Today's News

  • 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.

  • Roadwork begins Monday

    Utilities installation for the new Municipal Complex begins Monday, Oct. 17, on Deacon Street. Work begins with intermittent flagging operations and then proceeds to full street closure, limited to the eastern end of the street. Motorists should use the 20th Street entrance to Deacon to access parking for El Parasol, Central Avenue Grill, CB Fox, Metzgar’s hardware store or the LANL offices. Delivery truck access to the south loading docks for businesses is being coordinated with the contractor and will be accommodated as needed.  
    Roadwork should be completed within the week, weather permitting.


  • Teen Center Study progresses

    Only about 20 people turned out, about half of them teens, to the first of three public meetings to discuss the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Phase I Study for the Los Alamos Teen Center Facility Thursday evening.
    “Although turnout was low, there was a nice cross-section of the community there,” said Linda Daly, executive director of the YMCA.
    Council approved $150,000 for the Phase I study in December 2010. The Phase I study request argued that Los Alamos needs a teen center because of its isolation. Los Alamos lacks the places where teens usually “hang out,” such as shopping malls and bowling alleys.

  • Officials OK CMRR

    Editor’s Note: At press time Thursday final details remained in flux, however when the formal press statements were issued the story was updated on lamonitor.com. That story is being published today that also includes comments from the Los Alamos Site Office Manager.

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued a formal decision this week to push ahead with the Nuclear Facility portion of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement project (CMRR-NF).
    The NNSA issued an amended Record of Decision (ROD) after consulting with members of Congress and other top officials in Washington.

  • Update 10-14-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will hold a work session at 7 p.m., Oct. 18 at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    Training and tour

    The Department of Energy and the Los Alamos National Security, LLC, are holding Electronic Public Reading Room training and a tour of the Hard copy Public Reading Room. There are two sessions: 11 a.m.-noon or 5-6 p.m. Oct. 18.


    The PEECnic will be at Pajarito Environmental Education Center from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Children’s activities, nature exhibits, talks on birds of Honduras and Columbia and refreshments will be available. The event is free and open to the public.

    BPU meeting

  • LAHS construction unable to catch up

    After missing their initial deadline of Oct. 19, Flintco is expected to reach substantial completion on the main building of the Los Alamos High School construction project by Oct. 26.

    During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, Gerald Martin’s Owner’s Representative David Wharram gave a brief presentation to board members and explained where the project stands.

    He cited the Las Conchas Fire in late June as the reason Gerald Martin missed the deadline. He also said the company thought they would be able to make up the time lost due to evacuation of the town, but were unable to do so.