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Today's News

  • Rodenator helps control gophers

    It’s been an active summer for the animal residents of Los Alamos, particularly the rodent and rattlesnake population.

    There’s been an up-tick in the rodent population in Los Alamos because of heavier rainfall this summer, according to the people who have to deal with them.

    As a result, there’s also been a spike in the number of rattlesnakes being spotted in residents’ yards.

  • Church members to take a pilgrimage

    Monday marks the end of the summer and for a nearby Orthodox Monastery, the celebration of its annual feast day, the Feast of the Archangel Michael.  Each year this annual pilgrimage draws visitors from throughout New Mexico and Southern Colorado.  

    Members and the priest of Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will join in the annual event with Rev. John Hennies, who serve as the priest at the Divine Liturgy, which will begin at 10 a.m. at the monastery church.  

  • Science Cafe kicks off new season

    The Café Scientifique New Mexico is launching its new season with an interactive talk on forensic seismology by Terry Wallace titled, “We know where you are and what you are doing.”

    Wallace will show how seismic waves can be used to deduce what happened during events like the sinking of the Russian Kursk submarine in 2000, which killed all 118 sailors and officers on board, and the gas pipeline explosion in southern New Mexico in 2001 that killed 11 nearby campers. 

  • Tracking the sputtering monsoon of 2009

    The on-again, off-again monsoon continued in August. Rainfall from Aug. 12-14 and Aug. 23 -24 was clearly associated with monsoon conditions; moisture flow from the south and heat-triggered convection.

    The rest of August was generally dry, although some mountain showers cropped up during the last few days of the month.

    Even with the last-minute boost, however, the rainfall total for the month was about half of normal in both Los Alamos and White Rock.

  • May 10, 2010 falls on a Monday

    Sept. 2, 1752 was a Wednesday. Adding fourteen days (two weeks), can you figure out what day of the week Sept. 16, 1752 was?

    Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. July 4 next year will be on a Sunday.

    If you own a perpetual calendar, you can look these dates up.

    But without having a calendar handy, could you determine on what day of the week Valentines Day falls next year? Or Christmas? Your birthday? Uh, okay ... how about Easter Sunday?

  • Trinity on the Hill celebrates new hall
  • UPDATE: Football, volleyball polls released

    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its first football and volleyball polls of the season Wednesday.

    The NMHSCA published the polls for the top 10 prep teams around the state.

    Both Los Alamos teams picked up votes in the weekly poll. Read today's Monitor to see how they fared!

  • Teaching dogs a few new tricks

    Los Alamos loves its dogs. Their faces are seen on computer desktops, their photos are preserved in glass frames and their images are printed on calendars.

    You can see them and their owners trotting down Los Alamos’ sidewalks or zooming around one of the townsite’s dog parks.

  • D'Agostino will stay at the helm of the nuclear weapons complex

    After months of hesitation and uncertainty, the White House announced today that Thomas D’Agostino will continue in his current role as an Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    NNSA is a semi-autonomous agency under the Department of Energy responsible for the national nuclear complex that includes Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Lab finds error in health study

    A 10-year quest to resolve environmental issues related to historic releases of hazardous materials at Los Alamos National Laboratory is reaching a conclusion, but the conclusion may be that further study will be needed.

    The deadline for the comment period on the draft final report for the Center for Disease Control’s study ends Friday.