Today's News

  • Commander predicts nuclear weapons tests



    The commander of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center says the United States doesn't need to test nuclear weapons at this point, but will in the future.

  • Still standing on the rock

    In a letter to the editor published Dec. 10, 1992 in the Los Alamos Monitor, military veteran and local resident Fred Farnsworth wrote the following about war, faith and family:

    “A little after midnight in the early morning darkness of the third day of the new year of 1929, dad left the little campground shack in Klamath, Calif. Mom was going into labor and it looked like the Klamath Indian midwife was going to need help in delivering the first white baby to be born in this town so a doctor was summoned from Crescent City, 40 miles away.

  • George Otto Bjarke: An American hero

    Veterans Day is a time to commemorate men and women who died while serving America in times of war. Those who gave their lives and those fortunate enough to come home deserve respect and gratitude for their sacrifices.  


     The stories of these brave men and women vary and each is a treasure to their families and friends.


    One of these stories has a place in Los Alamos history. George Otto Bjarke was one of five children who grew up in Tacoma, Wash.


  • Armed convoy climbs the hill

    An unusual road show was spotted approaching Los Alamos Oct. 31.


    Along with a big rig, the convoy included an assortment of support vehicles with darkened windows.


    Lacking the cargo of cylindrical Trupak casks, the truck was clearly not deadheading back to Los Alamos National Laboratory after a nuclear waste delivery to the Waste Isolation Pilot Project in Carlsbad, a familiar sight in these parts.


  • Laurent finds herself at home in Los Alamos

      Moving to a new town and settling in can be rough sometimes, but for Anne Laurent moving to Los Alamos from Michigan and settling in was a piece of cake.


    Laurent came to the Atomic City nearly two months ago when she was hired as the new capital projects and facilities director for the county. Since then, she’s been working on new ways to streamline the capital projects process and find ways to cut down on costs without compromising quality, she said.


  • College feels economic crunch

    UNM-Los Alamos is feeling the pinch affecting so many institutions and businesses these days. Department heads expressed the challenges they are facing during an Advisory Board meeting Monday evening in the Student Center.


    “The news going into 2010 is that we’ve been buffered…so we’re going to have to tighten our belts to the tune of $65,000,” Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough said, adding that $65,000 is less than 1 percent of the school’s budget and something that is doable.


  • LAVNS given national recognition

    Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service recently announced that it has been named to the 2008 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States.

    This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

  • Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity


    Los Alamos National Bank CEO Bill Enlo greets Loretta Pacheco during the groundbreaking for a new home for her family. The project built by employees of the bank and Habitat for Humanity should be ready for the Pacheco family next year.

    Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity

  • Cafe Sushi struggles through road construction

    As has been the case with other businesses near the construction zone along Diamond Drive, Cafe Sushi is feeling a marked decrease in lunchtime customers.

    Customer Karen Alaniz explained that a friend of hers went to the restaurant recently at noon to find that he was the first customer for the day. Owner Ana Fukui looked to be on the verge of tears, Alaniz said.

  • Bus shelters crop up around town

    With cold weather already upon us and the chance of snow showers looming ever closer, Transit Manager Mike Davis and Engineering Project Manager Betsy Lucido are coordinating efforts with construction crews to erect bus shelters around town for Atomic City Transit riders. So far, two shelters have been built, but more shelters will be installed as part of the Diamond Drive project.