Today's News

  • Teens helps brighten the holidays

    For approximately 10 years, the parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church have made Christmas a happier time of year for children in the surrounding areas.
    One way in which they make a difference is through the Angel Tree, a large Christmas tree that stands in the entrance of the church from Thanksgiving until the middle of December. Every year, approximately 1,000 tags are placed on the branches of the tree. The tags have a child’s age and gender and what they want for Christmas. Parishioners take as many tags off the tree as they like and purchase the appropriate gift.
    Cathy Kohlrust, Youth Ministry assistant director, has been the Angel Tree organizer since 2006.

  • Weather extremes dominate state headlines

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — It was a year of extremes for New Mexico, with dramatic weather dominating the headlines from start to finish in 2011.

    The year began with a deep freeze that plunged the state into a subzero tundra for several days, leaving an estimated 32,000 homes and businesses without natural gas. The double whammy of record cold temperatures and the natural gas shortage cost insurance companies more than $55 million in claims.

  • Fashion maven: Start the New Year off right

    I   don’t know about you, but I’m already planning my New Year’s resolutions. An important one is that I will keep helping you improve your sense of style. To start the New Year, I will give you some general fashion tips that will help any outfit look a bit better.
    Tip number 1: When it comes to tops, no matter what your shape is, you should not be walking around in something that is not tailored or doesn’t have a waist. Basically, if on the hanger the shirt looks like a big fabric square, it goes in the bin.
    Instead, find something that is tailored to accentuate your waist or something that is cinched at the waist. This can easily be accomplished with a belt.

  • More twists, turns in CMRR project

    More than a dozen years in the making and seemingly stymied and stalled at just about every turn, the storied saga of the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plans for a Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility continued to play out like a roller coaster ride in slow motion. 

    The ups and downs for the CMRR facility grabbed headlines once again in 2011.

  • Teamwork made a difference in 2011

    Seventh of a series


    The collaboration between Police Chief Wayne Torpy and Fire Chief Doug Tucker made a significant impact on the community last year. Most importantly during the Las Conchas Fire.

    Together, Tucker and Torpy made every major decision during the fire from when to order the mandatory evacuation of June 27 to the repopulation of July 3 and countless more in between.

  • Workshop offers tips on how to manage chronic disease

    Adults with ongoing health conditions are invited to join a free 2-½ hour Manage Your Chronic Disease Workshop, sponsored by the Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization and the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service, in conjunction with the Family Y.
    Participants will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices and learn better ways to talk with their doctor and family about their health.
    A MyCD workshop can help those with conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or anxiety.

  • 01-01-12 News for retirees

    Dec. 25-31, 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    BESC closed. Happy New Year!

    8:45        Variety Training
    10 a.m.    Computer users group
    11:30        Lunch: Oven fried chicken
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers
    7 p.m.    Bridge
    7:30p.m.    Table tennis

  • Governor formed bond with LA

    Governor Susana Martinez had been on the job for a little less than six months.

    And she had been to Los Alamos only once as the governor.

    That would change.

    On the night of June 26, while the Las Conchas Fire blazed through the Jemez Mountains, the governor was driven to the Emergency Operations Center where she stayed for a couple of hours.

  • 01-01-12 Shelter report

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    Be sure to click on the Friends of the Shelter website, www.lafos.org. You can volunteer and/or donate, as well as check out links to all our adoptable pals.
    Thank you to the community of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Monitor staff for the outstanding support you give to the animals lovingly cared for in the shelter. Happy holidays!

    What a blessing for the New Year. There are no adoptable dogs. This won’t last. We currently just have these two little roamers:

  • Burgess, Trinity top county beat

    As 2011 began, Los Alamos County was still reeling from council’s decision to terminate County Administrator Tony Mortillaro in December. The search for a new county administrator was one of the year’s success stories. 

    The process began in February. A subcommittee comprised of councilors Fran Berting, Geoff Rodgers and Vincent Chiravalle worked with Prothman Company, an executive recruitment firm, to establish qualifications and evaluate candidates.