Today's News

  • Pacheco Wildfire chars 10,000+ acres, 55% contained in Santa Fe National Forest--video extras

    Crews from the Santa Fe National Forest are responding to a wildfire in Pacheco Canyon north and east of Santa Fe near Tesuque. The fire is reported to be about 10,000 acres at this time and burning actively.

    Smoke is visible from Los Alamos, Santa Fe, U.S. Highway 285 and I-25 north of Santa Fe. 

    Los Alamos County fire officials said they have been made aware of the wildfire, located in a remote section of the forest and that no response by local firefighters is anticipated at this time.

    The fire is moving away from populated areas, according to officials. Barring a substantial change in the status of the fire, this will be the final update. 

    The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • Andrew and Mousie 06-19-11
  • Word on the Street 06-19-11

    Teen Pulse staff members Courtney and Katelyn Collier recently asked Los Alamos High School students a few questions.

  • Middle School staffers needed

    If you’re a teen in seventh or eighth grade and are interested in journalism, we want to hear from you. Teen Pulse needs middle school staff members to produce content for the weekly page.
    If you’re interested, send an email to teenpulse@lamonitor.com.

  • Poetry Corner 06-19-11

    The End of the Road

    The end of the game is near
    They may not win
    Paranoia begins to set in
    This is where legends are made
    The mamba gets the ball
    Maybe they can be saved
    The team’s future is in his hands
    You can’t hear anything over the turbulent screams of the fans
    Oh No! The Mamba gets double-teamed
    He fades away 3… 2… 1… he makes the shot
    But goes down hard
    He lays there not moving
    Slowly he gets on his feet
    With games to come, they will not 3-peat
    But instead they leave the door open to the Mavs    

    — Sebastian Garcia

  • Shelter helps Los Alamos County animals

    Among the shining beacons of hope in Los Alamos is the County Animal Shelter. Located at 500 Knecht Street, the shelter staff is there to help the animals by finding homes for them.
    Animal Control officers drive around town, looking for dogs and cats that are loose. Many lost animals have tags with names and phone numbers, making it easy to find their owners.
    However, others are often found with only their rabies tag, indicating that they’ve been vaccinated for rabies.
    Owners can be traced using the rabies tag, too. When an animal is vaccinated for rabies, it is given a tag with a number on it.
    The Animal Control officers can call the clinic where the shot was given, and using the number,  locate the animal’s owner.

  • LAPS teachers receive LAPS Foundation grants

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation announced the winners of its spring Great Ideas Grants.  There are two grant cycles for the Great Ideas Grants, one in spring and one in fall. The application is downloadable from the Foundation’s web site at www.lapsfoundation.com.
    Stacey Martens and Sheri Davis of Aspen Elementary were awarded $1,098 for a project called, “For the Love of Math I and II.” This project will allow 14 teachers to attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics regional conference in Albuquerque.  

  • Learn ‘lost proofing’ at PEEC

    Ever wondered what you would do if suddenly found yourself lost in the woods? Would you like to know that your kids would be okay if they strayed from you on the trail? From 10 a.m.-noon June 25, adults and kids ages eight and older can learn Lost Proofing at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, from 10 a.m. to noon. Led by Rob Dixon, the class will teach skills one will need to know if they are ever lost in the woods.
    The class will discuss what to do if you realize you are lost. It will also give tips and advice about how not to get lost in the first place and it will help answer questions such as, “how would you spend the night in woods with no tent?”
    Dixon has led classes, workshops and demonstrations for many schools and groups.

  • Animal Shelter 06-19-11

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of on-site adoptable pets; others are in foster care with loving, temporary homes.
    All of our fully reconditioned adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are microchipped — a bargain in anyone’s book, all at one low price.
    We get lots of roaming cats and dogs. Don’t assume your cat was a meal for a coyote or that your dog fell victim to something even scarier. This applies especially to animals missing in White Rock. Check with the shelter and see if your best friend is bunking with us. And remember, when you come to claim your friend, you must have proof of rabies vaccination.

  • News for Retirees 06-19-11

    June 19-25 2011
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    9:30 a.m.    Advisory Council
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken
    1 p.m.        Bridge
    1:30 p.m.    Pilates
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing