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Today's News

  • Five more weeks to go

    When you’re eight-months pregnant, it’s hard to think about anything but the baby. What is she doing to your body? Is she OK? How are you going to get her out?

    Life becomes a series of familiar, daily symptoms: a little nausea in the morning, heartburn the rest of the day; shortness of breath if you do something crazy like stand up from sitting in a chair; extreme, alternating hunger and drowsiness; bionic abilities to fold and re-fold onesies and sleep sacks without ever getting bored.

  • Golf: Sr. Men’s results from Sandia

    Here are the results from the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournament held May 19 at Sandia Golf course in Albuquerque.

    Championship flight

    First low gross

    Rick Lentz, Albuquerque, 76.

    Second low gross

    Dean Boice, Alamosa, Colo., 80.

    First low net

    Nick Brown, Clayton, 72.

    First flight

    First low gross

    Bruce Dickinson, Corrales, 83.

    Second low gross

    Dave Lambert, Gallup, 85.

    First low net

  • Connecting art and history

    A piece of art and a piece of history can appear to be two separate things.

    Are there any ties between an oil painting depicting George Washington crossing the Delaware River and the accounts of the Revolutionary War?

    Perhaps through more than what meets the eye.

    This summer, Los Alamos Middle School teachers Jon Pyle and Dana Kline will discover just how art and history are linked.

  • Immigration problem not easy to solve

    During a recent conversation about Arizona’s new law requiring proof of legal residency, I heard two statements which, I am sure, are being mindlessly echoed by too many Americans.

    “Ninety-five percent of crime in Arizona is committed by illegals.”

    Illegal immigrants are an estimated 7.9 percent of the population of Arizona. The assertion that they commit 95 percent of the crime in that state is a statistical improbability, if not impossibility.

    “Illegals smuggle drugs.”

  • Lifetime veneration is seldom justified

    There seems to be a growing move to name public facilities after deceased folks who have made some contribution to the facility or to the activity that has occurred in or at that facility. It is my opinion that honoring of the deceased is indeed appropriate when there is sufficient evidence that such an honor is deserved.

  • Congress’ servility is disgusting

    I found the display of servility by the U.S. Congress recently in front of the President of Mexico absolutely disgusting.

    Dave Carver

    Los Alamos

  • A different life for our children

    Mexico is a mess. More than a mess, really.  

    It’s a burning high rise of a nation.

    It’s on fire from top to bottom — from border to border. North to south.

    Mexico’s mix of corruption, crime, wealth, and poverty should make any thinking person north of the Rio Grande shudder about its future. And ours.

  • Oppenheimer’s legacy continues into the next generation

    Eleven college-bound high school students from Northern New Mexico have been selected for scholarships administered by the J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee (JROMC).

    The students are from Los Alamos, Pojoaque Valley, Capital and Santa Fe high schools.

    The JROMC has awarded 146 scholarships and other awards totaling $302,000 since the program began in 1984.

    The philanthropic organization’s scholarship program is supported by several endowments, numerous small, individual donations and major contributions from the Los Alamos National Bank.

  • UPDATE: Local runners compete in Boston Marathon

    Three runners from Los Alamos, Gerald Streit, Teri Tingey and Robert Little, took part in the 114th Boston Marathon last month.

    The Boston Marathon is one of the oldest and most prestigious sporting events in America and attracts some of the top athletes throughout the world.

    Read more about the marathon runners in today's Monitor.

  • Cops, residents need boot heel cell access

    There ought to be a law, we sometimes say to ourselves when frustrated about something.

    Once in a while, we even pass a law. Maybe not quite the appropriate law, but hey.