Today's News

  • Hilltoppers football team hits the road

    Garrett Williams thinks the Los Alamos High School football team can be a force to be reckoned with in the state.

    The Hilltoppers opened their season last week with a resounding 55-14 win against Pojoaque.

    It was a game of retribution for the Toppers, who were scorched in Pojoaque the previous week.

    “We played with confdence and intensity and we did a great job on both sides of the football,” Williams said this morning. “I was extremely pleased with the way we executed.”

    A tough task, however, awaits Williams and the Hilltoppers tonight.

    Los Alamos will travel to face Class 4A power Farmington. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be heard on KRSN-AM 1490.

  • LA soccer teams to host St. Pius X

    It promises to be a big weekend of sports for Los Alamos High School.

    Headlining the weekend will be a couple of soccer games as perennial power St. Pius X comes to town.

    The girls game is at 4 p.m. and the boys follow at 6 p.m. at Sullivan Field.

    The Los Alamos girls team comes into the game with a 3-0 record after drilling Moriarty 10-0. In three games, the LA girls have scored 19 goals.

    The boys are coming off just their second Cernicek tournament championship since 2004. In the title game against Farmington last week, the Hilltoppers came away with a 2-1 victory.

    “We have great spots of passing,” Hilltopper coach Evan Gartz said after Saturday’s game. “We need to make those turn into more minutes of great passing. If we improve that, we’ll be special.”

    The Los Alamos volleyball team also is back in action as it takes part in the Moriarty tournament. The Lady Toppers lost a tough four-set match to St. Pius X on Tuesday.

    St. Pius X came back on Thursday to end Pojoaque’s 37-game win streak.

    And Pojoaque will make a visit to Los Alamos on Tuesday. 


  • Church listings 09-08-12

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.


    Bethlehem Lutheran

    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is at 2390 North Road. 662-5151, bethluth.com. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour of classes for all ages. The preaching is biblical by our Pastors Bruce Kuenzel and Nicolé Ferry, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come Join the Family.


    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Ask Father John 09-07-12

    Why are Orthodox so serious when it comes to church? — JA


    This is a great question. 

    One reason is found in the fact that church is about God alone. We are serious about church because we are serious about God. 

    We believe God is the holy one because he is the omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient one who “first loved us.” 1 Jn 4:19. 

    A second reason lies in a mystery: God became fathomable and finite as Jesus Christ. God is serious business because love is serious business. 

  • 09-07-12 Correction



     In “Seven vie for open council seat” in Tuesday’s Los Alamos Monitor, it was incorrectly stated that Phillip Kunsberg was director of operations at the CIA and undersecretary of defense. He was a member of the Directorate of Operations at the CIA and deputy undersecretary of defense.   

  • Jobless rate falls as more give up looking for work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 96,000 jobs last month, a weak figure that could slow any momentum President Barack Obama hoped to gain from his speech to the Democratic National Convention.

    The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday. But that was only because more people gave up looking for work. The government only counts people as unemployed if they are actively searching.

    The government also said 41,000 fewer jobs were created in July and June than first estimated. The economy has added just 139,000 jobs a month since the beginning of the year, below 2011’s average of 153,000.

    The report was weak throughout. Hourly pay fell, manufacturers cut the most jobs in two years and the number of people in the work force dropped to its lowest level in 31 years.

  • GOP Headquarters

    Former Councilman Lawry  Mann talks with Los Alamos resident Eric Fairfield about the state of Los Alamos and how the Republicans would fix things. Though the headquarters hasn’t had its grand opening yet, it is open. They are in a storefront in  Viola’s parking lot, at 1362 D-1 Trinity Dr. Tris Deroma/Monitor


  • False Alarm
  • Manager accuses employee of embezzlement

    No one knows for sure what’s going on at the Quizno’s Deli, located at 172 Central Park Square. 

    According to police, trouble at the eatery began Aug. 28 when the store’s manager, Pedro Diaz, reported to police that one of the sandwich shop’s employees allegedly stole money from the store.

    The alleged theft happened Aug. 27 when an employee named Andrew Martinez showed up at the store complaining that his paycheck bounced. 

    According to Diaz, Martinez quit working at the store Aug. 8 and was given his last check Aug. 10. Martinez apparently cashed it Aug. 13. 

  • DOE lengthens comment period

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration has given the public an additional 15 days and a fourth hearing in New Mexico to comment on the Draft Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. 

    The Draft Supplemental EIS analyzes the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for the disposition of 7.1 metric tons (MT) of additional weapons-usable plutonium from pits that were declared surplus to national defense needs in 2007 but were not included in DOE’s prior decisions as well as 6 MT of surplus, weapons-usable non-pit plutonium.