Today's News

  • Our volcanic society

    In the movies, volcanic eruptions are dazzling in their ability to take people by surprise. Filming an eruption like Pompeii would be rather boring. In a matter of minutes, everyone is choked to death by a massive onslaught of volcanic dust. End of story.

    It’s much more exciting to see lava flows gushing towards towns as people run for their lives. For about an hour, the lava oozes toward its victims, outracing and engulfing them in horrible (ooh, so spectacular on that big screen) death scenes.

  • Victorious Rockies
  • LAHS spirit to be on fire Thursday

    Temperatures will rise at 8 p.m. Thursday after the LAHS volleyball game as the annual bonfire activities get underway at Sullivan Field.

    Keanna Cohen and the Los Alamos Youth Leadership SPK team have met for weeks to get ready for the bonfire and hope community youth will turn out for the event.

    “Homecoming week is the most extravagant week of the year and it’s important for students to feel included and support our football team,” Cohen said.

  • Breaking News: Vote on final two Municipal Building sites too close to call

  • Using creativity to support the Kiwanis

    Years ago, June Warren created festive holiday decorations for  a Santa Fe Opera Guild fundraiser.  “I just made these for the opera guild … and they really sold,” she said.

    Recently, Warren was looking through boxes and discovered a few leftover decorations. Looking at the smiling scarecrows and the silk fall colored leaves, Warren came up with an idea.

    So she whipped out her glue gun and made some more decorative pieces for Halloween.

  • Six Monkeys: Sugar, sugar

    It used to just be me and Zooker.

    Well before I graduated college, married, divorced and remarried. Before I took a single ballet lesson. Before I began writing for newspapers. Before everything happened, I had Zooker. Before that, I was a waitress.

    I was a terrible waitress. My tips didn’t fold; they jangled. I spent too long talking about books with the customers I liked and not enough time remembering who needed a refill on his iced tea.

  • Favorable bill for N.M. labs recommended

    U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall cheered the outcome of a conference committee bill that contains funding for New Mexico’s national laboratories.

    The funds are contained in an Energy and Water appropriations bill that will now head to the full House and full Senate for final passage before it can go to the president for a signature.

  • Lab takes down first waste storage dome

    An ongoing concern at Los Alamos National Laboratory has been the somewhat vulnerable above ground storage domes that have been used to house radioactive waste over long periods of time. On Wednesday, the lab began demolishing the first of these containment domes.

    The 38-foot high, 345-foot-long facility known as “Dome 226” is made of fabric over aluminum ribbing. It once housed thousands of drums of radioactive waste that have been shipped to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad for disposal.

  • Staff report was unsportsmanlike

    Who is the mysterious “Monitor Staff” who composed the mean-spirited article on high school soccer published on Sept. 25, 2009? Why didn’t the article have a named byline so I know to whom I should directly complain?

  • Vives treated unfairly

    When did the Los Alamos Enquirer take over at the Los Alamos Monitor? Five days in a row? Top headline? Not even a local murder trial or killer DWI story gets these kind of headlines! In the interest of full disclosure, I am a proud member of the Los Alamos Community Winds, directed by Dr. Ted Vives for the last 10 years in our community. By the way, you missed a great concert at the Smith Auditorium Friday night. I consider that the reporting seemed quite one sided, an example of which was the tendency to quote some witnesses for one party and not the other.