Today's News

  • Van plunges off NYC road near zoo, killing 7

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say an out-of-control van plunged off a roadway near the Bronx Zoo in New York City, killing seven people, including three children.

    Fire Department spokesman Jim Long say the victims were an 84-year-old man; three women, ages 80, 45 and 30; and three girls, ages 12, 10 and 7. Long says they were all in the van.

  • VIDEO: Today in History: April 29th
  • VIDEO: Kimmel Pokes Fun at Obama, Secret Service

    Jimmy Kimmel aimed his comedic barbs at President Obama, Washington politics, and the Secret Service during the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday. Kimmel was the event's featured entertainer.

  • NMC installs high-tech chiller

    Los Alamos is now home to New Mexico’s first installed and operating energy-efficient, air-cooled, modular chilling system. The new equipment is in conjunction with the construction of the PRObE (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment) super-computer laboratory at Los Alamos Research Park.

    The new free-cooling air conditioning unit was invented and manufactured by Wisconsin-based Multistack Corporation, and installed in the New Mexico Consortium’s computer facility by Albuquerque-based Yearout Mechanical, Inc.

  • Update 04-29-12


    Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse team will host their first and only home game at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Overlook Park. The team will take on Sandia Prep.

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.


    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. May 17. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Open house

  • Jog Goes to the Dogs

    Dogs of all shapes and sizes and their owners took part in the Dog Jog in White Rock Saturday morning. The event included a  3.1 mile competitive run or a 2 mile noncompetitive fun walk. The Dog Jog served as a fund raiser for the Friends of the Shelter. The money will be used for the spay neuter program and it supports the Catastrophic Medical Assistance Fund. It also aids in the adoption program and medical expenses.

  • NM gov.’s grandfather was U.S. citizen

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ever since taking office last year as the nation’s first Hispanic female governor, New Mexico’s Susana Martinez found her family tree scrutinized over whether her grandfather was an illegal immigrant.

    Documents obtained by The Associated Press, however, show that he was lawfully admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1918 and became a citizen in 1942, something not even Martinez knew and a discovery that removes a potential trouble spot for someone talked about as an attractive Republican vice presidential prospect for Mitt Romney.

  • Engagement: Anna Christensen and Matthew Szeto

    Rod and Leilani Christensen of Los Alamos and Chi-Hung and Flora Szeto of Brooklyn, N.Y. are proud to annouce the engagement of their children Anna Christensen and Matthew Szeto. The couple plan to be married in Colorado Springs, Colo. on June 3.


  • New $252M UNM budget includes tuition increase

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — The new budget for the University of New Mexico includes a nearly 4 percent tuition increase and higher student fees.

    UNM regents unanimously approved the $252 million instruction and general budget on Friday. It includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and a 5.6 percent increase in fees.

    The final vote also includes a big increase in fees for athletics that all students pay. The preliminary budget that included the increase to $132 from $82 was the subject of student protests.

  • Manhattan Project communities forge new park alliance

    The formation of a Manhattan Project National Park passed its first hurdle when Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, reviewed the special resource study and recommended its creation to Congress.

    “The secret development of the atomic bomb in multiple locations across the United States is an important story and one of the most transformative events in our nation’s history,” Salazar said. “The Manhattan Project ushered in the atomic age, changed the role of the United States in the world community, and set the stage for the Cold War.”