Today's News

  • PEEC offers family night walk

    Many animals like to be out after dark and some humans do, too. Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering a hike to learn about animals’ lifestyles.
     It will also offer an opportunity for humans to use their nighttime senses as animals do.  The hike will be at Nov.19 at 4:30 p.m. and will be led by Jaye Gilmore. She’ll help hikers become comfortable with being outdoors at night and learn to “see” nocturnal life through multiple senses.

  • Food drive scheduled for Saturday

    The 14th annual Fall Food Drive is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 19, in Los Alamos and White Rock. This community food drive is jointly conducted by the Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union, the Northern New Mexico District of the Boy Scouts of America, LA Cares and the LA Community Food Banks, with the support of the National Letter Carriers Union, the Knights of Columbus, Smith’s Food & Drug Stores, the Los Alamos Postmaster and many individual volunteers. The drive supports more than 100 families in Los Alamos through regular food distributions by LA Cares and also the San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen in Española.

  • Courtney Gartz-Roger Miller

    Courtney Jill Gartz and Roger Lucas Miller will be married on Nov. 19, 2011 in Bountiful, Utah Temple of the Church of Latter-Day Saints.
    Parents of the bride are Roger and Connie Gartz of Los Alamos. Parents of the groom are Jane and Kent MIller of Ogden, UT.
    Courtney received her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and Master of Education degree from the Unversity of Virginia and teaches elementary education in Virginia.

  • Cookies and conversation

    There was great turnout for Cookies and Conversation Monday at LAHS. RSVP, Kiwanis and Rotary provided the adults, while the Los Alamos Co-op Market provided the cookies for the high school students.

  • News for Retirees 11-13-11

    Nov. 13-19
    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


    8:45     a.m.    Cardio Plus Exercise
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Sweet n Sour Pork
    12:30    p.m.    Driver Safety Program
    7 p.m.    Ballroom Dancing

    8:30        Mac Users group
    8:45        Variety Training

  • Animal Shelter 11-13-11

    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, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    We have a new color-coding system to help you select your perfect new family member. Check it out.
    Two for the price of one. This is an opportunity to double your feline pleasure. Also, we will not adopt out black cats until Nov. 7.


  • Committee chair accepts olive branch

    On Wednesday, the Los Alamos Monitor published a story on my resignation from the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee. This story did a reasonable job of covering the major points of the disagreement between myself and some members of the county council.
    However, I would like to elaborate on a few additional points; give my views on where the master plan goes from here; and, perhaps most important, publicly accept the olive branch that has been extended to me by Councilor Ron Selvage.

  • House races are shaping up

    U.S. House races are beginning to take shape. Senate races already are well set because they are statewide.
    Senate candidates don’t have to worry about what redistricting might do to their campaign plans.
    Heather Wilson and Martin Heinrich reported impressive third quarter fundraising totals.
    Lt. Gov. John Sanchez still can give Wilson a race in the GOP primary, with Greg Sowards lurking as a possible spoiler.
    State Auditor Hector Balderas still has a shot at Heinrich in the Democratic primary.
    But it is the House where interest now is turning. The 1st Congressional District has a full-blown race on the Democratic side. Rep. Martin Heinrich is giving up the seat to run for the Senate post being vacated by Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

  • Penn State gets back to business

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Nebraska and Penn State players gathered at midfield before the game, kneeling together for a long moment in a quiet stadium.
    Sometimes, the most powerful statements are the simplest.
    Saturday’s game was a combination of pep rally, cleansing and tribute for a Penn State community rocked by the child sex-abuse scandal involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky that cost Joe Paterno his job.
    “We’ve had better weeks in our lives, obviously,” Jay Paterno, the quarterbacks coach, said after the game. “The world’s kind of turned upside down, but I think our kids were resilient.”

  • ´Toppers thumped in playoff contest

    LOS LUNAS — The biggest thing on the side of the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team heading into Friday’s game was momentum.

    That momentum, however, was dashed with one long jaunt early in the first quarter.

    Los Alamos was one-and-done in the Class 4A playoffs for 2011. The powerful and lightning fast Los Lunas Tigers scored early and often against the Hilltoppers Friday night at Willie Chavez Stadium.

    After forcing a quick three-and-out, Los Lunas’ Tigers needed just one play to score a 91-yard touchdown. Los Lunas running back Jalen Chavez went off-tackle and found nothing but open field in front of him, rumbling to the end zone to spark a 55-0 rout.