Today's News

  • Update 09-07-11

    Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.

    Fuller Lodge

       The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Curtis Room.

    Coming Thursday

    Check out restaurant inspection reports in Thursday’s Diversions inside the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Alzheimer's walk

    The 17th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin with registration at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A basket/quilt raffle will be from 4-6:30 p.m.  Sept. 10.

  • Lab to host LDRD Day Tuesday at Buffalo Thunder

    Some of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s scientists will explain and present their work to the public Tuesday during LANL’s third annual LDRD Day.
    The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo Thunder Resort near Pojoaque.
    The event is free and open to the public, and provides an opportunity for people to see some of the most exciting research currently under way at the Laboratory.

  • Legislators convene special session

    SANTA FE — The Legislature convened Tuesday for a special session and immediately focused on the politically charged task of redistricting, which will influence elections and public policy in New Mexico for the next decade.
    As lawmakers returned to work, House and Senate Democratic leaders said redistricting was their top priority. But Republican Gov. Susana Martinez also wants the Legislature to consider 10 proposals besides drawing new boundaries of congressional, legislative and other elective office districts.

  • Council considers more options for Trinity Drive

    More than 75 people packed Tuesday night’s county council meeting to debate the results of  MIG’s NM 502/Trinity Drive Corridor Study and Plan, the Ourston peer review of that plan and two petitions opposing any plan with less than four lanes.

    After a marathon session, council adopted a motion that includes more options for consideration, with staff input on the pros and cons of each choice.

    MIG had made some changes to its final proposal based upon public input at previous meetings. Jay Renkens, director of urban planning services for MIG, presented the proposal.

  • Roasting Chile

    Farmer Matt Romero of Alcalde roasts some chile last week at the Farmers Market. Romero said he will be back at the market Thursday.

  • The battle heats up

    Gov. Susana Martinez has been hauled into court again, although this time it’s Martinez’s Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla who is targeted in a case filed in Santa Fe state district court.
    The suit cites Padilla for implementing the governor’s directive to dispatch some 10,000 letters seeking proof of residency from New Mexico licensed drivers presumed to be illegal immigrants.
    Such licenses may be legally obtained by foreign nationals in New Mexico under a state law passed in 2003.
    Martinez doesn’t like that law and promised to have it repealed during her campaign last year.

  • Chile Pepper Institute reflects the future

    The slash of bright red peeking above a brick wall certainly will catch the eye of some drivers in west Las Cruces. It is red and it is bright.
    A closer look brings something a bit magnificent. The something, a sign claims, is the world’s largest chile. At 45 feet long, it may be. Red indeed, it is.
    It’s that time in New Mexico, the time of picking and processing of the vegetable that is central to our unique cuisine and perhaps to New Mexico’s very soul.

  • Topes Notes 09-07-11

    Dodgers call 3 more up to Bigs

  • 4A boys, girls soccer polls

    Here are the results from the NMSoccer.com coaches' poll for the week ending Sept. 4. First-place votes are in parentheses.

  • Topper boys, girls face Cleveland at Academy

    Just coming off a tough, grueling tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team will head straight into another one.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls will both compete in the Albuquerque Academy Invitational. The tournament, hosted by Academy’s Chargers, will get going Thursday afternoon.
    Both Los Alamos teams will take on the Cleveland Storm in the opening round of the tournament. The Academy Invitational continues through Saturday in Albuquerque.
    Los Alamos’ boys (3-3) enter the tournament after finishing fourth at the Louie Cernicek Invitational this past weekend. That tournament, which the Hilltoppers hosted, included three of the four top teams in Class 4A.