Today's News

  • Winter’s icy grip

    A cluster of icicles lend an added dimension to this evergreen near downtown Los Alamos. The first day of winter is still a couple of weeks away, but a winter storm blew through earlier in the week leaving behind a thick blanket of snow and frigid temperatures in its wake. Keven Todd/Monitor

  • Storm creates minimal impact

    Sunday night’s snowstorm went easy on Los Alamos County in terms of traffic accidents and power outages.

    “Because almost everything was closed Monday, there weren’t many cars on the streets so there weren’t accidents and the snow plows had an easier job of cleaning the roadways,” Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster said. “It was really nice in that respect.”

    The worst part of the storm was the bitter cold temperatures lingering in the area, dipping well below the freezing mark.

  • Local store wins Google's national contest

    A local business, Pet Pangaea, is the national winner of the “My Business Story” video contest sponsored by Google and American Express.

    The video was created on the site youtube.com/MyBusinessStory, which was designed for small businesses to share their stories and encourage others to “Shop Small” on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.

    The Small Business Administration together with organizations across the country spearheaded the effort to inspire shoppers to support their small business sector by shopping locally on that day.

  • Council addresses other business

    The Los Alamos County Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance authorizing the execution and delivery of a water project fund loan/grant agreement between the New Mexico Water Trust Board and the New Mexico Finance Authority and Los Alamos County in the amount of $350,000 ($140,000 zero interest loan/$210,000 grant) to finance the costs of preparing a conservation and reuse water master plan.
    The loan will be repaid from the water production fund.

  • 12-08-11 Be There

    There will be a poetry gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    Los Alamos High School Choirs are hosting a waffle breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m.-10 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. Cost is $6 for adults and children older than 6.

    The Los Alamos Garden Club holiday social for members and their guests will be from 2-5 p.m. at Joyce and Howard Cady’s home.

  • Kilburn rallies his students for food project

    Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn rallies the troops at LAMS for the Youth Food Project. In addition, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board recently received a State Farm Adivosry Grant, to benefit LAMS. The State Farm Advisory Grant work party will be at the school near the new solar array from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. The work party, under the direction of teacher Stephanie Krantz, would appreciate any donation of time from community members. Volunteers are asked to bring shovels and gloves. Bernadette Lauritzen/Courtesy

  • Contemporary Service and Christmas meal Sunday

    On Sunday, there will be a special Contemporary Service to celebrate the gift of life and love that God has given in the birth of His Son, Christ Jesus. The service will begin at 6:07 p.m. in Kelly Hall. There will also be a Christmas meal of ham with all the trimmings and dessert at 5:17 p.m., just before the service. This will be the last service of 2011, as there will be no service on Christmas Day. Join in the celebration and the dinner. Trinity on the Hill is located at the corner of Trinity and Diamond,  at 3900 Trinity Dr. Richard TripletT/Courtesy

  • Top 10 Movies 12-08-11

    1.  “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1,” weekend gross,  $16.5  million
    2.  “The Muppets,”  weekend gross,
    $11 million
    3.  “Hugo,  $7.5 million
    4.  “Arthur Christmas,” $7.4  million
    5. “Happy Feet Two,” weekend gross,
    $5.9 million
    6.  “Jack and Jill,” weekend gross,
    $5.3 million
    7.   “The Descendants,” weekend gross,
    $4.7 million

    8.  “Immortals,” weekend gross,
    $4.4 million

    9.  “Tower Heist,” weekend gross,
    $3.9 million

  • Out and About 12-08-11

    Art openings

    Artist Ed Samuels will show new paintings at his gallery in Santa Fe from Dec. 16-Jan. 13. The gallery is located at 924 Paseo de Peralta. The opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 986-3968 or visit pumasantafe.com.

    Arts and crafts

    The 11th Annual Contemporary Hispanic Winter Market will be from 1-8 p.m. Friday; and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Among the works exhibited will be various types of modern media including: painting, sculptures, photography, printmaking, furniture, ceramics, jewelry and more. Admission is free.


  • Best Sellers 12-08-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.