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Today's News

  • Sports update

    Fastpitch clinic set for June 8

    Members of the Los Alamos High School softball coaching staff will hold a pitching clinic June 8.

    The pitching clinic will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock. It is open to girls ages 12-18. Pitchers of all ability are welcome.

    Participation in the clinic is free.

    For more information, call Craig Kelley at 672-3133 or Jim Ruhe at 662-4941.

    Track camp will open June 9

    KSC Summer Youth Track Camp will have several sessions scheduled this summer.

    KSC Camp is open to boys and girls 6-13.

  • Glenn Robert Harry

    HARRY – Glenn Robert Harry, age 83, passed away May 26, 2008, in Deland, Fla. He and his wife Gwendolyn lived in Los Alamos, N.M., for 32 years. In 2004, they moved to a retirement community in Florida.

  • He's back!

    It has been nearly 20 years since Indiana Jones graced our screens in “The Last Crusade.” After many years of speculation and numerous rewrites of the screenplay, Steven Spielberg has once again teamed up with the all- star cast of Harrison Ford, Karen Allen and now Shia LaBeouf and Cate Blanchett to tell a new story of the famous archeologist and his quest for hidden treasure.

    In this latest film, Indiana races against a group of Russian KGB to try and obtain the mythical crystal skull from an ancient South American kingdom.

  • Softball: Burditt calls it quits after 8 years

    The best reason for Randy Burditt to stay for his ninth season as manager of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team was his main reason for leaving.

    Even after putting his resignation in, Burditt still talks at length about the returners from the 2008 season.

    “The young kids coming up, their basic skills are there,” Burditt said. “They’re going to be a great team. It’s a great time for me to step down.”

    A lot of things have changed for Burditt this past season personally.

  • Medical Minute: The finest auxiliary anywhere

    This week, the Hospital Auxiliary of Los Alamos Medical Center celebrated its annual awards recognition and installation of new officers. While we all know that volunteers are the backbone of America, coming out in great numbers to help with such disasters as the Cerro Grande Fire or Hurricane Katrina, few probably understand the day-to-day, year-to-year dedication of an organization like LAMC’s – the finest auxiliary anywhere.

  • Airport Basin gets go-ahead: P & Z stamp sends project to council

    The Planning and Zoning Commission (P & Z) unanimously approved the proposed site plan for the airport basin development and elected a new vice chair during its meeting Wednesday.

    It’s now up to county council to approve the   recommendations of P & Z to ensure that the project remains on course.

  • Correction

    In Sunday’s article, “Next stop, the real world,” regarding the commencement ceremony for Los Alamos High School graduates, student speaker Desta Shelley was misquoted. She did not say “What the hell is a Hilltopper?” as reported. She said, “What the heck is a Hilltopper?” The Monitor apologizes for the mistake.

  • Audit letter threatens lab retirees with loss of health insurance

    One-tenth of Los Alamos National Laboratory retirees recently received letters concerning a “Dependent Eligibility Audit” related to their medical insurance.

    At least one recipient thought the cancellation of benefits threatened in the letter was a bit much, especially when compared to the nonchalant way it was delivered.

  • Celebrating 16 years

    Dance Arts Los Alamos (DALA) requests the honor of the public’s presence at a “sweet 16” celebration.

    DALA, founded in 1992, invites the community to the 2008 Spring Showcase Recital with free admission for all. The annual recital, which features the artistry of DALA’s older dancers, will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

  • Support history buffs

    The second Heritage Partners Annual Campaign for the Los Alamos Historical Society is under way. This year’s theme, “$40,000 for the Museum’s 40th,” celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Los Alamos Historical Museum, which opened in July 1968.

    “The annual campaign is critical this year because a three-year grant we received for Manhattan Project preservation has been completed,” Museum Director Hedy Dunn said. “We are counting on the community and our members to help us keep the momentum going that started with the grant.”