Today's News

  • There’s no choir like show choir

    “Glee,” the television show about a high school glee club, seems to have increased the popularity of show choir. Now, Los Alamos High School is catching the fever.
    Greg Henderson, choir teacher at both Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School, is offering a new choir course to the students at LAHS: ’Topper Show Choir.
    Henderson’s 15 years experience in conducing chorus and orchestra in schools, churches, youth ensembles, community music groups and music theatre will come in handy for the choir that he’s starting from scratch, or as he said, “from the jazz hands up.”

  • Debating duo talk their way to victory

    Late January seems to have been an important time period for the Hilltalkers, Los Alamos High School’s award-winning debate team.
    Between Jan. 20-22, the debaters set out for Arizona State University in hopes of conquering a tournament, which featured roughly 68 teams from all over the Southwest.
    Though they competed against some private schools that seemingly had more funding and one-on-one attention from coaches, Hilltalkers Andy Zhao and Horace Zhang were not intimidated and managed to place second in the Public Forum event.

  • Animal Shelter 02-26-12

    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, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    Harry —Four-year-old neutered white Poodle/Wheaton Terrier-mix. Good with children and other animals. Housebroken. Courtesy grooming last week. Come see how cute he is.

  • News for Retirees 02-26-12

    Feb. 28-March 3
    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

    8:30, 10 a.m.  Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipping
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chili dog
    12:30 p.m.    Driver safety program
    7 p.m.     Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training

  • Births 02-26-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    Dec. 24: A boy, Giacomo Camporeale, born to Laura Gaudina and Enrico Camporeale
    Dec. 31:  A boy, Zeven Joseph Varela, born to Ada Martinez and Julian Varela
    Feb. 2:  A boy, Cieloangelo Isidro Galvan, born to Fayleen and Isidro Galvan III
    Feb. 7: A girl, AshLynn Sandoval, born to Amanda and Leonard Sandoval
    Feb. 7: A girl, Aislin Cadence O’Connell, born to Leann Redmon and William O’Connell
    Feb. 8: A girl, Ave Jo Montoya, born to Naomi Louise and Juan Lorenzo Montoya, Jr
    Feb. 9: A boy, Satwik Kundu, born to Srabanti Chaudhury and Janardan Kundu
    Feb. 9: A girl, Kailey Garcia, born to Nicole Atencio and Nicholas Garcia

  • People in the News 02-26-12

    Adam Nekimken, a resident of Los Alamos has earned placement on the Gonzaga University president’s list for fall semester 2011. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed.


    Cody Stewart of Los Alamos has been honored at Lipscomb University for academic achievement during the fall 2011 semester. Stewart, a Ravenwood High School graduate and pre-nursing major, has been placed on the provost’s list. Lipscomb University is located in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Mothers have another place to turn to for help

    A mom may call and say,  “I don’t think my baby is nursing quite right. Can you help me figure out what’s going on?” or “My health care provider said to contact you.”  
    Sometimes a dad will call and say, “My wife is having difficulties breastfeeding and would like to speak with you.”  
    It can be challenging at times to find lactation help.  La Leche League, a local non-profit, is one available resource and Pajarito Lactation, a recently formed for-profit service, is now another.  
    “Pajarito Lactation was born out of a need for additional lactation support in the Los Alamos area,” said owner Kelley Baer.

  • Pamela Christie brings history to life

    Imagine a Ute man and his ladylove in a world of mystery, murder and lawlessness. Place the leading man in Spanish Colonial Santa Fe and you’ve stepped into the world of Pamela Christie, author of “The King’s Lizard” and “The Dead Lizard’s Dance.”

    Christie spoke Thursday night before a crowd at the Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series. Those who attended, received a treat, as Christie shared several excerpts from her books, along with unique insight on creating a fictional story in an historical context.

  • Board OKs upgrades to LAPS HQ

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education has approved moving ahead with a $400,000 round of improvements to the district’s administrative headquarters.

    Jim Graf of Van H. Gilbert Architect PC shared renderings with improvements of the administrative office at 2075 Trinity Dr.

    Plans include handicapped-accessible spaces and modifications to the parking lot grade.

    In addition, the building will be made more user-friendly, with a clearly marked entrance and a break room for employees. The project will carry an estimated cost of $400,000.

    Following a timeline discussion, board members decided that the project should be tackled quickly. It will come back for a formal vote at a future meeting.

  • Engagement: Rodriguez-Jones

    Mr. and Mrs. Terry and Diana Burge of Arroyo Seco announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannan Nicole Rodriguez to Michael Adam Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Joyce Brenner-Jones of Willow Springs, N.C.
    The future bride graduated from the Los Alamos High School class of 1999. She was nurtured in life  by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Salvador and Bertha Rodriguez of White Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Joe and Maureen Roybal of Rio Rancho; La Vista Church of the Nazarene, White Rock; and Truth Ministries Calvary Chapel, Arroyo Seco/ Espanola.
    The future groom was a graduate of the class of 1998 from William Tennent High School in Warminster, Pa. The two met and became friends at Calvary Chapel of Cary, N.C.