Today's News

  • Take a stroll through local art galleries Friday

    Great works of local art can be viewed at the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Mesa Public Library and other venues. But if you have wondered just where these pieces are created, the pondering is over. A group of local artists are opening their studios and galleries to the public during the “Christmas Present” Arts Stroll.

  • Winter storm headed to N.M., will bring colder temps, snow

    A strong storm system will impact New Mexico continuing into tonight and early Monday. The storm system will bring much colder air and significant accumulations of snowfall favoring the northern mountains, then shifting eastward into the northeast highlands and plains tonight.


  • “Alice” is beyond wonderful

    An exquisite dancer, draped in dramatic lighting, surrounded by magnificent music opens Susan Baker-Dillingham’s extraordinary production of “Alice.”

    Friday’s opening night performance by her New Mexico Dance Theater School and Performance Company at Duane Smith Auditorium moved beyond wonderful into a magical world of spectacular sites and sounds.

    The ballet brims with Baker-Dillingham’s creative genius.

  • New venture capital firm takes root

     While economists are looking for green shoots signaling a robust recovery, Los Alamos can now point to a new cottonwood seedling.

    Cottonwood Capital Partners, LLC, with offices in Los Alamos and El Paso, Texas, announced this week that it had reached its first closing of Cottonwood Technology Fund.

    It will be the first new venture capital fund rooted in New Mexico in several years and the first ever to establish its headquarters in Los Alamos, according to the company announcement.

  • "Let Me In" alert

    On Oct. 27, the Monitor printed a photograph about a casting call for the movie “Let Me In.” In the information included with the picture, an incorrect Web site address was listed for people who were unable to participate in the casting call. That information was then picked up and passed along to other points of distribution, amplifying an error in the Web address.  The correct address is www.egcasting.com, for Elizabeth Gable Productions. (The incorrect address that was printed was www.cgcasting.com.)

  • Wallace advocates spending cuts

    If the state’s budget is going to get balanced, Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-N.M., says spending has got to be cut.

    “The fact is the only way to balance the budget is to cut spending. We’ve tried it all, we even sent the governor a 7 percent cut to major agencies, letting him determine the criteria and he got angry at that and vetoed it,” Wallace said. “Now he’s doing furloughs and that’s not good.”      

  • NEWS ALERT: LANL Foundation educational conference makes a case for more math and science funding.

    Read more in Wednesday's Monitor.

  • Step through the looking glass with “Alice”

    New Mexico Dance Theater to premier its latest original story ballet

    Step through the looking glass and enter a wonderland with “Alice”

    New Mexico Dance Theater Performance Company (NMDT-PC), directed by Susan Baker-Dillingham, will present its newest creation, “Alice,” over the next two weekends at the Duane W. Smith Auditorium. The ballet will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. A performance will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday and again at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

  • Ice Rink readies for new season

    In 1947, the Ranch School built an oval ice rink in Los Alamos Canyon. The boys created this smooth patch of ice by flooding and damming a tiny canyon creek. Little did they know that today more than 20,000 people visit their rink.

    The mad rush to the ice rink for this season will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday.  

    The activities, which are co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Los Alamos Hockey Association, include a practice session for the local hockey team, the ATOMS from 5:15-6:15 p.m. Friday.

  • SPORTS BULLETIN: Hilltoppers volleyball team plays first round in championship tournament tonight