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Today's News

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: Seeking an adventure

    When I was about 8 years old, I got it into my head that I would run away from home. At that particular time my family and I were living in a neighborhood in Knoxville, Tenn., that still had vacant lots and new construction. I imagined myself taking shelter in the wooden skeleton of one of those new houses.

    I read books about runaways including “My Side of the Mountain” and I figured if those young children could make a successful go of it then I could, too. However, I failed miserably. I didn’t even make it out the door.

  • Art Center revisits still life

    Even if you haven’t looked at a still life in recent memory, it’s time to consider this art form again at the exhibition “Still Life Revisited.”

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday and the public is invited to come and meet many of the artists who have offered their interpretations of the theme.

  • History may hold a lesson for tax increasers in New Mexico

    As legislators prepare to face the $433 million monster in the closet, some folks have suggested a tax increase. They should take a lesson from New Mexico history.

  • Teams gear up for annual Alzheimer’s Walk

    Local teams are getting ready this week for the annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Los Alamos.

    As teams continue to form, volunteers are busy preparing for the big day that takes place this weekend.

    The Saturday walk is spearheaded by community leaders, including Pauline Powell Schneider, director of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, and Vickie Griffis, coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Café and several local support groups.

  • UPDATE: LA boys soccer tops St. Mike's at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team came back from a long layoff to top the St. Michael's Horsemen Tuesday.

    While the Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory, how did their 10 days off affect their quality of play? Read tonight's Monitor to find out more.

     

  • The no smoking sign switched on

    The no smoking sign has been permanently lit at Los Alamos Public Schools. During the school board meeting Tuesday night, the Tobacco Policy 5128 and Regulation 5128R were approved and as result, tobacco use has been extinguished from the school district.

     

    The policy states that no tobacco will be used on school property or at school functions.

     

  • This place is crawling with art!

    Los Alamos has always nurtured the arts and on Friday, its artistry will be in full bloom. Village Arts, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Art Center at Fuller Lodge will all be bursting with color, creativity and innovation during the Arts Crawl from 4-8 p.m.

    The timing for this event is perfect since Los Alamos has designated September as Arts and Culture Month.

  • Health care reform: A moral issue to ponder

    I write my story about healthcare as a physical therapist, who retired after

    32 years in large institutions and private office. Healthcare is a subject close to my heart. My story is long and I ask for your patience to hear my voice.

    I am a graduate of the University of California Medical School. I started my practice first as a staff therapist in a large county hospital, followed by private hospitals and clinics, ending in private solo practice where I provided specialized physical therapy services primarily focusing on pain and stress management and education.

  • Instruments needed

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is accepting donations of gently used wind instruments for use by students in the LAPS music programs grades five through 12.

     It is important that the instruments be in working order.

    Instruments requiring minor repair will also be accepted because the foundation does have the means to repair them.

    Donations can be dropped off at the Los Alamos Public Schools district office, 751 Trinity Drive, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday as well as Sept. 14-18.

  • Cross country: JV, C team results from UNM Invite

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity and C team cross country results from Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. Places and team scores for the C team runs were not available.

    Girls JV

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 43; 2. La Cueva, 82; 3. Chaparral, Colo., 95; 4. Los Alamos, 107; 5. St. Pius X, 161; 6. Cibola, 174; 7. Volcano Vista, 194; 8. Sandia, 195; 9. Manzano, 205; 10. Rio Rancho, 228.

    Individual results