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Today's News

  • NEWS ALERT: A slew of candidates file for office

    Eight Republicans have filed for positions on the Los Alamos County Council. They will battle each other in the June 1 primary election for just four vacancies. The top vote getters will move on to the November general election.

    Three Democrats also filed for council and will all have a place on the November ballot along with eight others, running for everything from judgeships to sheriff.

    The candidates had to file between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the County Clerk’s Office. READ MORE in Wednesday's Monitor.

  • February Fire Calls
  • News Alert: 3M is shutting down local IMTEC facility

  • 03-09-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Feb. 25

    4:37 p.m. — A 50-year-old White Rock woman reported her debit card was used in another state without her permission. The estimated loss is unknown.

    Feb. 26

    2:17 p.m. — A 33-year-old Santa Fe man reported someone stole his iPod and cigarettes from his unlocked vehicle parked in a lot at 1623 Central Ave. The estimated loss is $414.

  • Bop to the Sock Hop

    Travel back in time to a different era  where poodle skirts and saddle shoes were in vogue and Elvis ruled the radio. It will be simple to revisit the 1950s, just head over to the Los Alamos Family Strengths Council’s Fabulous Fifties Sock Hop.

    This is the fifth year that Family Council has held the fundraiser, and each year it celebrates the highlights of ‘50s. For instance, Tim Gallegos, the disk jockey, will play ‘50s favorites, and Morrie Pongratz, also known as Elvis, will serve as the emcee.

  • NEWS ALERT: Committee, petitioners spy common ground

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  • UPDATE: Softball postponed this afternoon

    Los Alamos High School's athletic department announced this morning that today's softball games at Moriarty have been postponed.

    Los Alamos was scheduled to play a junior varsity and varsity game at Moriarty this afternoon, but the games have been postponed to April 29 due to Moriarty's poor field conditions.The Hilltoppers are scheduled to play at the Farmington Invitational starting Friday.

  • Gymnastics: Skurikhin wins pair of events at compulsory state meet

    A quartet of Los Alamos School of Gymnastics’ Atomic Tumblers won gold medals in individual events at the level 4-6 compulsory state meet.

    The state compulsory meet was held in Belen Feb. 26-28.

    Sally Grindstaff, Luvina Lucero, Katya Skurikhin and Claire Garnett were all winners at the state meet, with Skurikhin winning a pair of events.

  • Boys tennis: Toppers win team title going away at Carlsbad Invitational

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won its third straight Carlsbad Invitational this weekend.

    At the invitational, Los Alamos won five of the six singles flights and finished second in two of the three doubles flights to earn the team championship.

    Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur said this season’s Carlsbad Invitational victory was particularly satisfying to him, feeling his team had the best outing he had seen from his top six individuals.