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Today's News

  • Gulps from a fire hose: Sifting particle collisions in the Large Hadron Collider

    A computer device built at Los Alamos National Laboratory will play a role in the hunt for a missing particle known as the Higgs Boson, when the Large Hadron Collider begins to power up next month near Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Teaming up for some theatrical fun Thursday

    Los Alamos County Library System and the Santa Clara Pueblo Library are teaming up to bring theatrical fun to kids from both communities this summer.

    From 1-4 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Clara Pueblo Neighborhood Facility Gym, adjacent to the library, children will embark on an imaginary vegetable safari in the play “The Caterpillar Hunter,” presented by The Traveling Lantern Theater Company from Portland, Ore.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Why run?

    I was running along, overlooking White Rock Canyon, the Rio Grande sparkling at its vertiginous nadir, when a few words coming through my iPod stole my attention. Fiona Apple was singing in her beautiful, gloomy way about how we all want something similar to what we already have, even if we hate it. Amy Mann sings about this, too – “condemning the future to death so we can match the past.”

  • Simmons simply seeks to serve

    Homebuilder Ron Simmons isn’t running for Congress because he needs the job or a second career. The Independent candidate says he simply wants to make things better for the people of New Mexico.

    Simmons filed his District 3 candidacy June 4 and informed the Monitor editorial board Thursday that he’s been notified his name will appear on November’s ballot.

  • Monitor welcomes photographer 'posse'

    They’re already out there, Nikons and Canons slung around their necks or fixed in front of their faces – the camera becoming more of a second face than a piece of technology.

    They call themselves a posse.

  • Historical document retrieval project meets

    A public meeting by the study team for the Los Alamos Historical Document Retrieval and Assessment Project will be held 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cities of Gold Nambé Conference Room, 10-A Cities of Gold Road in Pojoaque.

    The nine-year-old examination of records related to radiological and chemical releases at Los Alamos National Laboratory is a project of the Centers for Disease Control under a contract with ChemRisk Inc. Tom Widener of ChemRisk is the project director.

  • Little League: White Rock squads move on

    The White Rock Little League Junior softball All-Stars opened the state tournament with a win Friday night to advance in the winner’s bracket.

    In Friday’s opener, Monika Teter struck out eight batters in three innings and the White Rock offense did the rest, ringing up a 14-2 win over Albuquerque South Valley.

    In the second round Saturday afternoon, White Rock was scheduled to face off against Gallup. The result of that contest wasn’t known as of press time.

  • Baseball: LA tops Raton in extra innings to advance

    For being a relatively low-scoring game, there was a lot happening around home plate Friday night.

    Los Alamos Juniors All-Star catcher Alan Keeler had three putouts in Friday’s state tournament opener against Raton, including a tag out in extra innings to preserve a tie.

    In the top of the ninth, Los Alamos scored two runs to outlast Raton 5-3 in the first round at state. Los Alamos moves on in the top half of the bracket to play Carlsbad at 10 a.m. today.

    The tournament continues through Thursday at Bomber Field and Senior Field on North Mesa.

  • Baseball: Bell rings a shot to win Home Run Derby

    Right before his last swing, Addison Bell stepped out of the batter’s box to collect his thoughts.

    “I was just trying to focus on my swing,” Bell said. “My back foot, my follow-through.”

    That extra time and that extra focus worked.

    Bell, the third hitter in the order for Albuquerque Roadrunner’s All-Stars in their game with Albuquerque Zia Saturday, hit his final pitch into deep left-center for a home run, giving him the 2008 Juniors Little League All-Stars Home Run Derby title.

  • Raymond Allen Gore

    Gore – Raymond Allen Gore, 73, died surrounded by his loving family June 17, 2008. His death is a devastating loss for his family and friends. But his life — his full, humorous, giving, loving life — was a triumph. Ray exemplified such positive energy, incredible strength and enormous joy to those around him.