Today's News

  • LA girls fall to Los Lunas in Academy tourney


    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was going step-for-step with the powerful Los Lunas Tigers through the opening minutes of their contest Thursday before the wheels fell off.

    Los Lunas scored 32 points in the third quarter and held Los Alamos without a field goal for nearly 9 minutes as the Tigers blew the Hilltoppers out of East Gym at Albuquerque Academy.

    The Tigers rolled to a 77-45 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. Los Alamos (3-3) will face Cibola at 8 a.m. in the consolation round of the tournament Friday in Albuquerque. See Friday's Los Alamos Monitor for more details on the game.    

  • Aggies, Lobos to square off again

    Aggies, Lobos square off again
    The University of New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team will continue their longstanding rivalry Saturday night at The Pit.
    The Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 209th time at The Pit  in their rivalry, which dates back to 1904. It is the longest-standing rivalry for either basketball program.
    UNM and NMSU will actually play back-to-back games this season. Following Friday’s game in Albuquerque, the two teams will meet in Las Cruces Wednesday night.
    Last year, the teams split their home-and-home series, with each winning on the other’s home court. The Aggies won 62-53 at the Pit Nov. 16 but the Lobos romped to an 89-69 win at the Pan Am Center in late December.
    For the previous 208 games, the Lobos hold a 113-95 edge. The Lobos are 70-37 in Albuquerque while the Aggies are 58-42 in Las Cruces.
    This year, the Lobos and the Aggies have gotten off to very different starts. The Lobos are 10-0 — the second time under current coach Steve Alford they’ve attained that mark — and are ranked No. 17 in the nation by the Associate Press and No. 20 in the USA Today’s coaches’ poll.

  • Trio of LASG athletes earn gold at state

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics competitors Brianna Fryer, Addison Richie and Anna Clark became the New Mexico all-around champions in their divisions for their performances in the Xcel Program Dec. 1.
    Fryer swept the Bronze Child A Division, becoming the state vault (8.8), uneven parallel bars (9.5), balance beam (9.15), floor exercises (9.15) champ, along with earning the all-around championship (36.6). Fryer was the top all-around scorer across all divisions for LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.
    Richie earned the state titles on vault (8.75), bars (9.5), beam (9.2), and all-around in the Child B Division. Richie took bronze on floor (8.8) and was the second highest all-around scorer (36.25) across all divisions for the Tumblers.
    For her part, Clark earned the state title for her performance on bars (9.3), beam (8.5) and all-around (35.0) in the Silver Junior Division. Clark took bronze on vault (8.4) and floor (8.8).

    Here are summaries of the other LASG competitors at the state meet:

    Bronze Child A

    In the same division as Fryer, Katerina Kovalevskaya placed second all-around (35.6), earning silver on floor (9.1) and beam (9.0), bronze on bars (9.0). Kovalevskaya also took fourth place on vault (8.5).

  • Thank you


    It takes many “elves” to make our community event a huge success. Thank you to everyone who played an “elf” role this year for the Children’s Christmas Bazaar at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church. We had 77 elves that setup, cleaned up, wrapped gifts, greeted and helped children shop, baked treats and served coffee.  

    One hundred-sixty children attended our event and we hope that the joy they receive in giving their gifts will continue with them throughout the year. Allowing children the opportunity to make decisions on their purchases is the gift of empowerment. 

    Thank you to our community for the donations that make this event possible. It is truly the ultimate in recycling and re-gifting.

  • 12-13-12 Be There



    The holiday Farmers Market will be at Fuller Lodge.


    Mesa Public Library presents “Poetry Gatherings,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.


    The White Rock Family Friendly Series presents “Brave,” at 6:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.


  • Cheetahs making a difference


    The Chamisa Cheetahs would like to send people off for holiday shopping, with some baked goods Saturday.

    The sixth graders are working to raise funds for field trips and will bake and craft their way to success.

    From 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the community can start their day by buying baked goods, other healthy treats and a variety of handcrafted items, to aid their efforts. 

    Brandi Weiss is one of the students fundraising to make a difference, by creating items made from Para Cord.

  • Help build a hoop house


    Construct and raise beds and plant seeds for the Co-op Hoop House, an educational green house and satellite site for the Los Alamos Youth Food Project.  

    Volunteers will start building at 1 p.m. and clean up by 3 p.m. Sunday at the Co-op. The Middle School Green Team will be among the volunteers working on the raised beds. Hoop House project partners include The Family YMCA, The Los Alamos Co-op, Pajarito Environmental Education Center and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. The project was made possible by funding from Los Alamos community members, State Farm Youth Advisory Board and United Way. The Co-op will provide a light snack and warm cider for participants. 

  • Deer crossing

     A deer makes his way across the intersection of 33rd Street and Walnut Tuesday. 

  • Water main break closes one lane on Trinity



    Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane on Trinity Drive in the vicinity of 37th Street following a water main break Wednesday.  

    The break was reported Tuesday evening around 8 p.m. In frigid temperatures, gas, water and sewer crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities worked through the night and into the early morning to dig up the 12-inch line and complete repairs by 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. No customers lost water service.   

    With the assistance of Los Alamos County’s Roads and Streets division, backfilling and patching the road were completed before for the evening rush hour. Traffic controls were removed at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday.  

  • County survey results now available


    Los Alamos County’s bi-annual citizen survey results are now available for the public to review on the news page of the county’s website at losalamosnm.us and LAMonitor.com. 

    In addition, copies for public review are available at the 311 Customer Care Center located at 150 Central Park Square or at the reference desk of either public library.

    The firm under contract to conduct the county’s survey was CRC and Associates, LLC.  They randomly selected approximately 400 county residents to participate in a 20-minute phone survey or street interview. 

    The survey included a variety of questions about county programs and services, community needs, quality of life, media and information resources, openness and transparency of government, economic development and housing needs.