how to use a new state computer system for campaign finance reports.

    Secretary of State Mary Herrera announced the first training sessions will be Friday in Farmington at the San Juan Community College.

    Other training will be provided next week in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and Clovis.

  • Dangerous wind conditions expected in the Los Alamos area today and tomorrow

    A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING... ... HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

  • Track and field: Toppers to host 2AAAA meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams will again host the District 2AAAA championship meet this season.

    The meet will be held Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Field. Field event competition starts at 3 p.m. Friday with running events beginning at 4 p.m.

    Los Alamos has hosted the 2AAAA meet every season since 2001, as it is the only school in the district that has been willing or able to host.

  • 04-20-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    April 8

    7:56 p.m. – A 41-year-old Española man reported that someone stole a statue from his office at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 3. The estimated loss is $300.

  • Discovering a hidden talent

    Some people are born into art and some people just sort of discover a hidden talent somewhere along the path of life. Such is the case of Santa Fe artist Rodney Estrada.

    Estrada is a chef by trade but has found that his love for art has blossomed over the years and is now in full bloom.

  • Ski season best in years for NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Heavy mountain snowfall over the winter translated into a bountiful season for New Mexico ski areas. The ski industry reported a 23 percent increase in skier days during the just-completed season compared with the year before.

    The state's ski areas also reported the most skier visits since the 2000-01 season. Ski New Mexico executive director George Brooks says the industry was hoping to hit 1 million skiers, but the final number came up just short of that — 964,793.

    Brooks says the national economy helped New Mexico.

  • UPDATE: Kirk resigns from boys basketball program

    Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball head coach Alan Kirk has turned in his resignation, Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced Monday.

    Kirk, who has taken the team to the Class AAAA quarterfinal round of the playoffs each of the past four seasons, has been the head coach of the boys program since 2003.

    More information will be in today's Monitor.

  • Obama to Deficit Commission: Hold recommendations until after November election

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington must urgently confront unpleasant truths about deficits, while the Federal Reserve chairman said failure to mop up red-ink spending would "ultimately do great damage" to the country.

    Obama refused to rule out measures that would fight "exploding deficits." This signaled that politically toxic tax increases were options that could be under consideration by members of a panel he tasked with reducing federal deficits that threaten to erode Americans' standard of living.

  • News Alert: Bandelier to burn 43 acres today

    A prescribed burn will take place today at Bandelier National Monument.

    The burn will cover 43 acres of the paired watershed located on the mesa top south of the Bandelier headquarters.

    This will be a single day burn but some smoke may be visible for an additional day or so.