Today's News

  • Girls golf: Olinger paces LA Monday despite painful foot injury

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team thinks it has the talent to make some noise during this academic year, it’s going to be a question of mindset.

    That’s the Hilltoppers’ mantra as they get going on the 2009 fall season. The team’s fall tour made a stop Monday at Los Alamos Golf Course for the team’s home invitational.

    The Hilltoppers finished second in Monday’s tournament which included eight schools but just three full teams. The Hilltoppers finished with 409 shots Monday, placing them behind Las Vegas Robertson.

  • LA takes third at home fall tournament Monday

    Heading into Monday’s Los Alamos Invitational, the Hilltopper boys golf team knew it would be seeing some pretty good competition.

    That competition didn’t disappoint.

    In Monday’s tournament, held at Los Alamos Golf Course, two of the top small school programs in the state took part and they took the top two team slots in the tournament.

    Los Alamos finished Monday’s tournament, its first and only home appearance of the fall season, in third place behind tournament winner St. Michael’s and runner-up Hope Christian.

  • UPDATE: Boys, girls soccer win 2AAAA openers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams opened their District 2AAAA doubleheader against Taos with victories.

    Both Los Alamos teams earned shutout victories over Taos at Sullivan Field in the teams' district opener.

    Read more about both games in Wednesday's Monitor.

  • Fete for new superintendent this evening

    The public is invited to attend a Community Welcome for new LAPS superintendent, Dr. Gene Schmidt at 7 p.m. this evening at Fuller Lodge.

    Schmidt will make brief remarks about his vision and goals for the Los Alamos School District.

    There will be time to socialize and get acquainted with him and wife Wendy over refreshments.

    Come meet, greet and eat...

    For information, contact Linda Hull at 662-7950.


  • LANL and fire chief confident despite report

  • White Rock Master Plan to be discussed

    The County Public Works Department has scheduled a public involvement meeting to discuss the implementation of several strategies recommended by the White Rock Center Master Plan/Economic Development Strategy. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the White Rock Town Hall.

  • Are you prepared?

    Winter’s looming, HIN1’s here and emergency officials are urging residents to get prepared now.

    “It’s extremely important for everyone to ensure their safety and that of their family by making plans and putting an emergency kit together now, rather than waiting until something happens,” said Acting Regional Administrator Gary Jones of FEMA’s Region VI in a news release.

  • The hidden cost of high school dropouts represents billions in lost income

    New Mexico’s high school dropouts from the class of 2009 represent more than $3.4 billion in lost income, according to a report out of Washington, D.C.

     If the students who dropped out of New Mexico’s class of 2009 had graduated, the state’s economy would have benefited from more than $3.4 billion in additional income over the course of their lifetimes, a new issue brief from the Alliance for Excellent Education states.

  • County Clerk resigns

    County Clerk Mary Pat Kraemer resigned her position, making it effective as of last Monday.

    County Council Vice-Chair Mike Wismer said Wednesday that Kraemer forwarded her letter of resignation to the council Tuesday evening.

    Kraemer’s resignation was related to complicated laws governing retirement while holding public office, he said.

  • New county administrator appointed