Today's News

  • Slideshow: Los Alamos Monitor 50-Fest had something for all ages

    The weather was near-perfect for the Los Alamos Monitor’s 50-Fest celebration Saturday afternoon at Fuller Lodge. The festival was staged as a thank you for Los Alamos in recognition of the news organization’s 50th anniversary. The event featured a number of activities for young and old alike including two bands, lots of birthday cake, and a number of businesses and other organizations exhibiting on the lawn and nearby Central Park Square. Look for more photo coverage at LAMonitor.com and next week in the Los Alamos Monitor

  • Word on the Street 5-19-13

    Teen Pulse staff member Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “What are your summer essentials?”

  • A favor for the Fashion Maven

    Dear readers,


    I have been giving you fashion advice over the past year or so and in return, I would love to receive some feedback from you regarding my articles.

    I will be filling out college applications this summer and your feedback could help support me in my future endeavors regarding fashion and journalism.

    Share with me what you learned, why you enjoy my column and anything else that you find important. 

    Send comments and feedback to enstylopedia@hotmail.com. 

    Thank you so much!

  • LAYG shoots for a good time


    by Tom Hanlon


    For the Los Alamos Young Guns shooting team, the “bang” followed by the explosion of a clay target at a trap shooting match is exciting. 

    At the Los Alamos Sportsmen’s Club, teens participate in shooting trap, skeet and Olympic trap.

    Trap involves one clay target being launched into the air away from the shooter at 40 to 50 mph.  

    The clay target is an inverted saucer shape, 4.25 inches in diameter, made of a mixture of pitch and pulverized limestone. 

  • Oxbow upends Orb in Preakness


    BALTIMORE (AP) — Oxbow put D. Wayne Lukas in the record books again with an upset of Orb in the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, giving the Hall of Fame trainer his 14th win in a Triple Crown race.

    Kentucky Derby winner Orb was unable to find his rhythm after breaking from the rail, and never challenged in finishing fourth. The loss ended any chance of a Triple try at the Belmont Stakes in three weeks, extending the drought to 36 years since Affirmed in 1978 became the 11th horse to sweep the Derby, Preakness and Belmont.

    "I get paid to spoil dreams," the 77-year-old Lukas said. "Unfortunately we go over here and you can't mail 'em in. It's a different surface and a different time. You gotta line 'em up and win 'em."

    Lukas won his sixth Preakness to move one behind Robert Wyndham Walden for most wins in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

    The victory was a long time coming for the dean of trainers. The last time he won a Triple Crown race was the 2000 Belmont with Commendable. And before that, he was a regular in the winner's circle after classic races. At one point, he ran off six in a row — from the 1994 Preakness through the 1996 Derby.

  • Shelter report 05-19-13


    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of adoptable pets just waiting for their forever home. 

    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website: lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting, and donating. Also check out our Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of our adoptable pets at petfinder. com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html. 

    All adoptable pets are microchipped, spayed or neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. 


  • News for retirees 05-19-13 thru 05-25-13


    May 19-25, 2013

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart


    8:45 a.m. Cardio

    10:30 a.m. LARSO Advisory Council

    11:30 a.m. Lunch: Spaghetti and meatballs

  • When cat hairballs become a health issue


    By Angela Clendenin

    Many pet owners love their feline friends, and will do whatever it takes to keep them relaxed and happy. This makes it especially alarming for pet-owners to witness their cat suffer from the discomforting symptoms that come with hairballs.

    Knowing how to prevent this common problem and how to treat it when it occurs is essential to keeping your cat healthy.

    “A hairball is an accumulation of hair in the GI tract,” James Barr said, associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.” It simply accumulates together and is usually contained within the stomach.”

  • Hope springs anew in Los Alamos

    In case you’re a little slow to emerge from your cave after a long winter’s nap, spring has sprung in Los Alamos. 

    Leaves are back on the trees, flowers are blooming and a young man’s thoughts turn to downtown revitalization and sprucing up the look of the town… Huh?

    Well, there are things going on that give one a sense of renewed hope and optimism for the future of Los Alamos. 

    The current composition of the county council gives the sense that it may be more forward-leaning or a bit more activist in its approach to some of the nagging problems that seem to be holding the town back. 

  • ‘Build It’ launches this summer