Today's News

  • 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.

  • Perturbed about Trinity Site Project

    I was very perturbed several years ago when the county decided to go ahead with the Trinity Site Project; then I had high hopes that it would simply die quietly, and now that it came back to life, I am even more perturbed.
    Let me explain my reasons why I am totally opposed to a resumption of this endeavor.
    Years ago this county created a master plan for the development of downtown Los Alamos. This plan was modified on and off, but fundamentally remained intact. Each time the basic premise remained to center the development of downtown on the intersection between Central Avenue and 15th Street.

  • Council seeks RDC appointee

    The Los Alamos County Council is seeking letters of interest from a citizen interested in serving on the Regional Development Corporation (RDC) Board of Directors.
    The council is required under the RDC bylaws to appoint three Los Alamos County individuals to the Board to represent the community. There is currently one vacancy on the Board.
    The RDC is a non-profit, regional economic development organization focused on creating a diverse and sustainable economy, especially in Northern New Mexico. The RDC has a service area focusing primarily on Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, and Taos, San Miguel, Mora and Sandoval counties. They oversee a number of small business orientated programs.

  • Former SF Archbishop Sanchez dead at 77

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Former Santa Fe Archbishop Robert Fortune Sanchez, who became the nation’s first Hispanic bishop in 1974 and headed New Mexico’s largest Catholic diocese for nearly two decades before resigning over sex allegations, has died. He was 77.
    He was surrounded by his family when he died Friday in Albuquerque, said officials with the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It did not release the cause of death but said Sanchez had been ill.
    “I ask for prayers for the repose of his soul and the comfort and consolation of his family members,” Archbishop Michael Sheehan said in a statement.