Today's News

  • Civitans assist Camp Rising Sun brighten children’s summers

    The Civitans helped develop Camp Rising Sun in 2006 to provide summer camp experiences for children with autism who can’t participate in mainstream camps designed for neuro-typical children.

    Assistant Director Sharon Cruse of Camp Rising Sun gave a presentation at the Mesa Public Library Feb. 24, hosted by the Civitans.

  • Nuclear transport official charged with DWI

  • New petition presented to council

    When one door closes another one opens, or so the saying goes. This holds true for petitions that have been presented to council as well.

    On Monday, a petition presented to council regarding the West Jemez Bypass was discussed and as a result, the project was removed from the Capital Improvement Projects list.

    During Tuesday night’s meeting in council chambers, another petition regarding rerouting SR 502 was discussed.

  • Lab posts 'no trespassing' on Poor Man's Shooting Range

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is trying again to block access to the so-called “Poor Man’s Shooting Range,” located about a half-mile east of the Los Alamos Sportsman’s Club entrance.

    The lab announced that vehicle access to the location in Rendija Canyon will be prohibited starting Monday.

    The unregulated, unofficial shooting area has been a dumping ground and a concern to the lab for decades.

  • ‘Santa Fe Trail’ best not taken too seriously

    This season, Mesa Public Library celebrates not only 60 years of filmmaking in New Mexico, but 60 years of sweeping change.

    The line-up begins Thursday with “Santa Fe Trail” (1940), a politically incorrect film that could never be made today and continues to offend many people.

    Nevertheless, it’s well worth watching because it offers a compelling case that America, for all its faults, has come a remarkably long way.  

    It’s also pure Hollywood and therefore funny, sweet and even a little endearing.

  • Softball: LA opens its season at PV tourney

    A rookie manager stepping into prep competition could have a much worse situation than does Roger Anaya.

    Anaya, who is taking over as the skipper of the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team, has several returners coming back this season, many of whom have significant varsity playing experience.

    That’s a fact that Anaya is grateful for as he learns the ropes.

  • Gymnastics: LA Tumblers have big meet showings

    Luvina Lucero and Allie Sutherland were big winner for the Los Alamos Atomic Tumblers gymnastics level 4 team in her age group and Hayley Schake was just edged out for the level 7 crown in her age group.

    Lucero, Schake, Sutherland and the Tumblers competed at the G-Force Gymnastics Academy meet Jan. 31 in Albuquerque.

    At level 4, 57 entrants competed representing six teams. Lucero, competing in the 10-and-older division, finished with an all-around score of 36.375.

  • ANALYSIS: Engaged public proposes Caldera solutions

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a two-part series on problems and solutions at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The first was in Sunday’s Monitor.

    There are few places that can engender public passions as does the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Tom Ribe, head of the watchdog group, Caldera Action, sees it almost as a personal issue. “A group of us fought for years to bring the Baca Ranch into the public fold and now that we have it, we are not going to let it fail,” he said.

  • Oppenheimer souvenir brings back bittersweet moment

    Jerry Houlton started working at Los Alamos Science Laboratory on his 29th birthday, Feb. 3, 1963. A little more than a year later he had one of those extraordinary encounters that he would never forget.

    The story was told for years within the family but only recently did Houlton write it down.

    He worked as an “over the road driver,” for the Supply and Property Division. That meant driving trucks off lab property, to Albuquerque or to the Nevada Test Site, for example.

  • The Shaw Group leaves town

    The Shaw Group pulled up stakes in Los Alamos Thursday as its five-year contract to provide site support services for Los Alamos National Laboratory came to a close.

    Movers removed the company’s furniture, office supplies and equipment from the third floor of the glass building at 135 Central Park Square and transported it all in three commercial moving vans to Albuquerque.