Today's News

  • L.A. can grow food year ‘round

    Ever since Gary Paul Nabhan (“Coming Home to Eat”) and Barbara Kingsolver (“Animal, Vegetable, Miracle”) urged their readers to help the planet by buying food grown within 250 miles of home, many of us have been trying to notice where our food is grown. Awhile ago, Wendell Berry proposed the idea that everyone should have a garden for food. But here on our high-desert mesa in Los Alamos, with little water and lousy soil, these ideas seem impossible.

  • NM math, science conference for girls set

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Girls in middle school or high school in northern New Mexico will have a chance next month to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, its managing contractor and Los Alamos Women in Science are co-sponsoring the Expanding Your Horizons in Math and Science conference in Los Alamos on April 6.

    Participants will do hands-on activities in such fields as astronomy, robotics, forensics, chemistry and earth science.

  • UPDATE: Sundevils, Sartans advance in 4A boys playoffs

    The Espanola Valley Sundevils and the St. Pius X Sartans were the winners in Saturday's late games of the Class AAAA boys basketball state first round.

    The Sundevils topped the visiting 15th seed, Valencia, 66-52, while ninth-seeded St. Pius pulled off an upset over eighth-seeded Kirtland Central, 65-38.

    The tournament continues Wednesday with the quarterfinal round. Los Alamos has lost three straight seasons in the state quarterfinals.

  • UPDATE: Softball game at Pojoaque postponed

    Today's scheduled softball game between Los Alamos and Pojoaque, which was scheduled for 4 p.m., has been postponed. Pojoaque is reporting wet conditions on its softball field.

    No make-up date has yet been announced. Check the Monitor for make-up information.

  • Police Beat reports one arrest, several investigations this week

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  • Lobos take two top honors in Mountain West postseason awards

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has taken two top honors in the Mountain West postseason awards.

    Steve Alford has been named coach of the year for the second straight season after leading the No. 8 Lobos (28-3) to the league title.

    Meanwhile, New Mexico swingman Darington Hobson, a junior college transfer, has become the first person to be named conference player of the year and newcomer of the year.

    Hobson led the Mountain West in rebounding, averaging 10.1 rebounds per game, and ranked third in scoring at 14.9 points per game.

  • WEB SPECIAL: Toppers, Sundevils meet in girls quarters Tuesday

    Here they go again.

    For the fifth time this season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper and Española Valley Sundevil girls basketball teams will face off against each other. And for the third straight time, it will be each other’s biggest game of the season.

  • Firefighters douse smoldering bed

    The smoldering bed discovered earlier today by the homeowner at 123 Monte Vista has been suppressed by Los Alamos firefighters.

    A heat lamp appears to have been the cause.

    Damage to the home was mainly limited to the bedroom area, according to Assistant Chief/Fire Marshall Mike Thompson.

  • Candidate wants to help businesses

    Ron Selvage wants county council to do more for local business owners and is seeking one of four vacancies to help make that happen.

    Selvage, 44, is a hotelier and restaurateur.

    “One of my main goals as a councilor will be to have the county work better with the local small business owners. I want to make it easier for small business owners to start up and run their business,” he said. “The county should work in conjunction with these owners, not against them.”

  • Boys basketball:Toppers hammer Panthers to advance to quarterfinals

    While winning Saturday afternoon’s ballgame was the priority, it didn’t hurt the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team to make a statement with it at the same time.

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper pummeled the Piedra Vista Panthers Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium in the first round of the state Class AAAA playoffs. Los Alamos never trailed in the contest, jumping out to an 18-5 lead after one quarter of play and never looked.