Today's News

  • Don’t buy commercial property for the Municipal Building location

    Okay, so we are going to have higher property tax. That’s not surprising.

    Now, since this implies that Los Alamos needs more revenue, the Municipal Building selection group seems oblivious to what is going on around them in making some recent decisions.

  • LA thumps Taos in 2-4A opener

    Following a subpar outing this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team wanted to prove something to itself and its competitors in District 2AAAA.

    Such appeared to be the case Tuesday night at Sullivan Field.

    Trying to bounce back from Saturday’s contest with Albuquerque High, Los Alamos topped the visiting Taos Tigers in its district opener. Los Alamos scored three goals in under eight minutes and cruised to a 6-0 win.

  • Police Beat through 9-21-09

  • Check out the latest Police Beat in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor

    Sept. 15

    10 a.m. – Sombrillo Nursing Home reported criminal damage to its generator equipment at 1011 Sombrillo Court. The estimated damage is less than $1,000.


    3:20 p.m. – A 21-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was assaulted on the UNM-LA campus at 4000 University Dr. Her report could not be verified.

    Read the rest of the past week's Police Beat in the  Los Alamos Monitor.



  • Security expert works to heal others

    Following three decades in security, Reuben Peck changed careers and is now a certified massage therapist with a new practice in Los Alamos.

    “I got my first massage 15 months ago and it felt so good and I was just at peace with everything in the world. I thought if I could pass that on to others it would be wonderful,” Peck said. “I checked on schools and found one of the best in the country was in Santa Fe.”

    Peck, 51, interviewed last year with the Scherer Institute of Natural Healing and was accepted.

  • Being a leader is no easy task

    Becoming a leader was never meant to be a walk in the park. To gain even an inch or two of growth seems to require elbow grease, if not getting the hands downright dirty.

    It was one of the first lessons 24 Los Alamos residents, with me included, learned during a two-day Leadership Los Alamos orientation, which was held Friday and Saturday at the Homewood Suites in Pojoaque.

    This year’s Leadership Los Alamos will hold seven monthly classes. A graduation will be held on May 7.

  • Leonard Bernstein’s music to be heard Friday

    At 7 p.m. Friday in Duane Smith Auditorium, the Los Alamos Community Winds launches its 10th Anniversary Season with “The Music of Leonard Bernstein.”

    There is much in store at the LACW concerts this year. In addition to presenting the usual variety of challenging literature, including a performance of the “Firebird Suite” by Igor Stravinsky, the repertoire for this season will reach back into the archives of the LACW’s library.

  • Music series to offer something new

    Something new is wafting into the Guitars and Gateaux series. A different sound will be floating around Fuller Lodge from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. It is a sound that should tantalize people’s ears and draw them into the lodge to hear more.

    The source of this music will be Los Amigos which, on Thursday, will be comprised of Omar Villanueva, who plays the guitar, requinto — or a smaller, higher pitched guitar — and sings, and Roberto Gomez, who sings and plays guitar.

  • Turning a vision into a reality

    Life feels pretty wonderful when a plan comes together. This week, a plan some would say about a decade in the making, will work its magic. The Los Alamos Medical Center, the Los Alamos Council on Cancer and the American Cancer Society will open the Cancer Corner Resource Center at LAMC Tuesday.

    The ribbon cutting will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and many volunteers are hoping  Fred Gross will be in attendance to see a vision come to fruition.

    Gross and his wife Sue had that vision almost

  • Dealing with homework

    This week we look at Asset #23, homework. According to the search Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they report doing at least one hour of homework every school day.” Homework is also one of the five Commitments to Learning Assets.

    My first reaction to the word homework is help! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is usually fussed about far longer than the time it actually takes to do it.