Today's News

  • Cambodia's Hope draws accomplished volunteers

    Local engineer and worldwide mountaineer Chris Horley has joined a growing number of volunteers contributing their expertise to Cambodia’s Hope, a nonprofit organization for orphans.

    “Given the development of so many different projects as we grow, there are plenty of needs to be met so we have been developing a volunteer program over the last 18 months,” co-founder Marvel Kellogg said.

  • LANL models new climate domain

    Los Alamos National Laboratory is confronting one of the most alarming and most poorly understood implications of global warming.

    What would happen if the vast ice sheets of West Antarctica or Greenland, both already showing signs of climate stress, began to melt even faster?

    How long might it take for sea levels to rise? Would oceans swell by several meters and cause harbors and beaches to flood? What islands might become totally submerged?

    How quickly would that happen?

  • Attracting attention through an onion dome

    Do you ever give directions by saying, “Take a right at the Orthodox Church?” Probably not, because nobody seems to know where it is!

    By the end of the year it will be easy to find because the members of St. Dimitri’s Orthodox Church are planning to add an onion dome that can be clearly seen from Diamond Drive.

    The church is tucked in a cul-de-sac on 39th Street and people have to drive through road construction to get to it. The outside looks like a brown house, but the inside looks and feels like a church.


    Rene Bass Feldman died peacefully on Friday, September 26th, after a brief illness. Rene was born in Brooklyn, NY, on March 12th, 1933. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1957 and a Master of Science degree in computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1972.

    Rene was a staff member at The Los Alamos National Laboratory before moving to Chevy Chase, MD, where she was a staff member at the University of Maryland. In addition to science, she enjoyed cooking, reading and discussing all things interesting.

  • U.S. election recommendations


    This year the Congressional elections are very important as we are electing a new Senator and three new Congressmen – including one from our own Third District.

    In the Third District, two newcomers and one long-time politician are seeking the post.

    Ben Ray Lujan is the Democratic candidate, Dan East won the Republican nod and Carol Miller is running as an independent.

    The Monitor is recommending voters go with Carol Miller.

  • Council candidates define positions during forum

    The pace was swift and the atmosphere cordial at the candidate forum co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women Wednesday evening.

    Community members filled the chairs and lined the walls of Fuller Lodge to hear the five candidates vying for three county council seats express their positions on a multitude of issues during the two-hour event.


  • Diamond Drive Phase II coming into home stretch

    With temperatures dropping and cool weather quickly setting in, it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter is right around the corner.

    With Old Man Winter comes the usual headaches; icy roads, slush, hazardous driving conditions and a plethora of other hassles associated with the winter months.

    In addition to the usual winter worries, Los Alamos residents seem to have another worry which may be affected by inclement weather: The Diamond Drive Phase II project.

  • Weapons designer ponders exit strategy

    Joe Martz has been a man on a mission for the last six months, giving versions of his thoughts about transforming the nuclear weapons complex.

    As the nuclear weapons program director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the intense and articulate Martz not only has a stake in the outcome, he also professes a longstanding commitment for breaking through some of the limitations of current policy.

  • Cross country: LAMS posts good outing

    Los Alamos Middle School’s cross country teams continued their trophy-collecting at Thursday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Sean Reardon, Nick Hill and Aaron Roybal took the top three spots in the eighth-grade boys race, with teammates Aaron Nguyen and Daniel Romero following in fifth and seventh places to win the team title Wednesday. The Hawks’ score of 18 was just three points shy of perfection.  

    Along with strong finishes by the other eight members of the team, LAMS finished 85 points ahead of second-place Moriarty.

  • Volleyball: LA tops Taos in District 2-4A opener Wednesday

    Occasionally in volleyball, one team throws another team a curveball.

    In Wednesday’s District 2AAAA opener, the Taos Tigers may have done that to the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.

    Fortunately, there was plenty of time for the Hilltoppers to adjust.

    The Tigers, who are in the middle of a rough 2008 season having won just seven games in 12 matches, wouldn’t go away in either of the first two games Wednesday. The Tigers even held a solid lead for a good portion of the second game.