Today's News

  • A kaleidoscope of music to be offered Friday

    A few of the perks of traveling and performing in concerts are the sights you see and people you meet.

    For instance, when the Waybacks came to Los Alamos for the first time last year, founding singer, songwriter and guitarist James Nash recalled how they were introduce to red and green chili at breakfast.

    He joked as much as the band is looking forward to returning to the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday at Del Norte Credit Union, they are really eager to eat some more chili sauce.

  • Outfoxing the competition begins with detective work

    By Betsy Gillette, director of market research and planning, Technology Ventures Corporation

    Intelligence gathering isn’t just for international spies and private detectives. It’s also a way to identify one’s business rivals and compile information about them in order to gain a competitive advantage.

  • Secret codes all around us

    By Dr. E. Kirsten Peters


    One of the better phases of childhood, it has always seemed to me, is playing with codes and secret messages. You may remember a summer’s afternoon with “invisible ink” made from lemon juice. Perhaps your playmates devised code games for writing based on substituting numbers for letters, or you spent a day slowly beating out an important message in Morse code for the neighborhood kids to hear.

  • Celebrate National Trails Day

    Los Alamos County Parks Division will sponsor a community trail maintenance workshop and kick off its new Adopt-A-Trail program on June 6, in celebration of National Trails Day.

    National Trails Day is a celebration of trail systems across the nation and this year will mark the 17th year of nationwide trail user participation and awareness, improvement and enjoyment of trails.

  • Lab highlights distinguished innovations

    The seekers and finders of technological advances at Los Alamos National Laboratory celebrated another year of ingenuity Tuesday evening at Fuller Lodge.

    “What I’ve enjoyed most about interactions with scientists and engineers at the lab is how excited they get about their technologies,” said Bill Enloe, chairman and CEO of Los Alamos National Bank, who gave a keynote talk to more than a hundred people gathered for the occasion.

  • Senior Olympics: LA athletes open state games

    Several local seniors are taking part in the New Mexico Senior Olympic Games, which started today in Las Cruces.

    Los Alamos will send nine seniors to the state games, which will run through Sunday.

    The competitors include Mary Billen, Roy Cope, Bill Hudson, Maureen Hudson, Dan Miles, Lawrence (Pat) Nelson, Frank Pabian, Inez Ross and Ted Williams.

    The local athletes are all veterans of the Senior Olympics, with Miles and Bill Hudson being among the most decorated senior swimmers in the history of the New Mexico Senior Olympics.

  • Sports update

    Mountain bike race registration closing

    Registration for the 2009 Pajarito Punishment mountain bike race closes at midnight Thursday.

    The Pajarito Punishment will be held on and around Pajarito Ski Area Saturday and Sunday. The race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series.

    Price for participation is $35 for adults, $15 for juniors. A NORBA license is also required and may be purchased for $5.

    For more information or to register, visit nmmtb.org on the Internet.

    New gymnastics club starting in June

  • Two friends to perform Thursday

    If you go to the Guitar and Gateaux series Thursday and see New Mexico Guitar Duo at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, there is no need to wonder if the show will be any good.

     Mickey Jones and Jeremy Mayne, have appeared in the series three times and organizer Greg Schneider said they have never disappointed.

    There is no reason, Schneider added, to believe the upcoming concert will be anything other than a wonderful event.

    What supports this guarantee?

  • Iran, A Country That’s More Than Nuclear

    The United States does not know enough about Iran, a nuclear proliferation expert said Thursday.

    Arvid Lundy, a Los Alamos National Laboratory retiree who has focused on Iran in recent years, said the United States does “not have adequate understanding of the country,” and that a greater understanding of Iranian culture was needed.

  • Counterpoint: What's wrong with this picture?

    Recently, I read Marita Noon’s guest column, “What’s wrong with this picture?” (Monitor, May 14).  I had read several of her previous guest columns, most recently “Are we becoming energy socialists?” (Feb. 25) and “Developing our raw potential” (Feb. 5).

    The articles advocate further exploitation and use of oil, gas, coal and uranium, along with development of energy bridges (e.g. tar sands) and renewables.