Today's News

  • Community Announcements 01-22-12

    Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    MLK event

  • Thank You 01-22-12

    The Los Alamos National Christian Forensic Communication Association Speech and Debate Guild, on behalf of the NCFCA Region 3 Qualifying Speech and Debate Tournament competitors and staff, would like to thank Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church for hosting our recent New Mexico Qualifier.
    Thanks also to the Los Alamos Monitor for their coverage of the event, and to the many, wonderful community judges who volunteered their time to judge the young people as they sought to hone their public speaking skills.  

  • The Sounds of Science

    The halls at Los Alamos High School were alive with the energy of future students late Friday afternoon as elementary Einsteins dropped off science projects for Saturday judging.

  • Wedding: Whitehurst-Watson

    William and Elaine Watson of Los Alamos, are happy to announce the wedding of their son David Watson to Lindsay Whitehurst daughter of John and Susan Whitehurst of Lake Villa, Ill.
    David and Lindsay were married on Oct. 22, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Best man was Clayton Painter and groomsmen were Christopher Watson, Christopher Brown and Ronald Edward Lovett. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Whitehurst and brides maids were Katherine Whitehurst, Kitty (Watson) Brown and Elizabeth Lovett.
    David is a 1999 Los Alamos High School graduate and a 2006 graduate of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Lindsay is a 2001 graduate of Antioch Community High School in Antioch, Ill. and a 2004 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

  • Animal Shelter 01-22-12

    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.


    Louie — A sweet-namtured older gentleman. He’s a Lab-cross, well behaved with simple needs like ear scratches and tummy rubs.  

  • News for Retirees 01-22-12

    Jan. 22-28, 2011
    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

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    10:30 a.m.    Advisory Council meeting
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing

    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Low vision/hearing group
    11:30        Lunch: Chicken chile cheese soup
    7 p.m.    Bridge

  • People in the News 01-22-12

    The University of Dallas Department of Education has recognized Elise Dinehart, a senior from Los Alamos, with its 2012 Teller Award, an award established by alumni and faculty in honor of Professor Emeritus James D. Teller. The award is given each year to an outstanding student based upon scholastic achievement, leadership ability and potential as a teacher.
    “Elise exemplifies the qualities of scholarship, leadership and the intangible characteristics found in a great teacher,” said Education Professor and Department Chair Jerry Irons. “A model of strength, dedication, tenacity and tenderness, she will truly affect the future through her teaching.”


  • Reign in the Dragon

    While millions of Americans have moved into the recovery phase of their holiday season, Jan. 23 marks the beginning of a festive time in Chinese culture. It would be easy to compare the holiday to the Christmas holiday of the Western world but, although there are many similarities, it is a celebration steeped in tradition, folklore and optimism.
    Commonly referred to as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, the Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate warmer days with friends and family — a time of renewal, prosperity and good health for the year to come.

  • LACS presents Mozart’s ‘Grand Mass’

    The Los Alamos Choral Society and the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Mary Badarak,  presents the “Grand Mass in C minor, K. 427” by W.A. Mozart at 4 p.m. Jan. 29 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3700 Canyon Dr.
    The performance features a chorus of 75 voices and an orchestra of 40 musicians. Cindy Little is the pianist-accompanist for the LACS and organist for this performance.

  • Give home businesses a break

    All you people who work from home, listen up. Somebody thinks you’re important.
    The governor has suggested reducing or eliminating the gross receipts tax on small businesses with a gross receipts tax liability of less than $200 a month – about half of the 80,000 businesses in the state.
    One of those businesses is mine. Wow! I was as happy to hear about a tax break as I was  to learn there are 40,000 of us out here.
    Who are we? We’re writers, consultants, bookkeepers, caterers, travel agents, website designers – you name it – and we work from home to minimize overhead.
    Critics have pointed out that if the governor’s goal is to create jobs, this slice of the private sector is least likely to do it.