Today's News

  • Track and field: LA teams hosting district title meet

    On the surface, it wouldn’t appear the Los Alamos Hilltopper track and field teams have a lot to worry about come this weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys and girls squads will host the District 2AAAA championship meet Friday and Saturday at Sullivan Field.

    It’s the second straight meet the Hilltoppers have hosted, coming off their Los Alamos Invitational meet last week, in which both teams won big over all comers.

    Among the also-rans last week were teams from Española Valley, Taos, Capital and Bernalillo, the teams that make up the rest of 2AAAA.

  • Girls tennis: Topper girls open state play Friday

    It might seem odd that a 7-2 loss is a reason to be upbeat, but Tuesday’s loss to the Bosque School Bobcats was just that for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team.

    Going into Tuesday’s dual, the Hilltoppers were fully expecting to be beaten 9-0 by the best team in the state, regardless of class.

    How good are the Bobcats? Their No. 3 single, Sierra Smith, is ranked in the top 50 in regionals.

  • Montoya targets the undecided voters

    Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry Montoya said he estimates half the voters are still undecided about the crowded Democratic primary for the District Three Congressional seat that Tom Udall will give up at the end of this year.

    “I don’t have a million dollars or a coat tail to ride,” he said, a reference to Santa Fe millionaire Don Wiviott and Public Regulatory Commission Chair Ben Ray Lujan, whose father Ben Lujan is the Speaker of the House in the state legislature.

  • Candidate cautions on county spending

    Two of the three speakers scheduled for a Kiwanis Club lunch Tuesday were unable to attend, and that meant more time for county council candidate Vincent P. Chiravalle to introduce himself.

    Chiravalle, a Republican and a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, is making his first bid for county office.

    He emphasized campaign issues organized around the theme of Los Alamos as “a special place” and controlled spending.

  • Taking center stage

    At the upcoming Los Alamos Community Winds concert, two seasoned performers will be featured as soloists – and they haven’t even graduated from high school.

    Adam Nekimken, trombonist, and Kathy Lin, pianist, will each perform a solo piece during the concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

  • NMDT to present 'Mother Goose'

    New Mexico Dance Theater will perform its fourth annual spring recital, “Mother Goose,” Friday and Saturday at Duane W. Smith Auditorium.

    “NMDT spring recitals offer a chance for every student from the age of 2 through adult to perform in the style of dance in which they take lessons on a weekly basis,” said NMDT director Susan Baker-Dillingham. “Recitals are each student’s opportunity to shine, and show their families and friends the improvements they have made during the year.”

  • LALT saves the best for last

    Like the tabloid weeklies that taunt celebrities with pictures of their cellulite or pimples, “The Importance of Being Earnest” pokes fun of the people who got all the attention during the Victorian era in England, the aristocracy, by revealing their silliness and superficiality.

    A few hundred years later, the play has not gotten stale; the jokes are still as fresh and relevant as they were when the play was first performed in 1895.

  • LAHS winds group earns first place at state

    Throughout the school year, Los Alamos High School bands have been playing the tune of success and were able to finish their victorious score during the New Mexico Activities Association State Concert Festival in April.

    The winds ensemble and symphonic band traveled to Cibola High School in Albuquerque to compete. While the symphonic band performed for comments only, the winds ensemble captured first place in the AAAA division.

  • Help stock pantries

    On Saturday morning, the Los Alamos community is encouraged to leave something other than letters or bill payments in their mailboxes.

    The Los Alamos Letter Carriers Union (NALC-4112) will pick up nonperishable food items as part of the 16th Annual National Association of Letter Carriers National Food Drive. Los Alamos letter carriers will not be doing this alone; letter carriers in White Rock, along with the Northern New Mexico District of Boy Scouts of America, will be collecting food items for LA Cares.

  • Some election recommendations

    The Monitor will continue its tradition of recommendations in election races, this year making some suggestions for the primary – in which early voting has already begun.

    The Monitor editorial board was not unanimous in its recommendations, and that will be noted when pertinent. And we will not comment on uncontested races.