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Today's News

  • Local pianists to compete for spot in New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

    Kevin Gao and Ariel Chen were chosen by a juried audition to participate in the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra’s Jackie McGehee Piano Concerto Competition that will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Keller Hall in Albuquerque. Both are freshman at Los Alamos High School.

    Six students from throughout the state were chosen to participate in the competition, which will award musicians with the chance to perform with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra during the annual Mother’s Day Concert.  The winners and the alternates also receive cash prizes. 

  • ‘Bad actor’ pollution bill fails in House

    SANTA FE — An effort by the Richardson administration to crack down on polluters with a track record of air quality violations was narrowly defeated Wednesday in the House.

    The measure would have added a so-called “bad actor” clause to the state Air Quality Control Act. State laws that govern water, solid wastes and hazardous materials already include such a clause.

  • Local relief mission returns to Haiti

    Los Alamos resident Harold Salomon said Wednesday that he was returning to Haiti this week, to continue the relief mission he began shortly after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake flattened the capital city four weeks ago.

    This time, Salmon said he would fly back with three other volunteers from Los Alamos — Don Lucero, deacon of Immaculate Heart of Mary and two volunteer nurses, Helen Langworthy and Isabella O’Hara.

  • A-Wing added to LAHS project

    After reviewing educational specifications on the Los Alamos High School renovation project, the Public School Facilities Authority has directed district officials to include A-Wing in the planned demolition of B, C and D wings.

  • Firefighter charged with larceny

    Police filed multiple charges against Driver Engineer Steven Fierro of the Los Alamos Fire Department Wednesday for allegedly stealing money from a fellow firefighter.

    Fierro, 46, has been the subject of a recent police investigation into a string of thefts at various Los Alamos fire stations. His name surfaced after Los Alamos police detectives analyzed fire logs that determine who was on duty when money went missing.

  • 02-11-10 Update

    Social dance

      Ballroom Etcetera will host a social dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Church. Music will include Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country and Western.  A $3 donation per person is requested; no partner is required.

    American Legion meeting

       The American Legion Riders will have a membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Post 90.

    Valentine’s Fair

      Plan to shop for your sweetheart at the St. Valentine’s Fair slated to be held from 9 a.m.-

  • Fighting frozen toes

    This winter opened with bitter cold for much of the nation, including parts of the country not used to snow and ice. Here in the northern tier states we are at least equipped to respond to winter storms, but they always pose a challenge.

    At a very human level, cold temperatures often show up first as the experience of cold hands and cold feet. Even with good socks and sturdy boots, when I’m outside there are temperatures below which I cannot keep my toes warm (this is more common the older I get, a trend I don’t appreciate).

  • News Alert: Los Alamos Community Winds to celebrate 10th anniversary

    Los Alamos Community Winds Ensemble will celebrate its 10th year entertaining the community with a wide variety of classical music. A celebratory concert will be held May 22. Meanwhile it's business as usual for the winds ensemble as members prepare of the upcoming concert on Feb. 20 at White Rock Baptist Church. The concert will feature, among other pieces, Igor Stravinksky's "The Firebird." Read more in Sunday's Monitor.

  • From the classroom to the real world

    Some students wonder when in life they will need the lessons taught in the classroom.

    There is a link between school and the real world and the eighth annual Discover E event will prove it.

    The program will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Los Alamos High School DECA cafeteria.

    During the event, kindergarten through 12th grade students will be shown just how their science and math lessons can be applied in many different areas.

  • Architects brief school board on high school renovation project

    Los Alamos Board of Education members and district administrators received a schematic design progress briefing on the Los Alamos High School renovation project.

    Read the full story in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.