Today's News

  • Cloth diapers: Cute for the environment

    I’m so close to the end, and yet there’s still nothing I can do but wait. Oh, I can pre-wash the cloth diapers and drink my uterus-strengthening tea. I can swim the world’s slowest 800 meters and blend healthy strawberry-banana smoothies. I can bump into counters. But mostly, I wait.

    I feel like I’ve been waiting since way back in October when I saw two lines on a little stick instead of one.

  • Hockey: Local skaters Art, English to play in All-Star tournament

    A pair of local hockey players, Chandler Art and MK English will represent New Mexico and the Rocky Mountain region when they travel to Buffalo, N.Y., next month.

    Art and English, veterans of the Los Alamos Hockey Association, were picked to join Mountain States Girls Hockey League 14 and under All-Star team. The MSGHL’s All-Star team includes several players from both New Mexico and Colorado.

  • Swimming: Aquatomics results from Lobo Invite

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  • Feds bust heroin ring in Espanola

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a multi-agency enforcement team has arrested 34 people in the Espanola area of northern New Mexico in a drug trafficking ring that distributed heroin, cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine.

    U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales says the effort included the Drug Enforcement Administration, state police and police departments in Santa Fe and Espanola.

  • Day of enchantment of Los Alamos

    The Los Alamos Monitor and Chamber of Commerce are partnering to support a statewide initiative called “Day of Enchantment.”

    Day of Enchantment is a promotional campaign by the New Mexico Department of Tourism (NMDOT), to highlight New Mexico’s many interesting places, attractions, landscapes, events and activities.

  • Siren re-test Wednesday

    Beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Los Alamos County will once again conduct siren testing at the Material Disposal Area B (MDA B) located along DP Road.  

    “The test we conducted on May 26 provided some valuable data and feedback,” said Los Alamos County Emergency Management Specialist Phil Taylor. “As a result, we need to adjust volume and alter one of the alert patterns.”

  • ‘A vibrant community of learners’

    Looking back at Paula Dean’s career as principal of Barranca Elementary School, there is a long list of accomplishments achieved and milestones reached.

    Dean has been the principal at Barranca since January 2006, where she has worked to ensure student safety, develop a strong collaborative culture among staff and foster openness with the Barranca community.

  • Council approves MOU

    Los Alamos County is moving ahead in an agreement with a Japanese firm to test alternative energy systems.

  • Foul actions hurt fowl

    A number of residents as well as members of the local Duck Buddies group report witnessing an alarming up tick in duck abuse by children frequenting Ashley Pond.

    “Folks need to understand these ducks are protected by local ordinances and state and federal laws — abusing these ducks is just as bad as abusing a dog or a cat or a horse,” Duck Buddy member Pat Max said.

    A local woman contacted the Monitor to describe a disturbing experience she encountered during a recent visit to the pond.

  • Illegal immigration healthcare costs affect you

    The national spotlight is on Arizona for doing what the federal government and previous Gov. Napolitano refused to do: rein in an invasion of illegal aliens bankrupting Arizona.  At an August 2009 healthcare town hall in Phoenix, legislators said that more than half of Arizona’s $4 billion budget deficit was the result of paying for three areas of services to illegal immigrants: education, healthcare and incarceration.  

    What does illegal immigration have to do with your costs and your access to medical care when you need it?