Today's News

  • Update 03-16-12


    On Sunday, the United Church of Los Alamos will hold their annual Mexico Mission auction. The silent auction starts at 2 p.m. A live auction called by the Los Alamos Monitor’s own Mike Lippiatt begins at 3 p.m. The United Church is at 2525 Canyon Road.

    Council meeting

    County Council will hold a regular session at 6 p.m. March 20 in Council Chambers.

    March on Hunger

    Assets In Action is collecting food for the March on Hunger for local food banks. Those wishing to make donations can leave them at either senior center location, KRSN AM 1490, the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce or Chamisa Elementary now through the end of the month.

    BPU meeting

  • Lobos win, Aggies fall in March Madness

    It was a mixed day for the state of New Mexico during the second round of the NCAA Tournament in Portland, Ore., Thursday.
    Fifth-seeded New Mexico held off Long Beach State 75-68 and the Lobos will face Louisville in a third-round matchup Saturday in the West Regional. Thirteen-seeded New Mexico State, meanwhile, was unable to handle Indiana inside and fell 79-66 to Indiana in the South Regional.
    In the New Mexico game, Kendall Williams scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and bottled up Long Beach State star Casper Ware defensively.
    When New Mexico needed a big shot, Williams delivered. His 3-pointer with 4:38 left pushed the Lobos ahead for good after Long Beach State (25-9) took a 61-59 lead on a steal and windmill dunk from James Ennis.

  • LAPS hosts Region II meeting

    On Thursday, the Los Alamos Board of Education hosted a Region II meeting, during which 11 school boards from north-central New Mexico attended. The three-hour event included a catered dinner, entertainment by student groups, tours of the new Los Alamos High School building and instructional seminars. At left, LAHS School Board Vice President Dawn Venhaus chats with a guest. Below, students provide entertainment.

  • Author: Threat still looms large

    Former New York Times reporter and consulting professor at Stanford University Philip Taubman spoke at the Bradbury Museum about nuclear security by taking an historical perspective from his newly published book.

    He said the genesis for the book “The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb” was when as the Times Moscow correspondent, he saw — first hand--the underground detonation of a nuclear bomb in Kazakhstan in 1988.

    Taubman described the motions of the shockwaves as a land tsunami. And his curiosity was peaked, he said.

  • CIP concepts earn 'rank'

    The White Rock Civic Center, golf course improvements and a new teen center were the hands down favorites among six capital improvement projects considered by the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) committee Thursday evening.

    The committee had recommended that six projects be moved to phase 2 statuses. However, insufficient funds are available to move all six projects forward this year. Considering its role of advisory committee to County Administrator Harry Burgess, the committee agreed to suggest priorities for advancing the projects.

    “We recommended all of these, we like all of them, but I think we also all value some sense of prioritization,” committee member Steve Lynne said.

  • Fishing Report 03-16-12



    Charette Lakes: No report.

    Cimarron River: 3.6 cfs.  More open water but fishing still very slow.

    Clayton Lake: No report.

    Conchas Lake: Fishing for walleye is good at about 50-60 feet with minnows. White bass are also being caught; however fishing pressure is still very light.

    Costilla Creek: Still iced over.

    Coyote Creek: Creek is still iced over.

    Eagle Nest Lake: 15 inches of grainy ice. Warm weather this week may close the lake to ice fishing.  Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows with Power Bait and worms.

  • Ski Report 03-16-12

    Angel Fire

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 72 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    20-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    44-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    50-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    34-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.


    49-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Duke City Soccer League local results

    The Duke City Soccer League is in full swing for the spring 2012 season. Los Alamos is well represented in the DCSL.
    Here are the results from some of the Los Alamos teams playing in the league:

    During the week of Feb.27, Los Alamos’ girls U13 Kixx 99 beat the Classic FC Titans 2-1 in a  
    relegation match to move up into the Challenge One bracket.
    Goals for the Kixx were scored by Sienna Ahlers and Kayla Parker, while the win was secured through solid  midfielding by Rachel Thoma and Alix Hailey and a strong defense led by  Claire Ticknor and Ashley Logan.  
    Also that weekend, the U12 Kixx 2000 defeated the  Classic FC Tamales 1-0.

  • Lockhart wins Level 5 crown

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers’ Elizabeth Lockhart took all-around gold in the senior age division of New Mexico compulsory state championships Feb. 25-26.
    Lockhart, who competes in Level 5, picked up an all-around score of 36.125 to earn her second straight state title. Lockhart won the Level 4 state title one year ago.
    To earn the state championship, Lockhart medaled in all four events, taking first on vault (9.10), second on balance beam (8.90) and third on both the parallel bars (9.20) and floor exercise (8.925).
    Also for LASG, Ramya Stevens earned a bronze for her balance beam routine (9.00) and placed sixth overall (33.875).

  • Heavy demand expected as iPad goes on sale Friday

    NEW YORK (AP) — Let the wild rumpus start.

    The customary storefront crowds are expected to gather as Apple's latest iPad goes on sale Friday. Long lines are likely even though customers could have ordered the new tablet computer ahead of time for first-day home delivery.

    The third version of Apple's iPad will be available in the U.S. and nine other countries beginning at 8 a.m. local time. The new model comes with a faster processor and a much sharper screen. It also boasts an improved camera, similar to that of the latest iPhone.