Today's News

  • VIDEO: Couple Held Without Bond in Bloody Saw Slaying

    A Nevada judge has ruled that a couple charged with killing a man whose body was found in a box will be jailed without bond, pending an evidentiary hearing. Authorities say the victim was cut multiple times with a saw.

  • VIDEO: Jetman Flies With Two Jets

    Yves 'Jetman' Rossy takes to the skies again in a formation flight alongside two jets from the Breitling Jet Team over Switzerland.

  • VIDEO: Christmas comes to the White House

    The White House gets decked out for Christmas, with a shiny decor reflecting the theme 'Shine, Give, Share.' Visitors are asked to give thanks to members of the military in forms like written notes

  • Correction and Clarification 11-30-11

    Correction: The “First Born Program Targets Child Development” on Nov. 23 stated that the First Born Program receives funding from 14 private foundations, as listed on the program’s website.  According to Program Manager Patty Worth, the program has only two current funders, the LANL Foundation and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Division.

    Clarification: In the article “Hotel/Conference Center feasibility meeting” in Tuesday’s Monitor, it was not clear that Council Vice Chair Ron Selvage was voicing his opposition to the proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, L.L.C. as a private citizen. Selvage had recused himself for the hearing.


  • Judge’s ruling allows Republicans to obtain redistricting email

    SANTA FE (AP) — Lawyers for Gov. Susana Martinez and other Republicans can obtain email, notes and other correspondence between lawmakers and a demographer hired by the Legislature to help with redistricting, a New Mexico district court judge ruled Tuesday.

    District Court Judge James Hall denied a request by Democratic legislative leaders to block the disclosure of certain information involving consultant Brian Sanderoff, who helped legislators develop maps of proposed new districts for Congress, the Legislature and other political offices during a special session in September. Sanderoff runs a research and polling company in Albuquerque.

  • Update 11-30-11

    Historics meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historics District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    CIP update

  • On the Docket 11-30-11

    Nov. 17

    Louann Cordova, 42, of Penasco pleaded no contest in Municipal Court to the charges of speeding 16-20 mph over the posted limit, two counts of failure to appear and two counts of failure to appear on order to show cause. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Cordova to pay  $413 in fines and fees.

    Roberto Martinez, 47, of Santa Fe pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to the charges of speeding 1-5 mph over the posted limit, failure to appear, failure to pay fines and failure to appear on order to show cause. Judge Alan Kirk ordered Martinez to pay  $449 in fines and fees.
    Nov. 23

  • Hallmark Store goes up for sale

    Hope that a buyer will surface to keep Brownell’s Hallmark Shop operating remains high for owner Steve Brownell.

    “I’m turning 70 on Dec. 22 and it’s time to retire,” Brownell said Tuesday. “We’re hopeful for the community’s sake that we’re able to find a buyer. If we can’t find a buyer then it will be bittersweet – another store closing is not good.”

    Brownell listed his business for sale late last summer, he said, adding that he can’t discuss the asking price,

    “That’s something we’d have to talk about with the buyer.”

  • Study Group's first suit to be heard in appeals

    A federal appeals court has agreed to consider the Los Alamos Study Group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to consider the merits of the appeal by the Los Alamos Study Group. The group filed a lawsuit last year to halt development of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement nuclear facility. The group alleged the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration violated federal law by failing to do a new environmental impact statement after changing the design for the project to address seismic and other safety concerns.

  • Water Main Break on Central

    Due to a water main break at Central Ave. and Rose St., crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shut water off to the Aquatic Center and Canyon Village Apartments at approximately 3:30 p.m. to make repairs Tuesday.  DPU spokesperson Julie Williams-Hill said the repairs were made by 6:30 p.m. Officials with the Department of Public Utilities want to remind customers that when water is restored it may at first appear murky due to entrained air.  This problem should resolve itself in a day or so.