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  • 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.

  • Jemez Pueblo gains funds for geothermal exploration

  • Holiday travelers wait longer to book flights

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Holiday travelers waited a little longer to book their flights this year, likely holding out for better deals and waiting to see if they would still have a job. And some aren't going at all.

    Travelocity reports that the average advance purchase fell to 55 days for Thanksgiving travel this year. That's 2.6 days later than last year's average.

  • New Mexico News Roundup



    SALT LAKE CITY — Trials should be scheduled early next year for nearly two dozen defendants in a major artifacts looting and trafficking case in the Four Corners area, a U.S. Magistrate Samuel Alba told a roomful of defense attorneys Monday.


  • Outpouring of condolences for Collins family

    A public memorial service for Logan Collins is set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Los Alamos Middle School Gymnasium, followed by a public reception in the LAMS cafeteria.

    Collins, 12, sustained severe head injuries from being struck by a vehicle after exiting an Atomic City Transit bus Wednesday evening on San Ildefonso Road at Hawk Drive.

    The seventh grader was on his way to basketball practice at LAMS gymnasium when the accident occurred.

  • A trip down memory lane: Thanksgiving 1943

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