Today's News

  • Soccer: Neal, Thoma and Delano earn honors in district

    Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer players took three of the top four individual honors in District 2AAAA this season.
    Hilltoppers Andy Thoma and Amy Neal were named the Offensive Players of the Year in district soccer for the 2010 season, as announced by the district Tuesday.
    Meanwhile, 2009 District Player of the Year, Graham Delano, once again was given one of the district’s top honors, taking Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Sports Update: Volleyball closes out regular season at home

    Volleyball closes out regular season at home

  • County to stay mum on muni vote

    The county council could not reach a consensus in terms of how to handle a county staff request for direction regarding outreach to the public on the upcoming special election for the municipal building.

    The councilors’ struggle to find a way forward on the question led to three failed motions and ultimately the Los Alamos County Council declined to take any action during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    In other business regarding the special election, council approved a budget allocation of $35,000 to pay for the election.

  • 911 nerve center flips switch at new location

    At 3 a.m. today all emergency calls from the community were routed to a large space that has now become the county’s 911 nerve center inside the renovated police headquarters at the Justice Center on Trinity Drive.

    Before the move, calls were fielded at a location within Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center.

    “The change to the public will be seamless because the same operators will be handling the calls,” said Capt. Randy Foster, who coordinated the move.

  • Lab completes groundwater monitoring wells

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed installation of 16 new groundwater monitoring wells paid for by funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
    Cost efficiencies are allowing LANL to drill two additional wells.
    They will join the lab’s existing network of dozens of wells monitoring water for possible contaminants at various depths underground. Results are posted weekly on RACER, an independently managed Internet database of LANL environmental data.

  • Update 10-27-10

    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale that you want to share?  Have you had a spooky encounter at a place in town, or in general? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Thursday.

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.

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  • Band places third in tourney

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Marching Band placed third in class at the Tournament of Bands in Las Cruces on Oct. 23.
    “It was a good performance,” said Band Director Zane Meek, “Probably the best overall performance we’ve had.” He said the band will use rehearsal times this week to improve the music and marching execution.
    The band will perform at the Zia Marching Band Festival at the University of New Mexico Saturday. Meek said he looks forward to another strong performance.

  • Be There 10-27-10

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host brisket night from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Posse Shack on North Mesa, about one mile from the roundabout, on the left.
    $10 per plate, includes barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert.

    The Authors Speaks Series will feature novelist and playwright Mark Dunn at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at Mesa Public Library.

  • Pumpkins galore

    Caemeron Cole, 4, carries a pumpkin after picking it out of the patch. Sage Cottage, Bilingual and Horizons preschools in White Rock teamed up this month to go to the McCall’s Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty and the Valley View Pumpkin Patch in Española.

  • Raging winds spur power outages

    High winds with speeds reported at 35 to 40 m.p.h. Monday evening and early Tuesday morning caused scattered outages that affected several customers of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities. Outages lasted anywhere from one hour to almost five and a half hours.  
    Electric linemen with the DPU received their first call at 5 p.m. Monday after wind broke a large tree branch and blew it into a customer’s electrical service connection.  The branch tore the service connection from the home rendering the structure without power.