Today's News

  • D.A.’s office forms Public Integrity Unit

    First Judicial District Attorney Angela “Spence” Pacheco took office Jan. 1 and promptly arranged for an assistant district attorney to spend time in long-ignored Los Alamos County on a weekly basis.

    Other changes she’s made in her first five months include weeding out a number of attorneys left over from predecessor Henry Valdez’ administration and now creating a Public Integrity Unit.

    Pacheco attended a course discussing the new unit presented by her senior trial attorney JoHanna Cox at Fire Station 3 in White Rock Thursday.

  • Pro-energy message okay

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing in regard to Skip Dunn’s May 26 Monitor article, “What’s Wrong with this Picture,” and his assessment of Marita Littauer-Noon and her opinions as expressed in past pro-energy articles.

  • Fuel standards overdue

    Dear Editor,

    After reading Ralph Damiani’s column of May 24, “New fuel standards and you,” I want him and others to know that many Americans welcome the new fuel efficiency standards and wish they had been put in place many years ago.

    What he fails to realize is that government intervention in such matters is sometimes necessary because of the political climate we live in. What would really drive us to buy more fuel efficient cars is, as he states, higher gas prices.  

  • State candidate list grows


    Syndicated Columnist

    SANTA FE -- As predicted, additional candidates are announcing their commitment or interest in running for top-of-the-ballot offices next year.

    Shortly after I listed possible candidates a month ago, former state GOP chairman Allen Weh announced he has formed a gubernatorial exploratory committee to take a long, hard look at the race.

  • Airport to benefit from federal funds

    The federal government is awarding funds and the airports in Los Alamos and Raton will reap the benefits.

    A press release from Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s office announced Wednesday that the funds will be awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    Bingaman said the Raton Municipal Airport will receive $1.1 million for perimeter fencing, which will enhance airport security and keep wildlife out of the airport movement areas.

  • Baseball/softball: LA’s Mang named district co-Player of Year

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was rewarded for its first District 2AAAA title by picking up Coach of the Year and co-Player of the Year honors in 2009.

    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper softball team grabbed four first-team All-District honors and four second-team nods for the season with its runner-up finish in 2AAAA.

    The All-District teams are selected by the district managers.

  • LAHS Athletics: Bernalillo, Santa Fe to play in 2AAAA

    Instead of a proposed move out of District 2AAAA, Bernalillo High School will stay put, at least for now.

    The New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most high school interscholastic sports in the state, released its final district alignments for the next four-year block of time Wednesday afternoon.

  • Summer to get kicked off at Pajarito Mountain

    The slopes at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area may be completely bare of snow but the opportunities to have fun have not melted away with the summer heat.

    From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, the ski area will rev up its Aspen chairlift and open its ski slopes for hikers and bikers during Summerfest.

    In addition to the hiking and biking activities, beer will be served from noon-5 p.m.

  • World class jazz to visit Los Alamos

    Friday, Los Alamos will get into a jazz groove, so put on your sunglasses and get ready to snap your fingers.

    Greg Abate, a jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer, along with the Pete Amahl Trio, will appear in the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. at Ashley Pond.

    Abate, according to his website, is an international jazz/recording artist.

  • Time to put on the creative reading hat

    Be Creative at Your Library is Los Alamos County Public Library System’s summer reading theme. Young patrons are invited to explore the worlds of music, dance, art, books and more. The 2009 Summer Reading Program is open to all young people, infant through young adult, and features programs, prize drawings, special event story hours, a reading club and more.