Today's News

  • David John Fellers

    FELLERS – On May 21, 2008, David John Fellers passed peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones. David was born Feb. 7, 1978, he spent 30 years spreading his love and his joy for life. David was born with cerebral palsy, but despite his physical limitations, his enthusiasm for life and his positive energy touched and inspired everyone who knew him. Without ever hearing or saying a word, he truly taught us that happiness comes from the inside.

  • Scholarship Convocation RECONGNIZING STUDENTS' SUCCESS

    Scholarship Convocation, which was held Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium, recognized Los Alamos High School students’ achievements. This information is supplied by students and local scholarship organizations, and is by no means a complete list. Many students choose not to fill out the forms the school sends out with senior packets. Local organizations awarded more than $75,000 to students.

    Awards to Freshmen

    • Lilian Fehler – Allan Rawcliffe Memorial Internship

    Awards to Sophomores

  • Local musicians win big

    Los Alamos residents Jonathan and Tessa Dowell have been regular spectators at the Southern Regional Dulcimer Championship held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Ark., for about 12 years.

    They keep returning to the championship because of the scenery, Jonathan said – and the people, Tessa added. And the biscuits served at breakfast, Jonathan joked.

    On a more serious note, Jonathan said, “the company is so talented. The other musicians in this community are truly world-class musicians.”

  • Choir and brass to host concert

    The Los Alamos Choral Society, along with the Los Alamos Brass, will present a summer concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

  • Airport Basin: Project jets along with council approval

    Council's 60-percent design phase approval for the Airport Basin project at its meeting May 15 allows the county to take advantage of the current building season to accomplish critical infrastructure work.


  • Next stop, the real world

    Amidst boisterous applause, flashing lights, and the proud gazes of friends and family, the 2008 graduating class of Los Alamos High School took the stage Saturday morning at Griffith Gym to receive their diplomas.

    The ceremony began with a performance by a crisp sounding LAHS commencement band, the advancing of the colors by the NJROTC color guard and a couple of comical speeches delivered by student speaker Desta Shelley and teacher speaker Jonathan Lathrop.

  • Erminio Martinez seeks change at the Roundhouse

    Retired judge Erminio Martinez joins a slate of three Democrats seeking the District 6 Senate seat representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos.

    Martinez was born in Taos and has lived there all of his 65 years of life. He stopped by the Monitor Thursday to discuss his candidacy. "If the people of District 6 extend me the honor, the privilege, the faith and the trust – I will work my heart out to have an inclusive and transparent government," he said.

  • New food and beverage manager at Pajarito Mountain Caf

    Geraldine Keane was working at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area this winter when she was asked to take another position at the ski area, the food and beverage manager of Pajarito Mountain Café.

    “I took it because I love food and beverages,” she said. “It’s a fun time.”

    As result, Keane became the new food and beverage manager in January.

    This wasn’t a new experience for Keane; she has been involved in the food and beverage industry in the past. Keane said she ran the restaurant and bar at the American Legion for 6 years.

  • LAHS Athletics: Topper athletes, coaches honored

    Jeremy Kasik and Margaret Wood received the highest student-athlete honor awarded by Los Alamos High School at Thursday night’s All-Sports Award Ceremony.

    Kasik, a football and baseball player for Los Alamos, and Wood, a top cross country and track athlete, were named the 2008 Clendenen Award winners at Thursday’s ceremony, held at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    The annual award is given to outstanding graduating student-athletes that excelled in both the classroom and the playing field. Athletes are nominated by head coaches of varsity sports at LAHS.

  • Track and Field: Throwing it all away

    ALBUQUERQUE — It wasn’t supposed to go down this way.

    The Class AAAA boys javelin competition wasn’t supposed to be much more than a formality. No one in the state had come within five feet of Ruben Martinez’s best toss of the modern day Roman spear.

    Yet, after the first throw, Martinez was the one playing catch-up.