Today's News

  • VIDEO: Robot Rodeo 2012 at LANL

    Bomb Squads from across the U.S. wrangled their bomb squad robots at the sixth annual Robot Rodeo beginning Tuesday, June 19 at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Eight teams participated in the three-day competition that featured 12 events. The Laboratory — along with Sandia National Laboratories, the Region II International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, REMOTEC, U.S. Technical Working Group and QinetiQ — sponsor the Robot Rodeo. This year's winner, the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office.

  • For parts of the nation, a fireworks-free Fourth

    DENVER (AP) — Drought and wildfire fears are snuffing out some Fourth of July festivities this year.

    From Utah to Indiana, state and local governments are calling off annual fireworks displays out of fear that a stray rocket could ignite tinder-dry brush and trigger a wildfire. They're also warning residents not to use fireworks, sparklers or Roman candles in backyards.

    For the second consecutive year, there will be no public fireworks display for residents of Los Alamos County and surrounding areas. The fireworks show has been put on hold indefinitely.

  • Lunch Talk

    Assets Coordinator, Bernadette Lauritzen met with the Betty Ehart Senior Center Director, Pauline Powell Schneider and some volunteers from the Cookies and Conversation program recently. The team discussed the benefits of the program, ways it could be improved and strategies for next year. Those wishing to volunteer to have lunch with middle and high school students can call 661-4846 for more details. Seniors are members of the RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program).

  • Eastern US storms leave 13 dead, cut power to millions--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions across the mid-Atlantic region sweltered Saturday in the aftermath of violent storms that pummeled the eastern U.S. with high winds and downed trees, killing at least 13 people and leaving 3 million without power during a triple-digit heat wave.

  • Today in History for June 30th
  • Feds File Doping Charges Against Armstrong

    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has filed formal charges against Lance Armstrong, accusing the seven-time Tour de France winner of using performance-enhancing drugs throughout the best years of his career.

  • Yard/Garage Sale ads omitted from Friday's newspaper

    Due to a computer layout glitch, it has been determined that the yard/garage sales ads scheduled to publish in today's Los Alamos Monitor were inadvertently omitted.

    All of the ads can be seen in the classifieds online by clicking here.

  • NM police checking if teen rape report was ignored

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Police are investigating whether authorities failed to assist a 16-year-old boy who alleges a Santa Fe man raped him and videotaped it.

    KOB-TV reports the boy has been held in a juvenile facility since breaking into 43-year-old Jacob Pinto's home in 2010. He is now 18.

    According to court documents, the teen told responding officers he was looking for evidence of the assault.

    The teen's attorney says officers arrested him and didn't look into the allegations.

  • Church Listings 06-29-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.


  • Bible Answers: Learning to 'turn the other cheek'

    “I can’t figure how to ‘turn the other cheek’ without being walked on.” — Katie

    “Turning the other cheek” is a radical departure from our “normal” response to insult. Most of us are inclined to want to slap in return.
    Why would Jesus say that the “normal” response (even if it is justified) should not only be resisted, but should be replaced with an offer of the other cheek — and why would he make this one of His important points in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:38-42)?
    Consider these truths:
    Anger and revenge will get you nowhere. They only incite more anger and retaliation. Better, he said, to stop the anger cycle before it goes any further.