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Today's News

  • Holiday cheer to be featured at Brown Bag show

    The holiday spirit is here and at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at Fuller Lodge, the season’s music will ring through the air during the Los Alamos Arts Council’s Brown Bag concert.

    The Black Mesa Quintet will take the stage to perform selections from “Carmen” by Bizet and the “Second Suite in F” by Holst. Some Renaissance music will also be heard during the free concert.

    Additionally, the musicians will play a few holiday pieces such as “He is Divine” and “O Holy Night.”

  • Christmas tree permits available at historical museum

    The Los Alamos Historical Museum Shop, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, is selling Christmas tree permits again this year.

    The permits are $10 and will be available during the museum’s regular hours, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday. Permits are available beginning Monday although tree cutting is not permitted until Friday.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: In loving memory

    I apologize, but my column is taking a different turn this week. I find it very hard to write something upbeat when so many are sad after the events of the week.

    This week, we lost an Asset in the community, with the passing of Logan Collins.

    Logan was a wonderful boy and many adults and children throughout the community are saddened by the loss.

    Logan was a soccer player, a basketball player, a Boy Scout and much more. He always had a smile on his face and was always willing to help at the drop of a hat.

  • 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.

  • Reply to “Let Me In” criticism

    In response to George Jennings, Jr.’s letter regarding the production in Los Alamos of the film, “Let Me In,” please allow me to address his concern on behalf of the “Let Me In” production team.

  • No more mugs in "Police Beat"

    It appears the Monitor is now publishing “mug shots” alongside the items listed in the Police Beat.  I and many others I’ve spoken with are surprised and horrified.  “Charge or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.”  That statement above the   Police Beat appears to have little merit now.  To me, mug shots imply guilt.  I can’t think of a better way for the Monitor to influence public opinion against those that may or may not be guilty.

  • Other perceptions about the lab

    I would like to compare “LANL’s Community Leaders Study (CLS)” of October 2009, available at www.lanl.gov/cpo/ with the Community Survey Report for Northern New Mexico, (CSR) available from (joken@valornet.com).