Today's News

  • Delegates pick their favorites

    POJOAQUE PUEBLO — Two candidates walked away with solid support Saturday at the Democratic Pre-primary Nominating Convention at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. While unopposed gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish’s win was no surprise, Brian Colon’s 34.3 percent lead in the five-way race for lieutenant governor was significant.

  • News Alert: Candidates pack county council race

  • Golf: Seniors champ won four titles

    Former city golf champion and senior men’s golf champion Bernard Killoran died last month. He was 87.

    Killoran, a longtime member of the Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association, which was founded by notable local athlete Lou Pierotti, lost his battle with cancer Feb. 5. During his years playing on the senior men’s tour, Killoran won four titles, which is still a tour record. The tour was founded in 1961.

    Killoran won the tour championship in 1972, 1985, 1986 and 1990. He and his son, Rick, also won 13 Los Alamos City Championships.

  • Track and field: JV results from APS Invite

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the boys and girls junior varsity track and field meet held March 12 in Albuquerque.


    400 relay

    Los Alamos (Izzy Coons, Sarah Ziemba, Megan Kelley, Kayla Martinez), 1:02.12.

    100 hurdles

    Naomi DeLay, 20.81; Marlie Apperson, 22.71; Nicole Howze, 22.84.

    100 meters

    Kim Boerigter, 14.35; Jackie Cook, 15.56; McKenna Schoonover, 15.53; Grace Liu, 15.79; Samara Fellows, 15.94; Kaytlin Collier, 17.78; Keiko Tanski, 18.40; Sarah Ziemba, 18.47.

  • Los Alamos wants in on Google test

    Who has not wished that the Internet was 100 times faster?

    If Laura Gonzales, the IT manager for Los Alamos County, convinces Google that Los Alamos residents can push the limits of technology, that wish may be realized.

    Google is looking for communities to test ultra high-speed Internet, operating at one gigabit per second.

    At its meeting Tuesday in White Rock, the county council unanimously approved Gonzales’s plan to submit an application for the Google Fiber Initiative by the March 26 deadline.

  • Democrat Sheehey files for Dist. 43

    Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist Peter T. (Pete) Sheehey is a Democrat running for New Mexico House District 43 Representative and not a Republican as stated incorrectly in Tuesday’s Monitor.

    Sheehey filed Tuesday at the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office to place his name on the June 1 Democratic primary election ballot.

  • Changes are coming

    Los Alamos County has awarded the management contract for The Art Center at Fuller Lodge to Village Arts.

    Longtime Los Alamos residents Ken Nebel and Jim O’Donnell purchased Village Arts several months ago. They will take over management of the Art Center July 1.

    “We received two good bids and have awarded the contract to Village Arts,” Community Services Director Stephani Johnson said during an interview Tuesday.

    The current contract expires June 30 and Village Arts will assume management of that contract the following day, she said.

  • 03-17-10 Update

    Dolomites adventures

  • You’ve seen it all before

    NAPILI BAY, MAUI — What’s happening in New Mexico? I leave it with one regular session of the Legislature expired but not finished. Two weeks later I hear you finished after a false start but didn’t get much of anything accomplished.

    You kicked the can down the road, as they say. You passed some minor cuts and some minor tax increases. But those cuts and tax increases may not be real. Gov. Bill Richardson may veto them or ignore them. So we don’t know if they’ve really happened yet.

  • Want transparency? Participation required

    With its Jan. 21, 2010, ruling on Citizens United vs. Federal Electronics Commission, the United States Supreme Court overturned a longstanding ban on the use of corporate profits to fund political advocacy – a ban spawned decades earlier by bald, wholesale corruption in politics in this country.

    The Court also unequivocally endorsed the value of transparency in elections as the first step to leveling the political playing field for individuals who want to counter corporate spending in elections.