Local News

  • Eastern Star event scheduled for Saturday

    Los Alamos Chapter # 63, Order of the Eastern Star, will celebrate the Official Visit and "Homecoming" of the Grand Worthy Matron, Pamela H. Mayne of Los Alamos, and Grand Worthy Patron, James Thomas of Las Cruces Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. The theme for this year is "Cross your Heart," Grand Chapter Session to be held in Albuquerque, October 2012.

  • Last Call: Enter your pet pics for the cover...

    Imagine your best buddy on the cover of LA Pets, a special section being produced by the Los Alamos Monitor set to publish June 13!

    We're looking for a cover model and that means we're seeking your photos... LA Pets is a new annual publication that will give pet owners the latest news and information on a range of topics devoted to helping keep the special companions in our lives happy, healthy and spoiled rotten. Pets run the gamut from dogs and cats, to reptiles, rodents and birds... But we're seeking pictures that capture the true personality and beauty of the animal.

  • Flight Diverted After Suspicious Note
  • Panel Recommends Against Routine Prostate Test
  • 8 Hurt in Oklahoma Shooting After NBA Playoff
  • Update 05-22-12

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in council chambers at the Community Building.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Memorial Day

    This year’s community Memorial Day Celebration will be hosted by the Los Alamos Elk’s Lodge at 11:00 a.m., at Guaje Pines Cemetery. A complimentary lunch will follow at the Elk’s Lodge.  For more information, contact Lisa Harris at 662-5611.

    Awards night

  • LA ranked fourth richest

    Forbes magazine, once again, has ranked Los Alamos near the top of a list of the wealthiest U.S. places. The magazine reports Los Alamos County as the fourth richest county in the states.

    According to the magazine, Los Alamos County is the “richest county" in the Western U.S., and is just one of two western states in the top 10.

    Los Alamos County has a median household income of $103,653 and nearly 63 percent of the residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. LA’s population is a little more than 18,000 residents.

    Most of the richest counties can be found in the Washington, D.C. suburbs.

  • US Airways: Diverted Flight Has 'Landed Safely'

    A US Airways jetliner flying from Paris to Charlotte, N.C., was diverted to a Maine airport on Tuesday because of what an airline spokesman described as a 'security issue.' The Boeing 767 with 179 passengers and nine crew members landed safely.

  • NM Consortium garners high-level support

    Senator Tom Udall was greeted by a chorus of “Happy Birthday” last Friday. Udall was one of several dignitaries attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium's (NMC) biology research center.

    The consortium first approached the Los Alamos County Council for support in June, 2010. Council approved $1.5 million for laboratory infrastructure and equipment. That grant facilitated NMC’s recruitment of Dr. Richard Sayre, a leading researcher in algae and plant cell metabolism. Sayre joined the consortium last October.

  • Private Rocket Blasts Off

    A commercial rocket has blasted off with a load of supplies for the International Space Station. The SpaceX company's Falcon 9 rocket took flight at 3:44 a.m.