Local News

  • Byrd wins GOP nomination to take on Lujan

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucumcari rancher Jefferson Byrd has won the Republican nomination for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.

    Byrd will face Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, who ran unopposed.

  • District Attorney race shapes up

    The district attorney race pits two Democrats in the election...

    Los Alamos County final results:

    Lloyd Drager  393

    Angela Pacheco 878

  • Wilson, Heinrich to face off in Senate election

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rep. Martin Heinrich has won the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat and will face former GOP Rep. Heather Wilson in the general election.

    Heinrich defeated state Auditor Hector Balderas on Tuesday. The two-term congressman had 60 percent of the vote with almost half of the expected turnout in the race, according to unofficial results.

  • Romney wins NM primary--county totals statewide

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a vote that was largely symbolic, primary voters in New Mexico on Tuesday threw their support behind GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

    With about 10 percent of the expected vote counted, Romney had 79 percent of the Republican vote to 9 percent for Ron Paul, 8 percent for Rick Santorum and 4 percent for Newt Gingrich.

  • Boy confesses to starting North Mesa Stable fire; two others implicated

    Three small fires broke out within minutes of each other at the North Mesa  Stables Tuesday afternoon, but were quickly extinguished by the Los Alamos Fire Department, according to LAFD battalion chief Richard Garcia and Fire Marshal Brian Nickerson.

    Garcia said there were three spot fires, including a brush fire, a grass fire and another started with wood chips.

    LAPD captain Randy Foster said this morning the investigation implicated three boys ages 10-12 and one of them confessed. The boys were referred to the juvenile probation office, Foster said.

    Foster estimated one of the three fires to be 10 feet by 10 feet.

  • U.S. Fire Chief surveys massive Gila blaze

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A rugged swath of forest in southwestern New Mexico pumped out more columns of smoke Tuesday as U.S. Forest Chief Tom Tidwell surveyed the burn scar being left behind by what has developed into the largest wildfire in the nation.

  • Lujan offers lab cleanup funding amendment -- VIDEO added

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District spoke on the House floor today in support of his amendment to increase funding for environmental cleanup at National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratories.  The amendment is expected to be voted on later this evening.   
    “Mr. Chairman, thank you very much.  My amendment is similar to that of my friend from New Mexico.  It would simply increase funding for Defense Environmental Cleanup at NNSA labs by just under $22 million to bring it to the level of the President’s request and decrease funding for the NNSA Office of the Administrator by the same amount.

  • Local Results From Tuesday's Primary in LA County

    In the county council race, while all candidates advance to the fall election, this could prove to be a bellwether in terms of how the November vote may go...

    The last of returns have been posted for Los Alamos County... These results remain unofficial...


    Pete Sheehey   1,013

    Ken Johnson     924

    Kristin Henderson 1,077


    Marc Clay     1,061

    Vince Chiravalle 1,059

    Roger Waterman 927

    In the county clerk race...

    Sharon Stover (R) 1,358

    Nathan Hjelm (D) 1,170




  • Power outages in White Rock

    A burned jumper at West Diamond Drive and Trinity caused a power outage at 4:15 p.m. Monday for about 100 customers in the Western area, according to officials at the Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities.  Elsewhere on the circuit, recloser activity caused momentary power blinks which were reported from customers at the Ski Hill, Mesa Public Library and other sites. Power was restored at 5 p.m.

    At 4 a.m. Tuesday, an underground line fault caused a power outage on Cheryl & Connie Streets in White Rock, affecting about 40 people. Power was restored by 7 a.m.  in that area.

  • Update 06-05-12

    PLACE visit

     A community Forum will be 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the lecture hall at the UNM-LA Student Center. PLACE representatives will review what they learned during their March visit and what they see as a feasible project in Los Alamos. The public is invited.


     ChamberFest is an annual event that showcases chamber members and this year’s event will be Saturday. Located in the downtown area, businesses display their products and services to the public. There is also a Car Show and Kids Activity Area with a sand pile.

    Election night