Today's News

  • Ask Alex: Can vegans be manly?

    Another great question arises. Unexpectedly, this question is focused on the males of the world.
    Few questions are produced when it comes to the study of men’s behavior.
    Rather simple creatures, we men are not difficult to understand. Questions are still asked however. “Why did you eat that?” “How did you get up there?” and “Where are your eyebrows?” are favorites amongst inquisitive
    wives, girlfriends, neighbors and police officers.
    Often times, these questions are easily answered via a Youtube search or a breathalyzer test, though in more cases than we would like to admit, these acts of bravery are done to prove manliness.

  • 2012 ’Topper Revue review

    Laudable humor, B-movie-vibe stories and genuine talent are the most defining characteristics of ’Topper Revue 2012, “Breaking the Bank,” and as always, the show didn’t disappoint.  
    The show begins with emcees Mireya Bouquin, Amethyst Collins, Bob Collom, Molly Finn, Kevin Smale and Kayla Suazo as they attempt to rob Los Alamos National Bank.
    Finn leads her emcee comrades into the bank to get money for college because they’re too lazy to apply for scholarships.
    Collins isn’t too keen on the idea of committing a robbery and Smale, with his oh-so-dashing good looks, is mostly along for the ride.  

  • The next revolution in communication

    Often, I hear my parents’ and grandparents’ generations complaining about how they have lost all hope for my generation.
    They complain about our addiction to technology. While texting and video games have attracted their share of criticism, the vast majority seems to be directed at that great hub of interconnectivity: Facebook.
    Contrary to the wisdom of the technophobes, Facebook is not evil, nor useless, nor a waste of time. It is nothing less than the greatest revolution in communication technology that the world has ever seen.
    It is to the Internet what the Internet was to computers. Mark Zuckerberg is no less of a hero — or a world changer — than Samuel Morse or Alexander Graham Bell.

  • Thank You 02-05-12

    In May of 2011 Aspen Elementary School received a $2,000 grant from the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
    This $2,000 allowed most of Aspen’s teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Albuquerque last November.
    To many, $2,000 may not seem like a lot of money, but the power of this grant gave each teacher at Aspen the opportunity to become more skilled at teaching mathematics, which in turn has led to increased student skills in mathematics.
    Teachers attended math workshops of their choice for two days and with their new knowledge have come back to Aspen inspired and with an expanded expertise in math.

  • People in the News 02-05-12

    Erin Dinehart, a junior from Los Alamos, is spending the spring semester studying abroad at the University of Dallas’ 12-acre Eugene Constantin Campus just outside Rome, Italy.
    Since 1970, University of Dallas students have had the opportunity — usually in their sophomore years — to spend a semester in The Eternal City studying, traveling and experiencing the art, architecture, literature, philosophy and deeds that form the basis of Western civilization.


    Nicole Silks of Los Alamos has been placed on the Gettysburg College Dean’s Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2011.


  • Animal Shelter 02-05-12

    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.


    Ariel — Sweet three-year-old Chihuahua-mix. Very loving and affectionate. Good with gentle, older children.  

  • News for Retirees 02-05-12

    Feb. 5-11, 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

    8:30, 10 a.m.    Tax preparation
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken chile cheese soup
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Barbecue chicken

  • PEEC awarded A.I. Pierce grant

    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center was awarded a $7,500 grant from the Albert I. Pierce Foundation in Albuquerque. The grant will support PEEC’s Pajarito Plateau Field Science Curriculum in the Los Alamos Public Schools.
    This curriculum gets kids in grades K-6 outside once a month to do hands-on field science in their schoolyards and on the trails and open spaces around their schools.
    The Albert I. Pierce Foundation is a private charitable foundation, which supports the environment and the arts.
    The mission of the AIP is to memorialize its benefactor through grants that enrich the cultural life, education, and environment primarily of the citizens of New Mexico.

  • La Leche League offers classes

    La Leche League of Los Alamos has quietly provided breastfeeding support to mother’s in Northern New Mexico for almost 40 years.  
    There are currently six accredited La Leche League Leaders serving the area; five lead twice-monthly support group meetings, answer questions by phone, and provide home visits. An additional service, Breastfeeding 101, is now being offered.  
    Breastfeeding 101 is a class offered to expectant parents and covers the basics of breastfeeding, including positioning and latch, how to tell if baby is getting enough, reading baby’s cues and what to expect the first few days of breastfeeding.   

  • N.M. 4 construction begins Monday

    Mountain States Constructors, Inc., will begin construction of roadway and pedestrian improvements on NM4 between east of Rover to west of Pajarito Road Monday.
    Planned improvements include landscaped buffers, sidewalks, a combined bike lane/turn lane, enhanced drainage, and a landscaped center median with left turn lanes. All work should be complete in October 2012.
    Traffic control restrictions for NM4 include providing a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction at all times during construction and non-holiday weekends from
    7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.