Today's News

  • The power of a soda pop tab

    A pop tab is more than what it seems. It may look like a small, insignificant piece of metal but it can help make a difference in someone’s life.

    For instance, the VFW recently  donated the recycling proceeds to the American Veterans Cancer Fund.

    The fund received a hefty donation from Los Alamos High School freshman  Valerie Warthen, who donated 16 bags of pop tabs to VFW Post 8874.

  • A fundraiser dinner to be held tonight


  • No more double dipping

    Gov. Bill Richardson today proposed reforms to the state’s return to work rules for retirees that will eliminate the practice known as “double dipping.”

    Richardson calls on lawmakers to pass the reforms during the upcoming regular legislative session that begins in January.

  • Boosting math and science education

    The time is ripe for STEM, according to President Obama, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, to name a few well-known supporters.

    STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It’s a political strategy for transforming an educational policy that proponents believe will not only improve learning results in general, but also restore America’s slumping vitality in the global marketplace.

  • Preparing for Thursday’s big vote

    As years of negotiations draw to a close, last minute concerns regarding the Trinity Site Revitalization Project and Airport Basin Site facilities lease were expressed at Tuesday’s school board meeting.

    Former school board members Louie Janecky and Alison Beckman told the board they are worried about the expense of it all as well as exposure aspects of the deal on the district.

  • A debt that can never be repaid

    This intangible thing we call freedom is interpreted differently by just about every individual, but one aspect that’s not open for debate is that we enjoy freedom because of the sacrifices made by countless veterans of our armed forces. We must never question that freedom is worth fighting for.

    The men and women of this country’s military have always exemplified valor, courage and bravery. The sacrifices they’ve made down through the years allow us all to revel in the freedom we have today.

  • A mournful Veterans day

    From U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman’s remarks for Veteran’s Day 2009

  • 11-11 Update


      In reference to the upcoming joint election story in Tuesday’s Monitor, Los Alamos Public Schools will hold a referendum rather than a bond election as reported. The school’s bond election was held last year and the money is being used for high school renovations. The referendum will be used for technology upgrades.

    Don’t miss “Alice”

  • Los Alamos Ice Rink to open its doors Friday


  • Deadline looms for letters of interest

    The deadline for letters of interest for the soon to be appointed “County Charter Review Committee” is quickly approaching. Letters of interest must be received by the county administrator no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 10. Up to nine citizens will be selected at the next council meeting on Nov. 17. The charter has not been reviewed for many years, and the council is interested in hearing recommendations from citizens about what they think should be changed, updated or added to the charter.