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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Wildfire danger escalates with unofficial start of summer

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with the New Mexico State Forestry Division say fire danger around the state remains high.

    They're asking residents and visitors to be careful as the unofficial start to the summer vacation season gets under way with the Memorial Day weekend.

    State Forestry spokesman Dan Ware says it's extremely dry in many areas and it only takes one careless mistake for a fire to endanger lives and communities.

  • Flight Diverted After Suspicious Note