Today's News

  • Main checkpoint at LANL reduced to one guard. Read the full story in today's Monitor.

    The main entrance into Los Alamos National Laboratory at Jemez Road and Diamond Drive is about to become more fluid for thousands of laboratory employees and other motorists.

  • Breaking News: Diamond Drive's North Road Intersection to re-open Friday

    The North Road Intersection is scheduled to reopen Friday, barring weather or mechanical delays. At this time, a left turn lane from Diamond to North Road will be reinstated. Motorists will be able to make a free right turn from North Road onto Diamond; left turns from North Road to Diamond will not be allowed. 

    Access to Ridgeway from Diamond will remain closed; use Sandia. Right turns from Ridgeway onto Diamond will be permitted; however, left turns from Ridgeway onto Diamond will not be allowed.

  • LAFD Lt. Ben Sanchez calls it a career

  • Los Alamos to develop arts and cultural district designation

    SANTA FE - Los Alamos MainStreet led an effort early this year to apply for state recognition as an Arts and Cultural District. That effort has paid off.

    Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Raton and Taos were selected by state officials to receive funding and assistance toward the special designation, which is likely to translate into increased tourism revenue for the local communities.

  • Local police rely on community to cover expansive area

    Citizens are playing a big role in community policing.

    The Los Alamos Police Department patrols 110 square miles of county on a 24/7 basis with 20 uniformed officers on the best day. They count on residents to stay alert and help keep them informed because they can’t be everywhere all the time.

  • Schools' flu flare up diminishing

    All signs suggest that the first wave of the influenza eruption hitting Los Alamos Public Schools in August is winding down.

    Some 38 students stayed home from Los Alamos Middle School Monday and just 22 today – a marked drop from last week’s absentee high of 149.

    “It’s definitely diminishing,” LAPS Business Manager John Wolfe said this morning. “From what I’ve seen the elementary schools are dropping as well.”

    Los Alamos High School seems to have been affected least by the local flu outbreak.

  • Siting committee meeting attendance down

    Things are coming down to the wire for the Municipal Building Siting Citizens’ Selection Committee.

    Committee members are working feverishly in an effort to be able to provide council with their recommendations for a new municipal building site by Sept. 30.

    On Thursday, the committee will not only hold their regularly scheduled meeting, but they will also host a meet and greet session from 5:30 to 6 p.m. in council chambers.

  • TWEAK goes full throttle

    Community Education students at UNM-Los Alamos built an electronic vehicle in just one month this summer.

    Instructor Michael Ham and his classes produced a working prototype of TWEAK (Three-Wheeled Electric Alternative by KinAesthetic Wind).

    “The idea was to build a small commuter vehicle that would be inexpensive — similar to a motorcycle but safer,” Ham said.

  • Cross country: Pittman, Walker win at scrimmage

    Runners from the Los Alamos Hilltopper cross country boys and girls teams took first place in both races at Saturday’s La Cueva scrimmage.

    Holly Walker of Los Alamos set the pace in Saturday’s girls race, winning the contest in 20 minutes, 16 seconds. Walker is returning for her senior season in 2009.

    Meanwhile, Senior Kyle Pittman earned the victory in the boys race Saturday with his time of 16:21. Pittman is the top returner for the Hilltopper boys and one of the top runners in the state.

  • Health and fitness: Bodybuilding show continues to grow

    Returning Sept. 12 for its sixth year is the Southern Rockies Natural Bodybuilding and Figure Competition.

    Once again you can expect a bigger and better show.

    This year the competition will feature competitors from throughout New Mexico and from around the country.

    The level of competition is even greater than in past years. Each competitive group – men’s bodybuilding, women’s bodybuilding, women’s figure, and women’s fitness model – has several strong competitors and the judges may have their work cut out for them.