Today's News

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: McCranie changing the world one panel at a time

    “I was 5 or 6 when I drew my first comic,” said cartoonist Stephen McCranie.

  • Landmark Communications to sell 100 newspapers, including the Monitor

    The Los Alamos Monitor may soon be in new hands.The Batten family, which owns Landmark Communications, announced today that it plans to sell the company, which owns the Weather Channel and nearly 100 newspapers across the United States, including the Monitor.Landmark has owned the Monitor since August 1978, said Monitor publisher Ralph Damiani.“Landmark has always been a company of high principals and a strong commitment to local communities,” Damiani said this morning.

  • Lecturer to discuss a fascinating transformation Tuesday

    A single act can create significant changes. Just look at what occurred in Albuquerque during the 1920s and 1930s.During this time period, a campaign was underway to make Albuquerque the crossroads of New Mexico.To accomplish this, the city worked to realign Route 66. Instead of running north to south, city officials including mayor ex-officio and former governor Clyde Tingley, worked to realign the highway from east and west.

  • Making a deal with the devil

    The Los Alamos Little Theatre kicks off the New Year with a brand new show: “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet, the 20th-century Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, novelist and short-story author. The show is coupled with the premiere of “Yogurt Security,” local playwright Robert F. Benjamin’s and Elaine Jarvik’s 10-minute satire on life in Los Alamos and travel under the latest TSA regulations.

  • Book group to discuss how to save the environment

    The Greenland Ice Sheet has experienced record melting in recent years and is likely to contribute to sea level rise as well as to possible changes in ocean circulation in the future.Meanwhile, the annual addition of 70 million people to world population stresses resources in countries where water tables are falling and wells are going dry, forests are shrinking, soils are eroding and grasslands are turning into deserts. Where countries are overwhelmed by these trends, weaker governments are breaking down. Each year the number of failing states increases.

  • Community input requested

    Community input requested

    The Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Board of Education would like input from community members regarding the hiring of a new superintendent to replace James Anderson who is retiring Aug. 1.

  • Flood at Reel Deal well-timed

    Plummeting temperatures Friday evening caused a sprinkler head in the fire suppression system at the Reel Deal Theater to burst, sending water cascading into the lobby.“It all happened around 6:50 p.m., just as the movies were ending,” said Jim O’Donnell, whose family owns the movie theater.“We shut off the water main to the building, but water kept pouring out of the sprinkler head.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers meet Panthers in Poe Corn 1st round

    While it won’t have to be concerned with Elks, the Los Alamos boys varsity basketball team may have to watch out for aliens.Los Alamos will play in its second consecutive tournament this week. The Poe Corn Invitational starts Thursday, co-hosted by Roswell and Goddard High Schools.The tournament has been striving to become more of a tournament for Class AAAA competition, and seven of the eight teams are AAAA New Mexico schools. The only interloper is Catalina, a team from Tucson, Ariz.The Hilltoppers start the tournament at 6 p.m.

  • Council watch 2008

    The county council has some big decisions to make in the coming year, with long-lasting consequences for the future of Los Alamos County. Council will be allocating tens of millions of dollars on capital improvement projects for the county this year, from the Judicial Complex to Airport Basin, and along the way it will be refining the whole process used to allocate funds.Debate in council has centered on how best to improve the capital improvement project process, so that councilors will not be blindsided by escalating costs. At the Dec.

  • Community urged to protect identities

    A Los Alamos resident was notified by Los Alamos National Laboratory last month that his personal information may have been compromised by a malicious attacker.