Today's News

  • Los Alamos County Final Unofficial Election Results 2012

    The outcomes of Election Day 2012 are all but in the record books. Voters in Los Alamos and across the country in races large and small have spoken. Locally, it appears that Steven Girrens, Kristin Henderson, and Peter Sheehey have been elected to the county council.

    Look for Wednesday's Total Market Circulation edition of the Los Alamos Monitor for a complete wrap up of election results in key local, state, and national elections.  

    Presidential Votes
    Barack Obama 5191
    Mitt Rommey 4796
    Virgil Goode 15
    Gary Johnson 599
    Ross Anderson 15
    Jill Stein 38

    U.S. Senate
    Martin Heinrich 4540
    Heather Wilson 5743
    Jon Ross Barrie 264

    U.S. Representative
    Ben Ray Lujan 5580 AP has called winner
    Jefferson Byrd 4729

    State Representative
    Stephanie Garcia Richard 4766 
    Jim Hall 5533

    County Council
    Peter Sheehey 4691
    Michael Redondo 3453
    Kristin Henderson 4816
    Marc Clay 4672
    Vincent Chiravalle 4581
    Steve Girrens 4810

    County Clerk
    Nathan Hjelm 3669
    Sharon Stover 6125

  • National Results: Presidential race

    States already called:

    Obama wins Vermont, Illinois, Deleware, New Jersey, Massachussetts, Washington, D.C., Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin,

    Romney wins Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alabama, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Nebraska, Mississippi, Texas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Kansas, Utah,

  • Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation's economy is getting better.

    There was wide agreement that the economy still has far to go — three-fourths of voters said it was poor or not so good, according to preliminary results of exit polls. Only a fourth thought they were better off financially than four years ago when President Barack Obama was elected.

    The survey of voters as they left polling places showed 6 in 10 ranked the economy the top issue. The majority who don't yet see economic improvement were roughly divided over whether things were getting even worse or just stuck in place.

    Joseph Neat, a stay-at-home father in Hagerstown, Md., said he voted for Republican Mitt Romney because Obama has had enough time to deal with the economic troubles affecting families, especially gasoline prices that he called "insane."

  • Thank You 11-06-12

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos would like to thank the community for its generous support of our recent flower bulbs fundraiser to support our annual end-of-year financial awards to Los Alamos High School seniors. 
    Through the hard work of a dedicated club committee and the interest of our many customers, we also collected numerous donations of bulbs purchased for the new LAHS Memorial Garden, which is being designed and built through collaborations among our Rotary Club, Los Alamos Public Schools, Oasis Landscape and Los Alamos Landscaping. 
    With several hundred bulbs purchased specifically for the Memorial Garden, it will be resplendent in springtime with red tulips, pink tulips and daffodils.
    The garden is now under construction on the LAHS campus between the library and gym complex, close to Diamond Drive.
    Our note of appreciation would not be complete without thanking Los Alamos National Bank, CB Fox and Dixie Girl Restaurant for providing space for us on several occasions to conduct our sales; a special thank-you also goes to Fuller Lodge Art Center and Crossroads Bible Church for giving us outdoor space during the recent arts and crafts fair held at the church to benefit the art center.

  • Be There 11-06-12

    Join Terry Foxx, Katy Korkos and Fairley Barnes for a class about creating travel and nature journals. Learn ways to document observations, feelings and experiences to provide a simple, but memorable record of travel or nature experiences. Three sessions, Nov. 6, 13 and 20. 6-8 p.m. $50/$40 for members. All materials provided. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents local students who competed in the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico competition as the Brown Bag Performance. The free event will be at noon at Fuller Lodge.

    Nationally recognized trumpeter Jan McDonald will play at an Italian fundraiser dinner at Trinity on the Hill Church’s Kelly Hall. McDonald directed the ’Topper band for 30 years. Tickets for dinner are $8 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. The menu includes a choice of lasagna, fettuccine with a choice of marinara or Alfredo sauces or Asian rice noodles with spicy sauce, salad, bread, cookie and drink. Dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. McDonald will play from 6-7 p.m. Dine-in and carry-out options are available. For more information, call 412-8739.

