Today's News

  • Sports: Silver hands LA first loss of 2008

    Going into this week of prep football, one of the most disappointing teams in Class AAAA had been the Silver Colts.

    But Friday, the Colts disappointed the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in their home opener.

    The Colts jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half and answered a big Hilltopper touchdown drive in the second half to win 41-14 at Sullivan Field.

    The loss was the first of the season for the Hilltoppers (2-1), who struggled to get push on either side of the line of scrimmage against the girthy Silver offensive and defensive lines.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers fall again in shootout

    Another shootout, another shootout loss.

    Los Alamos and St. Pius X, two of the premier programs in Class AAAA, met for a nondistrict girls soccer tilt Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    Although Los Alamos was well in control of Saturday’s game, St. Pius converted a penalty kick late in regulation and sent the game into a shootout. In the shootout, Los Alamos misfired on three of four attempts and St. Pius picked up the 3-1 shootout victory.

  • Spirit Week: Fun traditions with some changes

    Most of the familiar activities associated with Spirit Week are set to begin today with a few changes.

    “The biggest change is the start time for Friday’s Homecoming Parade, which has been moved up to 2:30 p.m. from its traditional 3 p.m. start time of years past,” said Los Alamos High School Assistant Principal Mike Johnson.

    “All school release times stay the same and all school bus pick-up and drop-off times remain the same. The only change is to the start of the Homecoming Parade.”

  • Venture capitalists fund NM deals

    SANTA FE – New initiatives and advanced technology at New Mexico’s national laboratories are playing a role in the state’s entrepreneurial growth, according to panelists at the Coronado Ventures Forum’s annual “State of the Venture Capital Industry” program Thursday.

    Brian Birk, a managing partner of Sun Mountain Capital, said he wasn’t sure about the quantity of deals involving laboratory technology lately.

    “But qualitatively, they have really paid benefits over the last 3-4 years,” he said.

  • Council candidates reveal stand on Trinity Site Project

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a series of questions asked by the Monitor to the five candidates running for County Council. The candidates responses run each Sunday leading up to early and absentee voting, which begins Oct. 7. The election is Nov. 4.

  • Sol y Luna Guitar Duo to return to Los Alamos

    Tito Rios and Petra Babankova of Sol y Luna Guitar Duo unveiled an original composition during their Guitar and Gateaux concert last year. This year, they are back in the guitar series with more original music.

    Sol y Luna will be showing off their composing skills during the first Guitar and Gateaux show of the season, which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge. The Los Alamos Arts Council (LAAC) is sponsoring the show.

    Rios said they are looking forward to this show, after their successful performance last year.

  • McGarrity to speak Thursday

    He’s becoming New Mexico’s own John Grisham. As Grisham steadily sends out streams of best-selling legal crime thrillers, Michael McGarrity is popular for his detective series.

    His first novel about retired detective Kevin Kearny came out in 1996 and the character has been solving one mystery after another in books published pretty much every year since.

    “He’s one of New Mexico’s most famous mystery writers,” said Carol Meine of Mesa Public Library.

  • Police Beat 9-19-08

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed – don't let it happen.

    Sept. 4

    9:45 p.m. – Thomas Stewart, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested at 1654 36th St. and charged with possession of marijuana.

    Sept. 5

    8:59 a.m. – The Los Alamos Ski Club reported someone damaged a chair lift. The estimated cost is $200.


    Frieda Schiller, 85, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Frieda lived a life of dignity and strength; she was an active member in her community and a friend to all. A special thank you to all her friends and associates at the Betty Erhart Senior Center in Los Alamos - your warmth and friendship meant so much to her.


    Glenda Marie Cremer Ponder, a resident of New Mexico since 1960, passed away on September 17, 2008. She was born April 19, 1937, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Ed and Grace Hood, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Ponder; daughter, Debbie and husband, Ken Maier; daughter, Mary and husband, Keith Yarbrough; son, David and Wife Sande Cremer; and sister, Louise Henderson.