Local News

  • Correction in Andres Dow Story

    In the Friday issue of the Los Alamos Monitor, it was erroneously reported that Andres Dow was a member of the Los Alamos High School Varsity Football team at the time he committed alleged crimes against another student. He was not a member of the football team. According to school officials, Dow was cut from the team half way through the season for violations of team policy he committed while a member of the team. 

    The Los Alamos Monitor regrets the error.

  • Today in history Jan. 12
  • Today in history Jan. 11
  • Finalists chosen for Muni Building display

    After a a nearly two-year saga, a piece of monumental art may soon stand in the Los Alamos County municipal building plaza.
    The Arts in Public Places Board first proposed to place a set of bronze statues depicting Norris and Lois Bradbury in the plaza, the second installment in a series of 19 bronzes proposed in the Historical Sculptures Master Plan.
    APPB chose three finalists from among the submissions and posted them on the Open Forum, asking which the public preferred. The answer came back, “None of the above.” (See “Frozen in time: Residents question sculpture plan,” April 2, 2013.)
    Responders posted comments such as “Our town is a living entity, not a museum.” Many feared the limited Arts in Public Places fund, which is financed by a 1 percent tax on capital improvement projects and a half percent tax on road projects, might become entirely dedicated to the pricey historic statues.
    One responder wrote, “I would love to see art that not only represents our past, but who we are as a town now and into the future as leaders in science, technology, arts and not to mention the incredible natural resources we have with our trails, outdoor sports and majestic views. I think those things would not only draw visitors, but support the community who call this great town home.”

  • Meet The Finalists

    by Evelyn Rosenberg
    and Steve Borbas

  • Airline out of service again

    For the second time in just over one month, New Mexico Airlines ceased flights out of Los Alamos Airport.
    New Mexico Airlines, which is under contract with Los Alamos County to provide flight service to and from the Albuquerque Sunport, abruptly stopped offering the service from Los Alamos following an afternoon flight Jan. 5.
    Flights are subsidized by the county.
    In a statement from New Mexico Airlines officials to the county, service will resume this week.
    County officials said they had not been notified of the interruption of service by New Mexico Airlines prior to the cancelation of last week’s flights.
    In early December, New Mexico Airlines abruptly grounded its flights, that coming after reports of a possible investigation by the FAA of possible maintenance issues.
    Los Alamos Airport manager David Ploeger said of the first cancelation of flights that New Mexico Airlines was not contractually obliged to tell the county about any such investigations or possible maintenance issues.

  • One-Wheeling and Dealing

    As Alex Romero looks on, Ben Nelson and Max Schulze practice their unicycle skills in Ashley Park Thursday afternoon.

  • Update 1-11-15

    Master Plan

    A meeting of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Committee is set for Monday. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the White Rock Visitor Center.

    Open space plan

    Craig Martin of Los Alamos County will present the open space master plan at a meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at the Pajarito Enviromental Education Center.


    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host the Franklin (Texas) Cougars in a New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League doubleheader today. Games are scheduled for 8 a.m. and noon at the county ice rink.


    Jane Voss and Hoyle Osborne will present “All In, Down and Out: The Great Depression in Song and Story,” at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mesa Public Library.

    Coalition meeting

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities will hold a regular business meeting Friday at the Santa Fe City Council chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave. The coalition will revisit its strategic plan goals for the new year.

    Special meeting

    The Art in Public Places board will have a special meeting noon Thursday in the Municipal Building.

  • GOP taking broad aim at Obama immigration policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans announced plans Friday to take broad aim at President Barack Obama’s immigration policies and eliminate protections for immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids.
    The legislation to be voted on next week satisfies demands from the most conservative lawmakers and goes further than the approach initially discussed by some House Republicans. That approach would have targeted only the executive actions Obama announced in November that provided deportation protections for millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
    Conservatives in the GOP caucus pressed leadership to go further and also shut down a 2012 program that has granted work permits to more than 600,000 immigrants brought here illegally as kids. Ending the program would eventually expose those young people to deportation. Other changes would undo Obama directives to immigration agents aimed at limiting deportations of people with no significant criminal record.

  • LA Republicans to meet

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will meet Thursday at University of New Mexico Los Alamos room 610. Meeting time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The proposed ban on plastic bags in Los Alamos County will be discussed at the meeting. Presenters will include Mark Jones, Jody Benson and Iris Chung.
    The public is welcomed to attend Thursday’s meeting. A party business meeting will follow.
    For more information, call Robert Gibson at 662-3159.