Local News

  • Top local crime stories of 2011

    Unlike many communities across the state, Los Alamos escaped the year without a single murder, police shooting or bank robbery. The community did, however, experience its share of high-profile crimes.

    Bathtub Row standoff ends without incident
    In January, former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Richard Morse, armed and making threats against local police, barricaded himself inside his Bathtub Row home.

    A grueling 19-hour standoff ensued after officers attempted to arrest the 75-year-old on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court. Officers staked out the residence and apprehended Morse when he walked outside to deposit trash in a receptacle in his front yard Jan. 13.

  • Abortion, immigration changes among new 2012 laws

    Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, employers in Alabama must verify new workers' U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to receive mandatory lessons about the contributions of gays and lesbians under the set of state laws set to take effect at the start of 2012.

    Many laws reflect the nation's concerns over immigration, the cost of government and the best way to protect and benefit young people, including regulations on sports concussions.

  • Thank you letters

    Thanks from
    the shelter


    A big thanks to all at the Los Alamos Monitor for running the big spread on our shelter animals. The response to that has been very gratifying, to say the least. Thanks for helping spread the word.

  • Sign up for dog obedience classes

    Registration for the next session of dog training classes offered by the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club will begin Tuesday. 

    Classes this session include  puppy kindergarten, basic manners, competitive obedience, beginning agility and introduction to fun nose work and conformation. Classes will begin the week of Jan 24. 

  • Y to offer training class for cyclists

    The Family Y will offer an endurance training class for cyclists from Jan. 22-April 15. 

    Each class will have a two-hour riding component and a half-hour of core conditioning. In addition, the following topics will be discussed: proper bike fit; clothing and equipment; nutrition and hydration; aches and pains —preventing them and what to do if you have them; weekly training recommendations and how to design your own training plan.

  • Be There 12-29-11


    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents “A Thousand Clowns,” by Herb Gardner. Cowgirl BBQ will cater a Texas-style dinner. There will be a New Year’s Eve countdown and celebration, with music and dancing following the show. Patrick Kelly will act as emcee and DJ. Tickets are $45 per person and are available at CB Fox Department Store. Doors open at 7 p.m.

  • On the Docket 12-28-11

    Dec. 9


    Ostalio Archuleta, 37, of Abiquiu pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to failure to pay, failure to appear, contempt of court/probation violation and failure to appear on order to show cause. Judge Alan Kirk sentenced Archuleta to serve five days in jail and to pay $430 in fines and fees including a $100 bench warrant fee.

  • Clarification




  • Central Ave./15th Street intersection closed

    Wednesday, work began on the Central Avenue and 15th Street intersection, which  was closed to through traffic in all directions. This was a full day closure to allow the Municipal Building Complex contractor to repair and patch previous utility trenching on Central and 15th Street. Detour signs for both 15th Street and Central Avenue were posted. 

  • Court sifts through redistricting options

    Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) submitted one last redistricting map for Judge James Hall to consider.

    This plan keeps Los Alamos whole and District 43 also would encompass Sandoval County precincts 7, 16, 51 and 69 and Santa Fe precincts 12 and 86.