Today's News

  • UNM-LA offers quality education

    Daniel Pink, author of “A Whole New Mind,” says that a crucial need in the 21st century is a story that makes sense of one’s data.

    In this and following columns, I hope to begin telling the stories of UNM-Los Alamos as it re-envisions itself and what it can do best.

    What we have done and still do best is teaching. The first part of our story is to remind everyone that we are one of the best two-year transfer schools in the state of New Mexico.

  • Helping to break down walls

    Ever feel like you are stuck, that there are metaphorical walls barring you from achieving your goals? Pam Houghteling’s new business, Awareness Enterprise, LLC, offers a way to break down those walls.

    Houghteling describes Awareness as an umbrella group for two main modalities, which are, Access Energy Transformation and the Feldenkrais Method.

  • Councilors share hopes, expectations for new member

    Newly elected county councilors Vincent Chiravalle, Sharon Stover and Mike Wismer joined Nona Bowman, Robert Gibson and Michael Wheeler for the first meeting of the new council on Tuesday night.


    During that meeting, the councilors discussed the procedure that they would follow in order to fill the vacancy left by Jim West.


    It was decided that the council would seek citizens’ input and accept letters of interest from the general public, instead of appointing someone to fill the vacancy.


  • Sen. Udall predicts bright future for LANL

    Newly sworn-in Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., met Thursday with Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Michael Anastasio in Washington, D.C.


    In discussing the laboratory’s budget, Udall described Anastasio as “upbeat. He felt good about this budget year,” said Udall during an interview from Washington Thursday evening.


    The laboratory’s future looks bright, too, he said, explaining that strong science is needed in all of the challenges facing the world.


  • The Rail Runner will roll Saturdays, too

  • Monitor hires new advertising director

    Storm Hurwin is the new advertising director for the Los Alamos Monitor. He grew up in Los Angeles and got his degree in political science from San Jose State University in the San Francisco Bay area.

    Hurwin ran his own advertising and publishing agency in Monterrey County, Calif., later expanding into Tucson, Ariz.

    His experience includes managing restaurants and most recently directing the production of 11 publications in the Niche Publications Group in southwest Florida for Breeze Newspapers, a division of Ogden News.

  • Healthy schools are Important

    Dear Editor,

     I have been a school nurse with the Los Alamos Public Schools since moving here in 1978. I have worked at every school in this district either as a school nurse or a school nurse substitute.

  • School bond election vital

    Dear Editor,

     Los Alamos registered voters will be receiving their school bond election ballots this week.  I encourage you to exercise your right to vote on this important issue.  Our school buildings need significant attention now! 

    The early phases of the bond will address the high school and the middle school, which will positively impact all students.  These projects are needed now and delaying them will not make them go away, but will make them even more expensive in the future. 

  • Schools critical to future

    Dear Editor,

     My husband and I came to Los Alamos over 36 years ago.  One of the reasons we chose to come here was the outstanding reputation of the Los Alamos School system.  Since then we have raised three children, who all attended and graduated from Los Alamos Public Schools and I had the privilege of serving for twelve years on the School Board.   We are now empty nesters who continue to support the schools and advocate for children.

  • Peace is goal for everyone

    Dear Editor,