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Today's News

  • What makes a good politician?

    Members of Congress play a central role in our lives. They shape our health-care system, make crucial decisions about the U.S. economy, and represent the hopes and interests of every American in Washington. Given this fact, I’m always surprised that relatively little attention is focused on examining closely whether someone serving in or running for Congress has the personal attributes it takes to be an effective member of the institution. If someone’s behavior is shady or unsavory, that will make the news.

  • There is no need to feel panic Local nonprofit organization LA Cares is here to help anyone in a lurch

    When money gets tight or when the food shelves get a little bare sometimes a nervous unease ensues.  However, you don’t need to panic about what needs to be cut from household budget or what edible meal can be concocted from the remains of food in the fridge. Rest assured that the community will not leave you in a lurch. LA Cares is here to help.

    LA Cares, a nonprofit organization, serves the community in two ways. It offers a monthly food box distribution and helps out in emergency situations such as if utilities will be switched off.

  • Bowl Painting Party

    A group of children from the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church, along with Gillian Sutton, helped Self Help Inc. prepare for its upcoming fundraiser, the Empty Bowls Project, by painting 100 bowls Wednesday afternoon.  About 80 kids participated in the bowl painting party.

  • Catching a view from the middle school

    This is our final week looking at the asset support category. This week, students at Los Alamos Middle School along with Vice Principal Rex Kilburn and Student Council Advisor Jon Pyle are visiting elementary schools to talk with sixth-graders who embark on a new adventure next year.

    The current seventh-graders are alumni of the school they visit that day. The beauty of the project is that it allows timid sixth-graders to hear from their peers about the middle school experience.

  • Jemez gov speaks out

    Jemez Pueblo – Speaking at a meeting of the Valles Caldera Board of Trustees at the Jemez Pueblo Community Resource Center Wednesday, Joshua Madalena, tribal governor, stated his opposition to converting the Valles Caldera National Preserve to a National Park Service Preserve.  

  • Fans come early for Friday’s basketball game

    Once again, the Española Valley Sundevils rolled into Los Alamos and brought out basketball fans from both sides of the aisle Friday.

    The Sundevils, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA boys basketball, visited Griffith Gymnasium Friday night. With the Sundevils came a sizeable crowd from the valley to watch them take on the No.6-ranked Hilltoppers.

  • Get ready to eat! Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will host blini breakfast

    Saint Dimitri Orthodox Church will host its 10th Annual Blini Breakfast on Feb. 14, following the service of Divine Liturgy. Russian blini, a type of thin pancake, will be served in the traditional style with smoked salmon, herring and sour cream. Vegetable caviar, eggs and a variety of berry preserves will be available as well. 

  • Breaking News! County Council selects new home for Municipal Building

    In a 5-2 vote, Los Alamos County Councilors selected the Los Alamos Apartment property between Central Avenue and Iris Street for construction of the new Municipal Building.

    Council Chair Mike Wismer and Councilor Robert Gibson supported the original site adjacent to Ashley Pond.

    Read the full story in Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Be a part of the once-in-a-lifetime experience

    Something and someone exciting is coming to Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church (TOTH). The local chapter of the Order of St. Luke, an international, interdenominational organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry, will present a Healing and Teaching Weekend Feb. 19–20. The presenter of “The Fresh Wind of the Spirit” conference is the Rev. Mike Flynn from Camarillo, Calif.

  • 01-29-10 Update

    Big MAC ice skating party tonight

      Big MAC, the Middle School Activities Committee, with the Recreation Division are hosting its annual Ice Skating Party for middle school youth only. It will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. tonight. The fee is $6.50, which includes skates. No skate passes, please. Big MAC is sponsored by the Youth Activity Center, a program of the Los Alamos Family Council.

    “Twelve Angry Men” tonight