Local News

  • Toll from Japan disasters at 8400

  • Airport renovation

    The Los Alamos Airport will soon undergo some changes and updates.  The existing runway will be rehabilitated and  extended eastward by 450 feet.
    A new visual approach system, which will involve electrical work at the airport, will also be installed.
    The runway is expected to close May 31 for three weeks for the repaving to occur, followed by a closure for seven days in July for grooving and striping.
    The possible return of scheduled air service to the airport will be discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at White Rock Fire Station 3.

  • Construction Zone 03-20-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011  
    Please review with inexperienced drivers.

  • Customer Appreciation Contest winner

    Kim Hejde (left) of Los Alamos was the February winner in the Los Alamos Monitor Customer Appreciation Contest. All subscribers who renewed their subscriptions in the month were automatically entered in a random drawing to win a $100 gift card from a local merchant. Mike Lippiatt, circulation administrator, and Keven Todd, publisher, made the award presentation recently.

  • Officials: No harmful radiation in U.S.

     State emergency management officials say the possibility of airborne radiation from Japan causing health problems in New Mexico is extremely remote.
    The state’s secretary of homeland security and emergency management, Michael Duvall, says federal agencies don’t expect to see radiation at harmful levels reaching any part of the United States from Japan.

  • Bandelier puts off prescribed burns

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott has announced that plans for prescribed burns this month in Bandelier National Monument will be placed on hold until all operations relating to the Valle Canyon Fire on the Valles Caldera National Preserve and Santa Fe National Forest are concluded.
    “No prescribed burns can take place until winds decrease and moisture conditions becomes favorable,” Lott said.

  • Gov gains victories in session

    SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez wrapped up her first legislative session Saturday, having made good on campaign promises to reach agreement on a balanced budget, trim state spending and crack down on criminals.
    The Democratic-controlled Legislature handed the freshman Republican executive some key victories in the waning hours of the 60-day session as they worked through a flurry of bills.

  • Update 03-20-11

    Council meeting
    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

    School board meeting
    The Los Alamos Board of Education will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Elementary.

    Fire watch
    For the latest updates on the Valle Canyon Fire, check lamonitor.com.

    Star party
    Pajarito Environmental Education Center will host a Star Party at 7 p.m. March 26 with Dr. James Maxwell. Learn about the universe with a short illustrated talk.

  • Los Alamos golf course project swings into motion

    As the county embarks on an ambitious $5.3 million makeover project, expect to see some dramatic differences at the Los Alamos Golf Course beginning this week.

    Course operations are moving into the former pro shop where renovations were completed earlier this month.

    Demolition bids for the clubhouse project closed March 11. Four bids have been received and the contract is expected be awarded at the March 29 county council meeting.

    The demo work is planned to start in April and is anticipated to be done in 60-90 days.

  • NM Community Foundation lays groundwork for monitoring group

    The new group does not have a name yet.
    But on Friday, the New Mexico Community Foundation had a transition meeting for what used to be the Community Radiation Monitoring Group at Northern New Mexico College.
    The NMCF will begin hosting ongoing monthly meetings which will focus on broadening community participation and education in topics concerning the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s operations and its environmental monitoring activities.
    NMCF organizers Denise Gonzales and Sarah Wolters outlined four different goals for the new group.