Today's News

  • Brady-Fulton Wedding

    Christina Brady, daughter of Dr. William and Yoshiko Brady of Santa Fe, and Zachary Fulton, son of Robert and Kathy Fulton of Los Alamos and Jeffrey and Karen Lawrence of Santa Fe, exchanged wedding vows on the 3rd of September, 2011 at La Posada de Santa Fe, with Reverend William Dorman’s Officiating. A reception honoring the couple followed in Montana Ballroom. Christina graduated from the University of California in San Diego and Zach from the University of California in Santa Cruz.  Currently they are both medical students at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, in Albuquerque. They share their love for spending time with family and friends, skiing, traveling, and volunteering.

  • Lawmakers OK education panel redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a redistricting plan for an elective commission that has a voice in establishing charter schools in the state.
    The Senate and House approved separate, but identical bills Friday for drawing new district boundaries of the 10-member Public Education Commission.
     However, the two chambers must pass the same piece of legislation before it goes to the governor.
    The Education Commission is the first of several redistricting plans that the Legislature must create during a special session, which has entered its second week.


  • Expect delays on truck route

    Drilling operations to affect traffic on the LANL Truck Route
    A new groundwater well is scheduled to be drilled on the north side of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Truck Route beginning Saturday, and drivers headed to and from the lab should be aware of trucks turning onto and off the roadway in that area.
     The point for trucks entering and exiting the roadway corresponds to where the passing lane begins, about a mile east of the laboratory security force firing range, or just over two miles from the junction of the Truck Route with State Road 4.  
     Drivers coming down the hill should be especially careful to observe posted speed limits and watch for traffic slowdowns.

  • Seen at the Scene: Friday's concert

    The Los Alamos Concert Series had one last concert Friday night at Ashley Pond as Albuquerque rocker Ryan McGarvey took the stage. The concert served as a prelude to Saturday’s Next Big Idea.

  • Update 09-18-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m. Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamber Conference Room.


      There will be a reception to meet the County Administrator candidates. 5–7 p.m. Thursday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    CRC meeting

    Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building Training Room for discussion and a vote on voting methods.

    BPU to meet

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Bandelier marijuana grow scene revisited

    New sprouts were discovered by Bandelier officials last Sunday when they returned to the scene of a massive marijuana farm growing deep in one of the most remote areas of the national park.

    The Las Conchas Fire earlier this summer appeared to have scorched the ground near the farm and agents reported finding melted remnants of a tent and a two story lookout tower built near the operation. They also discovered mattresses comprised of dried out marijuana leaves, a rifle, a large pit with an entrance about seven feet deep and a shrine containing a cross and religious candles.

  • Board recommends sculpture for Justice Center entrance

    Four finalists presented their proposals for a Justice Center sculpture to the Arts in Public Places Advisory Board Wednesday.

    After a closed door discussion, the board voted that Jemez Springs artist Troy Williams receive the commission for “The Scale of Justice.” The recommendation should go before the county council for consideration sometime in October.

    The board was looking for a piece that would honor the 12 jurors and the diversity of the juror pool here. The Request for Proposals (RFP) specified that the piece had to include one- or two-dimensional figures representing jurors of all ages and backgrounds, it had to be durable and sturdy and could not have a shiny finish. The budget parameter was $50,000 to $100,000.

  • Finalists in town this week

    The culmination of the search for a new county administrator is near at hand.

    Candidates will be in town this Thursday and Friday for interviews with councilors and staff and to answer questions from the community. Council expects to reach a decision by early October.

    Citizens may meet the candidates at a reception from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    The public can also hear more of what the candidates have to say at two panels scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23. Councilors asked organizations that represent large segments of the community to choose panelists to interview the candidates.

  • One Dead in Pajarito Road Rollover Crash

    A person was killed Saturday morning in a rollover crash on Pajarito Road, which is restricted and on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.

    Allen L. Martinez, 31, of Chimayo was on his way to work at LANL when he was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash near TA-46.

    The cause of the rollover is under investigation.

    Martinez was driving a black 1999 four-door Oldsmobile.

    Sgt. Jeff Regenold of the Los Alamos Police Department said Martinez did not have a pulse when he was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center by the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    More details to follow on lamonitor.com.

  • Friday's Prep Football Scores From Around the State


    New Mexico PREP FOOTBALL Friday Scores

    Albuquerque Academy 49, Bernalillo 3

    Andrews, Texas 24, Lovington 16

    Artesia 41, Deming 33

    Aztec 63, Miyamura 17

    Carlsbad 20, Alamogordo 7

    Carrizozo 24, Logan 20

    Cleveland 49, Clovis 14

    Clovis Christian 60, NMSD 14

    Cobre 13, Academia Juarez, Mexico 12

    Crownpoint 54, Navajo Pine 0

    EP Ysleta, Texas 19, Chaparral 18

    Farmington 27, Montezuma-Cortez, Colo. 6

    Farwell, Texas 30, Tucumcari 15

    Fort Sumner 44, McCurdy 16