Today's News

  • Dam reconstruction resumes next spring

    The good news is that Los Alamos Reservoir Dam is still standing.

    “The diversion worked correctly, and the dam was saved. It has not been damaged in any way by the flooding. So that has been a real success story,” said Deputy Utilities Manager Tim Glasco.

    The “diversion” is a bypass the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dug after the Las Conchas fire halted the dam construction project.

  • Falling boulder crushes car

    A boulder broke loose from the canyon wall above the Main Hill Road last month — smashing down onto the roof of a passing car.

    A young girl frequently accompanying her father to sports activities would normally have been sitting in the passenger seat under which the boulder’s force completely collapsed that portion of the roof.

    “I’m just so glad I didn’t have anyone in the passenger seat, they would likely have been crushed,” said Joe Rodriguez, head coach of the Hawks volleyball team at Los Alamos Middle School. “Also, if I had been driving a second slower that boulder would have landed in my lap.”

  • 'Toppers pull off astounding win

    Two weeks ago against the Bloomfield Bobcats, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team looked like it might be ready to turn a corner.

    After a better-than-expected showing against Belen a week after that, the Hilltoppers got a big shot of confidence.

    But even with those solid performances, few could’ve predicted what happened Friday night in the Hilltoppers’ Homecoming contest.

    Los Alamos, going up against the No. 4-ranked team in Class 3A, the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half and held the Chargers, one of the top-rushing teams in the state, without an offensive touchdown for a 36-20 upset win at Sullivan Field.

  • Roundup: Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State



    Alamogordo 50, Hobbs 21

    Animas 8, Carrizozo 0

    Bernalillo 31, Piedra Vista 28

    Bloomfield 44, Capital 13

    Carlsbad 55, Albuquerque High 0

    Clovis Christian 55, Vaughn 0

    Crownpoint 44, Zuni 43

    Deming 51, Cobre 0

    Dulce 32, McCurdy 18

    Eunice 60, Tucumcari 30

    Gallup 27, Kirtland Central 21, OT

    Gateway Christian 52, Menaul 0

    Goddard 29, Clovis 28

    Hot Springs 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 35

    Laguna-Acoma 55, Cuba 0

    Las Cruces 24, Artesia 20

  • Hilltoppers upend Chargers in Homecoming contest

    The front line of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team outmuscled the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Friday night en route to an upset win for Homecoming.

    Los Alamos fullback Arnoldo Oritz rushed for 200 yards and scored a touchdown as the Hilltoppers tripped up the favored Chargers 36-20 at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers scored three unanswered touchdowns in the first half after the Chargers returned an errant lateral pass for a touchdown on the Hilltoppers’ first possession.

    But Los Alamos used some big plays throughout the contest, including runs of 24, 33 and 35 yards by Ortiz and a 50-yard touchdown pass from Danny Finn to Cory Geyer in the first quarter.

  • Church Listings 09-30-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Bible Answers: Talking about the Bible and the environment

    “There seem to be different ideas about what the Bible teaches concerning the environment. What do you think?” — Tim

    There are indeed different ideas. Some folks believe that the Earth was given to humans to use as they wish with little regard for conservation or long-term sustainability. They believe that natural resources should be fully utilized, a conviction that has largely driven capitalistic production and trade. This belief, insofar as it looks to the Bible for justification, holds that creation was made for man (Gen. 1 and 2, loosely) and contends that the Earth will one day be destroyed (II Pet. 3:10-12) — there is, therefore, no impediment to expending it.

  • LANL announces fund recipients

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has selected Ideum and OnQueue as its latest recipients of awards from the Los Alamos National Security, LLC Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF).
    “Our VAF program provides much-needed capital to these promising companies, reducing their risk without the strings typically attached to equity investments,” said David Pesiri, the Laboratory’s Technology Transfer Division leader. “Further, our team of experts is working closely with both companies to connect them with other resources—like mentors, customers, and contacts—to help make them sustainable and successful.”

  • Seen at the Scene: United Way Kickoff

    The United Way of Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties held its annual campaign kickoff event last week at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

  • Update 09-30-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in council chambers.

    Homecoming game

    At 7 p.m., the Hilltopper football team will host Albuquerque Academy at Sullivan Field.

    Homecoming coverage

    Look for full Homecoming coverage in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

    Hall update

    State Rep. Jim Hall of Los Alamos will speak at noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 on what he has learned since he was chosen to succeed the late Rep. Jeannette Wallace in the legislature. Kiwanis meets each Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on Sage.

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Board will meet at