Today's News

  • Moving Los Alamos forward

    I share the disappointment of most that the route to the full development of the Trinity Site remains uncertain. Some blame Boyer, some the county and council, but all of us need to look a little deeper.

    There have been changes in Los Alamos over the past 15 years that have taken their toll. Better roads to Española and Santa Fe and inexpensive and regularly scheduled public transportation have made it faster and easier to shop outside Los Alamos.

  • Football: LA defense scores twice in win

    A win is a win, but there’s still a long way to go for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team.

    In their second game of the season Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Hilltoppers jumped out to a 10-0 lead over the Santa Fe Demons, but things got hairy late in the second quarter.

  • Volleyball: Toppers take 3rd at Roswell

    A couple of positives happened for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team this weekend at the Zia Classic.

    Los Alamos finished third in the tournament, played in Roswell, by topping Lubbock (Texas) Christian in its final match Saturday afternoon 3-1 and Los Alamos got another good look at the top-ranked Goddard Rockets Saturday morning.

    The Rockets, the No. 2 team in the state according to the most recent coaches’ poll, took the Hilltoppers in three games in the tournament semifinals, winning the match 25-18, 25-23, 25-23.

  • Girls soccer: LA tops Rams, falls to Bulldawgs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team split its final two contests of this weekend’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational tournament.

    Los Alamos played a pair of games Saturday at the tournament, hosted by the Academy Chargers. Friday afternoon’s scheduled game against Rio Rancho was postponed due to lightning less than a minute in.

  • Fox helps kids soar like eagles

    The chance to soar high above the ground in an airplane is an experience that some people never have.

      Young people in Los Alamos, Taos and Española, who have never flown in an airplane, have been afforded the opportunity to take a ride with a licensed pilot, thanks to the Young Eagles Program, a program that introduces children to the world of flight.

      Among 40,000 pilots around the world who donate their time and aircraft to the effort is Will Fox of Los Alamos, according to a press release from the Young Eagles Office.   

  • UPDATE: Boys soccer falls in tourney opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team lost a heartbreaker in the opening round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday.

    Los Alamos' 1-0 double-overtime loss to Rio Rancho dropped it into the consolation bracket of the tournament. It faces Oñate today at 2:30 p.m.

    Read tonight's Monitor for more details.


  • Rosh Hashanah - a time of celebration and personal reflection

    On Sept. 18, the two-day Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah begins. Rosh Hashanah is Hebrew for “head of the year” and this day begins the Jewish year 5770.

    The holiday celebrates the creation of mankind and features festive meals and New Year good wishes. It also begins a 10-day period of personal reassessment and atonement.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers fall to Rams in double overtime Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had some chances to win during regulation in the first round of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday, but couldn’t find the net.

    Late in the contest, the Rio Rancho Rams did.

    The Rams scored in the second sudden-death overtime period with only about three minutes remaining until a shootout, giving them a 1-0 lead Thursday in Albuquerque.

  • Girls soccer: Sandia Prep scores two quick goals, knocks off LA

    Thursday’s game against Sandia Prep was the first time Los Alamos’ girls soccer team had hit the pitch in almost three weeks.

    The rust showed early.

    The Hilltoppers struggled in the first half Thursday’s game against the Class A-AAA Sandia Prep Sundevils, going down 2-0 in just about 10 minutes. Though Los Alamos was able to battle back to tie the score early in the second half, Sandia Prep rallied for two more goals to win 4-2.

  • A moment of silence

    Gov. Bill Richardson proclaimed today Patriot Day and in an act of national pride the Los Alamos Fire Department held a ceremony at Fire Station 1 this morning.

    Personnel from Fire Station 1 and 5 bowed their heads in remembrance of what transpired eight years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.

    The 2,966 lives that were lost that day when the planes crashed into the World Trade Center and in Pennsylvania were honored with a moment of silence.