Today's News

  • Get involved in the Art Center

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge (ACFL) is an independent nonprofit organization, and its articles of incorporation clearly describe the center’s three fold mission, “encouraging high standards of performance among the artists and craftsmen of Northern New Mexico. . . providing art-related educational services . . . and exhibit time for local groups, organizations and individuals.”

  • Wrestling: Toppers split four team duals Wednesday at home

    Despite a rough couple of showings Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back big when it needed to.

    The Hilltoppers made their first home appearance of the season Wednesday when they hosted four teams for a duals contest at Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    All five teams faced off Wednesday, with the Rio Rancho junior varsity team — a squad that could compete very well with most varsity programs in the state — going 4-0 overall. Albuquerque Academy won three of four duals contests.

  • NEWS ALERT - Local organization mounts relief effort for Haiti
  • Combat stress and daily difficulties through faith

    This  spring semester, the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education will offer a Divine-Directed stress relief class  from noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursdays starting on Jan. 21.

  • Health and fitness: Video game simulations don’t replace exercising

    I’m sure that many of you purchased video game systems over the holidays and have been enjoying playing them.

    A lot of you may have tried the exercise games that are available too. But are you really exercising or are you just playing a game?

    While it’s better to play a somewhat active video game rather than play one while sitting on the couch, recent studies show that the exercise games aren’t really capable of improving, or even maintaining, your current level of health and fitness.

  • Governor gets efficiency advice

    ALBUQUERQUE ­— New recommendations aimed at saving taxpayer money and making New Mexico’s government more efficient call for merging some state departments, doing away with more than a dozen boards and commissions and changing the public school funding formula.

    A committee on government efficiency submitted recommendations to Gov. Bill Richardson on Thursday. He appointed the committee last month with the goal of finding ways to streamline state government.

  • Warnock is ready to make a difference

    When Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent, Gene Schmidt came to town, one motto he believed in was to, “surround yourself with positive people.” Schmidt has done just that by elevating Sandy Warnock to the position of Los Alamos High School Principal for the remainder of the school year.

    Warnock began her career teaching in Wisconsin at the middle school prior to her arrival in Los Alamos with husband Phil and two toddlers in tow. She taught special education for 29 years before going into administration and has spent 25 years with the Los Alamos Public Schools.

  • Lending a hand

    People in sympathy with the suffering people of Haiti in the wake of the devastation from the earthquake this week may wish to give some consideration to a local effort that has been providing permanent help in Port Au Prince since 2006.

    Harold Salomon, executive director of he American Haitian Association for Medical, Economical and Educational Support (AHAMES), said Thursday that he is trying desperately to get information not only about his family there, but also about the staff of the organization’s facility.

  • Give lab greater role in addressing security problems

    The attempted Christmas Day attack on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Detroit demonstrates the need for constant vigilance in confronting the evolving nature of the threats to air travel security. As we work to address the vulnerabilities this plot has exposed, we must institute systems and technologies that would prevent the specific security breaches we saw on Flight 253, while having the vision and flexibility to deter future threats.

  • News Alert: Florida fugitive captured in Western Area

    A man on the run from felony charges in Florida has been captured by Los Alamos police.

    Cody Sanderson, 18, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Bay County Florida and remains in jail awaiting extradition.

    Read the full story in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.