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Today's News

  • Unitarian Church to question the costs of war

    The cost of the war in Iraq has been estimated at more than $463 billion. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will ask “The Cost of Iraq: Who Pays the Price?” in a special worship service as part of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s annual Justice Sunday program.The Rev. John Cullinan will examine the costs of war and their effect on our society’s values from a liberally religious perspective in his sermon titled, “Being the Change We Wish to See.” The service will also draw from the work of the Rev. Dr.

  • Passover: an important event in history

    Passover! That’s a funny word. Is it a bridge? Jet planes flying over us? Someone who was not chosen in the NFL draft? What is it? Well, believe-it-or-not, it is one of the most important events in the history of mankind. A whirl-wind trip through time is necessary to check this out, so hang on and let’s go.To understand what you are about to read, please remember that all mankind is innately religious.

  • Off and On: Support education – it is the key

    A recent study reported that about 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a regular diploma and about 1.2 million students drop out annually.

    Locally, we had only 22 dropouts out of some 1,200 students last year.

    Nevertheless, the numbers are disturbing.

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, founding chair of the group doing the study, told the Associated Press that “when more than 1 million students a year drop out of high school, it’s more than a problem – it’s a catastrophe.”

  • New Mexico unveils its quarter

    Well, the long, anticipated wait for the nation’s 47th state to reveal its quarter ended last week when – what was called Multicultural New Mexico – showcased its new  coin. And was it ever worth the wait.Here we have, after a contest, years of anticipation and hype a quarter with the outline of the state and the Zia symbol.Oh, you’re waiting for the other shoe?  There is not going to be one – that is it.

  • Tennis: Topper teams knock off Tigers in dual play

    While most coaches would think Bruce Cottrell is in an enviable position, Cottrell would beg to differ.With just four days to finalize his lineup for the postseason, Cottrell is scratching his head about a couple of his Hilltopper girls tennis players.

  • Sports Update

    LA to host Española Valley in tennis FridayPart of the pre-district tennis tournament has been rescheduled to be played at Los Alamos Friday.Los Alamos’ Hilltopper teams will host the Española Valley Sundevils at home Friday. That dual contest will start at 3:30 p.m.On Saturday, Los Alamos will meet Capital and Taos in duals contests at Capital.

  • Track and field: LA's results from Sepulveda meet

    Here are the results from Monday’s Marilyn Sepulveda Invitational meet (athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise indicated):

  • Baseball/softball: Topper teams rout visiting Jaguars

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team upped its District 2AAAA record to 3-1 with a win over the Capital Jaguars Wednesday.The Hilltoppers knocked off the struggling Jaguars 17-7 at Bomber Field Wednesday, bouncing back from a disappointing nightcap against the Española Valley Sundevils over the weekend.It was Los Alamos’ second win by 10 runs during 2AAAA play, and t

  • Skate Park approvals following normal process

    Last Sunday’s (April 13, 2008) Monitor editorial admitted understandable confusion about the approvals for the Skate Park and “hoped someone in the county can set us straight.” This is an attempt to do so.Much of the confusion arises from the county government’s two distinct roles in public projects. It is the “owner” of the project. It also is the “regulator” with responsibility to determine that the project meets all legal requirements applicable to any owner.

  • Waste options open chasm

    SANTA FE – A forum on closing Material Disposal Area G Wednesday night grappled with one of the most nearly impossible tasks of cleaning up legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory.Under the current schedule and under penalty of a legally binding agreement, LANL and the Department of Energy are supposed to find a way by the end of 2015 to close out a complex disposal area that has slowly accumulated nearly one million cubic yards of exposed clothing, equipment, and other junk and materials contaminated by radioactivity or chemicals or both. &ldquo