Today's News

  • Los Alamos Monitor's Carrier of the Quarter

  • Wallace receives Spirit of Bipartisanship Award

    The late Jeannette Wallace was one of 10 New Mexico state lawmakers honored May 25 by New Mexico First for her exceptional leadership and bipartisan contributions to our government.
    The awards highlighted the annual First Forum lecture series in Albuquerque, and this year New Mexico First hosted keynote speaker Cokie Roberts discussing “The Politics of Good Government.”
    Roberts is best known for her work on ABC and National Public radio. She was joined at the event by her ABC colleague Sam Donaldson who served as moderator for the evening.
    Donaldson read this tribute to Rep. Wallace:

  • State Briefs 06-10-11

    State pulling out of gray wolf program

    ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Game and Fish Department has voted to pull out of the federal government’s controversial Mexican gray wolf recovery project.
    With four new members appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez, the board voted 6-0 Thursday to pull its participation from the project at the end of the month.
    Former Governor Bill Richardson’s administration supported the federal project, providing a handful of employees to assist in trapping, transplanting and collaring wolves. They also worked on projects aimed at reducing conflicts between the wolves and livestock.
    The vote was a victory for ranchers, who have long complained about wolf attacks on their livestock.

  • Ben Ray's birthday bash

    On June 4, area Democrats hosted a 39th birthday bash for Rep. Ben Ray Lujan in Santa Fe. Los Alamos Democratic Party Chair Mike Wheeler, his wife Kyle, right, and Los Alamos Democrat Karyl Ann Armbruster were invited to help celebrate.

  • Update 06-10-11

    Democrat meeting
    On June 16, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.,  the Democratic Party of Los Alamos will meet at Mesa Public Library in Rm. 3.

    DPU meeting
    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. June 15 at 170 Central Park Square.

    Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the community is invited to come downtown to enjoy music, dance blow-up playgrounds, a giant sand pile for kids, car show and other family friendly entertainment.

    Flag Day
    Flag Day will be celebrated at the Elks Club on Trinity Drive, Tuesday at 6 p.m.

  • LANL employee to serve as governor's science advisor

    Christina B. Behr-Andres has been selected to serve as science advisor to New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Behr-Andres will aid in development and promotion of science and technology policies for economic and educational opportunities, among other responsibilities in her new role.
    “We are pleased that the governor’s office has once again expressed confidence in the scientific expertise of Los Alamos National Laboratory by selecting a member of our staff to serve as science advisor,” said Director Charlie McMillan. “I extend my sincere congratulations to Tina Behr-Andres. I know the state and its citizens will be well-served by her abilities.”

  • Broadband concept has appeal

    Whether Los Alamos gets community broadband is largely dependant on public input, and every effort is being made to garner as much as possible.

    “I want people to feel they are being heard and that their input is valuable,” said John Jones, IT project manager for Los Alamos County.

    So far the response has been very positive.

    Educating residents about the benefits of community broadband is part of the process.

    The more you understand how quickly technology is advancing, the more you realize the need for this,” Jones said.

  • Firefighters finally catch break in Arizona

    SPRINGERVILLE, Ariz.  — For the first time in more than a week, crews made some headway in the fight against a major wildfire in Arizona’s eastern mountains that destroyed dozens of buildings and kept thousands of evacuees away from their homes.
    Officials said the 603-square-mile blaze was 5 percent contained, after helicopters and a large air tanker dropped fire retardant and ground crews lit blazes to burn up combustible materials nearby. They said among the buildings destroyed so far were 22 homes in the resort community of Greer, and five others were damaged.
    Fire information officer Jim Whittington said unfortunately, losing homes to wildfires has become too common.

  • In quest of some shade

    Three deer found their way to this Yucca Street residence to get some shade and protection from the sun.
    With the dry conditions, there is a good chance the deer were looking for water as well.

  • Six teens arrested on burglary charges

    Five Los Alamos juveniles and a youth from Jemez Springs were charged with burglary Wednesday in connection with break-ins reported at three homes on North Road.
    Los Alamos Deputy Police Chief Kevin Purtymun said the suspects included two 14, two 15 and two 16-year-old boys.
    “They split into teams of two and knocked on doors to see if anyone was home,” Purtymun said.
    The youth took off running after knocking on a door in which a woman answered and threatened to call police. The youth were caught at 1:40 p.m., shortly after police began receiving burglary reports from the area. The teenagers were referred to the juvenile probation officer.