Today's News

  • Iowa Man With Zebra, Parrot in Truck Gets DUI
  • Truthdig.com's Santa Fe retreat makes side trip to LA

    Truthdig.com’s bus tour to New Mexico and Santa Fe made a side trip to Los Alamos Wednesday.

    After visiting the Bradbury Science Museum, the 60-person tour had a picnic lunch at Ashley Pond and listened to Greg Mello give a brief talk on the area. Mello said afterward the tour was heading to Bandelier National Monument. Among the people on the tour were Truthdig contributors Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Col. Ann Wright. Among some of the people scheduled to meet the tour in Santa Fe include actress Shirley MacLaine and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program.
    The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.

  • LA drivers honored at AARP

    AARP Driver Safety Program State Coordinator Wayne Rose and AARP Program Zone Coordinator Bob Jacob, far right, presented awards to Betty Ehart Senior Center Executive Director Pauline Sanchez, White Rock Senior Center Coordinator Annie Bard, Betty Ehart Administrative Assistant Kay Buric and Los Alamos County Driver Safety Program District Coordinator Dick Foster for teaching a program aimed at empowering seniors with up-to-date driving skills. Seniors who take the four-hour course may be eligible for automobile insurance discounts

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 05-23-12

    May 14

    Robert Groff, 81, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to shoplifting gloves at Metzger’s ‘Do it Best’ Hardware in Los Alamos. Judge Alan Kirk deferred Groff’s sentence for 30 days pending he not acquire any additional citations. He was ordered to pay a $41 court fee.

    Ronald Parker, 51, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to not having valid registration after being stopped for speeding. Kirk deferred Parker’s sentence for 30 days and ordered him to pay a $46 court fee.

    Charles Sterba, 53, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court for failure to use a turn signal. Kirk found Sterba guilty and ordered him to pay $71 in court fees and fines.

  • Classified information

    Those of you who are regular readers and users of the Los Alamos Monitor’s classified section noticed some changes Tuesday.
    The newspaper has officially launched a new classified system that offers advertisers a number of enhancements that will make classified ads easier to use and more useful for readers.
    Classified advertisers now have the option of adding photos, attention-getters, and even logos to their line ads. In addition, a number of overlapping categories have been eliminated which will make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for more quickly.
    This investment by the Los Alamos Monitor is designed to enhance the classified advertising experience and make it even easier to bring buyers and sellers together.

  • Update 05-23-12

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.  Agenda items include final approval of the 2013 budget, selection of the builder for the new Middle School, and a round-table discussion with PTOs and site councils. 

    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. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Memorial Day

  • Bandelier Visitor Center to close Thursday

    Jason Lott, Superintendent of Bandelier National Monument, has announced that the main Visitor Center area in Frijoles Canyon will be closed Thursday for installation of a temporary bridge across Frijoles Creek.  This closure had originally been expected to occur Tuesday or Wednesday.

  • Stover wants chance to stay connected

    Sharon Stover may have surprised a few people when she decided to run for Los Alamos County clerk instead of a second term on the council, but it was anything but an impromptu decision for her.

    “I made up my mind a long time ago, and I was out trying to recruit people to run, because I knew I wasn’t going to and wanted to get good folks running,” Stover said. “I’ve enjoyed it and I think I’m going to miss parts of it. I just thought it was time for someone else.”

    Stover wants to stay connected with county government.

  • Medical Officer asked to resign

    SANTA FE — The chief medical officer for the state Department of Health said she was asked to resign after giving a television interview in which she advocated condom use to slow the growth of sexually transmitted diseases among teens.

    Chief Medical Officer Erin Bouquin, who also practices at the Los Alamos Medical Center, said she got an email an hour after the interview aired last Thursday on KOAT-TV asking her to meet with department Secretary Catherine Torres.

    In that meeting she said she was told she was being asked to leave because she hadn’t met the expectations of the governor. But she suspects it was because of the interview.