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Today's News

  • Climate action calls for stricter limits on Co2

    Local residents concerned about climate issues are asked to gather at Ashley Pond on Saturday to form a giant human “350” as part of what is expected to be a major international event.

    The gathering is expected to be one of 4,000 or more rallies in 160 countries around the world. The movement, which has become a “viral” phenomenon on the Web is coordinated by an organization known as 350.org.

    The organization was founded by Bill McKibben, author, activist and educator on behalf of global solutions to the climate crisis.

  • District considers new home

    Longstanding issues surrounding the Trinity Development Project are now precipitating at Los Alamos Public Schools.

    School board members Thursday evening approved funding to commission a design concept of what a space for the district offices would look like at the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive.

    The district must move from its current location at 751 Trinity Dr., by the end of May.

  • Schools get help from Earn and Learn program

    As budgets tighten, schools are looking for every opportunity to raise funds to offset costs. One such opportunity recently mentioned in the Los Alamos Monitor was the funds generated by the Smith’s Food and Drug Earn and Learn program.

  • Extras needed in Los Alamos

    There will be an open casting call for extras for the movie “Let Me In,” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at the First Natonal Bank of Santa Fe, 1910 Trinity Drive.

    “Let Me In,” starring Kodi Smit-McPhee from “The Road” and Chole Moritz from “The Eye,” will be shooting in Los Alamos in December and will be directed by Matt Reeves who directed “Cloverfield.” The production is looking for middle school and high school students and adults.

  • Do we weely need Wii?

     Call me strange, but I don’t drive a Humvee armed with a 50-caliber gun turret shooting up the neighborhood.

    I don’t engage in mortal combat with 800-pound lizard-people, vaporizing them with crystal swords or energy grenades.

    I don’t fight evil hordes of Planet Zorton, protecting the planet from certain doom. And yet somehow, I manage to cope with the day-to-day existence known to normal people as “life.”

  • No more door-to-door

    This is the time of the year when cherub faced salesmen come to the door peddling everything from nuts to wrapping paper in order to raise funds for a variety of projects.

    The Chamisa Elementary School PTO has departed from the traditional catalog sales and taken on a new fundraiser to fill their piggy banks.

    After attending a large concert for a children’s hospital with her in-laws, PTO President Diana McPherson brought the idea of a concert to the PTO board and this week, it comes together in a large community gathering.

  • NEWS ALERT: Nuclear espionage suspect explains strategy

  • Crash

    This picture was taken at 8:45 a.m. today at the intersection of

    West Jemez Road and State Road 4. Minor injuries were reported.

  • Visit the pumpkin patch to support Pion

    It’s that time of year again.  The leaves are turning and there is a chill in the air.  Fall is here and so is the Fourth Annual Piñon Elementary School Pumpkin Patch.

    The event will take place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the school, located at 90 Grand Canyon Drive in White Rock.

    This year, not only will pumpkins and baked goods be sold, but there will be lots of fun activities for children. The PTO will provide face painting, craft projects, games and a bouncy house.  Admission costs $1 per child.

  • ’Topper marching band finishes season on a strong note

    There are a lot of rookies in the Los Alamos High School Marching Band, including the new band director, Zane Meek.  However, their performance at two recent competitions, the Pageant of the Bands and the Zia Competition, proved that while they maybe newcomers, they definitely have talent.