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From all of us at the Los Alamos Monitor to all of our readers and advertisers, we want to wish each of you a very happy and prosperous 2013!
As this new year dawns, 2013 is a significant one for the Los Alamos Monitor because it will mark the news operation’s 50th anniversary. Fifty years is a milestone in a person’s life, in the life of a relationship and in the life of a business, as well.
The Los Alamos Monitor published its first edition Thursday, March 7, 1963. As the newspaper has chronicled the life of this community over the course of the last 50 years, one constant has remained steadfast throughout that time: change.
As we turn the page today and begin looking ahead to the next 50 years, the Los Alamos Monitor has grown and evolved right along with the community it serves. Now, more than just a newspaper, the Los Alamos Monitor and its online counterpart, LAMonitor.com, have converged to become a multimedia news and information organization with the ability to reach out and touch audiences around the globe. During 2012, LAMonitor.com hosted more than 232,000 unique visitors, who came to the site nearly a million times and generated more than 2.2 million pageviews.
But our emphasis has been and always will be to serve this community with the local news that matters most in your lives. Very soon, we’ll be rolling out even more and better ways to get the latest news into your hands when you want it, how you want it, where you want it.
As we kick off the 50th anniversary celebration that will include special publications and events during the year, we also thought it fitting to debut a new look to commemorate the occasion. The Los Alamos Monitor may be turning 50 this year, but as of today the print product has a fresh new look. In fact, if you're reading this online, go grab a copy of today's newspaper...
Even after all these years, the Los Alamos Monitor continues to be a work in progress. We invite you to be a part of the conversation. Send us your input, letters to the editor, news tips, pictures, videos and more. The Los Alamos Monitor is proud to have been the voice of your community for a half century; here’s to the next 50 years!