Today's News

  • Softball: Hilltopper final statistics of 2009 season

    Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team pitcher Monika Teter had a statistically-brilliant first varsity season in 2009.

    Teter, a freshman, was among the top pitchers in the state in strikeouts and earned-run average for the 2009 season, which ended in mid-May. Teter, who posted a record of 6-3 this season, finished with an ERA of 2.48, which placed her just outside of the top 20 pitchers in the state.

    Statewide statistics were complied by the New Mexico Overtime Sports Center (NMOTSC.com).

  • Gold theft investigation at LANL nearly complete

    The Investigation into an attempted gold theft that occurred in late March at Los Alamos National Laboratory's TA-55 is close to wrapping up.

    “We expect the investigation to conclude most likely by the end of the month, at which time it will be referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Albuquerque for a decision on whether to prosecute,” FBI Agent Todd Hulsey said Thursday.

    Hulsey mentioned it appears the employee acted alone in his attempt to steal gold from his workplace at TA-55.

  • Police cadet charged with DWI

    Officers responding to a crash on 46th street near Yucca shortly after 1 a.m., Sunday arrested Daniel LaDuke at the scene and charged him with DWI and careless driving.

    LaDuke, 32, is a cadet on probation with the Los Alamos Police Department who was off duty at the time.

    According to the Statement of Probable Cause, LaDuke admitted crashing the police cruiser he was using to travel back and forth to the police academy in Santa Fe.

  • KRSN to plead case before P&R board Thursday

    Station owners Gillian and David Sutton are asking the community to support KRSN AM 1490 by attending Thursday’s Parks and Recreation Board meeting.

    This is the couple’s first meeting, set for 5:30 p.m. at the Aquatics Center, to gain county approval for placing a broadcasting antenna on North Mesa in the corner above the roundabout.

    “We are asking everyone to come out and support their local community radio station and its desire to serve them better,” Gillian said.

  • Do you care to dance?

    A gentleman from Los Alamos, Mike Hertrich just got back from voyaging out of England on a springtime cruise.

    His ship, Cunard’s Queen Victoria, stopped in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Rome on the way out. On its way back, the five-star luxury liner hit Mallorca and Gibraltar.

    For some of the passengers, it was a dream. But for Hertrich, that was just the first 12 days of a kind of job.

    Highlights of the next three excursions included Cannes for the film festival and the fjords of Norway.

  • The glory of gardens

    The glory of gardens

    I so enjoyed the Monitor’s pictures displaying our county’s gardens and the work done by many…to be enjoyed by so many. The rains are certainly helping, but there can be no doubt that much care is being given to make Los Alamos a “No more beautiful place!” It is much appreciated. Thanks!

    Peggy Pendergast

    Los Alamos


  • Nature has answer to the gopher problem

    Nature has answer to the gopher problem

    So, Los Alamos County is having a gopher population explosion. That does not surprise me. When you kill off the predators, (bullsnakes, rattlesnakes, etc.) the prey species will take over. Our comprehensive plan says that we will protect our wildlife, but snakes are still getting the back end of the shovel.

  • Public hearing on rate increase to be heard

    Los Alamos residents could see a hike in sewer rates if the county council adopts Code Ordinance 02-100.

    A public hearing will be held at tonight’s 7 p.m. council meeting, during which time council will consider the increase. The meeting will be held in council chambers.

    If they adopt the ordinance, residents can expect their monthly bill to increase by about $4, while the minimum monthly residential bill would increase by about $2.

  • It’s sink or swim! The Los Alamos Recreation Department to host the first Cardboard Canoe Regatta June 20

    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is accepting boat team registrations for its first-ever Cardboard Canoe Regatta, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. June 20 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Health and fitness: Watch what you eat during summer

    School is out. The weather is warmer. And more and more we’re getting out and taking part in summer activities. With so many events, back yard barbecues and good times, it can be hard to maintain a healthy and nutritious diet.

    Even the most disciplined eater would have a hard time denying themselves all the taste pleasures that exist during the summer months. So how do you stay healthy and fit with all these potential high calorie days?