Today's News

  • Small business matchmaking for LANL stimulus funds
  • Gymnastics: Tumblers start season in Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers will open their regular season Saturday in Santa Fe.

    The Atomic Tumblers will take part in the Monkey Meet, which will be hosted by Santa Fe’s Zia Gymnastics team. The meet is for levels 4-6.

    LASG is scheduled to take part in nine meets between now and Feb. 20, its final meet of the regular competitive season. The state championship meet is scheduled for Feb. 27.

    The Atomic Tumblers will hold two home meets, the Elfin Magic Intersquad Dec. 5 and the Snowflake Invitational Jan. 30.

  • Projects celebrate neighbors helping neighbors

    If you like to build things, work outdoors and want to make a difference in the lives of others, then you’re just the kind of volunteer the National Make A Difference Day wants. Three projects are being coordinated by the Community Programs Office and are part of the Lab’s 2010 “Growing Our Communities” employee-giving campaign.

  • Climate action calls for stricter limits on Co2

    Local residents concerned about climate issues are asked to gather at Ashley Pond on Saturday to form a giant human “350” as part of what is expected to be a major international event.

    The gathering is expected to be one of 4,000 or more rallies in 160 countries around the world. The movement, which has become a “viral” phenomenon on the Web is coordinated by an organization known as 350.org.

    The organization was founded by Bill McKibben, author, activist and educator on behalf of global solutions to the climate crisis.

  • District considers new home

    Longstanding issues surrounding the Trinity Development Project are now precipitating at Los Alamos Public Schools.

    School board members Thursday evening approved funding to commission a design concept of what a space for the district offices would look like at the Pueblo Complex on Diamond Drive.

    The district must move from its current location at 751 Trinity Dr., by the end of May.

  • Schools get help from Earn and Learn program

    As budgets tighten, schools are looking for every opportunity to raise funds to offset costs. One such opportunity recently mentioned in the Los Alamos Monitor was the funds generated by the Smith’s Food and Drug Earn and Learn program.

  • Extras needed in Los Alamos

    There will be an open casting call for extras for the movie “Let Me In,” from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Monday at the First Natonal Bank of Santa Fe, 1910 Trinity Drive.

    “Let Me In,” starring Kodi Smit-McPhee from “The Road” and Chole Moritz from “The Eye,” will be shooting in Los Alamos in December and will be directed by Matt Reeves who directed “Cloverfield.” The production is looking for middle school and high school students and adults.

  • Do we weely need Wii?

     Call me strange, but I don’t drive a Humvee armed with a 50-caliber gun turret shooting up the neighborhood.

    I don’t engage in mortal combat with 800-pound lizard-people, vaporizing them with crystal swords or energy grenades.

    I don’t fight evil hordes of Planet Zorton, protecting the planet from certain doom. And yet somehow, I manage to cope with the day-to-day existence known to normal people as “life.”

  • No more door-to-door

    This is the time of the year when cherub faced salesmen come to the door peddling everything from nuts to wrapping paper in order to raise funds for a variety of projects.

    The Chamisa Elementary School PTO has departed from the traditional catalog sales and taken on a new fundraiser to fill their piggy banks.

    After attending a large concert for a children’s hospital with her in-laws, PTO President Diana McPherson brought the idea of a concert to the PTO board and this week, it comes together in a large community gathering.

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