Local News

  • Been towed? Better get a lift

    Los Alamos residents who have had their vehicles towed may find themselves needing a ride down to Pojoaque or Española to retrieve them.

    That’s because the Los Alamos County Police Department’s wrecker service policy allows for wrecker companies outside of the county to respond to department calls, but the policy fails to require in-county storage lots.

    Three of the five wrecker companies on the department’s wrecker service rotation schedule, which allows companies to “take turns” responding to calls, are located outside the county.

    Mino’s 24 Hour Wrecker Service and Ace’s Towing are located in Pojoaque while Total Secure Towing Service is located in Española.

  • Super Tuesday Showdown: Romney-Santorum Big Day

    Just hours before their Super Tuesday showdown, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum strained for an edge in Ohio and braced for the 10 primaries and caucuses likely to redefine the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Netanyahu: Time to Start Calling 'a Duck a Duck'

    Israel's prime minister is vigorously asserting his country's right to defend itself against an Iranian nuclear threat. Benjamin Netanyahu's tough talk suggests he would attack Iranian nuclear facilities if he thinks Israel needs to do that.

  • VIDEO: Obama's Transgender Ex-nanny an Outcast

    Once, long ago, Evie looked after "Barry" Obama, the kid who would grow up to become the world's most powerful man. Now, his transgender former nanny is living in fear on Indonesia's streets.

  • New Mexico Crews Reach Child's Body--Video Extra

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Crews pulled the body of a 4-year-old boy from a narrow, 30-foot-deep hole in Carlsbad early Monday, nearly two days after he disappeared while playing outside his home next door, state police said.

    Crews reached the boy about 7 a.m. Monday and police spokesman Robert McDonald confirmed the body was Samuel Jones.

    He lived in the house next door with his parents and two older siblings, a boy and girl ages 6 and 7, said Carlsbad police spokeswoman Lt. Jennifer Moyers.

    Some young cousins were at the house Saturday when the boy was last seen playing in the yard.

  • Raw Video: Avalanche Destroys Ski Lift in France

    An avalanche rolled through a ski resort in France on Sunday, demolishing ski-lift pylons.There have been no reports of injury so far, but several skiers were left dangling in mid-air as they awaited rescue.

  • VIDEO: Storms Leave at Least 38 Dead in South, Midwest

    Across the South and Midwest, survivors emerged after dozens of tornadoes swept through the region, leveling small towns along the way. At least 38 people were killed in five states, but a 2-year-old girl was somehow found alive.

  • CRC meeting scheduled for Monday

    The Charter Review Committee (CRC) will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Training Room of the Community Building.
    The only item on the agenda is to discuss a question recently posed to them by the County Attorney’s office regarding logrolling and elections.
    The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
    Interested citizens can read the final report containing other recommended charter changes on the CRC’s  project webpage, at the 311 Customer Care Center or at the Reference Desks of the two public libraries.
    The 53-page report can be downloaded at losalamosnm.us under the Projects/Charter Review Committee link.

  • Clarification 03-04-12

    In the March 1 edition of the Los Alamos Monitor it was incorrectly stated that the Visiting Nurse Service purchased the parcel of land at 2202 Canyon Rd. from Roger Waterman, however, the land was purchased from Nida Russ for an undisclosed amount. Waterman had served as a representative seeking to change the parcel’s zoning at a Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Board meeting last October.

  • Governor signs state budget

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez agreed Friday with most of the budget handiwork of the Democratic-controlled Legislature, signing a $5.6 billion spending blueprint that will boost the take-home pay of educators and state workers.
    Although she signed the measure into law, the governor cut about $2 million of general state money, including $410,000 for possible shortfalls in district attorneys’ offices statewide. Martinez was a district attorney in Las Cruces before her election as governor in 2010.