Today's News

  • Applications available for scholarships

    MANA del Norte is accepting scholarship applications for the 2012–2013 academic year.
    Applicants must be a resident of one of the following Northern New Mexico counties: Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, Mora, Santa Fe or San Miguel. This year, five – $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to selected recipients.
    “Since inception in 1989, MANA del Norte has awarded over $125,000 to residents of Northern New Mexico,” said Dolores E. Roybal, president, MANA del Norte.

  • Animal Shelter 02-12-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    Poncho — Thirteen-pound, older neutered male blond Chihuahua/Dachshund-mix. Surrendered because family is moving. Housebroken, good with dogs. Gentle little guy who needs a loving home. No health issues.

  • News for Retirees 02-12-12

    Feb. 12-18, 2012
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Barbecue bonanza
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10:30 a.m.    AARP Board mtg.

  • Births 02-12-12

    The following births were reported at Los Alamos Medical Center:

    • Dec. 7: A boy, Amari Isaiah Anthony Salazar, born to Eryana Herrera
    • Dec. 29: A girl, Halo Grace Baca, born to Raeanne and Johnny Baca
    • Jan. 6: A boy, Jonathan Leroy Wehner, born to Craig and Rachel Wehner
    • Jan. 10: A boy, Dylan Curtis Cunningham, born to Kelsey and Christopher Cunningham
    • Jan. 10: A boy, Deaglan William Lloyd Greshman, born to Jennifer and Cheylan Gresham
    • Jan. 12: A boy, Markus Haarten Henzl, born to Daniela and Vladimir Henzl
    • Jan. 13: A boy, Logan Avery Dobra, born to Angela and Nenad Dobra
    • Jan. 13: A girl, Kendelle Brooke Martinez, born to Andrea and John Martinez

  • Free cooking classes to be offered starting March 8

    Selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a challenge for people with diabetes.
    The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, will offer a series of free cooking classes for diabetes sufferers, their family members or caretakers.
    Kitchen Creations will meet from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday for four weeks, beginning March 8, at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Parish Hall, 3700 Canyon Road.  

  • People in the News 02-12-12

    Aubrie Powell of Los Alamos has been named to the 2011 fall semester dean’s list at Ohio Wesleyan University. To qualify for Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes. Ohio Wesleyan University is located in Delaware, Ohio.


    Jenny Tumas of Los Alamos was among seven Clemson University students who attended the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference held in Ottawa, Canada.

  • Sports Schedule Feb. 13-18

    Girls basketball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Española at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.


    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:30 a.m.

    Swimming: State championship preliminaries, 3 p.m.


    Wrestling: 4A championship meet, 10 a.m.

    Diving: State championship meet, 8:15 a.m.

  • Toppers grab big win at home Friday

    It was a big night for the seniors on the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in more ways than one.
    In the home season finale for the Hilltoppers, they put together one of their best team showings of the year and did so against their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils.
    Los Alamos made key buckets during a big second quarter push that propelled it to a 56-45 win against Española Valley Friday night at Griffith Gymnasium.
    It was Senior Night for the Hilltoppers, but the team got contributions from seniors and underclassmen alike. Senior guard Nate Carver dropped in 17 points while sophomore Franklin Archuleta added five points during a 16-4 Los Alamos scoring run in the second quarter.

  • Toppers win big at District 1 swim meet

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams picked up big victories at this weekend’s District 1 championship meet.
    Los Alamos’ boys scored 421.5 points to earn the win at the district meet, held at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, while the Hilltopper girls finished with a total of 421 points.
    Taos finished second in the girls competition with 315.5 points, while St. Michael’s boys finished as the meet runner-up with 321 points.
    The Hilltopper teams will now advance to the state championship meet, which starts Friday and continues through Saturday. This weekend, the Hilltopper swimmers and divers picked up 17 more state qualifying marks, nine of those coming on the boys side.

  • LA grabs elusive district title

    SANTA FE — Inside the wrestling room at the Pueblo Complex, a banner hangs from the wall. The banner is 17 years old and has stood alone for a long time.
    “We’ve been pointing at that banner every day for a month now,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, to remind the team that it hadn’t earned a district title since 1995. “We told (our guys), ‘if you want one, you’d better wrestle.’”
    Now, that banner will have some company.
    The Hilltoppers earned a 2-4A title Saturday at Toby Roybal Memorial Gymnasium. They finished with 156 team points, 23 points better than co-runners up Santa Fe and Bernalillo.