Local News

  • The other side of Los Alamos

    Los Alamos is a wealthy town filled with highly educated people, but that does not spare it from a representative share of mentally distressed residents, supporting the notion that there is a fine line between genius and insanity.

    Local police reports are loaded with domestic disputes, assaults upon peace officers and instances of more bizarre behaviors.

    Affected individuals are attended to through local mental health systems, law enforcement and church communities as warranted.

  • 11-25 Update

    LAAC Brown Bag performance

      Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag Performance Series presents Black Mesa Brass Quintet at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fuller Lodge.

    Get some early shopping done

  • News Alert - Community Leaders Survey contains tidings of improved perceptions of LANL



  • Magistrate judge seeks third term

  • Governor appoints Falls to lead Human Services Department

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson says he has appointed acting Human Services secretary to head the state Human Services Department.

    Richardson says Katie Falls has served as acting human services secretary for the past two months since the departure of former Human Services Secretary Pam Hyde for a federal appointment.

    The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Hyde as administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

  • NEWS ALERT - Lab hit with $960,000 fine

    Read more in Tuesday's Monitor.

  • How to have a safe and happy holiday

    The National Crime Prevention Council, the organization best known for its icon, McGruff the Crime Dog, says Thanksgiving Day starts the holiday season where we need to remember to protect ourselves, family and home when  traveling or staying close to home with our loved ones.  

    NCPC suggests following these safety tips to avoid problems during your travels or while at home enjoying a feast with family and friends.

    In planning safe travels:

  • Music, dance fulfill “Renaissance” man’s life

    It’s amazing what a pair of dancing shoes can do. For Bruce Dropesky, the shoes allowed him to meet his wife of 56 years, Beatrice, during a dance in San Antonio, Texas. He also introduced his children, Elaine Hausman and Phillip Dropesky, to dance.

    Hausman said her father loved to dance because of the “intellectual challenge as well as the physical (challenge) and you got to hold a lovely lady in your arms, which is probably the best part.”

  • New ways to prevent crime

    Because police cannot be on every corner in the community, the Los Alamos Police Department has partnered with Crime Reports, creators of the National Crime Map, to help residents provide additional eyes and ears in the fight against crime.

    It’s natural to wonder what’s going on when police flashing lights are spotted in a neighborhood and to know how safe a neighborhood really is.

  • Regulators impose $960,000 fine

    A simmering disagreement between Los Alamos National Laboratory and its state environmental regulator erupted Thursday.

    The dispute has boiled over because of issues related to protecting Santa Fe’s drinking water from the risk of laboratory pollution upstream.