Today's News

  • Animal shelter 11-5-11

    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.

  • Learn about climate change at PEEC Wednesday

    Dr. Eric Blinman, director of the Office of Archaeological Studies in Santa Fe, will give the second in a series of talks about climate change at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

  • Help the needy with a shoebox gift

    Christmas is arriving early in Los Alamos, as White Rock Baptist Church prepares to serve as a collection point for Operation Christmas Child. Soon, with the help of local volunteers, the site will be brimming with festively wrapped shoeboxes full of gifts.

  • Team places in preliminary tryout match
  • Christmas trees brighten up BESC

    For most people, the holiday season officially begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but for Los Alamos residents, the holiday season starts a bit earlier during the second week of November. 

    The Festival of Chocolate, on Nov. 12, will kick off the Festival of Trees, an event that has become popular with locals. This year will mark the 8th Annual Festival of Trees, a time during which the public can bid on fully-decorated trees during a silent auction at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Festival is a chocolate lover's paradise

    There are very few times in life when you can be bad for a good cause. The 2011 Festival of Chocolate is one of those times.

    On Nov. 12, local and regional chefs, bakers and chocolatiers will tickle your taste buds with an array of edibles to kickoff the holiday season.

  • LA cross country teams win state title

    The Los Alamos boys and girls cross country team easily won the Class 4A state championship Saturday morning. More details to come on lamonitor.com and Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Storm bringing winds, some snow to NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cold winter storm is buffeting New Mexico with very high winds and bringing some rain and snow to the state's high country.

    The storm front that moved out of Arizona early Saturday was producing wind gusts of more than 40 mph to Albuquerque at midday. Gusts between 60 mph and 70 mph were recorded in eastern and southern parts of the state. Winds gusted as high 47 mph at Los Alamos Airport shortly after 8:30 Saturday morning.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Maria Torres says some snow was falling in the state's northern mountains, but accumulations were light.

  • Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State



    Artesia 59, Roswell 7

    Aztec 54, Bloomfield 14

    Carlsbad 50, Hobbs 0

    Goddard 48, Lovington 0

    Grants 55, Belen 20

    Hot Springs 48, Cobre 6

    Kirtland Central 55, Farmington 0

    Laguna-Acoma 43, Estancia 37

    Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21

    Mayfield 24, Las Cruces 21

    Miyamura 55, Gallup 19

    Moriarty 51, Del Norte 0

    Rio Grande 44, Albuquerque High 21

    Ruidoso 33, Portales 19

    Santa Fe 54, Capital 0

    Silver 35, Socorro 7

    St. Michael's 38, Raton 6

    Tularosa 27, Lordsburg 0

  • Former '60 Minutes' commentator Andy Rooney dies--video extra

    NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who spent more than 30 years wryly talking about the oddities of life for "60 Minutes," died Friday night, CBS said. He was 92.

    Just a month ago, Rooney delivered his last regular essay on the CBS newsmagazine.

    CBS said he died Friday night in New York from complications from a recent surgery.

    Rooney, also a syndicated newspaper columnist, talked about what was in the news. But he was just as likely to use his weekly television essay to discuss the old clothes in his closet, why banks need to have important-sounding names or whether there was a real Mrs. Smith who made Mrs. Smith's Pies.