Today's News

  • Gulf Fishermen Reel From Seafood Troubles

    Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the BP spill may be far from over.

  • Raw Video: Tornado Appears During Wedding
  • Rep. Jim Hall's District 43 Report

    This is the third in my monthly series on “doings” in District 43.  It will be brief since I submitted previous articles on two major issues this month--Opioid Abuse and on Forest Restoration.  Other activities since the middle of April included a meeting with the Northern New Mexico branch of the National Association of Women Small Business Owners.  I heard many inspiring stories of successful startups in Northern New Mexico, usually at the cost of many, many hours and great financial risk. 

  • Iowa Man With Zebra, Parrot in Truck Gets DUI
  • Truthdig.com's Santa Fe retreat makes side trip to LA

    Truthdig.com’s bus tour to New Mexico and Santa Fe made a side trip to Los Alamos Wednesday.

    After visiting the Bradbury Science Museum, the 60-person tour had a picnic lunch at Ashley Pond and listened to Greg Mello give a brief talk on the area. Mello said afterward the tour was heading to Bandelier National Monument. Among the people on the tour were Truthdig contributors Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Col. Ann Wright. Among some of the people scheduled to meet the tour in Santa Fe include actress Shirley MacLaine and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.

  • Two from LANL selected for DOE Early Career Awards

    Amy Clarke of Los Alamos National Lab’s Metallurgy group and Ivan Vitev of the lab’s Nuclear and Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology group are among the recipients of the DOE Office of Science 2012 Early Career Awards.
    The DOE Office of Science recently announced the researchers who have been selected for a financial award under the fiscal year 2012 Early Career Research Program.
    The funding opportunity for researchers in universities and DOE national laboratories supports the development of individual research programs of outstanding scientists early in their careers and stimulates research careers in the disciplines supported by the Office of Science.

  • LA drivers honored at AARP

    AARP Driver Safety Program State Coordinator Wayne Rose and AARP Program Zone Coordinator Bob Jacob, far right, presented awards to Betty Ehart Senior Center Executive Director Pauline Sanchez, White Rock Senior Center Coordinator Annie Bard, Betty Ehart Administrative Assistant Kay Buric and Los Alamos County Driver Safety Program District Coordinator Dick Foster for teaching a program aimed at empowering seniors with up-to-date driving skills. Seniors who take the four-hour course may be eligible for automobile insurance discounts

  • Local Courts: On the Docket 05-23-12

    May 14

    Robert Groff, 81, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Los Alamos Municipal Court to shoplifting gloves at Metzger’s ‘Do it Best’ Hardware in Los Alamos. Judge Alan Kirk deferred Groff’s sentence for 30 days pending he not acquire any additional citations. He was ordered to pay a $41 court fee.

    Ronald Parker, 51, of Los Alamos, pleaded guilty in Municipal Court to not having valid registration after being stopped for speeding. Kirk deferred Parker’s sentence for 30 days and ordered him to pay a $46 court fee.

    Charles Sterba, 53, of Los Alamos, pleaded not guilty in Municipal Court for failure to use a turn signal. Kirk found Sterba guilty and ordered him to pay $71 in court fees and fines.

  • Classified information

    Those of you who are regular readers and users of the Los Alamos Monitor’s classified section noticed some changes Tuesday.
    The newspaper has officially launched a new classified system that offers advertisers a number of enhancements that will make classified ads easier to use and more useful for readers.
    Classified advertisers now have the option of adding photos, attention-getters, and even logos to their line ads. In addition, a number of overlapping categories have been eliminated which will make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for more quickly.
    This investment by the Los Alamos Monitor is designed to enhance the classified advertising experience and make it even easier to bring buyers and sellers together.

  • Update 05-23-12

    School board

    The School Board will meet at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in the LAHS Speech Theater.  Agenda items include final approval of the 2013 budget, selection of the builder for the new Middle School, and a round-table discussion with PTOs and site councils. 

    Council forum

    Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and the Los Alamos Monitor have invited all County Council candidates to participate in a forum set for 6 p.m. Thursday. Watch for more details in the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Memorial Day