Today's News

  • Chamisa earns LANL grant

    Chamisa Elementary will be setting its sights on science for the 2008-2009 school year – with Principal Cindy Montoya at the helm.

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation has awarded the school a $15,000 educational outreach grant in support of science, selected among 85 outstanding applicants.


    George Herbert Pimbley, 86, was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Helen and George Herbert Pimbley. He received his A.B. in mathematics at Western Reserve. He went into the Navy in 1943 attending Midshipman School University of Norte Dame, Harvard University and M.I.T. for training in radar. He served mainly in the Pacific and was aboard the Franklin when it was bombed. After he was separated from the Navy, he stayed in California and worked at Navy Electronics in San Diego and then obtained his M.A. at University of California-Los Angeles.


    Carl W. Buckland Jr., longtime resident of Los Alamos, NM, died on Saturday, August 16, 2008.

    Carl was born in Perry, N.Y., and lived a great life to age 86. He came to Los Alamos in August 1945 where he met the love of his life, Mary Ella Lopez. They enjoyed a wonderful marriage and celebrated their 62nd anniversary this past August 10th.

    He is adored by his four children, Carl, David, Anne, and Nancy and their spouses and his grandchildren: Amber, Michael, Kevin, and Marika who all surrounded him during the last days of his life.

  • New transportation supervisor tends to his flock

    Good help is hard to find.  Just ask White Rock resident Keith Rosenbaum.

    School just started and he’s already tackling his first obstacle as transportation supervisor for Los Alamos Public Schools. The beginning of the school year kicked off with a bus driver shortage.

    Parts of Rosenbaum’s duties include hiring bus drivers for the school district, something that’s not always easy.

  • Triathlon: Boulder pair rolls to men's, women's titles

    Following his win in the 2008 Los Alamos Triathlon, men’s overall winner Jimmy Archer hung around and waited for his girlfriend to show up.

    He had to wait less than 10 minutes until she crossed the finish line.

    Archer and significant other Kristen Peterson took the men’s and women’s overall championship at the 34th annual triathlon, held Saturday.

  • United Way's

    With the need greater than ever, United Way of Northern New Mexico, serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties, is kicking off its “People Matter” 2009 Campaign Wednesday. The event is set to take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Los Alamos National Bank lobby at 1200 Trinity Drive.

    “Our mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve in Northern New Mexico,” Executive Director Donna Schroeder said.

    Monitor Publisher Ralph Damiani is chairing the campaign.

  • Domenici honored at foundation banquet

    OHKAY OWINGEH PUEBLO – The grand banquet room at Ohkay Casino Resort and Hotel was sold out Friday night, thanks to a big name and a worthy cause.

    “I truly don’t deserve it,” Sen. Pete Domenici said near the end of an outpouring of gratitude from an evening of tributes. “But I might as well acknowledge it.”

    Continuing on to his coming retirement, Domenici was the honored guest at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation’s 12th Annual Banquet, a fund-raiser for a newly endowed scholarship fund in the senator’s name.

  • Skate Park hits legal snag with appeal

    The skate park and its proposed location site near Mesa Public Library have been topics of interest for many Los Alamos residents in recent months. While it seems that Los Alamos youth want the skate park downtown, some residents like Jack and Colleen Hanlon would like to see it located somewhere other than the library site.

    In an effort to get County Council to reconsider the location, the Hanlons filed a Notice of Administrative Appeals in First Judicial District Court on Aug. 8.

  • Special Session begins strangely

    SANTA FE — The second session of the 48th Legislature called by Gov. Bill Richardson convened about 12:30 p.m. Friday and recessed a short time later. Democratic Legislators left the floor to caucus and the House reconvened later in the day.

    “We caucused in the morning,” said Republican Rep. Jeannette Wallace, Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, “so we sat around and waited for them to finish. We’re not moving very fast, we didn’t start at noon, there were no proclamations and no bills – it was a strange beginning.”

  • Wilson appointed to the General Staff of MOWW

    At the Annual Convention of The Military Order of the World Wars, Commander of Los Alamos’ Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229, United States Air Force Lt. Col. (Retired) Norman G. Wilson, was appointed General Staff Officer and to Chair the MOWW’s National Homeland Security Committee.

    The convention, the 88th annual for the MOWW, was held in Columbus, Ga., July 30-Aug. 2.

    The regular monthly dinner meeting of the Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the MOWW will be Aug. 19, at the Aspen Ridge Lodge.