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  • News Advisory: Cougars and bears on the move

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish has received numerous calls of cougar sightings this year … one cougar has already been captured and relocated.

    Officers captured a large male cougar in Santa Fe and transported it to Northern New Mexico where it was released back into the wild. 

    The cougar that visited a Santa Fe neighborhood was treed by some dogs in a backyard, which allowed Game and Fish officials to dart the animal and remove it.

  • Labor unions, oil and gas interests fuel contributions to state's political parties

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions and the oil and natural gas industry were leading sources of money for New Mexico's Democratic and Republican parties during the past six months as they prepared for a critical campaign season, according to the latest financial disclosures.

    The Democratic Party's state campaign committee raised $214,577 from October through April 5. Labor unions provided about $66,000 of that, with $40,000 coming from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

  • Meet ‘The Wiz’

    Walking into the band room at Los Alamos High School, it was immediately clear that the school’s Olions Thespian Club was presenting a unique spring musical. A group of students were rehearsing ballet in the center of the room while a few others raced around wearing clown costumes that displayed amazing combinations of colors and patterns. On the edge of the room, a girl strolled around on purple wooden stilts.

    This odd yet fantastic scene seems very fitting to the musical the high school drama club is presenting, “The Wiz.”

  • Judge seeks to continue service

    Gov. Bill Richardson appointed longtime Santa Fe lawyer Sarah Singleton to replace Judge James Hall as a 1st Judicial District judge in Santa Fe in December.

    “Ms. Singleton is bringing with her more than 30 years of legal experience and I am confident she will serve the 1st Judicial District Court and the people of New Mexico justly,” Richardson said at the time.

    Singleton’s primary areas of practice are natural resources litigation and complex cases.

  • The Update for Apirl 18-20

    Pre-audition workshop

      Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a required pre-audition workshop at 1 p.m. Sunday in the theater. For more information, visit www.lalt.org or call Director Bev Brunson at 474-3621.

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  • Williams gets the nod to become new LAHS head football coach

    Los Alamos High School announced  Thursday morning that it has hired Garett Williams as the new head coach of the Hilltopper football program.

    Williams was selected out of a pool of five applicants for the position.

    For the past two seasons, Williams has worked with the Hilltopper football team. In 2008, he served as C team coach, then was promoted to the varsity coaching staff in 2009. Williams was a linebackers, running backs and special teams assistant coach for the program.

  • Heinrich tops NM congressional fundraising

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich has the largest campaign warchest of candidates running for New Mexico's congressional seats, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

    Heinrich, who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st District, had cash-on-hand of slightly more than $1 million at the end of March. His Republican challenger, Jon Barela, had a campaign balance of $392,359.

  • WEATHER ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for the area

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING WATCH THAT INCLUDES THE LOS ALAMOS VICINITY:

    * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

    * FROM 4 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

  • Breaking News: District taps Warnock for HS principal post

    Superintendent Eugene Schmidt announced this morning that Sandy Warnock, who has served as Los Alamos High School interim principal for the last four months, has been selected to lead the school.

    Read details in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 04-16-10 Update

    Pruning workshop

      The public is invited to the Annual Los Alamos Rose Garden Pruning Workshop to learn about growing roses in Los Alamos and White Rock. Lee Builta, a long time Los Alamos Master Gardener, will conduct the workshop, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held in the Nambé Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Dog Jog Saturday

      The Dog Jog will open with check-in from 8-