Today's News

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board to convene Monday

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Lecture Hall, Building 2.

    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss various topics related to the budget.

    The meeting is open to the public.

  • The significance of the beard

    Bill Richardson’s beard is much more significant than you might imagine. But, first, let me reminisce.It started like this. The late 1940s. The first television signal had been broadcast from New York two decades earlier, but the first signal this 10-year-old saw was a picture of flamboyant Gorgeous George prancing around a wrestling ring.We lived in a government project, which is noteworthy only to explain this was not a neighborhood where the latest technology would be on display.

  • State weighs meadow mouse recovery plan

    An upcoming meeting of the New Mexico Fish and Game Commission will consider adopting a recovery plan for two small rodents listed as endangered under the Wildlife Conservation Act.At the Jemez Mountains Science Symposium Friday, Leland Pierce, the state’s recovery coordinator for terrestrial species alerted the scientific community that the state was trying to raise public awareness about the meadow jumping mouse and the Arizona montane vole.The vole is known to dwell primarily in Catron County along the border with Arizona; the meadow jumping mouse has sev

  • Wallace an ‘outstanding woman’

    Longtime Los Alamos Representative Jeannette Wallace has been chosen as one of New Mexico’s outstanding women of the year.“I’m quite pleased and very proud of my mother,” Terry Wallace said this morning.

  • Thinking Makes It So: Wherever you go, there you aren't

    The airplane itself served as a kind of cramped limbo: hours of “Desperate Housewives” on the TV screens, food meant for paper dolls and a constant stream of semi-interesting information – pages of books we no longer felt like reading and chit-chat with strangers about each other’s unconnected lives.

  • Jack Henry Knight

    KNIGHT – Jack Henry Knight, born Sept. 23, 1919, died March 27, 2008. Jack came to Los Alamos in 1953, worked 30 years for the Protection Force and 20 years part-time for Los Alamos National Laboratory. Jack is survived by Buddy Jack and two grandchildren in Midland, Texas; Don and three grandchildren in Corrales, N.M.; Jeanne with one grandchild and two great-grandchildren in Las Cruces N.M.; and three brothers and two sisters across the country. Goodbye, Dad. We love you.

  • Write an essay, win a house

    The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, one newly remodeled bathroom, one-car garage, Jacuzzi, outdoor fireplace, dog run and a woodshop. It’s located on a cul-de-sac walking distance from an elementary school and only a short drive to Los Alamos National Laboratory.It could be yours for $100.The current housing market in Los Alamos County heavily favors buyers, and many sellers have given up hope of getting back what they paid for their homes.

  • Tell the truth - but tell it slant

    Four/five kernels As a journalist, it’s important to keep your priorities straight. The story comes first, and when you’re writing it, you – and your own ambitions – don’t matter. However, a person can get mixed up when a big story for means big money for him.Kirk Douglas stars as a crooked reporter in the next film up in Mesa Public Library’s free monthly series, Billy Wilder’s “Ace in the Hole” (1951), screening at 6:30 p.m.

  • When will enough be enough?

    While it is difficult to accept, it is the way a free economy works. Big oil companies report obscene profits – in the billions – yet gasoline prices keep rising.The national average price for a gallon of gas at the pump is $3.29 today, compared to $3.17 last month and $2.69 last year. Prices will top $4 per gallon this summer, according to projections.Oil prices reported a “dip” this morning to $101 per barrel. But that is little comfort. Telling us oil prices are up or down is meaningless information.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Scientist practices the social gospel

    A few years ago, Carl Newton was one of a handful of people from Los Alamos who publicly defended Wen Ho Lee, a neighbor whose children Newton coached in soccer.“I had a feeling he was being railroaded,” said Newton, who wrote letters to the Monitor, gave an interview on National Public Radio and was the local contact for the Wen Ho Lee defense fund.“There may have been reasons for the laboratory to be upset with him, but there was no reason to charge him with espionage,” he said, recalling Judge James Parker’s excoriating rebuke to t