Today's News

  • LA 11-12 all-star team falls to Española



    Above: LA’s Serenity Maestas concentrates on the ball as the runner passes by during a game against Española this past weekend. Left:  Jordan Jaramillo tries to put the tag on Española’s Alexia Garcia. Espanola won both matchups 15-11 and 16-6 to advance to the 11-12 majors softball state tournament. JOHN MCHALE/Monitor


  • Golf tourney slated for later this month


    The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico will host its second annual “Drive for Matches” tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The Drive for Matches is scheduled for July 20. Price for participation is $100 for each individual and $400 per team, which includes driving range balls, greens fees a golf cart, dinner and door prizes.

    All proceeds from the tournament will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern New Mexico.

    More information about the tournament can be found by contacting Dawn Brown at 505-614-4231 or dawn.brown@bbbs-nnm.org.

  • Local coach elected to national board


      Louise Janecky has been elected by acclamation to the USAGymnastics’ newly formed National Xcel Committee.  

    USAGymnastics, the national governing body for gymnastics, is addressing the nation’s need for a competitive gymnastics program that goes beyond the traditional Junior Olympic (JO) Program.  

    The traditional linear JO program has consisted of compulsory routines in Levels 1-6; and optional, individually choreographed routines in Levels 7-10.  

    The U.S. National and Olympic teams have been chosen from the top Level 10 gymnasts across the nation. 

  • Nightwalks at Bandelier


    Starting this Friday, Bandelier National Monument will be offering the popular Nightwalks each week (weather permitting) until the end of August

    Numbers of participants are limited,  so visitors need to call the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517, for reservations and details.  The fee is $6 for adults and $3 for children.   Each Saturday night through the end of August, rangers will offer evening programs at the Juniper Campground Amphitheater.  July 7 will be “Explore the Stars”, a program followed by telescope viewing of constellations.

  • On the Docket 07-03-13

    The information on these cases was derived from the dockets of the Los Alamos Municipal and Magistrate Courts.

    June 27

    Ben Abeln was found guilty in Los Alamos Magistrate Court of driving while under the influence of liquor and/or drugs with a blood alcohol level of .08. The original charge was aggravated first-degree DWI (refused to submit to chemical testing).

    Abeln was ordered to pay $241 in court costs and undergo a year of supervised probation.

    Probation conditions include: Defendant will meet with probation officers within seven days and maintain contact as instructed.

  • Police to crack down on DWI July 4 holiday

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico motorists can expect a law enforcement blitz against drunken driving during the July Fourth holiday.

    State Police officials and law enforcement in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas said Tuesday they will operate checkpoints to catch drunken drivers and will have more officers on patrol.

    Santa Fe County also is airing radio advertisements against drunken driving and to promote a program that offers cab rides home for people who have been drinking. The cabs usually cost a $1 although it’s higher for a long distance trip. Usually the program operates on Friday and Saturday but the cab ride service will be expanded to Thursday for the July Fourth holiday.

    “The Fourth of July is usually one of the most dangerous times to be on the highways because of DWI,” Santa Fe County Sheriff Robert Garcia said at a news conference.

  • Vandalism at North Mesa stables

    Parks and recreation workers were busy Tuesday repairing damage to the back fence  at North Mesa Stables, after vandals ran holes through the fence with their vehicles on three different occasions. While one vandal was caught, police are looking for the person or persons who created the other two holes. You can call the police at 662-8222 if you have any information. 

  • Hot shots lived meaning of word


    PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — They were fathers and expectant fathers. High school football players and former Marines. Smoke-eaters’ sons and first-generation firefighters.

    What bound the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots together was a “love of hard work and arduous adventure,” and a willingness to risk their lives to protect others. And now, 19 families share a bond of grief.

    All but one of the Prescott-based crew’s 20 members died Sunday when a wind-whipped wildfire overran them on a mountainside northwest of Phoenix. It was the nation’s biggest loss of firefighters in a wildfire in 80 years and the deadliest single day for fire crews since the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Bandelier to host naturalization ceremony


    July 4 is traditionally the day when Americans celebrate their freedom and independence.  

    This year, building on the success of last year’s ceremony, Bandelier National Monument is partnering with the United States Citizenship and Naturalization Services to host a naturalization ceremony. 

    Fifteen candidates, after years of fulfilling their requirements, will be taking the oath and becoming the newest citizens of the United States.

    Superintendent Jason Lott will be the keynote speaker, along with speeches by Harry Burgess, Los Alamos County Administrator, and a representative from the office of United States Senator Martin Heinrich. 

    Eagle Scouts from Troop 129 will parade the colors, and the Rotary Club will provide refreshments.  

  • Joy on the green


     Jessica Osborn does not hold back her excitement after sinking a putt on the second hole of the Parent/Child Tournament at Los Alamos Golf Course this past weekend. Her dad Daryl Osborn also was pretty excited.

    Casey Rosenberger putts out on the second hole as his dad Mark Rosenberger looks on. 


     John MChale/Monitor