Today's News

  • Mann talks about art, gardening and photography

    The Los Alamos Master Gardeners and the Los Alamos Photography Club feature, “Art, Gardening and Photography,” presented by Charles Mann, at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Fuller Lodge.
    There are many who would  tell us how to photograph our gardens, but who can tell us why we want to photograph them? Mann, a professional garden photographer, has pondered the issues of art, beauty, nature and photography and has some insights, observations and conclusions to share, along with a panoply of photographs from across the gardening spectrum. Mann suggests that people learn to use their cameras as a tool to renew their enthusiasm for gardening as well as to  revive their appreciation for the hidden beauty all around them.

  • One act theatre festival opens LALT season

    Those who have never experienced live theatre will have the opportunity to do so.
    Theatre is a unique experience, much different than a movie or sporting event — it is all about stories, emotion and local talent. Los Alamos Little Theatre presents the “8x103” one act play festival, opening Friday.
    The title, “8x103” represents eight 10-minute plays to make up a festival, and the three symbolizes LALT’s third such production, with others in 2006 and 2008. The included plays depict world views, relationships and  even a trip to France.

  • Best Sellers 09-08-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Abiquiú: More than just O’Keeffe country

    Nestled in the hills about 22 miles north of Española sits a village rich in history. It’s a “blink and you might miss it” kind of place, but the scenery surrounding the village is astounding, especially during autumn.
    With its red clay, stone formations  and stunning foliage along the Chama River, Abiquiú offers plenty of photo opportunities for visitors.
    These days, the area is known as Georgia O’Keeffe country because the New York artist made her home in Abiquiú, but it is steeped in history tied to the Abiquiú Genízaro Land Grant.

  • JV girls XC team earns big win

    Amanda Mercer led the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls junior varsity team to a big win over the rest of the cross country field at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational.
    The UNM race was held at the school’s North Golf Course.
    The Hilltopper girls JV finished with 22 points, one-quarter that of the Eldorado, the competition’s runner-up. The Hilltoppers placed four runners in the top five and all five scorers in the top nine to win the race going away.
    Mercer finished the course in 20:34 to hold off Rebecca Castillo of Volcano Vista by 5.8 seconds.
    The race was the season opener for both Los Alamos’ boys and girls JV teams.

  • LA C team falls to St. Mike's

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football team fell into a hole in the first half Tuesday.
    Despite a better showing in the second half, in which it outscore the host St. Michael’s Horsemen, Los Alamos fell 44-24 at Brother Abdon Field.
    Los Alamos (0-2) held the Horsemen to 12 points after halftime but its 16 second-half points weren’t enough to spark a comeback.
    Quarterback Danny Finn, who has been playing up with the varsity during the early part of the season, connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass to Skyler Veenis in the first half. Finn also had a 60-yard scramble for a touchdown and a 2-yard dive for another score late in the contest.

  • It’s about time...

    All is again right with the world.
    Sure, there’s some craziness in Europe with the economy or whatnot. Libya is collapsing before our eyes. The U.S. is running out of oil, water, food, jobs and self-respect.
    It’s fall. There’s green chile and there’s football. That’s all you need.
    There was some speculation about this being a rough year for the chile crop, but chile is plentiful at the supermarket. And there was some speculation about the NFL season being nixed over a few dollars and cents the owners and players were squaking about.
    But all is forgiven. Tonight, the past two Super Bowl winners, the New Orleans Saints and the Green Bay Packers meet in the 2011 season opener.

  • Packers, Saints face off tonight

    Green Bay Packers

    2010 Record: 10-6, second place, NFC North; 4-0 in postseason, defeated Steelers in Super Bowl XLV
    Head Coach: Mike McCarthy, sixth season
    Additions: LB K.C. Asiodu
    Departures: RB James X. Johnson, LB Nick Barnett, G Daryn Colledge, DE Cullen Jenkins, G Jason Spitz, RB Brandon Jackson, RB Ahman Green, LB Brady Poppinga
    Key Draft Picks: OT Derek Sherrod (1), WR Randall Cobb (2), RB Alex Green (3), CB Davon House (4), TE D.J. Williams (5)

  • Thank you 09-07-11

    Thanks for helping

    About a week has passed since the Seed Ball Party on Aug. 20. The excitement has calmed down, and we have been able to peacefully resume our way of life in Los Alamos.
    I hope that in taking part in this event, you will remember the festivities and meaningful work that took place all across town. Everyone that came out had a great time, and the burned areas in Northern New Mexico will begin the process of healing.
    I am sure you may be wondering how many seed balls we made that afternoon.  Officially, I can say that we made as many as we could have made. All four sites exhausted all resources, consuming over 2,000 pounds of clay and compost, and numerous bags of seed.  

  • Parents don't need to be 'creepers'

    As we look at our first asset in the Commitment to Learning category, we find asset number 21, achievement motivation.
    It might be hard for everyone to be motivated with a three-day weekend behind us, but motivation is different for everyone.
    I think I have heard it all, but if you have an idea to share, we’d love to hear yours, even if it’s submitted anonymously.
    I have worked with teenagers for a number of years and I have heard about reward systems for report cards, a certain amount of dollars for an “A,” and a certain number for a “B.” It seems that a C doesn’t garner any attention.