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Today's News

  • Stories we remember in 2009

    Many stories appearing in the Monitor this year stirred community reaction. One that drew considerable passion was the story about Principal Mike Katko’s job being questioned at Mountain Elementary School.

    The story first broke in the Monitor March 25. It was written based on a number of telephone calls that morning from alarmed parents and teachers and the refusal by school officials and Katko to talk about it.

  • Health and fitness: New year is time to meet goals

    The resolution season is upon us and many are deciding to make this the year they lose those extra pounds.

    Whether it’s a couple pounds or many, the key to successful weight loss is to do it the right way.

    I see people everyday who are achieving their goals and shedding those excess pounds by eating right and exercising. This is the right way to lose weight. Crash diets, trendy weight-loss methods and expensive supplements might provide some temporary success on the scale. But, invariably, they will fail and leave you right back the way you started, if not worse.

  • Roadrunner led the way for the lab

    The year was the best of times and the second best of times for Los Alamos National Laboratory’s high performance supercomputer, the Roadrunner.

    In May the Roadrunner was named the speediest supercomputer in the world for the third half-year in a row, a lifetime at the top, in terms of supercomputer years.

    But then in November, a relentless competitor vaulted ahead. Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Jaguar, having trailed the Roadrunner in the last two ranking, zoomed out in front.

  • New Year wishes from local officials

    As a new year is now upon us, community leaders took a few moments to share their wishes for 2010.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio expressed his wishes for the laboratory employees as well as the community.

  • 2009: What a strange year

    With the advent of each new year, we can’t help but reminisce about the good times we had over the past twelve months. Buying your first house. Picking out that new expensive carpet. Bringing home a puppy for your kids. Buying a new carpet after the puppy ruined the carpet in your new house. Yeah, you can’t help but smile as you look back.

    Perhaps the best way to say au revoir (or Good Riddance) to 2009 is to recall some of the highlights that entertained the nation.

  • Listen up, Los Alamos

    On Jan. 9, the Los Alamos Concert Association brings Trio Solisti, the group The New Yorker magazine calls “the most exciting piano trio in America,” to Los Alamos.  Trio Solisti will begin performing at 8 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium, and a reception will follow the concert.

    Trio Solisti,  or “three soloists,” is comprised of violinist Maria Bachmann, cellist Alexis Pia Gerlach and pianist Jon Klibonoff. They are acclaimed artists in their own right, who share a common vision.  

  • Make connections over dinner

    If your're looking for some conversation, a way to satisfy curiosity or just make a connection, there is a simple to accomplish these objectives. Just sit down to dinner.

    For several years, the Our Lady of the Woods has hosted a dinner the first Friday of every month. The event is not to escape the chore of cooking at home but to provide outreach to the community.

    Rowan, the high priestess of Our Lady of the Woods, explained while the local Wiccan coven opens its Sabbaths to the community, the events do not really give participants an opportunity to socialize.

  • Make connections over dinner

    If your're looking for some conversation, a way to satisfy curiosity or just make a connection, there is a simple to accomplish these objectives. Just sit down to dinner.

    For several years, the Our Lady of the Woods has hosted a dinner the first Friday of every month. The event is not to escape the chore of cooking at home but to provide outreach to the community.

    Rowan, the high priestess of Our Lady of the Woods, explained while the local Wiccan coven opens its Sabbaths to the community, the events do not really give participants an opportunity to socialize.

  • A demonstration of gratitude
  • 2009 Year in Review: Toppers turn in another exciting year in sports

    It was a wild year on the court, on the gridiron, on the pitch and on the trail, to say the least.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper teams, which often show a flair for the dramatic, didn’t disappoint in 2009, going down to the wire with opponents in big games time after time.