Local News

  • Breaking News: District taps Warnock for HS principal post

    Superintendent Eugene Schmidt announced this morning that Sandy Warnock, who has served as Los Alamos High School interim principal for the last four months, has been selected to lead the school.

    Read details in today's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • 04-16-10 Update

    Pruning workshop

      The public is invited to the Annual Los Alamos Rose Garden Pruning Workshop to learn about growing roses in Los Alamos and White Rock. Lee Builta, a long time Los Alamos Master Gardener, will conduct the workshop, which will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Los Alamos Memorial Rose Garden near Fuller Lodge. In case of inclement weather, the workshop will be held in the Nambé Room at Fuller Lodge.

    Dog Jog Saturday

      The Dog Jog will open with check-in from 8-

  • Take steps to protect your family

    LAS CRUCES — As the weather becomes warmer in New Mexico, it is important to follow a few simple steps that can help prevent the spread of diseases such as Hantavirus and plague.  

     Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings or saliva. People can contract the disease when they breathe in the aerosolized virus. The deer mouse is the main carrier for Hantavirus in New Mexico.

  • Heinrich tops fundraising

    SANTA FE — Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich has the largest campaign war chest of candidates running for New Mexico’s congressional seats, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

    Heinrich, who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st District, had cash-on-hand of slightly more than $1 million at the end of March. His Republican challenger, Jon Barela, had a campaign balance of $392,359.

  • Forum features GOP candidates

    More than 100 community members turned out for the Republican candidates forum at Duane Smith Auditorium Thursday.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District participated in the event sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos and broadcast live on KRSN. The community radio station also streamed the two-hour program on its Web site.

    Running for state auditor, Errol Chavez spoke first as the only unopposed candidate at the forum, moderated by former congressman Bill Redman.  

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans disfavor for health care bill grows more intense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it — a clear indication his victory could become a liability for Democrats in this fall's elections.

    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent. Before a divided Congress finally passed the bill and Obama signed it at a jubilant White House ceremony last month, public opinion was about evenly split. Another 10 percent of Americans say they are neutral.

  • 04-15-10 Update

    LAPS school board meeting

      The Los Alamos Public Schools board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the boardroom to discuss a policy review. Following the meeting, the board will host a retreat at 9:30 a.m.

    Don’t miss the LASO

      Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Tickets cost $15 for adults and

    $10 for students and will be sold at the door.

    Alvin, Simon and Theodore

  • No extended hours for L.A. post office

    While post offices in some communities around the state and across the nation typically remain open until midnight every April 15 Tax Day, the Los Alamos Post Office will close at 5 p.m. as it does every business day.

    Postmaster Catherine Rodriguez issued a news release regarding tax deadline operations for nearby communities.

  • U.S. has own nuclear issues

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, holding a summit to urge world leaders to secure their nuclear material, frequently calls the risk of terrorists getting a nuke “the single biggest threat to U.S. security.” What he is less likely to talk about is the United States’ own shortcomings in safeguarding its nuclear stockpile.

  • Parents urged to seek help

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”