Local News

  • Satch Cowan Trail dedication

    The Satch Cowan trail and dedication took place Monday with a host of people taking part.

  • Update 10-24-12

    Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat on MainStreet will be from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday in downtown Los Alamos.

    Authors Speak

    Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak Series presents Margaret Wood, companion of Georgia O’Keeffe at 7 p.m. Thursday.

    Meet and greet

    Republican Jefferson Byrd, running against incumbent Ben Ray Luján, will be in  Los Alamos at 5 p.m. today at the local GOP headquarters, 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite D1.

    Brisket night

    The LAHS NJROTC will host a Barbecue Brisket Night from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Posse Lodge on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per plate and includes brisket, potato salad, vegetable, a roll, drink and dessert.

    Meet the councilors

    Several of the Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Health Fair Saturday to visit with residents about current projects, issues and other topics. Look for them at the library’s booth.

  • Cadets receive promotions, awards

    Cadets from the Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol recently were awarded for their accomplishments during two separate award ceremonies at the Los Alamos Airport, where the LACAP’s headquarters is located.

    Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Chase Britton, 19, was awarded a silk scarf from 2nd Lt. Jane Lingenfelter and Col. Mark Smith. Lingenfelter made the scarf and the LACAP’s tradition is to present the scarf to cadets that make their first powered solo flight.

    Also receiving awards were Justin Dunn, who received his wings for his first glider solo flight and Colin Hehlen, who was promoted to cadet airman first class.

    According to Britton, he achieved that goal July 12 in Chandler, Okla. at the National Flight academy.

    Britton joined the Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol in 2005 when he was primarily interested in just building model planes.

    “But I became hooked when I went on my first flight,” he said.

    From there, it didn’t take him long to find the motivation to rise through the ranks and achieve the goals he set for himself within the organization.

    “When you’re up there in the air, everything seems so small and you get to a lot of locations very fast,” Britton said of flying. “It’s an amazing experience.”

  • LA Community Garden grows more funding

    During a small “barn-raising” at the Los Alamos Cooperative Market Tuesday, State Farm representatives presented Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board members with a check for $96,250 from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.

    The money will support the Los Alamos Youth Food Project’s educational and outreach community garden at the Los Alamos Middle School.

    “This grant was a competitive process across the nation and this is one of 68 community organizations to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant across the United States and Canada. It speaks well of our youth leadership,” said State Farm Agent Lou Santoro at the award ceremony. “I want to thank all of the young people that participate and make this work possible. You are making lasting change and we applaud you for that. Thank you.”

    The ceremony included the construction and decoration of a small hoop house at the co-op, which is a partnering satellite location for community garden project. The hoop house will be used for winter planting and spring seedling starters.

    The JJAB has contracted with The Family YMCA to deliver the grant’s education and food-assistance objectives throughout the next year.

  • Official Health Fair Guide inside today's paper

    The Official Guide to this Saturday's Los Alamos Health Fair will be delivered inside Wednesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

    The guide is packed with 28 pages of information about the Health Fair and the providers associated with the event.

    Today's newspaper will be delivered to virtually every household in the county via Total Market Circulation. A regular program of the Los Alamos Monitor, TMC delivery is designed to blanket the market and deliver to homes regardless of subscriber status.

    The effort brings additional news, information, special sections and other supplements to members of the community who might not otherwise have access as non-subscribers. The TMC delivery also gives non-sbuscribers the opportunity to get acquainted with the award-winning journalism being produced by the newspaper.

    Those who subscribe to the Los Alamos Monitor also gain full access to all the news and information in print as well as online. For more information on becoming a subscriber, click here

  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Wednesday:


    In the busiest single day of his re-election campaign, the president will cover 5,300 miles, as Romney casts the race as moving his way.


    The dramatic overhaul of the operating system may prove that the largest software maker can still compete or reinforce perceptions that it is falling behind.


    King Abdullah has managed to fend off domestic challenges for 22 months, but growing opposition and a foiled al-Qaida plot mean things are heating up.


  • Today in History for October 24th
  • Paraplegic survives 3 days stranded in NM desert

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A paraplegic man who says he was stranded in the New Mexico desert without his wheelchair dragged himself down a dirt road for three days, crawling about four miles before a motorist finally stopped to help him.

    Tattered and dirty, Ricky Gilmore's blue jeans tell part of the story. His body tells the rest — the skin on his left leg and buttocks is shredded, his wrist is sprained and his kidneys are in bad shape from going without food and water.

    "Ah man, I'm just a big mess. I ache and I'm just in the first stages of healing," he told The Associated Press on Tuesday from his hospital bed at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, N.M.

    Gilmore is being treated for acute kidney failure from dehydration, a sprained wrist and a blood infection. He spent two days in intensive care and it could be at least another week before he can go home.

  • Sculptor: 1,800 Pound Pumpkin Used in Display
  • Shutterbugs: Share your photos with the community

    Whether you’re an amateur with a really good eye or a seasoned pro, Los Alamos Life wants your best photos. Get your most striking pictures featured in the next edition of Los Alamos Life, set to publish in February 2013.

    Los Alamos Life is an award-winning full color, glossy annual magazine that presents a quintessential snapshot of moments in the life of Los Alamos. The magazine is reminiscent of the iconic Life magazine, but it is bolder and more colorful in its presentation.

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Los Alamos Life says a lot about Los Alamos, its people and what it’s like to live in this majestic mountain hamlet — home of scientific discoveries that have literally changed the world.

    Los Alamos Life is looking for photos that will help tell that story... Nature, wildlife, kids, pets, funny moments from a family gathering, poignant shots of our senior citizens ... Photos can include everything from action sports to thought-provoking still life.