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  • Bandelier bear watch continues

    It has been a busy couple days for Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott.

    On Thursday, the park announced it was entering Stage 2 Fire Restrictions.

    But what happened Wednesday morning was what everybody was talking about.
    A black bear took a swipe at a tent at Ponderosa Campground, slightly injuring a girl who was camping with her scout troop.

    The bear has not been caught as of Friday morning.

    Park officials have set a trap and also set up cameras at the campground, which could be closed for up to 10 days if the bear is not captured.Lott said his entire staff has been notified and the trap is checked periodically.

    The bear may have made a quick getaway because Lott said it has not been seen since.

  • Blindfolded, Bound Kids Found at Kan. Walmart

    A man and woman from suburban Chicago face felony child abuse and child endangerment charges after police said two of their five children were found blindfolded with their arms and legs bound in a Kansas Walmart parking lot.

  • Today in History for June 15th
  • Colo. Fire Official: It's Devastating Up There

    More than 1,200 people are helping fight roughly 80-square-mile wildfire in northern Colorado that has forced hundreds of residents to leave their homes since it started Saturday. Officials say the fire is 15 to 20 percent contained.

  • Vehicles collide at Trinity, Diamond; at least one driver injured -- photos

    Two vehicles collided at the corner of Diamond Drive and Trinity Drive, snarling traffic around 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

    A Chevy Impala, with California tags, apparently was heading northbound on Diamond when it collided with a subcompact SUV heading eastbound on Trinity. Police said the Honda SUV was southbound on Diamond and attempted to make a left onto Trinity when it was involved in the collision with the Impala.

    The Los Alamos Fire Department was quickly on the scene and put the woman driving the Impala on a stretcher and put her in an ambulance for the very short commute to the Los Alamos Medical Center. There was no immediate word on her condition.

  • National park a step closer to reality

    U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman  introduced legislation Thursday that would designate Manhattan Project sites around the country as a National Historical Park.  U.S. Senator Tom Udall is a cosponsor.  

    The legislation stems from the findings of a report prepared by the National Park Service and the Department of Energy that says the best way to preserve and interpret the Manhattan Project is for Congress to establish a national historical park.

    The three sites where much of the critical scientific activity associated with the project occurred:  Los Alamos, Oak Ridge (Tenn.) and Hanford (Wash.).

  • Bandelier enters Stage 2 Fire Restrictions

    Due to increasingly high fire danger levels, Bandelier National Monument will move to Stage II Fire Restrictions as of

    Friday, June 15.  Other agencies in the area have, or will soon, take this action, to increase public safety and protect resources and property.

     

    Stage II Fire Restrictions include:

     

  • Raw Video: Hail Storm Hits Dallas

    Isolated severe storms brewed in the heat of north Texas late Wednesday, pounding the Dallas area with hail as big as baseballs. The hail smashed car windshields and damaged businesses along with mobile homes.

  • Correction 06-14-12

    The photo with “Council OKs CRC items” in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor was incorrectly identified as John Hopkins. The photo is of Chay Rennick, legal counsel to the Charter Review Committee.

  • Clarification 06-14-12

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory held an “employee recognition and celebration” this morning at the Radiological Laboratory Utility Office Building. In a story in Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor, Joni Arends from Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety referred to the event as a “ribbon cutting.”