Today's News

  • Cross country: Hipwood named to All-RMAC squad

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Rob Hipwood, current Los Alamos High School co-head coach of the cross country program, was selected by his former collegiate conference as one of the top runners of all time.

    Hipwood, along with nine other runners from his alma mater, Adams State College, was selected to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference All-Time cross country team.

    The RMAC is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The RMAC is the fourth oldest conference in the country and the oldest in the western United States.

  • Girls cross country: LA finishes seventh without No. 2 runner

    ALBUQUERQUE — Trying to topple one of the top squads in the state at home is tall enough of an order at full strength.

    Doing it short-handed, however, makes the job even doubly-complicated.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team found that out first-hand Friday at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers take second at Academy Invite

    ALBUQUERQUE — In the third and arguably the most important of its toughest races of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers put together another big showing.

    At Friday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational, Los Alamos placed five runners in the top 30, finishing with 80 team points.

    For the third time in as many races, the Hilltoppers took second overall at their meet, and for the third time in as many races, they finished second to Academy’s Chargers.

  • Soccer: Topper teams sweep Jaguars

    As expected, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer team pulled off a decisive doubleheader sweep Saturday afternoon.

    First, the Hilltopper boys knocked off the Capital Jaguars Saturday at Sullivan Field, while the Hilltopper girls routed Capital’s squad, which didn’t manage to get even one shot off in the nightcap and didn’t survive to see the second half.

  • LANB recognized for scoreboard contribution

    Principal Grace Brown, Athletic Director Vicki Nelms and others expressed their appreciation to Los Alamos National Bank for making a new scoreboard possible for Los Alamos High School.

  • NNSA: No new pits (for now)

  • Council candidates weigh in on skate park/Municipal Building

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third 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.

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  • Making her debut Wednesday at Fuller Lodge

    Pianist Patti Merrill will make her public performance debut in Los Alamos during the upcoming Brown Bag concert at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program will feature music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy and Grieg. Also on the program will be some of Merrill’s own compositions. At the conclusion of the concert, there will be a piece titled,“Freedom,” which she wrote.

  • Taking their cause to the streets

    The rate of Americans becoming diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease is reaching epidemic proportions.

    Agnes Vallejos, executive director of New Mexico’s chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, said there are 5.2 million Americans with the disease. New Mexico is not immune to the disease; more than 38,000 citizens in the state have been diagnosed, in fact the disease is found right in town. Pauline Schneider, executive director of Los Alamos Retired Senior Organization, said 500 people in Los Alamos have been diagnosed with the disease.

  • Utility rates keep going up

    Utility rates keep going up

    It’s not like we didn’t tell you so, but we did tell you so.

    In response to increased costs, PNM is asking for new rates — and this is after they just received a rate hike.

    And it is not just PNM. Los Alamos recently approved a rate hike — in both electric and water rates.

    Meanwhile, New Mexico’s largest utility company announced it has proposed new electric rates to help the state prepare for future demand and the need for cleaner energy sources.