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Today's News

  • Dunn to speak at Series

    Mark Dunn the author of 30 plays, a dozen of which have been published and are currently being licensed in productions throughout the world, will speak at the Authors Speak Series at Mesa Public Library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
    Some of Dunn’s work has been published by Samuel French, Inc. and include: “North Fork,” “Cabin Fever, a Texas Tragicomedy,” “Helen’s Most Favorite Day” and “Dix Tableaux.”

  • LASO opens 2010-2011 season Oct. 29

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will open the 2010-2011 season at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    The program will be dedicated to the Daniel Pearl Foundation as part of the Daniel Pearl World Music Days. This commemoration of Pearl’s Oct. 10 birthday uses the universal language of music to encourage and build a platform for “harmony for humanity,” throughout the world.
    The program to be conducted by Michael Gyurik, will open with the “Overture Festivo for Symphonic Orchestra” by Dmitri Shostakovich.

  • Thank you

    Friends of the Shelter thanks the community of Los Alamos for the tremendous support you give our programs and for the enthusiastic turnout at the mobile adoption with Espanola Valley Humane Society on Oct. 9.
    We really appreciate Smith’s on the Hill for providing a venue for the mobile. The support of the Los Alamos Monitor cannot be overstated.  Every Sunday they include the shelter report in the paper.  
    For special events the Monitor is always willing to print articles highlighting these events.

    Sally Wilkins
    Board Member

  • Girls cross country: LA sticks together, picks up big home victory

    Calling it a buzzword might be something of a misnomer, but it was the word floating around most among the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team Friday.
    Faith.
    And on the odd chance that there were any doubters among them, that doubt was erased in a matter of about 15 seconds at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    At the meet, traditionally the last of the regular season for Los Alamos, all six of the Hilltoppers’ competing runners crossed the finish line in order, from four through nine, to earn a big victory.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers have solid finish, gain ground on Academy

    In 2003 when the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team upset heavily-favored Albuquerque Academy for the state Class AAAA title, it had its best showing of the regular season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    In 2007 when the Hilltoppers upset the heavily-favored Academy Chargers for the state Class AAAA title, they had their best showing of the season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    Could the 2010 Los Alamos Invitational be a harbinger of things to come?

  • Football: LA wins big in the Valley, 51-12

    ESPAÑOLA – The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team did what it had to do in defeating the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night.
    Now, it must finish off its 2010 season with a victory and hope for a favorable outcome from the Bernalillo-Santa Fe game this week.
    The Hilltoppers vanquished the Sundevils, who have struggled through the entire 2010 season. The Hilltoppers scored with just 17 seconds expired in the game Friday night and never looked back, picking up a 51-12 victory at Española Valley.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers pick up shootout victory

    How the Class AAAA girls soccer state tree will finally shake out is almost anyone’s guess at this point, but the Los Alamos Hilltoppers made as good of a closing argument as they could.
    The Hilltoppers picked up two big wins in consecutive nights at home to end their 2010 regular season. Friday, they topped St. Michael’s in an overtime battle, 2-1, then earned a shootout win Saturday over the Aztec Tigers, also by a final of 2-1.

  • Soccer: Postseason brackets due out today

    Brackets for the New Mexico Activities Association soccer postseason are scheduled to be released today.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams have already clinched postseason berths, via their district titles this season.
    The Class AAAA postseason will begin Friday with first round matchups. Class AAAA quarterfinals for both boys and girls are scheduled for the morning of Nov. 4 at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex near Volcano Vista High School.

  • Candidates set to demand disclosure

    Information that bubbled to the surface recently indicates the county council has been kept in the dark for years about investigations into the activities of senior management in Los Alamos County government and that has council candidates ensuring that, if elected, the practice won’t continue.

    “I think it is appalling that the county council had no idea of the serious investigations going on within the county,” Republican Ron Selvage said.

  • Aspen welcomes Blume

    Judy Blume’s “Fudge” series are not entirely fictional, the author revealed during a presentation to fourth through sixth grade students at Aspen Elementary School Friday afternoon.
    The first story was actually based on a newspaper article, which told about a little boy who had swallowed a turtle.