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Today's News

  • The Rail Runner will roll Saturdays, too

  • Monitor hires new advertising director

    Storm Hurwin is the new advertising director for the Los Alamos Monitor. He grew up in Los Angeles and got his degree in political science from San Jose State University in the San Francisco Bay area.

    Hurwin ran his own advertising and publishing agency in Monterrey County, Calif., later expanding into Tucson, Ariz.

    His experience includes managing restaurants and most recently directing the production of 11 publications in the Niche Publications Group in southwest Florida for Breeze Newspapers, a division of Ogden News.

  • Healthy schools are Important

    Dear Editor,

     I have been a school nurse with the Los Alamos Public Schools since moving here in 1978. I have worked at every school in this district either as a school nurse or a school nurse substitute.

  • School bond election vital

    Dear Editor,

     Los Alamos registered voters will be receiving their school bond election ballots this week.  I encourage you to exercise your right to vote on this important issue.  Our school buildings need significant attention now! 

    The early phases of the bond will address the high school and the middle school, which will positively impact all students.  These projects are needed now and delaying them will not make them go away, but will make them even more expensive in the future. 

  • Schools critical to future

    Dear Editor,

     My husband and I came to Los Alamos over 36 years ago.  One of the reasons we chose to come here was the outstanding reputation of the Los Alamos School system.  Since then we have raised three children, who all attended and graduated from Los Alamos Public Schools and I had the privilege of serving for twelve years on the School Board.   We are now empty nesters who continue to support the schools and advocate for children.

  • Peace is goal for everyone

    Dear Editor,

  • Boys basketball: ’Toppers, Sartans to clash tonight

    It’s a date the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team circled on its calendar in the preseason.

    Los Alamos will travel to Albuquerque to take on the St. Pius X Sartans tonight. Tonight’s game is scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.

    The Sartans (7-7) haven’t yet shown this season they’re the force that bowled its way to a third straight state Class AAAA title, but that’s not to say anyone’s taking them lightly, least of all Los Alamos.

  • Hockey: ’Toppers pick up home, road win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team won a pair of big games this weekend, maintaining its undefeated mark this season.

    In a rematch of last season’s New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League championship game, Los Alamos defeated Rio Rancho 8-3 Friday. Then, Saturday, the Hilltoppers topped the Taos Ice Tigers for the second time this season, sweeping the home-and-home series of the arch-rivals, 8-2.

    Los Alamos put the pressure on early in Friday’s contest, taking 20 shots-on-goal in the first period, to just 4 shots by Rio Rancho.

  • Restoring justice

    This week we look at Asset #36, Peaceful Conflict Resolution. According to the Search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they seek to resolve conflict non-violently.” Forty-five percent of youth nationwide are reported to have this Asset.

    Several years ago, several sites in the Los Alamos Public Schools District took part in training called, “Restorative Justice.” These teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, bus drivers, coaches and other staff members were taught the principles of Restorative Justice.

  • Girls basketball: LA nearly steals one at St. Pius X

    ALBUQUERQUE — If one had said midway through the first quarter Los Alamos would have a chance to be within two possessions at the end of the game, no one would’ve believed it.

    But the Hilltopper girls basketball team did just that, chopping a big early deficit, which expanded to 20 points in the early part of the final quarter, down to just seven with 1:12 left to play Saturday afternoon at St. Sebastian Gymnasium.