Today's News

  • Analyzing Mental Illness

     Parts of medical science are highly developed areas where doctors can precisely nail down specific diseases and even sometimes eradicate them.
    The more vexing – and perhaps more interesting – pieces of medical science are those in which we still struggle to diagnose, let alone fully treat, major maladies.

  • Student busted with weapons

    Police intercepted a student at his home early last Thursday morning who reportedly intended to bring a gun to school that day. A report came in to the station at about 7 a.m. in reference to a text from a student stating that the police must be called right away.

    The text indicated that LAHS student Kyle William Medrick purchased a gun on Wednesday to take to Los Alamos High School Thursday.

    According to the police statement of probable cause, Medrick, 18, also had threatened other students with knives as well as an 8-inch pair of scissors recently.

  • Residents question late mail delivery

  • School board candidates unveil their platforms

    Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series.

    Each of the three candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education are running uncontested.

    The Los Alamos Monitor sent out a questionnaire to those running for seats on the LAPS School Board. The three candidates sent in their responses, highlighting their qualifications and goals as school board members.

    On Thursday, the Monitor will highlight the candidates running for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

  • Governor outlines agenda in state of state speech

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is reaching out to Democrats as the Legislature returns to work.
    Martinez used her State of the State speech Tuesday to call for a bipartisan approach to New Mexico’s pressing problems, including a $400 million budget shortfall.
    Martinez said the state’s problems can be solved only if Democrats and Republicans work together. Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate.

  • Cooking school for people with diabetes

    For people with diabetes, selecting and preparing foods that are low in sugar, fat and sodium can be a challenge. The Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program, will offer a series of free cooking classes for people with diabetes and their family members or caretakers.

  • Be There 01-19-11

    Be sure to stop by Trinity Natural Health on Wednesday for some Food and Networking from 5:30-7 p.m. This will be a chance for everyone to meet all of the practitioners at this new health cooperative, which grew out of Kim Lazarus’ B-Fit Chiropractic business. Open to Chamber members and prospective Chamber members. 3250 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos.

  • Starting the year off right

    The Piñon Panthers started out the new year doing good deeds for the needy. Prior to the break, Kristen Martines and her second and third graders did a community service project collecting pajamas for Safe House in Albuquerque.

  • Tennis: Federer edges Simon in 5 sets at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Defending champion Roger Federer admitted he was lucky to escape with a victory at the Australian Open on Wednesday, edging Gilles Simon 6-2, 6-3, 4-6, 4-6, 6-3 in the second round.

    Early on it seemed as if Simon, who had beaten Federer in their only two previous meetings, would send the Swiss star packing out of a Grand Slam before the third round for the first time since the French Open in 2003 — a total of 31 majors.

  • Giffords will move to Houston rehab center

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be moved Friday to a rehabilitation hospital in Houston to begin the next phase of her recovery from a gunshot wound, barring medical issues that would delay the move, her family said Wednesday.