Today's News

  • Boys soccer: LA blanked by La Cueva

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had another rough outing against the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers, who have struggled against the Bears in the teams’ recent meetings, struggled again Tuesday in Albuquerque, falling to the Bears 6-0 in a nondistrict contest.

    In the last three meetings with La Cueva, starting in 2007, Los Alamos has been outscored by a combined 18-0.

  • Learn car seat safety 101

    Most parents have had at least one altercation with a car seat.  

    Whether trying to rescue a child from an aggressive seat belt or working up a sweat trying to get the seat belt to buckle, car seats can be frustrating.  And often in the end it is uncertain if the car seat was installed properly.

    Parents put their children in car seats to protect them.  

    However, there are many styles of car seats and just as many types of vehicles in which to install them, often making installing a car seat a daunting experience.

  • Agreement with schools announced

    After years of closed-session negotiations, Los Alamos County Council announced that the basic terms of an agreement had been reached with Los Alamos Public Schools on a complex land partnership and exchange related to the Trinity Site Revitalization Project

    After a final closed-session meeting Tuesday evening to discuss “the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property,” the council agenda reserved its final piece of business for “possible discussion” of the draft documents on the development of Trinity Site.

  • Researchers revisit ‘first experiments’

    Investigators at Los Alamos National Laboratory are combing through the history of modern science, looking for what might have been done differently.

    In an exercise called “First Experiments,” 15 teams of researchers are working on answering a highly theoretical set of questions.

    For example, in building the first atomic weapon, what experiments could be designed now that could be performed tomorrow, using the anticipated tools of LANL’s future materials research facility.

  • Special session struggles on

    Democrats are battling Democrats as well as Republicans over what to cut and not cut in the effort to balance a $290 million deficit in the 2009 budget as the Special Session enters its fifth day.

  • Malthus' gloomy prediction can be forestalled again

    Thomas Malthus’ “Essay on the Principle of Population” (1798) predicts that population growth, spurred by societal improvements, eventually will outstrip natural resources leading to universal famine and the demise of civilization. It reasons that population growth is exponential, while growth of food production is linear.

  • Signs of life in an economic wasteland

    Last year at this time, we were staring into an economic sinkhole, wondering if it had a bottom. In New Mexico, we’re usually spared the worst of downturns or there’s a delay in its impact, and this time we’ve seen both. Now, as we feel the monster’s tail lash our industries and our job market, it’s a good time to take stock.

    When I say, “First, the bad news,” you can assume there’s some good news.


  • NEWS UPDATE:Facebook page has been deleted but will be back

    The Los Alamos Monitor page on facebook has been deleted. If you are a fan of the Monitor facebook page, please be patient as we get it up and running again.

  • Police Beat through May 20, 2009

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.


    May 14


    1:39 p.m. – A 38-year-old male reported a residential burglary on Camino Mora. The matter is under investigation.


    6:30 p.m. – Gloria Smith, 56, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding warrant from other jurisdiction.


  • Police Beat through June 30