Today's News

  • Breaking News: Schools close at 12:30 p.m. today!

    All Los Alamos public Schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m. today due to the winter storm.

    Absolutely all activities, practices and meetings are canceled.

    The LAPS Youth At Risk Summit has been canceled and will be rescheduled.

    On Friday, all LAPS schools will be on a two hour delay with a possible closing.

    Check back for updates.


  • Bulletin of Atomic Scientists makes adjustment

    It was only a 60-second adjustment, but it was the first upward tick of the famous Doomsday Clock since 1991. Since then, the minute hand had moved 12 minutes closer to midnight, reaching five minutes away in 2007.

    Expressing careful optimism last week the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists moved the symbolic minute hand one minute back to six minutes to midnight.

    The gesture was based on a more “hopeful state of world affairs” in relation to threats posed by nuclear weapons and climate change.

  • Panthers pull together

    The pride of the Piñon Panthers and the best of the Best Western Hilltop House staff will join together Friday to raise funds for disaster relief efforts in Haiti.

    Local business owner Kim Selvage created the Piñon Panthers Sixth Grade Leadership team and was recently contacted by a member after the earthquake in Haiti. The student had discussed the situation with friends and wanted to do something to make a difference for the people of Haiti.

  • Team bags another 3,000 curies

    A half dozen technical experts from Los Alamos hauled in a couple more highly radioactive sources recently, a reminder that the work of keeping the raw ingredients for dirty bombs out of the hands of bad actors is a daily activity.

    The nuclear materials this time happened to be two unusually large medical research devices recovered from a warehouse located in Rahway, New Jersey, 25 miles from New York City.

  • Court's in session

    County Council approved in December renaming the Justice-Police-Jail complex on Central Avenue at Oppenheimer the Justice Center. They reasoned the name more aptly describes the function of the building, which includes courts, a renovated police station and new detention center.

    Court cases got underway in the new Justice Center Tuesday morning.

    “We’ve heard about 20 cases in the last two days,” Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk said this morning.

  • More tax awareness needed in county

    Los Alamos is going over a property tax cliff that will result in a disastrous tax burden on all county homeowners and businesses. However, there are actions we can take to prevent this from happening.

  • When will the schoolhouse boogie?

    Well, the new jailhouse may rock (Los Alamos Monitor, front page headline, Jan. 13), but the old schoolhouse certainly doesn’t. I’m sure the irony in this contrast strikes many of us, especially those involved with children in the county. It’s one of the many reasons why I’m going to vote in favor of the current referendum on behalf of our school system. I want to be part of a community that sends a positive message of support to our students, as well as to our teachers and other school staff.

  • Debate looks like it was manipulated

    The following was not supposed to be an editorial, but recent news events and new understandings would not allow me to remain silent any longer. Recent Monitor articles including “Getting to the Bottom of Global Warming” (Dec. 13, 2009) inspired a response.

  • Girls basketball: Game still on for tonight

    Los Alamos High School announced that tonight's Los Alamos-Taos girls basketball game is still scheduled for tonight.

    Taos Public Schools had a two-hour delay this morning, which could have affected tonight's game.

    The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium. The C team game will start at 4 p.m. as scheduled, according to Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms.

  • 12 men express their anger