Today's News

  • Economic stimulus outcome not dramatic but measurable

    New Mexico’s economic stimulus money will begin to peter out in July. From the numbers, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act didn’t live up to our biggest expectations, which were very big, but it defied predictions by pessimists.
    In a nutshell, stimulus funding didn’t jumpstart our economy, but it kept the bottom from falling out and bought us some time. If you were one of the people who got or kept a job supported by stimulus money, and you’re now about to be unemployed, it’s at least a better time to be job hunting than it was in the depths of the downturn.

  • It’s getting APPalling out there

    My wife and I broke down the other day and got ourselves some smart phones.  But it turns out that the phones really aren’t all that smart.  
    My phone couldn’t learn even the simplest of dog tricks like roll over, beg or fetch.  It does however stay with amazing non-agility.
    It didn’t take long for us to find ourselves downloading apps. Reading apps.  Game apps.  Navigation apps.  Productivity apps.  
    I suddenly knew what it felt like for Columbus, opening your eyes one morning and discovering a new world.  
    Well, almost exactly like that, except that I didn’t get to destroy civilizations, steal riches or brutalize and enslave any Indians.

  • LAHS athletics: Delano, Blair win Clendenen Awards

    Shannon Blair and Graham Delano were named the 2011 recipients of the Clendenen Student Athlete Award.
    The two Los Alamos High School graduating seniors were named this year's award winners at a ceremony Thursday night at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    Delano and Blair were selected for the honor among 19 total male and female student-athletes nominated.
    See Sunday's Monitor for more information.

  • Last shuttle spacewalkers make history above Earth

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA completed its part in the construction of the International Space Station on Friday, with the final spacewalkers in the 30-year shuttle program attaching an extension boom.

    "Twelve years of building and 15 countries and now it's the Parthenon in the sky and hopefully the doorstep to our future," spacewalker Gregory Chamitoff before heading back inside. "So congratulations everybody on assembly complete."

  • Nuke expert chosen to lead lab

    Monitor Staff Report

    Michael Anastasio said he had hoped to retire June 1 as the director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It looks like he got his wish.

    On Thursday, Charles McMillan was appointed director of LANL and president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the lab for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

    The appointments were announced by Norman Pattiz, chairman of the LANS Board of Governors, and are effective June 1, 2011.

    McMillan becomes the 10th director in the laboratory’s nearly 70-year history.

  • County begins clubhouse demolition

    From a press release

    Residents and commuters on Diamond Drive will soon notice contractor activity at the Golf Course as the demolition of the former Clubhouse and adjacent swimming pool facility gets underway.

    The demolition contractor, Coronado Wrecking and Salvage, will install a fence around these building areas later this week. The first phase of demolition will include removal of hazardous materials such as asbestos, which begins Monday, April 25.

    These activities will not be visible to the public or have public impacts. Work on abatement will continue through May. Demolition activities will begin later in June, and will include large trucks hauling away debris from the site via Diamond Drive.

  • Be There 05-26-11

    June 1
    The    Sierra  Club  will  have  a    public    meeting  at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Meeting Rooms, Mesa Public Library. Water Monitoring Program Manager Danny Katzman will speak on, “LANL’s Stormwater Management Projects and Protection of the Rio Grande.”

    June 2
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested in the Lions Club should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    June 5

  • Thank you 05-26-11

    Thanks for the help

    We would like to thank the teachers of the Montessori School through the high school, that helped my middle one achieve her goals. Thank you so much for your support!

    The Weiss family

    Kite Fest was a success
    The Los Alamos Arts Council would like to thank the many people who came together and made the 14th Annual Kite Festival a success again this year.

  • Search is on for Mrs. Los Alamos

    Sheree Talman, Executive State Director for the Mrs. New Mexico Pageant, states the pageant is seeking applicants for the title of Mrs. Los Alamos.
    Once selected, the lady will advance on to represent her community in the 2012 Mrs. New Mexico Pageant on Feb. 4, 2012 at the Rodey Theatre in Albuquerque.  
    Local titleholders will compete to win a prize package valued at over $8,000 including an all expense paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America Pageant.
    Applicants must be at least 18 years old (no age limit), married at the time of competition and a New Mexico resident, no performing talent required.  

  • State Briefs 05-26-11

    Lawmaker wants end to feuding over audits

    SANTA FE — Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera continues to draw fire over state auditing of special education enrollment and other public school records.
    Several members of the Legislative Education Study Committee on Wednesday complained about Skandera suggesting last month that schools might be “gaming the system” to increase state aid.
    Democratic Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton of Albuquerque said Skandera’s comments were damaging to schools.
    Skandera defended the Public Education Department’s review, saying it was to ensure all schools get a fair share of financing.