Today's News

  • Raw Video: NM Wildfire Burns 110 Square Miles

    A huge wildfire in New Mexico's Gila National Forest has destroyed 12 homes and scorched 110 square miles. Dangerous fire conditions are expected to continue through Saturday.

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  • Russell, Teter named Clendenen Award winners

    Monika Teter and Thomas Russell were picked as this year's Clendenen Award winners Thursday night at the Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    Teter and Russell, both two-sport starters at Los Alamos through much of their high school careers, were picked from a field of 13 nominees. Nominees were selected based on academic achievement, community service and leadership qualities.
    Also Thursday, Rob and Kathy Hipwood were named Coaches of the Year for leading the cross country teams to twin state titles and volleyball C team coach Robin Reynolds was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
    For more information on Thursday's ceremony, see Sunday's edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Council candidates speak out on economic development -- updated stories and more photos added

    The six candidates running for three open spots on the Los Alamos County Council vied for voter support during a forum hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday evening.

    Four questions focused on economic growth for the county. Here are some highlights of each candidate’s two-minute responses.

    The first question was about how well the recent capital project (CIP) decisions aligned with and supported the goals of the county’s Economic Vitality Strategic Plan (EVSP) and how important it was that the capital budget align with the EVSP.

  • Senate panel passes defense bill, puts $150M to CMRR for FY13

    If the Senate Armed Services Committee has its way, there will be no five-year deferral of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.

    As part of a $621 billion defense bill passed Thursday, the committee voted to fund the CMRR-NF project for $150 million for FY13. And it required the facility to be operational by the end of 2024.

    In addition, the bill puts legislative cost caps on the CMRR-NF building at $3.7 billion.

  • Attorney general joins starving horses probe

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General’s office is considering criminal charges against a Los Lunas auction business after four emaciated horses were found struggling for life.
    Attorney General Gary King told the Albuquerque Journal   on Thursday that he has assigned an attorney to help Valencia County prosecutors review a criminal complaint against Southwest Livestock Auction.
    District Attorney Lemuel Martinez says King’s office is also looking into whether they can help pay expert witness fees.
    The Livestock Board began investigating Southwest Livestock Auctions in March after a graphic video was posted by a national livestock rights group.

  • Eastern Star event scheduled for Saturday

    Los Alamos Chapter # 63, Order of the Eastern Star, will celebrate the Official Visit and “Homecoming” of the Grand Worthy Matron, Pamela H. Mayne of Los Alamos, and Grand Worthy Patron, James Thomas of Las Cruces Saturday at the Masonic Lodge. The theme for this year is “Cross your Heart,” Grand Chapter Session to be held in Albuquerque, October 2012.

  • Bechtel earns top employer accolade

    Bechtel has been named a top employer by the readers of Woman Engineer magazine, earning a spot on the magazine’s 2012 list of Top 50 Employers. The list is based on the magazine’s annual survey that asks readers which companies they would most prefer to work for, or believe are progressive in hiring woman engineers.
    In addition, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both of which are managed by Bechtel partnerships, were named on the list of Top Government Employers.

  • Council forum set for tonight

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor will sponsor a county council candidate forum from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the Los Alamos Research Park Conference Room. The park is located on West Jemez Road..
    The doors will open at 5:30 and the forum will start promptly at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The subject matter will focus on economic development issues.
    Candidates expected to attend are Roger Waterman, Vince Chiravalle, Marc Clay, Kristin Henderson, Kenneth Johnson and Peter Sheehey.


  • Picture perfect weather

    Los Alamos Farmers Market was in full swing during a sunny Thursday morning as county councilors greeted visitors and vendors sold their products.