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Today's News

  • Political SCIENCE: Where do the presidential candidates stand on sci-tech Issues?

    In the only side-by-side comparison on a range of science issues, the two candidates for president sound roughly similar on many issues, but a closer examination finds differences in tone and substance.

    In ScienceDebate2008.com, a comprehensive website and public forum that began as a grassroots call by six citizens for a presidential debate on science, both John McCain and Barack Obama come down solidly in favor of innovation, the basis of the program’s first question.

  • Council candidates discuss county spending practices

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth and final article of a series in which questions were asked by the Monitor to the five candidates running for County Council. The candidates responses have run each Sunday leading up to early and absentee voting, which begins Tuesday. The election is Nov. 4.

  • Soaring to new heights: Soaring museum offers valuable lessons

    The U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum in Moriarty, N.M., has a lot of history lessons to teach, not just to Moriarty residents but to everyone.

    Within the museum, there are 36 historically significant sailplanes, which are powerless aircraft. There is also a large collection of scale models of historically important gliders and a photograph collection, which depicts the history of soaring.

  • Health fair gives special invitation to teens

    Come to the 2008 Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gymnasium.

    This year, the Heart Council extends a special invitation to local young adults to attend the Health Fair.

  • Get questions about cancer answered

    Have questions answered about Non-Hodgkins Lymphona at the next seminar being presented by the Los Alamos Council on Cancer from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.

    Two physicians will be presenting. One speaker, Thomas P. Miller, M.D., is a professor of medicine, and chief of section of Hematology/Oncology at University of Arizona, and a research scientist at the Arizona Cancer Center.

    The other speaker is Jan Merin, M.D., MPH, is a medical oncologist-hematologist at Northern New Mexico Cancer Care, Los Alamos.

  • Airport basin GMP increased

    Work at the Airport Basin continues, with a Holiday Inn Express claiming their stake in the new business development.

    Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman was in council chambers Tuesday to ask council to move forward with Guaranteed Maximum Price #2 for the Airport Basin Project, which would increase GMP #2 to $50,804,480.

    The council passed the motion to increase the GMP, with a 7-0 vote.

    According to county documents, the Design Development Submittal for the Airport Basin Site Project was awarded on May 15, 2008 to Construction Manager-at-Risk Hensel Phelps.

  • Road Block: Planned Forest Road Closures Pose Unforeseen Hardships

    Standing on a mountain ridge, Bill Black, an elderly fisherman, pointed to a distant fishing stream and said, “The Forest Service has cut me off from those quality waters by closing a perfectly fine access road.”

    The road in question is an eastern spur off of Forest Service 144 near the northwest corner of the Valles Caldera.  He said his bad knee will not allow him to walk a steep road leading to the stream.  

    “I can get there in my truck, but not walking,” he said.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins big at home vs. Pintos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team was a big winner at home Thursday.

    Los Alamos crushed Moriarty’s Pintos in a nondistrict game Thursday at Sullivan Field, 10-0.

    Thursday’s game was Los Alamos’ seventh straight victory as well as its fourth shutout victory of the season. The Pintos (1-11) haven’t won a game since their season opener over Española Valley.

    The win over the Pintos is the first of two home nondistrict contests. The second will be played at 4 p.m. today against the Piedra Vista Panthers.

  • Running: McClellan is a dual winner Tuesday

    Laura McClellan was the fastest female finisher and the top predictor at Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners pace race.

    Tuesday’s pace race was held in Upper Bayo Canyon. In all, 23 runners and walkers took part on the 1- and 3-mile courses.

    McClellan was off by just 3 seconds from her predicted finish time Tuesday, easily topping second-best predictor David Kratzer’s 24 seconds and Jackie Peckham’s 27 seconds.

  • Football: Status of players is still unknown

    The status of three football players who were cited for minor in possession earlier this week was still unclear as of this morning heading into a nondistrict game with Albuquerque Academy.

    At approximately 3 a.m. Sunday, a vehicle containing three Hilltopper players was pulled over by Los Alamos police. According to the police report, alcohol and drug paraphernalia were found inside the vehicle.