Today's News

  • LA’s USTA team headed to sectionals

    The Los Alamos ladies’ senior tennis team won a pair of playoff matches over the weekend to put them into the Southwest Sectionals.
    Los Alamos won the Northern New Mexico District playoffs in the seniors’ United States Tennis Association 3.5 division. Los Alamos knocked off both Tanoan Country Club of Albuquerque Saturday afternoon and Sangre de Cristo of Santa Fe Sunday.
    In both of the weekend contests, which were held at Urban Park, Los Alamos took the No. 1 and No. 2 doubles to win the best-of-three playoffs, both by counts of 2-1.

  • Community announcements 12-14-10

    Key Club seeks donations
    The Los Alamos High School Key Club is collecting $1 donations to mail shoes to foreign countries, which will help children receive an education and cut down on disease. High school student Anna Carroll is working to change the world with the help of the schools, community and the Kiwanis club. To donate $1, visit any school site, Curves, LA Fitness, Otowi Station or Smith’s Food and Drug Center, or contact Carroll at 505-412-0228 or annacarroll12@gmail.com.

  • DALA puts a twist on a classic

    New production features modern twist on a classic Dance Arts Los Alamos kicked off the holiday season with three performances of the “Nutcracker,” — but why stop there?  On Wednesday, DALA will again take to the stage at Duane Smith Auditorium in their production of “Nuts, Crackers and Sweets,” a funky version of the “Nutcracker” for all ages.

  • LAYL Airbenders play Santa Claus

    The Airbender Team from Los Alamos Youth Leadership, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Los Alamos National Bank, and operated by the YMCA, participated in a team-wide Adopt-A-Family event yesterday.  The Airbender Team went shopping for “mom” at CB Fox. The funds used to purchase items for the Adopt-A-Family were raised by LAYL. Pictured from left to right, Janali Gustafson, Katherine Joseph, Kayla Suazo, Erin Burr and Shannon Blair.


  • Be There 12-14-10

    A Christmas in New Mexico dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Santa Fe Lodge, 750 N. St. Francis Dr. It is sponsored by the Christian Women’s Club and the After 5 Club. The Mariachi Buenaventura (Santa Fe’s all-female Mariachis) will entertain. Speaker Dean Graves of Albuquerque will present “The Blessings of Prison Life.”  Cost is $20 inclusive. Friends and family are invited. For reservations call Fran at 473-7934 or Barbara at 690-9831.

  • Update 12-14-10

    Deadline extended

    Los Alamos teens interested in being part of the Monitor’s teen page staff still have a chance to submit their names for consideration. The deadline has been extended until Dec. 31. Anyone interested in writing content and taking photos for the teen page should send an e-mail to Features Editor Jennifer Garcia at lacommunity
    @lamonitor.com. The group’s first meeting will be in January.

  • Not In My Backyard

    Flies, stench and safety concerns surrounding a proposed study of anaerobic digestion on local horse manure were voiced by residents in an e-mail to county planner Gary Leikness, which was distributed during a Dec. 7 county council meeting.

  • Three seats open on school board

    The November elections are over, but not for the Los Alamos school board, which has three seats up for grabs on Feb. 1.
    The District 4 seat, held by Kevin Honnell; the District 5 seat held by Joan Ahlers; and the District 3 seat held by Jody Benson are up for election.
    District 4 covers the Barranca Mesa, Western area, Quemazon and a good part of North Community, while District 5 covers the North Mesa and Ponderosa areas. Benson’s district covers the Eastern area, Aspen Elementary and most of the Los Alamos town site.

  • Police Beat 12-14-10

    Items in Police Beat 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.

    Dec. 3

    12:32 p.m. — A 45-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that her home was burglarized and a vehicle also was taken. The estimated loss is more than $2,500.

    7:10 p.m. — Kristina Amer, 21, of El Rancho was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an active probation violation warrant.

  • GOP majority = less government

    A Republican renewal in Congress and in statehouses across the nation changes the political dynamic in favor of more limited government.
    But along with restraining runaway spending and checking bureaucratic expansion, there is a real chance to shift the balance of power in education policy from Washington, D.C. back to the states where it belongs
    At least four-dozen new Republicans will enter the House of Representatives and five new Republican senators will take office with a mandate not merely to slow or contain the expansion of federal power, but to roll it back.