Today's News

  • Bringing nature into your own yard

    Saturday, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is sponsoring a Wildlife Habitat Yard Tour from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. so visitors can enjoy the many ways Los Alamos and White Rock home-owners have learned to live with nature.

  • FBI rallies around dying puppy

    Spotting the lifeless body of a small puppy lying on the side of a road was particularly difficult for two members of the Albuquerque FBI.

    Special Agent Diana Parker and Victim Assistance Coordinator Dana Hernandez, both long-time dog owners, were on official business inside New Mexico’s Navajo Indian Reservation when they took a wrong turn and came upon the bleeding canine.

    Although the agents assumed the dog was dead, when Hernandez glanced in her rear-view mirror, she saw the injured animal raise his head. She turned her truck around.

  • Alternate site considered

    Two options exist for Los Alamos County’s new Municipal Building. The first keeps the building at its previous location, nestled between Ashley Pond and the police station. The second moves it several blocks to the east, at 15th and Trinity Drive where Hill Diner, Magistrate Court, and the Elks and Shriners clubs currently reside.

    County Council heard intricate details of both options during a special session beginning Thursday night and ending early this morning in Council Chambers.

  • Nuclear power pack gains backers

    When friends ask Los Alamos entrepreneur John “Grizz” Deal what he’s up to these days, he says, “I’m working on the world’s first transportable nuclear reactor.”

    Deal is the CEO of Hyperion Power Generation Inc., with an office in Santa Fe and a co-development team at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The company announced Wednesday that it has completed its second round of development and is off to the races toward a goal of producing about 4,000 hot-tub sized power generators.

  • Are your child's shots up to date?

    The first day of school is no time to find out there’s a few immunizations missing on your paperwork. Unfortunately, many parents don’t realize something is lacking until the first day of school.

    Those missing immunizations are often detected upon entry to kindergarten or as students transfer in from other districts. Middle school parents might also need to be aware that there are additional immunization requirements for entry into the seventh grade.

  • Discovering hope

    Saturday, the gift of hope will be presented to the community. Wrapped up in carnival colors, and ready to be opened by the whole family, Discover Hope will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge.

    The event, sponsored by the Hope Fellowship, was first held last year at Ashley Pond. Carla Weiser, co-founder of Hope Fellowship with her husband, Allen, said this year’s format will be similar to the first Discover Hope.

    Inspirational live music will be played. There will be an inflatable jump house, games, balloons and more.

  • Swimming: Local results from state long course meet

    Local swimmer Eric Dai was the overall high-point athlete in the boys 15-16 age group at this weekend’s New Mexico Long Course Championship meet.

    Dai, who swims for the Mountain Club, won three events at the championship meet and finished second in his other four events.

    Swimmers at the state championship meet, which was held at West Mesa Aquatic Center in Albuquerque, were limited to seven individual events.

    Dai won the 100-meter breaststroke, 200-meter breaststroke and 400-meter freestyle to take the individual high-point honors, grabbing 128 total points.\

  • Carlie Rose Conley

    CONLEY – Carlie Rose Conley, 9-and-a-half months, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away peacefully from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Saturday, July 26, 2008.

    Carlie was a premature baby and a survivor of rare neonatal conditions, but proved to be a fighter. She was a little spitfire and persevered through everything. Carlie was “the Little Sister” to her brother Troy. They were truly best friends, sharing everything from sippy cups to snuggles.

  • Medical Minute: The ABCs of knee pain

    As an orthopaedic surgeon and the newest member of Los Alamos Medical Center’s medical staff, I am happy to introduce myself and my family to you, and to answer some common questions regarding your knees.

    My wife, Stephanie, my son, Grant, and I are settled in and looking forward to joining the community. I’m also looking forward to formally opening my practice Aug. 1 at LAMC. In the meantime, I hope you find this information helpful in preventing or treating knee injuries.

  • Skate park poll hacked?

    A computer savvy individual recently alerted the Monitor that its online survey program is vulnerable and may have been hacked.

    The sharp-eyed web surfer, who calls himself “a concerned computer geek,” explained in an e-mail sent to the Monitor Friday that because he noticed the voting numbers on the skate park poll “jumped in a hurry.” He started reading the poll script used on the Monitor’s website to see how easy it would be to “stuff ballots.”