Today's News

  • Animal Shelter 9-27-15

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home, so come adopt a new best friend today! Be sure to check out the Petfinder website for pictures of all adorable adoptable animals:
    SHELTER HOURS: Noon to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and noon-3 p.m. Sunday.
    Also, be sure to check out the website at lafos.org, to get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating, as well as read up on some of your favorite animals and learn more about special needs animals or cats and dogs currently in foster care.
    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations.
    Tanker — A very sweet beige and white tabby who was found at Los Alamos Fire House 4. Tanker is about a year old, and he does well with both people and cats. He also might do OK with dogs, if introduced slowly and properly. Tanker is currently our only cat at the shelter, and he is relishing in all of the attention from shelter staff and volunteer! He loves lounging on laps, and he would be so happy if someone decided to take him home!
    In foster care

  • News for Retirees Sept. 27-Oct. 2

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.        Cardio
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Fried Steak
    1 p.m.        Pinochle
    6 p.m.        Argentine Tango Dancing
    7 p.m.         Ballroom Dancing
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Chicken Caesar Salad
    1 p.m.        Party Bridge
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.        Table Tennis
    8:30 a.m.        LAVA Quilters
    8:45 a.m.        Cardio Plus Exercise
    10:45 a.m.        Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.        Lunch: Fish and Chips    
    1:30 p.m.        Daytime Duplicate Bridge
    8:30 a.m.        Walk-In-The-Woods
    8:45 a.m.        Variety Training

  • Transforming into a U.S. Marine

    Special to the Monitor

  • Today in history Sept. 28
  • Game of the week, Sept. 28 - Oct. 4

    Los Alamos’ volleyball team has played well so far this season. On Wednesday, when Capital comes to town, the games will start to mean more as the Hilltoppers jump into their District 2-5A schedule. Los Alamos and Española Valley are expected to compete for the district title, but every district contest will be important.
    On Thursday, Los Alamos will host Albuquerque Academy, as well. The Chargers are 6-3, which includes a 3-1 win over Española Valley.
    The varsity contests will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

  • ULLR Fest coming up Saturday

    As leaves change at Pajarito Mountain, the resort is getting ready to hold its annual Ullr Fest, named after the Norse god of snow. The festival will take place next Saturday, Oct. 3.
    The popular fall event will feature a New Mexico brewer’s festival with more than a dozen local craft beers and live music by the Jimmy Stadler Band. There will also be a disc golf tournament at Camp May, a costume contest and kids activities.
    The brewer’s festival will take place from noon-5 p.m. and the band will play from 2-5 p.m.
    Atomic City Transit will also be providing a free shuttle up to the event, leaving from Sullivan Field every half hour, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    On Saturday and Sunday, Pajarito will also offer lift-accessed hiking and mountain biking. The lifts will spin from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Lift-accessed hiking and biking will also take place Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 17-18 before the mountain switches gears to get ready for ski season.
    Pajarito is also offering discounted season passes for the upcoming winter until Oct. 4.

  • On Schedule 9-28-15

    Football: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, junior varsity, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Robertson at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.; junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Golf: Los Alamos at APS Ladera Invite, varsity, 8 a.m.

    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 6:30 p.m.; junior varsity 5 p.m.; C-team 4 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.; junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Taos, middle school, 4 p.m.

    Cross Country: Los Alamos at Desert Ridge, middle school, 3 p.m.

    Volleyball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, 6:30 p.m.; junior varsity 5 p.m.; C-team 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Española Valley, middle school, 4 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at West Las Vegas, junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Highland at Los Alamos, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at La Cueva, junior varsity 4 p.m.

    Girls Soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Boys Soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.

  • Lobos open C-USA with tough test

    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico men’s soccer team opens Conference USA play this weekend with a very difficult test at the South Carolina Gamecocks, who are coming off a 3-1 win over No. 8 Elon Tuesday night. If that doesn’t grab the attention of the newly minted No. 7 Lobos, who are on a five-match winning streak, it should.
    “They’re a good team with some real capable players,” UNM head coach Jeremy Fishbein said about the Gamecocks. “I sure hope they come out and play us and want to go toe-to-toe. That’s what we look for. We want a game where we can get at them and commit numbers to the attack, and so does the opponent. That’s what makes for an entertaining game.”
    Each of UNM’s five wins this season has come by a single goal, so while the Lobos aren’t blowing teams out, they are stepping up and playing well at the right times.
    “Little moments dictate outcomes,” Fishbein said. “I feel good about (the team) because we’ve carried play at important times. ... And five of our seven opponents have been in the top 25 when we’ve played them. So we’ve played, and played well against, top teams.”

  • Local golfers defend home turf in NNMSMGA event

    The Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association held its annual championship at the Los Alamos Golf Course earlier this month.
    Ninety-six golfers from New Mexico and Colorado showed up to compete, but Los Alamos golfers stepped up and defended their home turf in the event.
    Local golfers won four of the six flights and finished second in the other two.
    The championship differed from most of the other NNMSMGA events. The golfers usually compete two days in a row, but at different golf courses with stand-alone scores.
    For the championship, they played the Los Alamos Golf Course on Sept. 9-10, and then combined their scores from both rounds to determine the winners.
    Local Bruce Norman won the championship flight, and nobody even came close to his two-day 145 gross score.
    On the first day of the competition, Norman shot a 68 — the lowest round any golfer has shot on the tour this year. The 68 was also six shots lower than any other golfer managed on the first day.
    Santa Fe’s Rob Schneider gained two strokes on Norman with a 75 on the second day, but Norman still won the title by four shots with a 145.

  • Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild

    Looking for something interesting to do today? The Los Alamos Piecemakers are having their 2015 Quilt Show today and Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 E. Road. Vendors from all over New Mexico will be on hand. Tickets for adults are $2 and children are free.

    The L.A. Piecemakers alternate each September between with a Quilt Show and Quilt Market. Shelly Kuropatwinski, owner of the new Atomic City Quilts, is the chairperson for this year’s Quilt Show.

    Quilt Guild members have made quilted items that will be on display. Bed Quilts, table runners, placemats, wall hangings and wearable items are just a few of the things on display.

    The donation quilt this year is entitled "Ravena" and was pieced by Donna Smith and quilted by Nicole Dunn. This beautiful quilt will be raffled off at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the Show. Tickets for a chance to win the quilt will be on sale at the show.

    There will also be a Silent Auction at the Quilt Show. Winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m. on the day of the Show.

    The LA Piecemakers meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.  For more information, visit vla.com/lap. The Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild is active in the community by doing service projects throughout the year.