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Today's News

  • Taking center stage

    At the upcoming Los Alamos Community Winds concert, two seasoned performers will be featured as soloists – and they haven’t even graduated from high school.

    Adam Nekimken, trombonist, and Kathy Lin, pianist, will each perform a solo piece during the concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

  • NMDT to present 'Mother Goose'

    New Mexico Dance Theater will perform its fourth annual spring recital, “Mother Goose,” Friday and Saturday at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    “NMDT spring recitals offer a chance for every student from the age of 2 through adult to perform in the style of dance in which they take lessons on a weekly basis,” said NMDT director Susan Baker-Dillingham. “Recitals are each student’s opportunity to shine, and show their families and friends the improvements they have made during the year.”

  • LALT saves the best for last

    Like the tabloid weeklies that taunt celebrities with pictures of their cellulite or pimples, “The Importance of Being Earnest” pokes fun of the people who got all the attention during the Victorian era in England, the aristocracy, by revealing their silliness and superficiality.

    A few hundred years later, the play has not gotten stale; the jokes are still as fresh and relevant as they were when the play was first performed in 1895.

  • LAHS winds group earns first place at state

    Throughout the school year, Los Alamos High School bands have been playing the tune of success and were able to finish their victorious score during the New Mexico Activities Association State Concert Festival in April.

    The winds ensemble and symphonic band traveled to Cibola High School in Albuquerque to compete. While the symphonic band performed for comments only, the winds ensemble captured first place in the AAAA division.

  • Help stock pantries

    On Saturday morning, the Los Alamos community is encouraged to leave something other than letters or bill payments in their mailboxes.

    The Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112) will pick up nonperishable food items as part of the 16th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Los Alamos letter carriers will not be doing this alone; letter carriers in White Rock, along with the Northern New Mexico District of Boy Scouts of America, will be collecting food items for LA Cares.

  • Some election recommendations

    The Monitor will continue its tradition of recommendations in election races, this year making some suggestions for the primary – in which early voting has already begun.

    The Monitor editorial board was not unanimous in its recommendations, and that will be noted when pertinent. And we will not comment on uncontested races.

  • Monitor endorses primary candidates

    The Monitor will continue its tradition of recommendations in election races, this year making some suggestions for the primary – in which early voting has already begun.

    The Monitor editorial board was not unanimous in its recommendations, and that will be noted when pertinent. And we will not comment on uncontested races.

    In the race for the U.S. House seat in the Third District, the board was divided between Don Wiviott and Harry Montoya in the Democratic primary.

  • Grand Jury indicts local residents

    In First Judicial District Court, a Grand Jury has issued criminal indictments for two Los Alamos residents, a local resident currently residing in Santa Fe and a San Juan Pueblo woman.

    Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster explained the indictment process during an interview Wednesday.

    “Now that these individuals have been indicted, the next step is that they will either be re-arrested if the district attorney’s office has requested it, or they will receive a summons telling them when to appear in court,” Foster said.

  • Chief flies high for Guard and Reserve forces

    Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy holds the men and women who serve in the National Guard and Reserve forces in high esteem.

    “It’s very moving to see how much heart they put into service to this country while holding down full-time jobs,” Torpy said after spending Friday flying in a fuel tanker and observing a variety of military exercises during a “Boss Lift” program.

  • Richard Octaviano 'Birdie' Branch

    BRANCH – Richard Octaviano “Birdie” Branch, 79, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2008, due to natural cause. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Branch, June 17, 2005; brother, Larry Branch; and parents, Richard and Grace Branch. Richard was a computer operator for 35 years, and loved to go fishing, work in the yard and he also loved to read.