Today's News

  • Student absences spike at LAMS

    School officials continue to keep a watchful eye on the increasing number of students being sent home from Los Alamos Middle School with flu-like symptoms.

    Monday the school received 75 additional calls to its absence line.

  • Breaking News: School officials issue statement on LAMS flu outbreak

    The following is a statement issued Monday from Los Alamos Public Schools regarding the flu situation at Los Alamos Middle School:

    The number of students at the middle school, exhibiting flu like symptoms, increased from three last Wednesday to 99 at the start of this Monday’s school day.

    It is important for the parents and community to know that Los Alamos school administrators and nurses are closely monitoring this trend.

  • Student absences expected to spread across district

    Student absences at Los Alamos Middle School have multiplied daily since Wednesday and the trend is expected to spread throughout the district.

  • Condolences pour in following the death of Los Alamos scientist Louis Rosen

    Upon learning of the death of Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Louis Rosen, former Sen. Pete Domenici called into KRSN AM 1490 Monday.

    “First, my sympathies to all of his wonderful relatives that succeeded him, he spoke often of them and of course before his dear wife died he spoke of her often,” Domenici said.

  • Personality Profile: Kimber’s Photography is new and winning awards

    Wife, mother, real estate agent, avid traveler and award-winning photographer, Kimber Wallwork-Heineman is loving life. She has a new husband and just launched her latest creative venture, Kimber’s Photography in White Rock.

  • U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy has died

    U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy died Tuesday evening at his home in Hyannis Port, Mass. Kennedy, 77, had battled a malignant brain tumor since May 2008.

    In office since November 1962, the powerful Democrat was the senior senator from Massachusetts.

    Kennedy was in his eighth full term and ninth overall in the Senate.

    He was the second most senior member of the Senate, after Robert Byrd of West Virginia, and the third-longest-serving senator of all time.

  • Flu spreading slowing throughout school district

    The flu is slowly spreading to other schools in the district since starting with a bang at Los Alamos Middle School last week.

    “Today the middle school reports 125 out,” said Los Alamos Public Schools Business Manager John Wolfe this morning. “That’s down from 129 yesterday. The number is a little difficult to track because some kids are coming back perhaps a little early, and then the school nurse had to sending them back home.”

  • Breaking News: Local man charged in Pajarito Acres burglaries

    A Los Alamos man has been arrested and charged in connection with the rash of burglaries that occurred recently in the Pajarito Acres neighborhood of  White Rock.

    Kory Nelson, 18, of Los Alamos was arrested at 110 Yosemite at 4 p.m., Tuesday.

    He is charged with receiving stolen property including firearms.

    Read the full story in Thursday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

    Contact Carol A. Clark at lanews@lamonitor.com or 505-662-4185 ext. 25. Read her newsblog at www.newsextras.wordpress.com.

  • Breaking News: Gov. Bill Richardson cleared in federal probe

    While no official statement has been issued, news spread at lightening speed overnight of Gov. Bill Richardson possibly being cleared in an investigation that’s dogged him for a solid year.

    Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won’t be criminally charged,  said the Associated Press citing a person familiar with the investigation.

    The federal investigation has focused on pay-to-play allegations involving California-based CDR Financial Products, one of the governor’s large political donors,

  • Breaking News: H1N1 confirmed in two local students

    Two Los Alamos Middle School students and a kindergartner from Kirtland Early Childhood Center near Farmington have been diagnosed with H1N1 influenza. The 5-year-old girl from San Juan County is hospitalized.

    While a couple of hundred local students have come down with flu-like symptoms since the middle of last week, none have been hospitalized, which LAPS Superintendent Eugene Schmidt commented on late this afternoon.