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Today's News

  • County preps to close 15th and Central Wednesday

    Wednesday, Dec. 28, the Central Avenue and 15th Street intersection will be closed to through traffic in all directions. This will be a full day closure to allow the Municipal Building Complex contractor to repair and patch previous utility trenching on Central and 15th Street.

    Detour signs for both 15th Street and Central Avenue will be posted. Watch for construction equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

    The following detours apply to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians:

  • Video: Tiny Polar Bear Cub Opens Eyes

    Siku, a month-old polar bear cub in Denmark opens his eyes for the first time. The cub was taken from his mother after she was not producing enough milk to feed him.

  • VIDEO: Police Find 7 Dead in Fort Worth-Area Apartment

    Seven people believed to be related had opened their Christmas gifts and started cleaning up the wrapping paper when they were shot to death, police said Sunday. It happened in an apartment near Fort Worth, Texas.

  • NM lawmaker joins call for taxing online purchases

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says one way to help the state pull itself out of a financial hardship is to tax online purchases.

    This year, $30 billion wasn't spent in malls, it was spent online. New Mexico Rep. Eleanor Chavez of Bernalillo says some of that is tax money the state is losing out on.

    Chavez is one of several lawmakers who will be sponsoring legislation this upcoming session that will allow New Mexico to tax online retailers.

    Chavez tells KOAT-TV online purchases create unfair competition, so what lawmakers really want to do is level the playing field and at the same time help small businesses in the state.

  • Lions, Pats Earn Playoff Berths

    The Lions are in the playoffs for the first time since 1999, after Saturday's win over the Chargers. The Patriots earned a first-round bye with a win. Cam Newton breaks Manning's rookie passing mark in Carolina's win over Tampa Bay.

  • Even Santa Reads The Los Alamos Monitor!

    From all of us at the Los Alamos Monitor to all of you... We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Congress yanks cash away from CMRR nuke lab

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — It will be about a year before construction can start on a new plutonium laboratory at Los Alamos after Congress pulled back funding for the project and restricted how the money can be spent.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports the congressional action also raises questions about the long-term prospects for the new Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility.

    The final congressional report said that no construction activities are funded for the CMRR-Nuclear Facility during Fiscal Year 2012.

  • Raw Video: Pope Celebrates Christmas Eve Mass

    Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, kicking off a two weeks of public appearances that will test his stamina.

  • Thousands enjoy merry Christmas in Bethlehem

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Tens of thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus on a raw, breezy and rainy night.

    With turnout at its highest in more than a decade, proud Palestinian officials said they were praying the celebrations would bring them closer to their dream of independence.

    Bethlehem, like the rest of the West Bank, fell onto hard times after the Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation broke out in late 2000. As the fighting has subsided in recent years, the tourists have returned in large numbers.

  • Follow Santa on His Magical Journey Around the World

    Click here to keep up with Santa Claus as he makes his annual trek around the world to deliver Christmas gifts.