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Today's News

  • Paula Dean up to the challenge of assistant superintendent

    Initially, Paula Dean said she faced her new position as assistant superintendent with some anxiety. But that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    "I am very excited," she said. "I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it's going to be a challenge and I love it - I love a challenge."

    Dean, the former principal of Barranca Elementary School, will officially become assistant superintendent July 1. Former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas retired this year.

    Read more in the Monitor.

     

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

    Get the low-down on what's happening at the cop shop: click here.

  • Women dominate in big primary wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coast to coast, women ruled.

    In an election year filled with female candidates, Tuesday turned out to be a big night as two businesswomen captured the Republican nominations for Senate and governor in California, a female state lawmaker prevailed in the GOP Senate primary in Nevada and a South Carolina legislator brushed aside allegations of infidelity to grab the commanding spot in the GOP gubernatorial runoff.

  • UN approves new sanctions against Iran

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved new sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that target the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles, and nuclear-related investments.

    The resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran was approved Wednesday with 12 "yes" votes, two "no" votes from Brazil and Turkey, and one abstention from Lebanon.

  • MLB: Strasburg fans 14 in Nats debut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor Stephen Strasburg. Too much pressure to put on a 21-year-old kid. No way he could live up to the hype, right?

    Ha!

    Strasburg didn't fall short of the hype. If anything, the hype fell short of him. Fourteen strikeouts. Not a single walk. An electrifying performance, including an unforgettable final inning in which he struck out the side while all of Nationals Park roared with every pitch.

  • Giving attention to unsung heroes

    There are unsung heroes in every community. Their contributions are critical but sometimes escape the public’s attention.

    Librarians could fall into the category of unsung hero, but perhaps that should be corrected.

    With Angie Manfredi, head of youth services for Los Alamos County Library System, participating in the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) annual conference and the Library Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., people could be paying librarians a lot more attention, at least in Los Alamos.

  • LAHS Athletics: Pongratz rocks the mic at LA’s games

    Rocket scientist Morrie Pongratz gets a lift out of watching sports and also enjoys mentoring teens. He has spent the last couple of decades in an endeavor that melds the two activities together quite nicely — announcing ‘Topper sports for Los Alamos High School.

    “I started announcing because no one was doing the girls games and that didn’t seem quite fair,” Pongratz said. “Also, I go to the games anyway and this gives me a good seat.”

  • Girls basketball: Ealey to play in All-Star Game Thursday

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout basketball player Taylor Ealey will get one more chance to shine at Thursday’s North-South All-Star Game.

    Ealey, one of the main cogs in the Hilltoppers’ recent successes, is scheduled to participate in the North-South All-Star Game, which will be played in Albuquerque. Which Albuquerque gym the game will be played in had not, however, been announced as of this morning.

  • 06-09-10 Update

    Emergency Care class

      An Outdoor Emergency Care class sponsored by the Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol begins at 6 p.m. Thursday. The class, which will run every Thursday and Monday for six weeks, will be at the ski patrol room next to the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Lodge.  For more information, call 662-0980.

    “Nosferatu”

       UNM-LA will screen “Nosferatu,” (1922) in the lecture hall from 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The screening is part of UNM-LA’s Monster Movie Thursdays.

  • Diamond Drive Phase 4 shifts gears

    The county will be making a significant change in the traffic control on the Diamond Drive Phase 4 project in the next few days. Traffic will be shifted to the opposite side of Diamond Drive. Orange Street will be closed and a temporary intersection will be opened on the east side of Diamond at 39th/Ridgeway.

    The project is running about six or seven days behind schedule, said acting project manager Tom Roach this morning.