Today's News

  • MOWW meeting slated for Tuesday

    The MG Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will present a talk on the recent visit to Sarov, Russia by a Los Alamos Development Corporation, Community Development Team.
    The meeting will be  at 6:25 p.m. Tuesday at the Best Western Hilltop House, third floor. It will begin with a short social period and business meeting, followed by dinner and speaker. Korkos’ talk begins at 7:15 p.m.
    The dinner entrée is lasagna, vegetables and salad. The cost of the dinner is $20 per person.
    The Military Order of the World Wars dinner meetings are open to the general public for the dinner and program, or the program only, at no cost.

  • UNM-LA awarded NSF grant

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos has been awarded a $337,725 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a proposal to “Reinvigorate Information Technology Education with Cyber Security.” Dean of Instruction Dr. Kate Massengale wrote the grant. Dr. Lynne Williams, who has a doctorate in cyber security, is the principal investigator.
    The New Mexico Consortium helped Massengale initiate this effort by providing training in grant writing. Michelle Hall, a professor and grant writer, who now works at NSF, gave the training. Hall is also the creator of the regional Café Scientifique, which exposes teens to science and technology in innovative ways to attract them to these fields.  

  • NMHCA honors Gonzales

    Enriqueta Gonzales was recently awarded New Mexico Health Care Association’s Best of the Best Resident Support Award for 2011.  She is an employee at Aspen Ridge Lodge.
    The Resident Support award is a board category that covers all of those staff members outside of direct care who work hard for the residents. They make contributions to the comfort and safety of the residents, yet they may be rarely seen. The housekeeping, dietary, laundry and maintenance staff are often ‘invisible,’ yet they can make or break the living experience of residents, according to a NMHCA press release.

  • LALO’S ‘Into the Woods,’ features Jack’s story

    Los Alamos Light Orchestra presents, “Into the Woods” a musical written by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. It showcases half a dozen Grimms’ fairytales, to include the classic, “Jack and the Beanstalk,” which is intertwined with an original story about a childless baker and his wife.
    Once upon a time, in a far off kingdom, there lived a sad young lad whose name was Jack. Jack lived with his mother in a house that was rapidly falling apart and to Jack’s mother’s dismay, her son would rather daydream than help her with everyday tasks.

  • Shulman to conduct LASO’s Fall Concert

    The letters “MD” after a name can denote “medical doctor” or “musical director.”  In the case of Ivan Shulman, these letters denote both, what he describes as a natural combination.
    Shulman, the conductor of the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra’s Oct. 21  Fall Concert, grew up studying oboe under the tutelage of his father, oboist Harry Shulman, who played in the NBC Orchestra under Arturo Toscanini.
    In college he studied pre-med and went on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, with a general surgery residency in New York, Seattle and San Francisco.
    While keeping a busy medical career, Shulman always sought out opportunities to play in both community and professional groups.

  • LA downs Santa Fe, is on top of 2-4A standngs

    SANTA FE – The Los Alamos Hilltoppers rushed for 315 yards and had a long, clock-killing drive in the second half as they topped the Santa Fe Demons 30-20 in a critical District 2-4A football game Friday.

    Los Alamos’ Arnoldo Ortiz flirted with his third straight 200-yard rushing game Friday night, toting the ball 33 times for 179 yards and a first half touchdown to help the Hilltoppers improve to 2-0 in district.

  • Mountain West, C-USA plan football merger

    The Mountain West and Conference USA are planning to join forces to secure their future in the rapidly changing college football landscape.

    The two leagues expect to merge their football operations into one mega-conference that will probably have between 20 and 24 teams in it when it finally gets going in 2013.

    The name? They'll come up with one.

    Will Boise State and Air Force, among others, stay? They hope.

  • Toppers Down Demons 30-20; Other Prep Football Scores



    Atrisco Heritage 35, Rio Grande 6

    Aztec 55, Piedra Vista 7

    Carlsbad 52, Santa Teresa 0

    Crownpoint 62, Tohatchi 28

    Dulce 55, Navajo Pine 0

    Gateway Christian 40, Tatum 34

    Goddard 55, Hobbs 3

    Jal 46, Cloudcroft 0

    Los Alamos 30, Santa Fe 20

    Los Lunas 13, Grants 6

    McCurdy 60, Questa 16

    Melrose 56, Floyd 6

    NMMI 30, Dexter 13

    Shiprock 56, Thoreau 20

    Texico 21, Santa Rosa 20

    Tucumcari 49, Clayton 7


  • NCRTD, Mortillaro agree to contract

    For three hours, the North Central Region Transit board sat behind closed doors, trying to hash out the details of executive director Tony Mortillaro's contract.

    When the dust settled Friday afternoon, the board approved a contract that would give Mortillaro a base salary of $100,000 per year and no vehicle allowance of $500 per month.

    "I am just glad now we can focus on moving forward," Mortillaro said.

    For more on the meeting, pick up a Sunday copy of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Clarification 10-14-11

    The Oct. 13 story, “Council approves zoning request” stated that Roger Waterman had offered to relocate the Boy Scout cabin housed on the property.
    Waterman called the Los Alamos Monitor to clarify that he has confirmed that it is possible to move the building if the community wishes to preserve it, but has not offered to move it himself.