Today's News

  • Councilors hedge bets on future fuel prices

    The Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night approved a new arrangement to purchase discounted natural gas within a long-term plan.

    Councilors voted 4-1 in favor of authorizing John Arrowsmith, the county’s director of public utilities to sign an agreement for Los Alamos, along with the New Mexico Municipal Energy Acquisition Authority (NMMEAA) to enter into a pre-paid natural gas transaction with a variable gas discount structure that could save Los Alamos residents an estimated $750,000 a year in gas for the next 30 years.

  • Frugal Friday offers food related fun

    The Betty Ehart Senior Center is hoping residents will take advantage of the center as it presents its final Frugal Friday this week. The food related fun is a chance for the senior center to spotlight the chefs during National Senior Center month.

    The day in the life of these chefs starts much earlier than for others. Chef Fred Ortiz and Chef Michael Mason begin their day when the sun comes up, in order to serve the seniors each day.  

  • Letter: Cost of war is breaking us

    Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently said that the U. S. is in Iraq for oil, and he would like to see our leaders stand up and admit it.  Evidently, we are also in Iraq to spend money.

  • Letter: Let's drink healthy water

    Los Alamos has at least one set of conflicting goals: water conservation and reducing the level of dissolved metals in the water its denizens consume. Many of the town’s aging water pipes are lined with lead and other metals, which may leach into the water. We are told by very reputable sources to run the water for three to five minutes in the morning, to allow the lead and dissolved metals to wash out of the pipes, before drinking the water.

  • Letter: Students should have heard the president's speech

    This is in reference to the Monitor story of Sept. 11 about the president’s speech.

    One of the finest school systems in the country in one of the leading scientific communities found it impossible for its students to join the rest of the nation’s schoolchildren in listening to President Obama’s back-to-school address. Amazing!

  • Breaking News: Jury deliberation in Vives vs. Hull case ends at 5 p.m. without decision

  • Schools' e-mail system down

    The Los Alamos Public Schools e-mail system is down due to a server hardware failure.

    The District is working with vendors to fix the problem and restore service as soon as possible.

  • Registered sex offender takes local woman to court

    A jury was selected and opening arguments and initial questioning began today in a case that due to repeated postponements and cancellations has dragged on for more than a year.

    Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives, a registered sex offender, filed a complaint in early 2008 charging longtime Los Alamos resident Linda Hull with intentional interference with contractual relations, infliction of emotional distress, false light invasion of privacy and malicious abuse of process for speaking publicly of his sex-offender status.

  • Registered sex offender sues local woman

    A bizarre and oft-delayed lawsuit is playing out in a Los Alamos courtroom this week. Jury selection and opening arguments began Monday in the case that has dragged on for more than a year. The combatants in this protracted legal battle include a convicted sex offender and a self-styled crusader who have crossed swords on more than one occasion.

  • TAGI kicks LACA’s newest season off to a stimulating start

    Saturday marks the beginning of the Los Alamos Concert Association’s Musical Stimulus season and features a performance by TAGI, the acclaimed clarinet, violin, cello and piano quartet. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. at Duane Smith Auditorium.  Come early for the pre-concert lecture and stay late to visit with the artists at the post-concert reception.