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Today's News

  • State will have new look

    SANTA FE —The 2012 election will produce many new faces for New Mexicans. Half our senatorial delegation will change, along with at least a third of our House members.
    Obviously that’s not a lot of faces and some of them we have seen elsewhere. But New Mexicans are not accustomed to changing their congressional delegation very often. It is one reason our state receives much more than its share of federal money.  
    New Mexico currently is going through a transition caused by the retirements of two senators with a combined 66 years in Congress. Starting over won’t be fun but we enjoyed a long ride on the gravy train of federal projects.

  • Visiting with elected officials is not lobbying

    In defense of lobbyists, almost all of them anyway, I respond to a story at NMpolitics.net about the Republican candidates in the new state Senate District 7, which includes Clovis on the south and all of Union County to the north.
    One candidate, Angie Spears, is backed by Gov. Susana Martinez. The other, Pat Woods, has given money to—gasp—Democrats and has made some bumbling comments linking the money and “lobbying.” Woods has his own endorsements, including that of former long-time state Rep. Hoyt Pattison.
    In the story, Heath Haussamen of NMpolitics.net says, “Pat Woods’ statements about campaign contributions and lobbying raise ethical questions about his prior activities in Santa Fe.”

  • Mass Hysteria Strikes Afghan Girl's School
  • Eastern Star event scheduled for Saturday

    Los Alamos Chapter # 63, Order of the Eastern Star, will celebrate the Official Visit and "Homecoming" of the Grand Worthy Matron, Pamela H. Mayne of Los Alamos, and Grand Worthy Patron, James Thomas of Las Cruces Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. The theme for this year is "Cross your Heart," Grand Chapter Session to be held in Albuquerque, October 2012.

  • Sports Update 05-23-12

    Senior Athletic Awards Night is Thursday at Duane Smith

    Los Alamos High School will host its Senior Athletic Awards Night Thursday.
    The awards ceremony will start at 7 p.m. in the Duane Smith Auditorium. Any LAHS senior who earned a varsity letter during the 2011-12 academic year is invited to attend.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic office at 663-2531.

    Burkett fires an ace

    Mike Burkett scored the first hole-in-one of the 2012 season at Los Alamos Golf Course last week.
    Burkett scored his ace on the 17th hole May 16. It was his first ever hole-in-one, which he scored with an 8-iron.
    Burkett’s wife Karen witnessed the ace.

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6

  • State Notes 05-23-12

    Aggies are top seed in WAC playoffs

    The New Mexico State University baseball team enters the 2012 Western Athletic Conference tournament this week as the No. 1 seed.
    The Aggies will play Thursday at 8 p.m. in Mesa, Ariz. against the lowest remaining seed in the tournament.
    The WAC tournament is a double-elimination tournament so the Aggies will play another game on Friday with the time to be announced at the outcome of their first game.
    Live stats of those games will available online at NMStateSports.com.
    NMSU earned a share of WAC regular season champion in 2012, finishing off its season with a 15-2 victory over San Jose State. It was NMSU’s first regular season conference championship in program history.

  • Los Alamos places Haines and Roybal on All-District 1st team

    Emma Haines and Raul Roybal made the All-District 2-4A first team for the 2011-12 season.
    Roybal and Haines both made the All-District first teams with their finishes at the 2-4A championship tournament in late April.
    To qualify for the first team, players must finish in the top five individually at the tournament. The next five finishers make up the All-District second team.
    Here is the All-District 2-4A boys and girls golf teams:

    Girls

    First team
    Shanelle Tafoya, Bernalillo
    Andrea Grijalva, Santa Fe
    Lindsay Wheeler, Española Valley
    Emma Haines, Los Alamos
    Robyn West, Santa Fe

    Second team
    Ana Lopez, Santa Fe
    Faith Koh, Los Alamos

  • Topes Notes 05-23-12

    Isotopes hold on to win 8-7

  • Bicyclist Strikes Motorist During Morning Commute

    A bicyclist struck a motorist around 8 a.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Diamond Drive and Orange Street.

    The vehicle and bicycle were heading south on Diamond.  The driver of vehicle was turning into Metzger’s and the bicyclist hit the vehicle.

    The bicycle rider was cited for failure to yield. Details were unavailable as to the extent of the cyclist's injuries. The rider was transported for treatment by Los Alamos Fire Department EMS personnel and was in stable condition at Los Alamos Medical Center.

    Check back on lamonitor.com for more information.    

  • Last Call: Enter your pet pics for the cover...

    Imagine your best buddy on the cover of LA Pets, a special section being produced by the Los Alamos Monitor set to publish June 13!

    We're looking for a cover model and that means we're seeking your photos... LA Pets is a new annual publication that will give pet owners the latest news and information on a range of topics devoted to helping keep the special companions in our lives happy, healthy and spoiled rotten. Pets run the gamut from dogs and cats, to reptiles, rodents and birds... But we're seeking pictures that capture the true personality and beauty of the animal.