Today's News

  • County gets a move on

    It has been a long haul since site selection for the new municipal building began in 2009, but the end is finally in sight. 

    The first department has made its move and the grand opening is set for June 28.

    The project is both under budget and ahead of schedule by two weeks. The entire cost of the project is $25 million, including replacing utilities infrastructure on Iris Street. Construction costs are currently at approximately $20 million. 

    The excitement among those overseeing the transition is palpable. No one appears to be harried by the prospect of moving 16 departments and 140 people in a one-month span.

  • LA clinches baseball title with win

    ESPANOLA – The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team overwhelmed the Española Valley Sundevils in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader.
    Steven Williams blasted a grand slam home run as Los Alamos scored in every inning of game one to win 17-3. The win clinched the District 2-4A championship for the Hilltoppers for the 2013 season, the team’s fifth straight title.
    The win also secured a playoff spot for Los Alamos in the upcoming 4A postseason. Brackets will be announced May 5.
    More information on this week’s sports action will appear in Tuesday’s Los Alamos Monitor and at LAMonitor.com.

  • Services set for Dominic Lucido

    Note: The following information came in after deadline for Sunday's newspaper.

    It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Dominic Paul Lucido, beloved son of Scott and Betsy Lucido. Dominic was born February 18, 1993. The day he was born there was rainbow across Pueblo Canyon. This was a sign of the beautiful, kind, and gentle soul he became.

    Dominic left us on April 24, 2013, and his passing leaves a great hole in our universe. He is survived by his parents, Scott and Betsy, and his three adoring sisters, Clara, Robin, and Susanna. He also leaves behind his many aunts, uncles, and cousins with whom he spent many wonderful summers at his grandparent’s family home in Sandpoint, Idaho.

    Dominic will forever be remembered as a talented musician, compassionate teammate, and dear friend. Dominic was active in sports at Los Alamos High School. During his senior year his soccer team won the state championship, and he followed this up with a state doubles tennis championship.

    He continued his passion for tennis at the University of New Mexico as a member of the traveling club team. Dominic also taught youth tennis, in addition to pursuing his studies at UNM. He will be greatly missed by both his by friends in Los Alamos and by those at UNM.

  • Raw: Alligator on Fairway at Zurich Classic

    Spectators and at least one marshal at the Zurich Classic were startled when an alligator, estimated to be about 12 feet, spent some of the afternoon sunning itself on the left side of the 12th fairway.

  • Jay Miller on presidential libraries


    ith the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, we now have 13 presidential libraries, each one grander and costlier than its predecessor.

    The Clinton Presidential Center, in Little Rock, topped all previous libraries at $165 million, 300,000 square feet and 80 million presidential items. Watch for the George W. Bush Center to top that.

    You paid for much of that, just as you paid for the previous libraries. But it’s not all money down the drain. These are 13 impressive museums, six for Democrats and now seven for Republicans, so no one should get their partisan hackles up over that.

  • Andrew and Mousie 04-28-13
  • Word on the Street 04-28-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon asked students, “What did you think of prom in the Black Box theatre?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 04-28-13

    Monday: Jump rope contest
    Tuesday: Newspaper flowers
    Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    Thursday: Call for schedule
    Friday: Call for schedule

    The White Rock YAC is at 10 Sherwood Blvd., 672-1565.
    The Los Alamos YAC is at 475 20th St., 662-9412. Memberships are free and open to all third through eighth graders.  

  • Fashion Maven: Outfits glitter on the red carpet

    On April 20, Los Alamos High School students attended perhaps one of the most popular events of the year — prom.
         Prom night is an opportunity to dance your feet off, sing your heart out and have a fabulous time. I also see it, however, as an evening of glamorous gowns and an exposé of teenagers’ creative ways to wear and accessorize their outfits.
         When students arrived at the Hollywood-themed event, they entered the building on a red carpet complete with paparazzi.
    I figured I’d give Los Alamos the scoop on the most popular trends — and my favorite gown of the evening — that strutted down the red carpet.
         Mint green was a popular pick. All the gowns in this shade made an elegant statement with a fresh pop of color.
    Red dresses, whether embellished with rhinestones or cut to hug the figure, shimmered among the crowds.
    Many students this year broke with tradition and wore short dresses instead of floor-length gowns.
    Almost every thigh-length dress I saw was tasteful. Rather than being too short or too tight, these prom dresses flattered figures and were appropriate for the elegant occasion.

  • Birth Announcements 04-28-13

    • April 20: A boy, Jericho Sauer, born to DeAnna and Dominic Sauer
    • April 20: A boy, Jasper Alan Holmes, born to Karen A. and Matthew D. Holmes
    • April 19: A boy, Wesley Joseph Ellard, born to Lori and Shane Ellard
    • April 16: A girl, Payton Elaine St. Martin, born to Crystal and Nate St. Martin
    • April 2: A boy, Robert Anthony Padilla III, born to Brenda Rascon and Robert Padilla