Today's News

  • Ruby K’s Yum Runs beats the pavement to keep food stocked on shelves

    A lot of images are associated with Ruby K’s Yum Runs. Young children bolting down Central Avenue during the children’s 1K run, older runners stretching and warming up for the 5K and 10K runs, local business providing support through refreshments and T-shirts.

    It’s an event that brings multiple generations together in the early morning hours. And while fun times are definitely strong components of the event, this event comes with a significant purpose.

  • Music makes the world go around

    More magnificent musical melodies will fill the air this week as Dr. Gregory Schneider kicks off another season of Music Together.

    The preschool aged program runs for ten weeks and takes place in both Los Alamos and White Rock.  

    The classes began this week and will run 10 weeks. Two classes are held Mondays at 9 a.m. in White Rock Town Hall and 5 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.  

  • Six Monkeys: Can Cujo do a cartwheel?

    When I was 5 years old, I thought our apartment was haunted by the spirit of a girl exactly my age who’d been pushed down the stairs and killed by her parents. I thought I slept in her room. I thought she lived in my closet and made the room cold at night.

    A year or two later, I believed the spirit of my father’s little sister, who died when she was 7, would try to drown me in the shower. I looked behind myself dozens of times every time I shampooed my hair. I would wash as fast as I could and leap into my towel.

  • LALT kicks the season into play

    Sam Shepard’s play “Fool for Love,” now playing at the Los Alamos Little Theatre, is distinctly not a family show.  It contains strong language, violence and content suitable for mature audiences only.  

  • LAHS Athletics: Toppers hitting the road this weekend

    A few Los Alamos Hilltopper teams are heading to some far-flung areas for competitions this weekend and a couple aren’t even staying in the state.

    The Hiltopper football team will head to the southwest corner of the state for what could be an important Class AAAA contest against Silver’s Fighting Colts. Meanwhile this weekend, the Hilltoper boys and girls cross country teams will make their annual trip to the Denver area for the Liberty Bell Invitational.

  • Police Beat through Sept. 1

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Aug. 26

    10:05 a.m. – Gabriel Segundocelote, 35, of Santa Fe was arrested and issued a summons as a result of a telephone harassment claim and charged with assault against a household member. 


  • Breaking News: DOH just confirmed first H1N1 death in Los Alamos County

    Breaking News: New Mexico Department of Health just confirmed the death of a 21-year-old Los Alamos woman from the H1N1 influenza.

    Few details are being released as the DOH is investigating whether the woman had underlying health problems that may have contributed to her death.


  • Breaking News: Tony Mortillaro named county administrator

    In a 6-1 vote this evening, county councilors appointed current assistant administrator Anthony Mortillaro to replace County Administrator Max Baker when he retires Oct. 21.

    Read the full story in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Girls soccer: LA pulls off big 2nd half comeback

    Early in the second half Tuesday, Los Alamos’ girls soccer team was behind 2-0 against a team that doesn’t surrender a lot of 2-0 leads.

    But a big push in the latter part of the second half tied the score at the end of regulation, setting up a dramatic game-winner by Shaina Riciputi in the first overtime period.

    The Hilltoppers pulled off a come-from-behind stunner over the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Tuesday afternoon at Sullivan Field, winning 3-2.

  • Boys soccer: Chargers top LA with late-game goal

    Although the Albuquerque Academy Chargers appear to be as good as advertised, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers gave them all they could handle Tuesday afternoon.

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team held the Chargers scoreless until the waning minutes of regulation. The lone goal of the game, scored in the 72nd minute, gave Academy a 1-0 victory at Richard Harper Memorial Field.

    It was a disappointing loss for Los Alamos, especially after manufacturing some scoring chances in the contest, but Los Alamos head coach Evan Gartz said his team has nothing to hang its head about.