Today's News

  • Wilson visits LA

    Heather Wilson, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, was in town for a private fundraiser tonight. Wilson visited the Los Alamos Monitor offices before the fundraiser. Pick up Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor to read about Wilson's thoughts on the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Two Workers Rescued High Above Manhattan

    New York City firefighters rescued two workers who were stuck outside a Manhattan high-rise, dozens of floors above street level. The two were hospitalized in stable condition.

  • Raccoons chase, attack Washington state woman

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman says she was attacked and bitten by raccoons after her dog chased several of the animals up a tree.

    Michaela Lee had just finished jogging in Lakewood's Fort Steilacoom Park on Monday when her dog got loose. When she went to grab the dog's leash, several other raccoons started to scratch her legs, chased her for about 75 feet, knocked her down and bit her.

  • Carroll receives scholarship

    Anna Carroll was the recipient of the Jay Wechsler Scholarship Award. Wechsler was a lifetime Kiwanian who passed away last year.
    Carroll plans to attend Smith College and study neuroscience. She also served as a member of Key Club International and was the division lieutenant governor.  She was also active in Girls Scouts and Teen Court.  
    Pictured from left to right are: Morrie Pongratz, Don Casperson, Becky Oertel (Jay Wechsler’s daughter), Anna Carroll, Deborah Wechsler (Jay Wechsler’s daughter) and David and Janice Carroll.

  • Grant helps Tapia start business

    ’Tis the season when an unexpected get-away may arise, leaving homeowners struggling to find childcare for their furry friends or house-sitting services so homes look occupied while away.
    Los Alamos Middle School, eighth grade student Esperanza Tapia is here to save the day (or the week), with the help of the Los Alamos Youth Business Grant Program.
    The 13-year-old has turned her passion for childcare into a family-friendly, one-stop service.
    “I have been pet sitting and babysitting for a few years for family, friends and neighbors,” said Tapia, who is the proud owner of a dog, cat and (very soon) of a Havana rabbit.

  • Be There 07-11-12

    The next Los Alamos Community Blood Drive is from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Dr. Every donor will receive a limited edition alien T-shirt while supplies last. Allow about one hour to give blood, including screening and blood draw. For more information, visit unitedbloodservices.org, or log in and register. Walk-ins always welcome.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Films series presents, “The Muppets” at 7 p.m. at the White Rock Town Hall.


  • New research contract links LANL and robotics firm

    Miniature robots are about to get an intelligence boost from a new partnership, linking Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and ReconRobotics, Inc.

    Representatives from the two organizations announced today that they have signed a cooperative research and development agreement to “identify, evaluate and develop a range of mutually beneficial technologies,” efforts that will assist LANL in its mission-related activities for the U.S. Department of Energy and create value for ReconRobotics shareholders. Among the areas of research are systems related to sensing technologies, communications and autonomy.

  • Update 07-11-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed July 18-20 for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    LANL meeting

    A public meeting for the LANL Individual Permit For Storm Water will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cities of Gold Conference Center.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

    Coalition meeting

  • Bus loop plan moves forward

    At Tuesday’s meeting, school board members voted 5-0 to push forward with a plan for a bus loop at Los Alamos High School. They also voted 4-1, to allocate funds for landscaping the project. LAPS Board Member Melanie McKinley voted against the landscaping motion. The board action has cleared the way for construction of the bus loop to begin. Read the full story in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • King looks at bid for governor’s office

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico Attorney General Gary King said Tuesday that the decision to throw his hat into the ring for New Mexico’s top office was no spur-of-the-moment decision.

    Pointing to the magnitude of the governor’s race, the Democrat said he wanted to start early — a result of lessons learned after previous attempts.

    “These days, starting the governor’s race two and a half years out is not really a long lead time,” King said during a phone interview.

    King is a former state lawmaker and son of New Mexico’s longest-serving governor, the late Bruce King. He was first elected attorney general in 2006 and is serving his second term.