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Today's News

  • Williams gets the nod to become new LAHS head football coach

    Los Alamos High School announced  Thursday morning that it has hired Garett Williams as the new head coach of the Hilltopper football program.

    Williams was selected out of a pool of five applicants for the position.

    For the past two seasons, Williams has worked with the Hilltopper football team. In 2008, he served as C team coach, then was promoted to the varsity coaching staff in 2009. Williams was a linebackers, running backs and special teams assistant coach for the program.

  • Heinrich tops NM congressional fundraising

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich has the largest campaign warchest of candidates running for New Mexico's congressional seats, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

    Heinrich, who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st District, had cash-on-hand of slightly more than $1 million at the end of March. His Republican challenger, Jon Barela, had a campaign balance of $392,359.

  • WEATHER ALERT: Flash flood watch issued for the area

    A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING WATCH THAT INCLUDES THE LOS ALAMOS VICINITY:

    * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF NORTHERN AND NORTHWESTERN NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... FAR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY AND SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS.

    * FROM 4 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.

  • Breaking News: District taps Warnock for HS principal post

    Superintendent Eugene Schmidt announced this morning that Sandy Warnock, who has served as Los Alamos High School interim principal for the last four months, has been selected to lead the school.

    Read details in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 04-16-10 Update

    Pruning workshop

      The public is invited to the Annual Los Alamos Rose Garden Pruning Workshop to learn about growing roses in Los Alamos and White Rock. Lee Builta, a long time Los Alamos Master Gardener, will conduct the workshop, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held in the Nambé Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Dog Jog Saturday

      The Dog Jog will open with check-in from 8-

  • Take steps to protect your family

    LAS CRUCES — As the weather becomes warmer in New Mexico, it is important to follow a few simple steps that can help prevent the spread of diseases such as Hantavirus and plague.  

     Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in the aerosolized virus. The deer mouse is the main carrier for Hantavirus in New Mexico.

  • Heinrich tops fundraising

    SANTA FE — Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich has the largest campaign war chest of candidates running for New Mexico’s congressional seats, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

    Heinrich, who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st District, had cash-on-hand of slightly more than $1 million at the end of March. His Republican challenger, Jon Barela, had a campaign balance of $392,359.

  • Forum features GOP candidates

    More than 100 community members turned out for the Republican candidates forum at Duane Smith Auditorium Thursday.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District participated in the event sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos and broadcast live on KRSN. The community radio station also streamed the two-hour program on its Web site.

    Running for state auditor, Errol Chavez spoke first as the only unopposed candidate at the forum, moderated by former congressman Bill Redman.  

  • New coach wants to re-energize program

    Garett Williams has been around football for some time now.

    With stops at the prep, college and even pro level, Williams has seen football in all shapes and sizes.

    Now, he wants to cut his own niche.

    Williams was hired Thursday to take over the Los Alamos Hilltopper football program. He is replacing Bob Scott, who racked up a school record 124 wins in his

    20 seasons of guiding the Hilltoppers.

  • Trio of ’Toppers will head to Colorado

    While Colorado has long been a favorite destination spot for tourists, it has seemingly become a favorite spot for Los Alamos High School standout athletes to participate in intercollegiate sports.

    In a ceremony Thursday afternoon at LAHS’ media center, three Hilltopper standout athletes were on hand to celebrate their signing of National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers in Colorado.