Today's News

  • 11-19 Update

    Parks and Rec. meeting tonight

       The Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in the training room at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

    Take the Arts Stroll Friday

  • Police issue official statement regarding local student’s death

    Police Statement: On 11/18/2009 at approximately 5:46 p.m. hours there was a serious traffic crash involving Logan Collins, a 12-year-old male Los Alamos resident. 

    The crash occurred at the intersection of San Ildefonso Rd. and Hawk Dr. 

    The pedestrian had just exited an Atomic City Transit Bus and was attempting to cross San Ildefonso Rd. in front of the bus.  

    He was then struck by the pickup as it was overtaking the stopped bus, traveling in the same direction. 

  • ACCT to host auditions for newest musical

    Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school program, will hold its second set of auditions for “Willy Wonka Junior” Friday and Saturday in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gym.

    These auditions are open to middle school students.

    The auditions will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday in the Barranca Mesa main lobby. It is only necessary for the students to attend one of the auditions.

  • Candidates gear up for 2010 elections

    Who’s running and when they must file are questions circulating the local community since the 2010 campaign season kicked off in New Mexico Oct. 1. That was the day candidates began surfacing to collect signatures for their nominating petitions, which are due in the Secretary of State’s Office by Feb. 9.

    Rep. Jeanette Wallace is serving her 19th year in the New Mexico Legislature. When asked if she intends to seek reelection to an 11th two-year term, Wallace said, “Yes ma’am I certainly am.”

  • Feds fault lab cyber security

    In answer to a bipartisan request by the leadership of two committees in the House of Representatives, the Government Accountability Office identified a number of “shortcomings” in the cyber security program at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Cyber security encompasses a number of activities that attempt to prevent unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information on the laboratory’s classified computers.


    Read all about it in Wednesday's Monitor.

  • Health and fitness: Tendonitis can be eased with rest, supplements

    Tendonitis is a painful condition that affects millions of Americans each year.

    Tendonitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue that attaches muscle to bone. The most common symptoms of tendonitis are pain, tenderness and limited range of motion.

    Every time a muscle contracts it places stress on the tendons that attach that muscle to bone. Too much stress placed on these tendons causes inflammation.

  • Computer network to come down for two days

    The county will be bringing down its computer network starting Friday afternoon for a fiber “cutover” project related to construction of the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex. The network will be down through Sunday evening, Nov. 22.

    Many county facilities will be without phone or computer internet service during this time. The impacted facilities include:

  • MVD reinstates services

    The New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division has reinstated New Mexico Registration Services Inc. as a private retail agent, allowing the company to continue processing vehicle title and registration services.

     NMRSI was subject to a search recently by the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office and all of its equipment was seized as part of the BCSO’s investigation of an NMRSI employee.

  • L.A. poverty on the rise

    Each month, The Food Depot distributes an average of 300,000 pounds of food and household products, providing more than 400,000 meals through its partner agencies in nine Northern New Mexico counties.

    Through LA Cares, the nonprofit organization has provided 31,221 pounds of food to local residents so far this year.

    Statistics in 2006 showed a 3.1 percent poverty rate (575 people) in Los Alamos County.

    “Being the richest county in the state, we should be able to do something to help,” said County Councilor Sharon Stover.