Local News

  • Team places in preliminary tryout match
  • Christmas trees brighten up BESC

    For most people, the holiday season officially begins on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, but for Los Alamos residents, the holiday season starts a bit earlier during the second week of November. 

    The Festival of Chocolate, on Nov. 12, will kick off the Festival of Trees, an event that has become popular with locals. This year will mark the 8th Annual Festival of Trees, a time during which the public can bid on fully-decorated trees during a silent auction at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

  • Festival is a chocolate lover's paradise

    There are very few times in life when you can be bad for a good cause. The 2011 Festival of Chocolate is one of those times.

    On Nov. 12, local and regional chefs, bakers and chocolatiers will tickle your taste buds with an array of edibles to kickoff the holiday season.

  • LA cross country teams win state title

    The Los Alamos boys and girls cross country team easily won the Class 4A state championship Saturday morning. More details to come on lamonitor.com and Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Storm bringing winds, some snow to NM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A cold winter storm is buffeting New Mexico with very high winds and bringing some rain and snow to the state's high country.

    The storm front that moved out of Arizona early Saturday was producing wind gusts of more than 40 mph to Albuquerque at midday. Gusts between 60 mph and 70 mph were recorded in eastern and southern parts of the state. Winds gusted as high 47 mph at Los Alamos Airport shortly after 8:30 Saturday morning.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Maria Torres says some snow was falling in the state's northern mountains, but accumulations were light.

  • Church listings 11-3-11



    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.


    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Samhain offers a chance to remember those who have passed

    Our Lady of the Woods will celebrate the Wiccan holiday of Samhain at 6 p.m. Sunday in Robinson Hall of the Los Alamos Unitarian Church. Participants are asked to bring a contribution to a potluck feast to be held after the ritual.

    Samhain is the third of three harvest festivals celebrated by Wiccans. It is the time when herds are culled and meat is preserved for the coming winter. 

  • Ask Father John 11-03-11

    How do we deepen our life of prayer in a busy world? — E.B.


    Prayer is an obvious constant throughout the history of the Orthodox Church. There are so many implicit and explicit commands to pray that we know on some level that we are called to do it often. 

  • Victoria Winton Knoop

    Victoria Winton Knoop

    Victoria “Vickie” Ann Winton Knoop, 86, died and went to be with her Lord Jesus on Nov. 2, 2011 at her home in Los Alamos. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Glen Winton. She was born on Jan. 5, 1925 in Des Moines, Iowa and was raised in Seattle, Wash.  

  • LANL renovates TA-51 facility

    Over the summer, significant investment went into refurbishing Technical Area 51, a facility occupied by the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Division. The renovated facility was christened “ACES,” for Atmosphere, Climate, and Ecosystem Science.

    The institution chose this location as a target for refurbishment funds because it exemplifies the laboratory goal of investing in facilities and infrastructure that enable science and engineering, and because of recent programmatic growth in the ACES areas. As of October, the facility is in operation and fully occupied with Earth and Environmental Sciences staff, many of whom relocated from Technical Area-3.