Today's News

  • Football: Toppers advance with 35-7 win

    Just in case senior Zach Mang was running low on motivation, which he never is, he only had to look back about a year to find it.

    He clearly remembered the sting of two lopsided losses in 2007, the only two losses suffered by the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team in that campaign. But in 2008, he has had a chance to set those losses straight and was going to take full advantage of those.

    “I like to call it my pocket full of payback,” he said, talking about the big losses to Capital and Moriarty last season. “They kicked the snot out of us.”

  • Hockey: LA routs St. Pius in opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team thumped St. Pius X in its 2008-09 season opener Friday night.

    A pair of Los Alamos skaters tallied hat tricks as the Hilltoppers slammed St. Pius’ Sartans 7-1 at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    Ben Havemann and Brad Picard both earned hat tricks during the contest, while Dylan Coyne knocked in Los Alamos’ other goal in the season-opening rout.

    Los Alamos plays in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League.

  • Dust revisited: Hot particle study unresolved

    PICURIS PUEBLO – The principal investigator of a community monitoring study looking for radioactive particles of dust around Los Alamos, spent part of an hour in this high mountain pueblo Wednesday, following up on some of the issues he has raised.


    Marco Kaltofen, president of Boston Chemical Data, who authored a July 2007 study, made some brief remarks and answered a number of questions from local residents during a Community Radiation Monitoring Group meeting, an ongoing public forum on off-site radiation concerns in the community.


  • 2007 Maximum airborne exposure located on DP Road

    In an Environmental Surveillance report for 2007 that was issued in early October, Los Alamos National Laboratory identified the location of the maximally exposed individual (MEI) — exposed by the airborne pathway – as an air monitoring station across from the Fire Station on DP Road, a few hundred yards west of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council outlines legislative priorities

    Every year County Council adopts a State Legislative Priority Position Statement, which is used as a guide to council’s intergovernmental efforts. This year, the council’s State Legislative Committee developed the State Legislative Priority Position Statement. The committee meets in an effort to develop the statement and makes recommendations on the County’s priority topics.

  • Season sparks holiday traditions at CB Fox

    As sure as winter brings snow, the holiday season brings a host of yuletide events at CB Fox.


    This year the store is offering community members a chance to win a fully decorated Christmas tree – free of charge and with delivery at no cost.


    The decked out tree will be on display at CB Fox’s front door Nov. 28 and 29, said store co-owner Dave Fox, adding that tickets are just $2 each or three for $5.


  • Bazaar to be held at church

    The United Church of Los Alamos is gearing up for its annual holiday bazaar, which will be held from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday.

    Bazaar Coordinator and Director of Children’s Ministries Jean Picard said, “The proceeds from the bazaar are combined with the earnings from our thrift shop and are spent on mission projects. We support mission projects in Los Alamos, northern New Mexico, in the U.S. and around the world.”

    The funds from the 2007 bazaar raised $4,500 for the missions of the church.

  • Truly, we need unity

    Dear Editor,

    I’m sure we’re all happy it’s over – the incessant commercials and phone calls.

    Here we can be thankful about no more complaints about stolen yard signs, or rude or vandalous behavior. No more partisan  letters in this column for awhile perhaps. No more self-congratulatory op-eds by our local political leaders.

    Nice to sit back now, or...

    A major tone of the national election spoken by our president-elect is “It’s about us.”

  • More bailouts not the answer

    Dear Editor,

    The problems of the financial system have started to affect the “real” economy. But the medicine for Wall Street may become the poison of Main Street.

    As an example, there is serious talk of giving $10 billion to General Motors to fix their financial situation. They are short of cash and losing more every day. If granted, they propose to merge with Chrysler, and the combined operation by making economies will become profitable. That’s good for the companies, but is it good for the country?

  • A tree is growing rapidly inside library

    Three distinguished artists are in the process of examining the nature of growth by creating a one-of-a-kind sculptural tree that’s growing daily in the upstairs art gallery in Mesa Public Library throughout the month of November.


    The evolution of this unique project, titled “Growth,” can be seen by the public each day within regular library hours.