Local News

  • Officials chase unconfirmed al-Qaida bomb threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. counterterrorism officials are chasing a credible but unconfirmed al-Qaida threat to set off a car bomb on bridges or tunnels in New York City or Washington. It was the first word of an "active plot" timed to coincide with the somber commemoration of the terror group's 9/11 attacks a decade ago that killed nearly 3,000 people.

    Counterterrorism officials were investigating the threat throughout the night and into Friday, as police in New York and Washington said they would increase their already stepped-up staffing levels in light of the recent intelligence.

  • Be There 09-08-11




    A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.


  • Construction on Diamond
  • Martinez commemorates Literacy Day

    Governor Susana Martinez joined Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry and Will Steinsiek, Executive Director for ReadWest Inc., at the Main Library in Albuquerque to attend “A Celebration of Literacy,” an event commemorating International Literacy Day. The Governor has also proclaimed today “Literacy Day in New Mexico.” 

  • State briefs 9-8-11

    Fired officer accused of propositioning suspect 


    ALBUQUERQUE — A Santa Fe woman says the New Mexico state police officer caught on video having sex on the hood of his patrol car propositioned her in April during her drunken-driving arrest.

  • On the docket 9-8-11

    Aug. 31


  • Analysis: Rural New Mexico risks loss in redistricting

    SANTA FE — Rural New Mexico and part of the city of Albuquerque are on the political chopping block as lawmakers consider how to redraw boundaries of legislative districts to adjust for population changes during the past decade.

    Eastern and north-central portions of the state are at risk of losing representation in the Legislature because the region’s growth since 2000 has lagged behind statewide population increases. The same is true for central sections of Albuquerque.

  • Senate Committee OKs $11 billion to NNSA

     U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall said a spending bill working its way through the Senate Wednesday contains significant support for New Mexico’s two national laboratories.

     The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2012 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which funds the labs and various important New Mexico water projects; the measure is now ready for full Senate action.

  • Trinity Drive still hot topic

    Council Chambers were filled to overflowing for Tuesday night’s debate over proposed changes to Trinity Drive.
    A show of hands revealed a fairly even split between those opposed to anything less than four lanes (many wore signs reading “4 lanes for Trinity”) and those supporting changes that would make Trinity a safer and more “complete” road.

  • LANL remembers 9-11

    A wreath of flowers is laid on the statue dedicated to the people who lost their lives at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. On Thursday, the lab held a ceremony to remember those who died in the 9-11 attacks. More coverage of the event will be in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.