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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: LA wins at buzzer, 40-39

    Thursday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up its first win of the season and it did so in dramatic fashion.

    Trailing by two points in the final 10 seconds, Taylor Ealey hit a 3-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to give the Hilltoppers a 40-39 victory against the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Perez-Shelley Gymnasium.

    Ealey grabbed a critical rebound with just 10 seconds remaining, then got free to take the final shot of the contest. Shelby Courtright’s two foul shots earlier in the quarter set up the last-second dramatics.

  • Gymnastics: LA’s Lucero wins big in all-around

    Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers traveled to Taos Nov. 15 to compete against gymnasts from Kimela’s Gymnastics of Los Lunas, Castle Gymnastics of Colorado, Boardwalk Gymnastics of Belen and the Taos All-Stars in the Artist Invite.

    In the morning session 30 level 3 and level 4 gymnasts competed and in the afternoon 32 gymnasts competed in levels 5 through 7.

    In the first session Luvina Lucero of Los Alamos scored the highest all-around total of the day, winning the level 4 competition with a 36.50.

  • Skaters left in the dark

    Those visiting the skate park in front of Mesa Public Library in the evening hours have found themselves in the dark.

    Nov. 20, county staff conducted a walk-through of the skate park to determine what more needed to be done to complete the skate park project. One of the big concerns for county staff and county council is the lack of lighting at the park.

    Community Services Director Stephani Johnson said that staff had been told that it would take three weeks for the lights to be installed. However, the contractor said that they thought it would take six weeks.

  • Local artist featured in new book

    Longtime Los Alamos fiber artist Katy Korkos is featured in a new book, “The Quilting Arts Book,” available at Otowi Station bookstore on Central Avenue, and at Pandy’s Quilt Store in White Rock this holiday season.

    The book is the first that Quilting Arts Magazine has published and is a composite of special articles that appeared in the magazine, including one by Korkos.

  • LANB purchases $3 million in school bonds

    Los Alamos Public Schools put a $3 million bond issue out to bid and has accepted the lowest bid, which was placed by Los Alamos National Bank (LANB). This bond is the residual amount from a $7 million general obligation school building bond election held Sept. 19, 2006.

    LANB Cashier Anne Kain discussed the bond and why the bank submitted the favorable bid during a Nov. 20 school board meeting.

  • State questions plans for waste dump

    The New Mexico Environment Department is disappointed with its permittees at Los Alamos National Laboratory over a regulatory issue.

    Nov. 20, James Bearzi, chief of the Hazardous Waste Bureau sent a “notice of disapproval” covering several aspects of a key report in the massive, ongoing cleanup project at the laboratory.

    The letter was obtained by the Monitor Monday.

  • View of significance of Obama ‘event’

    The recent events propelling an almost unknown and unique quantity into the White House have captured the imagination and hopes of all Americans and I daresay the entire world.

    Many pundits and observers speak of his charisma, his presence, his intellectualism and his empathy. TV anchors laud his good looks and fitness, noting his workout routines. World leaders talk about the "hope" he brings.

  • Ideas for greening the holidays

    The holiday season is upon us and this year, more than ever, people are wondering how to deck the halls with GREEN ideas.

    At PEEC we have brainstormed our favorite green gifts and come up with a list to share.

    1. Handmade gifts are always treasured.

    Make a book of an historic trip or recipes that your family loved when you were little. Aspen Copies can help you make a calendar with family photos for each month. UPEX can help you laminate favorite photos to attach to your purse or luggage.

  • Police issue holiday fraud alert

    Con artists preying on unsuspecting consumers have targeted the local community this holiday season.

     

    Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster has received reports from a number of residents receiving automated calls claiming to be from ZIA Credit Union and other companies.

     

  • Team uncovers unconventional superconductivity

    An international team of researchers working at Los Alamos published a paper in the scientific journal Nature proposing an “unconventional” approach to superconductivity.

     

    The work has emerged from a series of discoveries over the last several years, involving the interplay of traditional cold temperatures and magnetism with a newly identified boundary area governed by quantum physics.

     

    Electricity, for all the good it does as a relatively inexpensive form of easily distributed energy is still less than fully efficient.