Today's News

  • Ploeger named state aviation division director

      A changing of the guard will soon take place at the Los Alamos County Airport.

      Airport Manager Dave Ploeger, who’s been in his current position for the past four years, will leave the county on Sept. 21 and will go work for the New Mexico Aviation Division.

      Ploeger was offered the position of New Mexico Aviation Division Director during the recent, annual State Aviation conference held at Bishop’s Lodge in Santa Fe. Ploeger will replace the current director, Tom Baca, who is retiring.

  • Time to fix up the home


  • UPDATE: Toppers take big leap in volleyball poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team made quite an impression on poll voters this week.

    The Hilltoppers made a big jump in the Class AAAA poll, which was released Wednesday night by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.

    To find out where the Hilltoppers stack up in the classification, read tonight's Monitor.

  • Laminators to perform Sunday

    The opportunity to perform in the White Rock’s 60th anniversary party is an invitation the local band, The Laminators, are happy to accept.

    The band, which includes Mark Clay on drums, Louie Jalbert on lead guitar, Dave Martin on rhythm guitar and Bob Manzanares on bass guitar, will perform a medley of music at 5 p.m. Sunday in White Rock’s Rover Park.

    Jalbert said the band performs 50s, 60s classic jazz, swing, rock n’ roll, country and occasionally throw in one or two variations on a standard.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities: Seeking an adventure

    When I was about 8 years old, I got it into my head that I would run away from home. At that particular time my family and I were living in a neighborhood in Knoxville, Tenn., that still had vacant lots and new construction. I imagined myself taking shelter in the wooden skeleton of one of those new houses.

    I read books about runaways including “My Side of the Mountain” and I figured if those young children could make a successful go of it then I could, too. However, I failed miserably. I didn’t even make it out the door.

  • Art Center revisits still life

    Even if you haven’t looked at a still life in recent memory, it’s time to consider this art form again at the exhibition “Still Life Revisited.”

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge will host an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday and the public is invited to come and meet many of the artists who have offered their interpretations of the theme.

  • History may hold a lesson for tax increasers in New Mexico

    As legislators prepare to face the $433 million monster in the closet, some folks have suggested a tax increase. They should take a lesson from New Mexico history.

  • Teams gear up for annual Alzheimer’s Walk

    Local teams are getting ready this week for the annual Alzheimer’s Walk in Los Alamos.

    As teams continue to form, volunteers are busy preparing for the big day that takes place this weekend.

    The Saturday walk is spearheaded by community leaders, including Pauline Powell Schneider, director of the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization, and Vickie Griffis, coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Café and several local support groups.

  • UPDATE: LA boys soccer tops St. Mike's at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team came back from a long layoff to top the St. Michael's Horsemen Tuesday.

    While the Hilltoppers picked up a decisive victory, how did their 10 days off affect their quality of play? Read tonight's Monitor to find out more.


  • The no smoking sign switched on

    The no smoking sign has been permanently lit at Los Alamos Public Schools. During the school board meeting Tuesday night, the Tobacco Policy 5128 and Regulation 5128R were approved and as result, tobacco use has been extinguished from the school district.


    The policy states that no tobacco will be used on school property or at school functions.