Today's News

  • Smoking is more than a health issue

    People have vices and that’s understandable. I respect that because I have vices myself, (hint: they involve a certain intense actor from the movie “300”).
    However, that’s not the topic that will be addressed. Instead, smoking is up for discussion. Most people know that apart from being dangerous, smoking is also disgusting and smelly.
    Granted, this is a free country and people have the right to enjoy a cigarette, but in a fair world, non-smokers would be allowed to enjoy  fresh air and clear lungs.

  • News for Retirees 02-19-12

    Feb. 19-25, 2012
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    BESC closed in observance of Presidents Day

    8:30 a.m.    Mac users group
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Sweet ‘n sour pork
    1 p.m.        Bingo
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • Animal Shelter 02-19-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter.

    Enzo — Small, four-year-old neutered male Poodle-mix. Good indoors, mostly  housebroken. Loves to go on walks. Good in the cat room. No children, please. Has some allergies, comes with medications.  

  • NNSA site manager set to speak at MOWW meeting

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces that Kevin Smith, Los Alamos NNSA Site Office manager, will be the guest speaker at the Feb. 21dinner meeting.
    Smith will share his observations regarding his responsibilities in administering the management and operations Los Alamos National Laboratory contract and all federal activities on the site since his arrival in 2010.

  • Habitat for Humanity celebrates 600th build

    Habitat for Humanity of New Mexico put the finishing touches on its 600th home built, rehabilitated or repaired throughout the state and marked this major milestone with a commemoration ceremony led by Gov. Susana Martinez at the Capitol Building Rotunda, Feb. 3.                         
    Representatives from the Española Valley and Los Alamos, Inc. Affiliate traveled to Santa Fe to participate in this event and receive a proclamation from the governor. The 500th Habitat House was celebrated with the Marquez family in Española on Sept. 15, 2007.

  • Horticulturalist to speak in WR

    Panayoti Kelaidis, an internationally known horticulturalist, scientist and artist, will speak on “Intermountain West Gardening” March 16, at the White Rock Baptist Church.  
    The event, open to the public and sponsored by Summit Garden Club, is part of the District 2 meeting of New Mexico Garden Clubs.
    Kelaidis, senior curator and director of Denver Botanical Gardens outreach, is involved in exploration and introduction of xeric plants.
    He is developing a large enough volume of landscape plants, that are so well adapted to dry landscapes that, should a severe drought set in, residents could continue to plant and maintain gardens in the face of no — or minimal — irrigation.

  • Mountain Elementary students get a taste of state government

    Students from Bernadette Morrow’s, Matt Felton’s and Sue Souza’s fifth grade Mountain Elementary classes went on a field trip to the State Capitol recently. Rep. Jim Hall, R-Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Sandoval counties, met with the classes and talked with the students.

  • Boys’ and Girls’ State helps build future leaders

    Some people believe that Boys’ State and Girls’ State helps shape the future of the nation in training young men and women to take their place in running and preserving the nation’s form of government.
    Since 1948, thousands of New Mexico’s young men and women have stepped up to the plate and trained themselves to lead in public life. Boys’ State and Girls’ State graduates are found in all walks of life.  Former Governors Garrey Caruthers and Toney Anaya, as well as Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, are among them. Some graduates go on to become legislators, mayors, city counselors, physicians, businessmen and women, and work in the ranks of corporate officers.

  • N.M. 4 construction update

    Mountain States Constructors Inc. (MSCI) will be working on Monday President’s Day.

    On Monday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., only one lane will be open from Sherwood to Grand Canyon, expect flagging operations and minor delays.

    Due to grading operations, installation of utility lines, and concrete work; closures of driveways and intersections will be required. Detours will be set up to direct motorists to residential areas and businesses. Please use extreme caution and pay close attention to signage.  

    All proposed scheduling is contingent upon weather conditions. Notification shall be provided 48 hours in advance to the residents with door hangers/flyers when utilities will be affected in their area.

  • Hall: Legislative session far from predictable