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Today's News

  • Please support school bond

    Dear Editor,

     I was elated last summer when I was hired to work as a teacher at Los Alamos Middle School. The prior summer I visited Los Alamos and was very impressed by the town’s infrastructure and by its palpable sense of community pride. 

  • Richardson’s dubious agenda

    Dear Editor,

    Can we afford the Bill Richardson agenda here in New Mexico? The governor has had to withdraw from the national scene due to his possible involvement in the play-to-play scandal involving CDR Financial Products. (Come to think about it, isn’t it dubious “financial products” that have caused our current economic recession? Hmmm....)

  • Ken Milder is the person

    Dear Editor,

    Ken Milder has served this community over many years with intelligence and diligence as a county councilor and as a a member of the utility board. Disagreement with some decisions is inevitable but in our opinion we are fortunate to have someone with his experience, talent and qualifications.

    We strongly recommend that the council select Ken Milder to fill the vacancy. 

    Los Alamos

  • An audit to invite you to

    Audit never brings to mind educational, enjoyable times – and free shower heads – until I had one conducted by the county’s Water & Energy Conservation Officer Matt Dickens of the Department of Public Utilities.

  • Pile burns to be conducted Thursday

      The Los Alamos County Parks Division and the Santa Fe National Forest plan to continue maintenance burning in Bayo Canyon on Jan. 22, 23 and 24, 2009.

      “The New Mexico Air Quality Bureau has changed its rules for prescribed burning and we are permitted to burn only on days with good ventilation and smoke dispersal,” said Craig Martin, the Los Alamos County open space specialist.

  • Boys basketball: LA opens district Wednesday vs. Taos

    In Alan Kirk’s four-tiered boys basketball season system, tier one is finishing up and tier two is just about to start.

    Los Alamos ended its first phase with a solid 12-6 record. However, the most heated phase of the season gets going Wednesday when the District 2AAAA season opens.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Taos Tigers, the only one of the five district teams without at least 10 wins so far.

  • A seventh-grader wins LAPS S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G bee

    Chamisa Elementary School hosted the annual county spelling bee Thursday, with Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas helping pronounce words at the microphone.  

    The Los Alamos Monitor and Sue Hofmann State Farm were the event sponsors for the evening, which also included several noteworthy names at the judge’s table.

    Morrie Pongratz, Los Alamos Police Department’s Corporal Oliver Morris and Sue Hofmann were the panel of judges, while Megan Kelley served as an assistant and fifth-grade teacher Pat Roberts was the timekeeper.

  • Girls basketball: LA opens 2AAAA at Taos

    Everything up to this point has just been a warm-up. Now the real work begins.

    Los Alamos’ girls basketball team heads to Taos tonight to take on the homestanding Tigers in the opener of the District 2AAAA season for both teams. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

    This will also start the first 2AAAA race for first-year Hilltopper coach Tarah Logan, who thinks her team is ready to go.

  • Declare Ashley Pond a common

    Dear Editor,

     I sat through the council’s Dec. 16 meeting twice (TV). My view: no one gives much thought to the whole. Council has not followed through with the “Trinity site” plan and the objector’s appear to be declaring that all the area between the four roads is sacred. Where is common sense!

  • Visit schools to get good look

    kDear Editor,

    Hey, should visit your local schools and see for yourself, the things that have happened over the last few years.  We at Barranca Mesa Elementary are thankful for our new boiler, so now we all have heat regularly. 

    Yes, we do have much more to do to get our run down schools up to where they need to be for safety and quality of education.  The tax rate in our community is so low that it is hindering us from doing many things within the community and actually I find it embarrassing.