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Today's News

  • Emma Carroll honored as Student of the Month

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Emma Catherine Carroll as the Student of the Month for September.  

    Emma is the daughter of David Carroll (’Topper Class of 1965) and Janice Carroll, an LAPS teacher.  Her sister Anna Carroll is a sophomore at LAHS.

  • NEWS ALERT: Diverted airliner lands at Los Alamos County Airport

    A Continental Express airliner bound from Houston to Albuquerque made an emergency landing at the Los Alamos County Airport at about 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. The plane was unable to land in Albuquerque and was redirected to Santa Fe. Then because of reported 70 mile-per-hour winds at the Santa Fe Airport and running short of fuel, the plane made a safe landing at Los Alamos. The fire department assisted the passengers from the plane. A bus arrived and whisked the passengers off to Santa Fe and Albuquerque by about 6:30 p.m. READ MORE IN WEDNESDAY'S MONITOR.

  • Boys soccer: JV downed by St. Pius X

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys junior varsity soccer team was nipped by the St. Pius X Sartans last week.

    Los Alamos fell to St. Pius in their game in Albuquerque by a final of 2-1.

    Against St. Pius, Los Alamos took an early 1-0 lead with Kurt Schramm scoring from 30 yards out on a direct kick which slipped through the Sartan goalkeeper’s hands.

    The Sartans would tie the score later in the first half, then score what would be the game winner with just two seconds remaining in that half.

  • Fencing: Hill wins epee in Santa Fe

    Los Alamos Fencing Club members had big showings at Thursday’s Clark Street Brawl.

    LAFC fencers took three of the top five places in the senior open epee event at the Clark Street Brawl, which was held in Santa Fe. The brawl was hosted by the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.

    A pair of LAFC members, Tom Hill and Dominic Peterson both advanced to the final round of the senior men’s epee. In the gold medal bout, Hill survived a late comeback by Peterson, who was down 14-12 but tied the score late. Hill won the bout 15-14.

  • Boys soccer: LA blanked by La Cueva

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had another rough outing against the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers, who have struggled against the Bears in the teams’ recent meetings, struggled again Tuesday in Albuquerque, falling to the Bears 6-0 in a nondistrict contest.

    In the last three meetings with La Cueva, starting in 2007, Los Alamos has been outscored by a combined 18-0.

  • Learn car seat safety 101

    Most parents have had at least one altercation with a car seat.  

    Whether trying to rescue a child from an aggressive seat belt or working up a sweat trying to get the seat belt to buckle, car seats can be frustrating.  And often in the end it is uncertain if the car seat was installed properly.

    Parents put their children in car seats to protect them.  

    However, there are many styles of car seats and just as many types of vehicles in which to install them, often making installing a car seat a daunting experience.

  • Agreement with schools announced

    After years of closed-session negotiations, Los Alamos County Council announced that the basic terms of an agreement had been reached with Los Alamos Public Schools on a complex land partnership and exchange related to the Trinity Site Revitalization Project

    After a final closed-session meeting Tuesday evening to discuss “the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property,” the council agenda reserved its final piece of business for “possible discussion” of the draft documents on the development of Trinity Site.

  • Researchers revisit ‘first experiments’

    Investigators at Los Alamos National Laboratory are combing through the history of modern science, looking for what might have been done differently.

    In an exercise called “First Experiments,” 15 teams of researchers are working on answering a highly theoretical set of questions.

    For example, in building the first atomic weapon, what experiments could be designed now that could be performed tomorrow, using the anticipated tools of LANL’s future materials research facility.

  • Special session struggles on

    Democrats are battling Democrats as well as Republicans over what to cut and not cut in the effort to balance a $290 million deficit in the 2009 budget as the Special Session enters its fifth day.

  • Malthus' gloomy prediction can be forestalled again

    Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principle of Population” (1798) predicts that population growth, spurred by societal improvements, eventually will outstrip natural resources leading to universal famine and the demise of civilization. It reasons that population growth is exponential, while growth of food production is linear.