Local News

  • 'Parade' coming to Los Alamos Monitor


    The Los Alamos Monitor welcomes Parade, the most widely read magazine in America, to its newspaper beginning Sunday, July 6, the newspaper announced.

    Parade has been a staple in American households since 1941, bringing relevant and insightful coverage of popular A-list celebrities, health, food, investigative reporting and inspirational features to 59 million readers each week.  Its popular columns — including Walter Scott’s Personality Parade, Ask Marilyn, and Parade Picks — have become enduring favorites among readers. 

    Parade speaks to Americans on issues that entertain and inform them—posing questions, providing choices and offering solutions to empower and enrich their lives.

  • Own a piece of legacy


    The Los Alamos community has a chance to own a piece of art by treasured and much-loved resident Dorothy Hoard. 

    In all, 44 framed works of art are available through a silent auction at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center. 

    It was Hoard’s wish to entrust the art to her friend and PEEC Board President Teralene Foxx. 

    Hoard died in March. 

    All proceeds of the auction will go into the Dorothy Hoard Memorial Fund and will be used to pay for exhibits and programs at the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

  • Brazil wins on penalty kicks, advances to World Cup quarterfinals


    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar pointed his right index finger in the air and then formed the shape of a heart with his thumbs and fingers loftily raised above his head.

    The 22-year-old striker had just slotted the winning penalty as Brazil beat Chile 3-2 in a dramatic shootout Saturday after the score was locked 1-1 at the end of extra time in the first of the World Cup's eight second-round matches.

    As Chile's last penalty hit the post, it seemed as though the population of Brazil breathed a collective sigh of relief that its beloved team was still in the World Cup.

    It was a heart-stopper for Brazil, which has spent billions to host football's marquee tournament, but it was a heartbreaker for Chile, which created plenty of chances to force an upset win — none closer than Mauricio Pinilla's powerful shot that hit the crossbar in the last moments of extra time. David Luiz for Brazil and Alexis Sanchez for Chile scored first half goals.

    Shops were closed and usually busy roads were quiet as the country of almost 200 million collectively urged their revered Selacao to victory and ever closer to a sixth World Cup title — a trophy they desperately want to collect on home soil.

  • Leadership Los Alamos taking applications


    Leadership Los Alamos is accepting applications through July 31 for the 2015 leadership program. Leadership Los Alamos is a unique opportunity for citizens of northern New Mexico who are committed to assuming roles of responsibility in civic, charitableand governmental organizations in the region. Class participants will develop their skills to shape the future of the region.

    According to Steve Wells, President and Principal Executive Officer of LANB, “Inspiring others to make Los Alamos a better place to live, work and play is what Leadership Los Alamos is all about. There is no better investment for Los Alamos National Bank.”

    The Leadership program begins September 2014 and runs through May 2015. Application to the program can be made at LeadershipLosAlamos.com.

  • Brazil tops Chile on penalty kicks to advance to World Cup quarters


    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday with a 3-2 shootout win over Chile following a tense and thrilling battle that ended 1-1 after extra time.

  • Serena Williams ousted at Wimbledon


    LONDON (AP) — All of a sudden, Serena Williams is failing to stick around for long at Grand Slam tournaments.

    Betrayed by her backhand and, more surprisingly, her usually dangerous serve, five-time Wimbledon champion Williams lost to 25th-seeded Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 Saturday in the third round at the All England Club.

  • Cone Zone 06-29-14


    Central Avenue  Improvements Project:


    Starting Monday,  the contractor will begin mobilizing for construction. 

    Expect Central Avenue to be fully closed between 15th Street and 20th Street for night work between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. 

    Starting on Tuesday during the daytime, Central Avenue between 15th and 20th will consist of one lane of westbound traffic. Eastbound Central traffic will be detoured to 20th Street, to Trinity, and back to eastbound Central at 15th Street. 

  • State denies extension to lab on cleanup -- updated

     Monitor Staff and Wire Reports

    The state is cracking down on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s attempts to extend deadlines for cleaning up toxic waste across its northern New Mexico campus.

    The New Mexico Environment Department sent the lab 22 letters this month denying requests for more time to meet the terms of a 2005 consent order. In refusing further delays, the state said past extensions were granted while the lab diverted resources to expedite the shipment of thousands of barrels of already-processed waste to the government’s underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.

    But the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has been shuttered indefinitely by a mysterious radiation leak, meaning Los Alamos’ plans to remove the last of those barrels are on hold.

  • Today in history June 28
  • Double bill planned for tonight's concert at Ashley Pond


    The Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series presents two northern New Mexico bands — DK & the Affordables and Higher Ground Bluegrass — Friday at Ashley Pond.

    Higher Ground Bluegrass will take the stage at 7 p.m. 

    Higher Ground is one of New Mexico’s best bluegrass bands, according to coordinator Russ Gordon. The group was founded in 1998, playing folk, country and bluegrass. It has sung at Albuquerque Isotopes ball games, the Albuquerque Folk Fest, Santa Fe Bandstand, “The Morning Brew” with Larry Ahrens, KRSN-AM Radio and last year won the Los Alamos July 4 “Battle of the Bands.” They also play the Santa Fe Bluegrass & Old Time Music Fest every year.