  • Assets in Action: Be a good role model

    This week, I’d like to continue along the Community Values Youth path, with a spin on Community Values Itself.
    Thank goodness it is Election Day, because it will finally be over tonight.
    Perhaps the Mayans were wrong and they didn’t mean the world would end, but by the time this election came to pass, we might wish it had ended.
    The most important thing is that if you are eligible to vote, that you cast your ballot. I believe if you don’t vote, you forfeit the right to complain.
    As a nation, we have been horrible role models to our children during this entire process.
    So take a minute to see it through the eyes of the children.
    As a speech communications major, I love to listen to the debates and try not to argue with the television … I said, I try.
    No matter what the outcome, tomorrow we need to do a good job to model acting like grown-ups.
    Try and be old school tomorrow and reflect back on the days when you honored the position, no matter who sat behind the desk.
    Jenna Bush Hager did a wonderful piece on the “Today Show” this morning, about youth elections.
    We can learn a lot from the children.

  • Police Beat 11-06-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Oct. 26

    (No time given) Kevin Herring, 34, of Los Alamos was issued a summons on a charge of battery in the 4000 block of Sycamore Street.
    (No time given) Eric Mahler, 30 of Santa Fe was issued a summons on a charge of aggravated assault in the 4000 block of Sycamore Street. Mahler was also arrested Oct. 25 at 5:02 p.m. in the 1100 block of Sioux on a magistrate court warrant.
    Oct. 27

    3:30 a.m. — Heath Wade, 30, of Los Alamos was arrested on a magistrate court warrant in the 1700 block of 37th Street.
    Oct. 28

    1:20 a.m. — Christopher Wajda, 21, of Los Alamos was charged with shoplifting in the Giant convenience store at 3701 Arkansas Ave.

    11:16 a.m. — A 41-year-old female reported she was the victim of fraud in the 200 block of Rover Boulevard. The amount taken was more than $250 and less than $20,000.

  • Update 11-06-12

    No trash pickup

    In observance of Veterans Day, there will be no trash or recycling collection on Nov. 12. If Monday is your normal pickup day please put out trash and recycling by 8 a.m. Nov. 14 for collection.

    Election results

    LAMonitor.com will be live and access will be free throughout the evening with the latest in election results for all the local, state and national races. The Los Alamos Monitor news team will then produce a complete election wrap up for Wednesday’s edition that will be a Total Market Circulation to most households in the county.

    Business grants

    Learn about various grant opportunities available and if they are a fit for your business from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Small Business Center, 190 Central Park Square. Call Heather Campbell at 661-4803 for more information.

    Ashley Pond

    An informational meeting to show the public the 90 percent Final Design Plans for Ashley Pond Park renovations will be held at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Fuller Lodge.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold a public hearing on a proposed sewer rate increase and restructuring at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at 170 Central Park Square.

  • Chamber hosts 'Free Money Fair'

    Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple said that business owners often ask where they can access grants and other resources that might help boost their enterprises. The LACDC decided to answer that question by organizing a Free Money Fair. The inaugural event takes place Wednesday.
    Los Alamos Small Business Development Center Business advisor Katie Stavert researched available opportunities and organized the fair.
    “Katy’s done a great job of really talking to and bringing together a variety of different sources for what truly is free money, if your business situation or your organization matches up to the particular program,” Holsapple said.
    Representatives will give brief orientations about eight different opportunities, including eligibility requirements and the application process, which should help participants hone in on which programs might be a good fit for their businesses.
    After the orientation, participants can talk individually with presenters to get further clarification about whether their business might qualify for the programs.
    Holsapple believes any business, organization or entrepreneur can find something of interest at the fair.

  • Order modified to include Intellus NM

    The National Nuclear Security Administration and Los Alamos National Security, LLC, submitted a modification to the March 1, 2005 Consent Order and received approval for requested modification from the New Mexico Environment Department Hazardous Waste Bureau.

    The Class 1* equivalent modification to the Consent Order was submitted to the NMED-HWB Oct. 22.

    The modification added a new section, Section III.Z, Public Environmental Database, that requires the maintenance of a publicly accessible database containing data from environmental media collected as part of environmental investigation and monitoring activities. The NMED-HWB approved the modification Oct. 29.  The name of the database is Intellus NM,

    The new Consent Order requirement replaces the Risk Analysis, Communication, Evaluation and Reduction (RACER) database which was terminated by NMED-HWB on Oct. 30.

    “Adding this enforceable requirement to the Consent Order ensures that the laboratory will continue to make its environmental data available to the public,” said Pete Maggiore, assistant manager of the Environmental Projects Office for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Site Office.