Today's News

  • Dinner reservations

    Reserve a place at the Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church’s community dinner, which will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Los Alamos, by calling 661-7466. Seating is restricted to the first 75 people and there is a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and younger.

  • L.A. County shows generosity with $25k gift

    It’s not every day that a city celebrates its 400th anniversary, but in 2010, Santa Fe will be doing just that.

    So what sort of gift should one get for a city that seems to have it all?

    Los Alamos County Councilors have decided that a sculpture would be the perfect birthday gift for the City Different and have begun taking steps towards purchasing it.

  • Clark named managing editor of the Monitor


    Carol A. Clark has been promoted to managing editor of the Los Alamos Monitor.

    "This promotion reflects the expanded responsibilities Carol has taken on at the Monitor," Publisher Ralph Damiani said. "Her strong news sense and leadership abilities will be an asset in her new role here at the paper."

  • Facility reaches halfway on first phase

    The Applicants and Interested Parties went another round Tuesday night on the matter of building the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) facility.

    The Applicants are the Department of Energy and the managers of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Lab officials reported they were about 50 percent finished with the first phase of the project, the $164 million Radiological Laboratory/Utility Office Building (RLUOB).

  • Get on the move

    The local YMCA hopes that they can inspire Los Alamos residents to get on their feet this weekend to kick off America on the Move Week.

    America on the Move Week will be held Saturday through Sept. 27, with a goal to surpass the number of footsteps participants logged in 2007 by 20 million.

    “All you have to do to participate in this event is come into the YMCA or the Teen Center in Espaola and sign up to participate and you’ll receive a free pedometer,” said Melanie Chapman, YMCA fitness director.

  • 'Counterfeiters' about men, not money

    To call this a Holocaust film is like calling Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” a love triangle. You have some explaining to do.

    Stefan Ruzowitsky’s “Flsher, Die,” or “The Counterfeiters” – 2008’s Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film – takes place in a German concentration camp near the end of World War II. But like all memorable films, its setting serves more as a stage or catalyst than as the answer to the question, “What is this movie about?”

  • Soccer: LA, Academy square off once again

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams renew a long-standing rivalry this afternoon against the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.

    The Hilltopper girls will travel to Albuquerque to face the Chargers, while the Hilltopper boys will host the Chargers at Sullivan Field.

    Academy’s boys and girls eliminated both Los Alamos’ teams at the 2007 Class AAAA playoffs, the last time the teams met.

  • Bodybuilding contest results

    Hilario Leyba, Chris Host and Clarita Grant were the top finishers in the open divisions at Saturday’s OCB Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding, Figure and Fitness Competition.

    The competition was held Saturday at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Leyba was the top bodybuilder in the men’s lightweight open competition, while Host won the men’s heavyweight division and Grant was the top placer in the women’s open bodybuilding competition.

    In open figure competition, Ila Reed was the overall winner. Kim Ortiz won the fitness model competition.

  • Volleyball: Toppers top Hobbs at Zia Classic

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team won just one of three contests at last weekend’s Zia Classic, head coach Diana Stokes was generally happy with what she saw.

    Los Alamos topped Class AAAAA Hobbs 3-0 in bracket play. That win was sandwiched in between losses to Ruidoso, 3-1, and Las Vegas Robertson, 3-2.

    The Zia Classic was co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools.

    “It was an overall good weekend,” Stokes said. “Every team we faced was a challenge and the girls worked hard.”

  • County appeals summary judgement

    Los Alamos County has appealed a summary judgment issued July 18 concerning a contract the county has with firefighters volunteering for Paramedic School.

    The judgment rendered by Judge Daniel Sanchez in First District Judicial Court said the county had “disregarded its own local ordinance in addition to state and federal law.”

    The court’s decision concerns a contract the county has with firefighters volunteering for Paramedic School – a decade old program supported and encouraged by the county.