Today's News

  • Neal, Zumbro named district's top players

    For the second straight year, Amy Neal was named the top offensive performer in District 2-4A girls soccer.
    Neal, the leading scorer in Class 4A in 2011, led the Hilltoppers to a district title this season and was awarded as being named the Offensive Player of the Year in 2-4A.
    Los Alamos’ girls dominated the All-District first team selections, which were released Thursday night. In all, six Hilltoppers were named to the district’s first team along with Neal.
    Meanwhile, Hilltopper captain Zeke Zumbro was named the Defensive Player of the Year by the district. Zumbro, a junior, became the second straight Hilltopper fullback to earn the district’s top defensive player — the honor was won by Graham Delano in 2010.

  • Obama lost many donors from '08 presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has lost millions of dollars in support from former donors in Democratic strongholds and in districts that he won narrowly four years ago, according to an Associated Press analysis of the most recent federal campaign finance data.

    Tens of thousands of supporters who gave him hundreds of dollars or more in the early stages of the 2008 campaign haven't offered him similar amounts of cash so far in this campaign. And in some cases, former Obama contributors gave to GOP candidates, such as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

  • Cardinals stun Texas, force World Series to Game 7

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hours after David Freese's home run plunked down on the grass patch beyond the center field wall, long after the ballpark emptied, a message still burned bright on the scoreboard: "See you TOMORROW NIGHT for Game 7 of the World Series!"

    Whatever happens, whether the St. Louis Cardinals or Texas Rangers win, they'll have a hard time topping Thursday night.

    "You had to be here to believe it," St. Louis manager Tony La Russa said.

    In one of the greatest thrillers in baseball history, the Cardinals twice rallied when they were down to their last strike of the season. First, Freese saved them with a two-run triple in the ninth, then Lance Berkman delivered a tying single in the 10th.

  • Medicare premiums up but not as much as expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Good news for seniors: The government says Medicare's basic monthly premium will rise less than expected next year, by $3.50 for most.

    It could be good, too, for President Barack Obama and Democrats struggling for older Americans' votes in a close election.

    At $99.90 per month, the 2012 Part B premium for outpatient care will be about $7 less than projected as recently as May. The additional money that most seniors will pay works out to about 10 percent of the average Social Security cost-of-living increase they'll also be due.

    Some recently enrolled younger retirees will actually pay less. They were charged $115.40 a month this year, and they'll see that go down to $99.90.

  • Bandelier to open to private vehicles next week

    "In another step towards recovery after the Las Conchas Fire and monsoon floods, Bandelier is opening more trails and allowing visitors to drive into Frijoles Canyon on Oct. 31,”  announced Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.  "The last day of the well-received shuttle service from White Rock will be Sunday, Oct. 30," he added.

  • LA American Legion riders to hold benefit event Saturday

    The Los Alamos American Legion Riders are conducting a fundraiser on Saturdayto support the New Mexico Veterans Integration Center, Albuquerque location, and Los Alamos school libraries that were flooded earlier this year.

    The events include a motorcycle “fun run”, shrimp boil, and Halloween Party and costume contest with live music by The Renegade Mountain Band. All events are at the American Legion Post, 1325 Trinity Drive.

    New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers provide transitional housing for homeless veterans by responding to the needs of veterans, with focus on those who are homeless or experiencing a housing crisis, through the provision of quality employment training, housing and supportive services based on a Continuum of Care.

  • Community Announcements 10-27-11

    Trees needed

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is in need of artificial Christmas trees in new or excellent condition. If you can donate a tree, call Pauline at 662-8920.

    Nominate a living treasure

    Living Treasures of Los Alamos welcomes nominations of new Treasures for the next ceremony April 15, 2012. Only candidates who are current Los Alamos residents and  have made outstanding contributions to the life, heart and spirit of our community are eligible to become Treasures.
    A written letter of nomination which Includes as much information as possible about the nominee  should be sent to LTLA, P.O. Box 1065, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or by email to rosalieheller88@gmail.com.

  • Be There 10-27-11

    The Authors Speak Series presents, E.B. Held: The Spy’s Guide to Santa Fe and Albuquerque at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

     Fall Gardening class from 7-9 p.m. at PEEC, led by Martha Davis. Learn what to do now to prepare your garden for the spring. $20 or $18 for members. Register in advance at www.PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Students featured in Brown Bag Series

         Local music students will be featured in the Brown Bag Concert Series at noon Nov. 2 at Fuller Lodge. The students will compete in the Music Teachers State Conferences at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales on Nov. 4-5.
         Victor Kim will compete in the junior division and Kevin Gao will compete in the senior division. The winners of the state competition will advance to the divisional competition in Las Vegas, Nev.
         Presley Gao, 9; Sonyia Williams, 10; Jenny Wang, 12; and Benjamin Liu, 14  will compete in the honors competition with other New Mexican musicians for first place title in their age group. Their teachers are Ae Jin Chang, Ron Grinage and Madeline Williamson.

  • Correction 10-27-11

    In Wednesday’s edition of the Los Alamos Monitor, the story, “WR Visitor Center Costs Skyrocket” incorrectly stated that Councilor David Izraelevitz voted against the motion.
    Vice Chair Ron Selvage was the third vote against the motion. Izraelevitz wrote, “I am a strong supporter of the project, even given its revised cost.”