Today's News

  • UNM-LA sees rise in enrollment

    For the eighth straight semester, enrollment is up at UNM-Los Alamos. According to UNM-LA’s Institutional Researcher Valida Dushdurova, headcount is 6.8 percent higher in Fall 2010 than Fall 2009. Student credit hours and full time enrollment numbers are both up 9.6 percent over last year.  

  • Be There 10-10-10

     The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

  • CIP applications to be reviewed

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.
    The following applications will be reviewed:
    • Ice Rink Cover (CIP-035-1) — Study to provide a cover for the County Ice Rink.

  • Fairway closed at West Road

    Beginning Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Pavement Department will begin stage one of reconstruction of West Road from Diamond to Fairway. The work is a jumpstart on next year’s construction project in the area. Expect various lane closures with flagging operations.
    Pavement Director Tom Roach estimates the construction project to be completed within a two week period dependent on any weather delays.
    For more information, call the County of Los Alamos Public Works Department at 662-8150.

  • CYFD launches local childcare probe

    The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department confirmed Friday that the agency launched an investigation late in the week surrounding an alleged childcare business which may be operating illegally out of a home at 525 Navajo.
    This is the same residence where Katrina Vigil, 25, allegedly gave birth Sept. 24 to a baby boy, Grey Vigil, and then reportedly did not seek medical attention for herself or the newborn. Grey died 10 days later in hospice care in Rio Rancho.

  • Survey pinpoints citizen concerns

    Editor’s note: This is part two of a three-part series regarding the Los Alamos County Community Survey.

    There is always room for improvement and the 2010 Los Alamos County Community Survey revealed a few areas in the county that could use attention.

  • Taxpayers face Oct. 15 deadlines

    PHOENIX — Oct. 15 is fast approaching and is a key deadline for millions of individual taxpayers who requested an extension to file their 2009 tax returns.
    It is also a crucial due date for thousands of small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they have not filed the required forms in the last three years.

  • New Mexico children excel at Bible Bee

    Anticipation weighed heavily on three girls from Los Alamos on Aug 28. Annija Westfall, Marija Westfall and Sarah Hutchens clutched their Build A Bear stuffed animals as they listened to the announcer call their names as contestants for the national qualifying round in the New Mexico Bible Bee, held in Los Alamos.
    The girls competed in the 7-18 year old category and spent their summer memorizing and comprehending 250-800 Bible verses, Greek words and the entire Book of the Colossians.

  • LACA opens season

    Editor’s note: This story ran in Thursdsay’s Kaleidoscope, but contained  an error in the headline. The Monitor regrets any confusion the report may have caused.

    The 2010-2011 season of the Los Alamos Concert Association opens Nov. 17 with a concert featuring two American artists, cellist Julie Albers and pianist Orion Weiss. The concert will begin at 4 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium.

  • Take the time to connect with kids

    Positive Family Communication is the goal this week. Locally, only 34 percent of students feel like they have this asset in their lives.
    I always like to be mindful that a portion of this data point is how that communication is interpreted by our youth.
    Nevertheless, one might consider their daily interactions and how they might come across. I also like to bring up an old saying from when I was a kid, “Monkey see, monkey do.”