Today's News

  • Running: Romero wins weekly pace race

    Ted Romero was the big winner at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    The Roadrunners’ annual Lollipop Race was held Tuesday in and around Rendija and Bayo Canyons.

    Romero, running on the 3-mile course, finished with a prediction error of just four seconds, just topping Michael Jablin’s prediction error of seven seconds. Rowen Castua was the top predictor on the 1-mile course, missing his finish time by 15 seconds.

  • Filling July 4 up with music

    Filling July 4 up with music

    It was very exciting for the LAHS Bands to once again be able to participate in this year’s Fourth of July festivities.  

    The products that we’re sold added to the celebration. All of the proceeds directly benefit the operation of the bands.

    We have many activities planned for the coming year including two major marching competitions, honor bands, guest artists who will perform with us, clinicians and a spring trip. Fundraisers such as this one allow us to do all of these things.

  • LOS ALAMOS MONITOR ANALYSIS!Campaign spending flies off hill

    Despite the longtime Los Alamos mantra of “buy local” to help struggling businesses remain on the hill, most Los Alamos and White Rock candidates are spending campaign contributions out of town.

    A few candidates have bought items and services from local businesses, but thousands of dollars have flown off the hill.

    Aspen Copies and Office Supplies, Fidel’s Office Supplies and LA Signs and Sound are some of the local businesses missing out on the economic impact of this election season.

  • Update: Blast in Pakistan's Swat Valley kills 5, wounds 58

    MINGORA, Pakistan (AP) — An apparent suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Pakistan's Swat Valley killed five people and wounded at least 58 on Thursday, officials said, a sign that Islamist militants remain active in the northwest region despite a massive army operation.

    The explosion went off around noon in Mingora, the main town in the one-time tourist haven that was largely overrun by Taliban militants in 2007.

  • Update: Stocks fall after weak manufacturing reports

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell Thursday following new signs that the recovery remains tepid even as companies report strong earnings.

    Regional manufacturing indexes in New York and Philadelphia plummeted this month, but a national report showed modest growth in industrial output nationwide. The government also reported that first-time claims for unemployment benefits fell, but that was largely because of seasonal factors.

  • Baseball: Braves acquire Alex Gonzalez from Blue Jays

    ATLANTA (AP) — The NL East-leading Atlanta Braves, looking to bolster their lineup for the second half of the season, acquired Alex Gonzalez in a swap of shortstops that sent Yunel Escobar to Toronto on Wednesday.

    The Braves also traded left-hander Jo-Jo Reyes to the Blue Jays in the five-player deal while also adding left-handed minor league pitcher Tim Collins and minor league shortstop Tyler Pastornicky.

  • Showing appreciation

    It wasn’t generally how I spend a Wednesday morning – inspecting the nooks and crannies of the exteriors of airplane hangars, which neatly line up one right after another along the runway at Los Alamos County Airport.

    If I hadn’t been so fixated on spotting a peculiar lump or bump on the smooth asphalt, I would have probably appreciated the cool morning breeze and the perfect cloudless sky.

    I would have enjoyed the fact that I was spending at least a few minutes of the morning in the fresh air rather than in the office.

  • A ‘bona fide’ duo to perform Friday

    At 7 p.m. Friday at Ashley Pond, the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series will present the Sisters Morales at Ashley Pond.

    Sisters Morales plays rock clubs, cantinas, dancehalls, performing arts centers, festivals, concert halls, blues bars and honky-tonks all over the country.

    The sister played the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Voices of Latin Rock Festival in San Francisco, Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic, Taste of Chicago, the George Strait Country Music Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series.

  • A new incentive to get fit

    Looking at a mirror can be a disagreeable experience. Sometimes the reflection isn’t what you were hoping to see.

  • A look at state foreclosure rates from Jan.-June

    Here is a list of foreclosure rates, by state, from January through June. The ratio shows, for example, that one out of every 17 households in Nevada received a foreclosure notice during this period.


    Rate      State       Ratio of foreclosures to   Total properties 

    rank                  households in state        with filings