Today's News

  • Alzheimer’s Caf opens for business Thursday

    The local Alzheimer’s Support Group will host the first Alzheimer’s Café from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

    “We first heard of the idea from a postcard for the Santa Fe Alzheimer’s Cafe,” said Vickie Griffis, support group organizer. “We did a little research and found out these cafés are opening up all over the world. The first one opened in the Netherlands in 1997 to support caregivers.”

  • Katko deserves support

    Katko deserves support

    Dear Editor,

    Removing Mountain Principal Mike Katko is outrageous. He is dedicated, loves his job and the students and only wants what is best for them.

    When are we going to remove politics and pettiness from our schools and replace it with care and concern for the students.

    The people trying to remove him should be ashamed.

    Mary Diecker

    Los Alamos

  • Bicycle safety demands attention

    Bicycle safety demands attention

    Dear Editor,

    In reference to the recent article on bicycle safety concerns, I would like to offer my solution.  More citizens are thinking green by riding bikes and motorcycles.

    As an instructor of the AARP Driver’s Safety Program, I make drivers aware of how to approach cyclists. But, I also advocate that the cyclists need to be more responsible for being seen.

  • Park Monitor is good idea

    Park Monitor good idea

    Dear Editor,

    Hallelujah, hooray and thank you so very much, decision makers of Los Alamos County government! Well done!

    Thank you for your wise decision to hire a state park monitor, which is much needed and for the putting up of a fence around the park.

  • Stimulus jobs at lab, really?

    Stimulus jobs at lab, really?

    Dear Editor,

     The article “Lab wants to spread jobs, put stimulus to work,” (Monitor, April 15) was very interesting. However, I offer the following additional comments.

  • Celebrate Earth Day

    “The most direct road to … (Los Alamos) … was a treacherous washboard running through the Indian Pueblo of San Ildefonso, over the muddy Rio Grande, and then up a series of muddy switchbacks. As we neared the top of the mesa, the view was breathtaking. Behind us lay the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, at sunset bathed in changing waves of color – scarlets and lavenders. Below was the desert with its flatness broken by majestic palisades that seemed like the ruined cathedrals and palaces of some old, great, vanished race.

  • Los Alamos middle-schoolers finish strong

    Despite a few hurdles, Rachel Robey and Gabe Montoya captured third prize out of 61 teams in the N.M. Supercomputer Challenge this year.

    For one thing, they were from Los Alamos Middle School. They were middle-schoolers up against tough high-school competition, not to mention increasingly proficient elementary school participants as well.

  • FY-2010 Budget Hearings kick off with gusto

    Day one of the county's budget hearings moved along at a mostly vigorous clip Monday evening in council chambers and spirits remained high.

    “It’s been mentioned that the county has healthy fund balances and we do,” Chief Financial Officer Steven Lynne said. “We’ll start at about $122 million and end at about $110 million.”

    The main weakness the county has is its lack of diversity, he explained adding, “Our greatest risk is one of our biggest assets because it pushes us towards a certain conservatism.”

  • Baseball/softball: Games vs. Taos delayed yet again

    Apparently, four days’ warning wasn’t enough for the Taos Tigers to find a way to get to Los Alamos.

    Monday’s baseball and softball doubleheaders between Taos and Los Alamos were postponed again after Taos’ administration informed Los Alamos High School athletic officials that their teams didn’t have transportation to make the trip.

  • Golf: LA girls take 2nd, boys 4th at home invite

    One of the main goals for the Los Alamos Hilltopper golf teams Monday was to take some of the pressure off the rest of their season.

    Unfortunately for both, the pressure is still on.

    With the 2009 spring season winding down, neither of the Hilltopper teams has clinched a spot at the state Class AAAA tournament next month. While the Los Alamos boys no longer have the opportunity to clinch prior to the District 2AAAA tournament, the Hilltopper girls could’ve punched their ticket at their home invitational.