Today's News

  • GOP U.S. House Primary Race

    As New Mexico’s primary election draws near, two Republican political neophytes will battle it out during Tuesday’s primary to determine who will be the GOP pick to run against incumbent Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM) in the November general election for the District 3 House seat.

    Rancher and small business owner Jeff Byrd and electrical engineer and Booze Allen Hamilton project scientist Rick Newton will seek the Republican nomination.

    New Mexico native and Tucumcari resident Byrd said he decided to run after receiving a calling from God and talking with the pastor of his church in October.

  • Fisher upbeat after trip

    Los Alamos County launched a coordinated attack at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ RECon Las Vegas convention last week in an effort to attract the attention of large retailers.

    Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher and Marketing Specialist Kelly Stewart attended the convention as representatives of the county. Kevin Holsapple, Executive Director of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, augmented the efforts of representatives from Grubb & Ellis to recruit for the Trinity Site.

    RECon Las Vegas is the largest shopping center industry convention in the world, with 1,000 exhibitors and more than 30,000 attendees.

  • LA Happenings 05-31-12

    Scottish country dancing from 7:30-10 p.m. every Monday at Fuller Lodge. Beginners welcome, no partner or kilt needed. call 662-9785 or 661-8317 for more information.
    Lads of Enchantment, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, invites the public to join them in song. They meet at 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the United Church of Los Alamos, Graves Hall.  

    The Los Alamos Choral Society is recruiting singers. Rehearsals are from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at the United Church, 2525 Canyon Road. All singers are welcome.

    The Los Alamos Community Winds invites all interested musicians to join its upcoming concerts. The LACW rehearses from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. lacw.org.

  • Aggies are No. 2 for regional

    The New Mexico State University Aggie baseball team (35-22) was selected as one of 34 at-large bids to participate in the 2012 NCAA Tournament.
    The Aggies are going into the Tucson Regional as a No. 2 seed. The regional will be hosted by the University of Arizona.
    The Aggies are scheduled to face No. 3 seed Louisville Friday at Hi Corbett Field in Tucson, Ariz. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.
    Also in the double-elimination regional is fourth-seeded Missouri, which will meet top-seeded Arizona Friday night. The winners and losers of each game will play Saturday.

  • Venus joins Serena on tourney sidelines

    PARIS (AP) — Used to be that Venus Williams was the one who was highly ranked, the one considered a title contender, the one who would dominate foes so thoroughly that matches would be tidily wrapped up in an hour.
    Now 31, and figuring out from day to day how to handle an illness that saps her strength, Williams was on the wrong end of a lopsided 60-minute defeat in the second round of the French Open Wednesday.
    Looking glum and lacking the verve that carried her to seven Grand Slam titles in her career, Williams barely put up any resistance and lost 6-2, 6-3 to No. 3-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland at Roland Garros.

  • Topes Notes 05-31-12

    Isotopes pick up shutout win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes evened their series Wednesday night against the New Orleans Zephyrs, shutting out the Zephyrs 4-0 on the road.
    A trio of Isotopes pitchers combined for the shutout against New Orleans, with Stephen Fife (4-4) going six innings to earn the win.
    The shutout came just one night after Albuquerque was held to two hits at New Orleans. The third game of the series is tonight with John Ely (4-3) scheduled to start on the bump.
    Fife, who lowered his season ERA to 5.43, pitched around seven New Orleans hits, a walk and a hit batsman in his six innings of work.

  • Slowing Things Down

    Fans relax and take in an evening of slowpitch softball at X. Lovato Field in White Rock Wednesday.

  • LA gets no one on All-State 4A teams

    Only three teams were represented on this year’s All-State Class 4A softball first team and Los Alamos wasn’t one of those four.
    Five players from Piedra Vista were named to the first team for the 2012 season by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association, which does the statewide selections. Just behind Piedra Vista was Los Lunas, which earned four selections, while Aztec outfielder Dakota Kaufman was the lone representative from the rest of Class 4A.
    The remainder of the state fared only slightly better on the second team All-4A roster, with Artesia placing four players and Farmington getting one slot. Aztec had three more second team selections and Piedra Vista had one more. No Hilltoppers were named to this year’s All-State teams.

  • Off The Hill 05-31-12

    Art openings

    Professor Ralph Lewis, painter and teacher, will present new watercolors and drawing at the Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie, titled, “Renewal of Grand Country.” The show will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday at 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces the exhibition of James Harvard, “Staying Ahead of the Beast.” This exhibit spans 40 years of painting with an emphasis on his “Abstract Illusionist” era, featuring paintings, archival boxes and sculptures dating from the late 1970s to 2012. The show opens June 29, with a reception from 5-7 p.m. at 435 S. Guadalupe St.

    Book signings

  • Best Sellers 05-31-12

    The Los Alamos Monitor  has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.