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Today's News

  • Art Center a good place

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to compliment Carol Clark on her objective reporting on the Art Center at Fuller Lodge board and the resignation of the chairman. As a board member, I feel I need to respond to several quotes taken from her articles. 

    I became a board member last year to serve an organization that I have been involved with, and believed in, for half of my life. I joined in order to help promote the Art Center and its mission. Although I have learned much this year, the experience has not been enjoyable.

  • A Texas troubadour to visit the Hill

    First the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series brought music from Africa to the county; now, it is moving south of the U.S.A.

    Texas troubadour Danny Santos will bring in his mix of Tejano music, which is a mix of Texan and Mexican music, along with some Americano style music.

    “He’s going to bring something for a different audience,” concert organizer Russ Gordon said. “The audience who likes folk. We (the concert series) play a lot of Americano and folk music.”

  • Pure entertainment

    My nephew loves Transformers. He has the toys, the stickers, the pajamas, and adores Autobot heroes Bumblebee and Optimus Prime.

    He also went to see the new Transformers movie and loved it. I’m sure he loved it for all the cool robots and the great transformations that they performed.

  • Seeing history through brush strokes

    Compared to other counties, Los Alamos’ history seems relatively short, but certainly not uneventful.

    The same can be said about its art. Local art is multifaceted, abstract, realistic, nostalgic and poignant. It can be spotted anywhere from the side of the road to a museum wall.

    Besides its abundance, art has also had a long presence in Los Alamos. It’s always been here, right down to the petroglyphs etched in canyon walls.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIESee^:Bonding through a baseball game

    Before Los Alamos’ Day at the Isotopes stadium, the last baseball game I attended was in Havana, Cuba.

    It felt a little surreal watching America’s favorite pastime in a foreign country. None of the sights I had grown accustomed to at a ball field were visible. There were no spectators sipping beer or munching on hot dogs and the stadium was completely bare of a glitzy scoreboard with dancing lights and electronic sounds.

  • ACI Update: Top seeds all advance in men's bracket

    NOTE: Due to early deadlines owing to the July 4 holiday, coverage of the Atomic City Invitational will be delayed in the Los Alamos Monitor's print edition. Check this website for updates on the tournament.

    There were no upsets in the first round of the men's Atomic City Invitational championship flight Thursday.

    All the top-seeded players are moving on to Friday's quarterfinal round, including defending champion Lee Sanchez and 2008 runner-up Jason Norman.

    Norman, the third-seed, won a 3 and 2 victory over 13th-seeded Fred Seeley, a multi-ACI winner.

  • Team Jim West focuses on Friday

  • Captured fugitive felt invincible

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of  a three-part series covering the life of Leslie Kathryn Draper as recounted by her during a jailhouse interview.

    Wanted in two states, Leslie Kathryn Draper spent several weeks on the lam before her capture in Albuquerque by Los Alamos police March 31.

    The 24-year-old, single mother of two is charged with drug trafficking and could receive a combined sentence of up to 43 years in prison.

  • A good childhood is no guarantee

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a three-part series covering the life of Leslie Kathryn Draper as she recounted during a jailhouse interview.

    Leslie Kathryn Draper was captured in Albuquerque by Los Alamos police March 31. The 24-year-old, single mother of two is charged with drug trafficking.

    Draper spoke at length about her family and how much she misses them during a June 22 jailhouse interview.

    Her father, 61, and her mother 55, are both onlychildren so Draper has no aunts or uncles and her grandparents have all died, she said.

  • Karen Kendall recounts fascinating childhood

    Younger family members and friends were surprised when they heard stories of Karen Boutilier Kendall’s adventurous childhood.

    “They’d tell me, ‘You really need to write these stories down, you really need to write a book,’” Kendall said during an interview Thursday.

    She married Greg Kendall right out of high school. As they lay in a field staring up at a meteor shower in the late 1980s, the couple discussed the idea of her writing down all the stories of her unusual childhood.