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Today's News

  • Breaking News: DOH just confirmed first H1N1 death in Los Alamos County

    Breaking News: New Mexico Department of Health just confirmed the death of a 21-year-old Los Alamos woman from the H1N1 influenza.

    Few details are being released as the DOH is investigating whether the woman had underlying health problems that may have contributed to her death.

     

  • Breaking News: Tony Mortillaro named county administrator

    In a 6-1 vote this evening, county councilors appointed current assistant administrator Anthony Mortillaro to replace County Administrator Max Baker when he retires Oct. 21.

    Read the full story in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Girls soccer: LA pulls off big 2nd half comeback

    Early in the second half Tuesday, Los Alamos’ girls soccer team was behind 2-0 against a team that doesn’t surrender a lot of 2-0 leads.

    But a big push in the latter part of the second half tied the score at the end of regulation, setting up a dramatic game-winner by Shaina Riciputi in the first overtime period.

    The Hilltoppers pulled off a come-from-behind stunner over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field, winning 3-2.

  • Boys soccer: Chargers top LA with late-game goal

    Although the Albuquerque Academy Chargers appear to be as good as advertised, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers gave them all they could handle Tuesday afternoon.

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team held the Chargers scoreless until the waning minutes of regulation. The lone goal of the game, scored in the 72nd minute, gave Academy a 1-0 victory at Richard Harper Memorial Field.

    It was a disappointing loss for Los Alamos, especially after manufacturing some scoring chances in the contest, but Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said his team has nothing to hang its head about.

  • Schedule for Sept. 16-19

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Edgewood, boys and girls, TBA.

    Thursday

    Football: Bernalillo at LAMS, Sullivan Field, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, JV 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at DeVargas, seventh grade 4 p.m., eighth grade 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Liberty Bell Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

  • Community event features superintendent

    Superintendent Gene Schmidt joked that he felt a little nervous about attending an event he described as a “meet, greet and eat” Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge.

    Despite any jittery feelings, Schmidt said, “I’m delighted to be here.”

    The community get-together, he explained, is an opportunity to learn more about Los Alamos. “I can not know Los Alamos unless I know you,” he said.

  • Journey to new worlds through books

    Some may consider reading to be a solitary and sedentary activity. Well, Aspen Elementary School will introduce a new perspective toward reading starting Thursday.

    This year’s Scholastic Book Fair not only brings books and different activities to the whole family, it also offers the chance to take literary travels around the world.

    The theme for this year’s book fair, Aspen Librarian Kristine Bennett said, is “Read Around the World.”

  • LALT reveals its backbone

    Love is a subject that the Los Alamos Little Theater has tackled in the past. A woman falls in love with Van Gogh in “Starry Night;” a personal ad brings a woman from Maine to the plains of Kansas to get married in “Sarah, Plain and Tall;” a Shakespeare festival brings romance to two strangers in “Time Enough.”  

    The community theater has shown love is all sorts of situations, but in its latest play, “Fool for Love,” the subject is taken to a whole different level.

  • Police Beat through Sept. 14

    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.

    Sept. 10

    2:03 p.m. – Michelle Pinkerton, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested in Santa Fe on a Magistrate Court bench warrant out of Los Alamos.

    8 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported his money stolen from a locker at Fire Station #5. The estimated loss is $86.

    Sept. 11

  • Changes in vaccination schedule coming

    Business Manager John Wolfe of Los Alamos Public Schools participated in a H1N1 conference call Monday geared specifically for all district and charter schools around the state.

    Public Education Department Cabinet Secretary Veronica Garcia, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Cabinet Secretary John Wheeler and New Mexico Department of Health officials reiterated information continually distributed on cough etiquette, hand washing and the ill remaining at home for 24 hours following their last fever without medication.