Today's News

  • Chu retreats from Yucca Mountain

    Republican senators on the energy committee bore down on Secretary of Energy Steven Chu in a hearing Thursday in Washington.

    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to a topic from the presidential campaign as he interrogated Chu on nuclear power.

    Chu’s prepared remarks to the committee on the administration’s plan to gain energy independence, mentioned “nuclear” only once at the end and that reference was omitted in his oral statement.

  • The spring break trip of a lifetime

    The United Church opens a mini mall Sunday with its annual Mexico Mission auction. The silent and live auction is a large community event to raise funds to send a home-building crew to Mexico during spring break.

    Many local youth and adults find spring break as a time to recharge  the batteries as the school session heads into the final stretch. The United Church members and other community residents also find it a time to refill the spiritual well by providing services to others.

  • Residents voice opinions about Trinity

    Making Trinity Drive a complete street has caught the attention and fueled the interest of many Los Alamos County residents.

    About 80 members of the public gathered at Fuller Lodge Thursday night to attend a workshop on how to make Trinity Drive a complete street.

  • Friends will be helping friends March 14

    White Rock Presbyterian Church will host a yard sale and Navajo Taco sale March 14 to support the church’s Navajo Mission Project. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Presbyterian Church’s Memorial Hall located at                     310 Rover Blvd.

    The yard sale will feature clothing for all sizes, household items, appliances and tools.

  • LA has a lot of new faces heading into 2009 season

    If fans of Los Alamos girls tennis want to see fireworks this season, they might want to wait until the end of the month to catch the team in action.

    For those fans that want to see the progression of the team from the start of the season to the finish, that will get going in earnest Saturday.

  • LA has some key components back

    It might take some time for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team to see exactly how things might play out.

    But with a good nucleus returning, Los Alamos is hoping things will play out well enough to make another run in the state tournament.

    Los Alamos will be looking to make its third straight state Class AAAA final in 2009. It gets into the teeth of its schedule starting Saturday at Rio Rancho.

    The spring preseason workouts, which started officially Feb. 2, have been generally good for the Hilltoppers.

  • Support our sports teams

    Dear Editor,

    I am writing this letter to pass along some important information to LAMS and LAHS parents and members of the community and to request your help and support.  The LAHS Athletic Department recently learned they were accepted into the Smith’s Earn and Learn fundraising program. In talking with Vicki Nelms, LAHS athletic director, all the sports teams associated with the Los Alamos High School, as well as those associated with the Los Alamos Middle School, will benefit from this fundraising effort. 

  • TIDDS is business as usual

    Dear Editor,

    Your fine editorial on tax increment financing (Does Not Seem Like A Good Deal To Us, Sunday, March 1) did not go nearly far enough. 

    It’s time to “connect the dots,” something which Common Cause N.M. has done for us in a 2007 report on the success of the real estate development industry in obtaining public subsidies from the state. (Google Common Cause N.M. and then click on “connect the dots research.”) 

  • Letter gives honest view

    Dear Editor,

    I would like to express my appreciation to you for publishing the article entitled “What is the Right Thing” in the Monitor (Feb. 19, 2009). And I would also like to publicly express my heartfelt thanks to Jesse Taylor for the well written article.

    We need more people like that who are willing to share the facts in a courteous ad concise manner. Truth and honesty are rare virtues to be found in our present culture, but so much is needed.

    Thanks you, Jesse Taylor, and God bless you.

    Los Alamos

  • OMI welcomes FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni

    ALBUQUERQUE – A dozen members of the FBI Citizen’s Academy toured the Office of the Medical Investigator in the UNM Health Sciences Center Feb. 18.

    OMI Deputy Medical Investigator Amy J. Wyman supervises the department’s medical investigations. She began the evening tour with a detailed PowerPoint presentation at the OMI’s central office.

    “The OMI investigates any death occurring in New Mexico that is sudden, violent, untimely, unexpected, or where a person is found dead and the cause of death is unknown,” she said.