Local News

  • Report evaluates projects

    A new report by Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher assesses Los Alamos County’s economic development needs and the possible impact from various CIP projects.

    Council had asked Fisher for input on how individual CIP projects might boost economic development. Fisher used a newly acquired software program to evaluate each project. The program arrived too late to generate a report before last week’s CIP meetings, but it does offer some insight into a number of funded and unfunded projects.

  • Wildfire in SW New Mexico has tripled in size past three days

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Fire managers say a dozen homes and several outbuildings in a summer community in southwestern New Mexico have been destroyed by two lightning-sparked blazes that have merged.

    A wind-whipped wildfire burned through the Willow Creek area on Wednesday, and officials confirmed Thursday that the homes along with seven small outbuildings were destroyed. Seven Willow Creek residents evacuated earlier this week.

    Fire information officer Sharma Hutchinson says the community of Mogollon is under voluntary evacuation. Authorities say many structures are still at risk.

  • Search Intensifies for Missing Louisiana Woman
  • NM governor, husband OK after plane's hard landing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A spokesman for New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she and her husband were not injured when a small private airplane carrying them to Santa Fe landed without its gears down.

    Martinez spokesman Scott Darnell said in a statement that the Republican governor and her husband, Chuck Franco, were aboard a single-engine plane Wednesday night when the aircraft was forced to make a hard landing.

  • Today in History for May 24th
  • Gulf Fishermen Reel From Seafood Troubles

    Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the BP spill may be far from over.

  • Raw Video: Tornado Appears During Wedding
  • Rep. Jim Hall's District 43 Report

    This is the third in my monthly series on “doings” in District 43.  It will be brief since I submitted previous articles on two major issues this month--Opioid Abuse and on Forest Restoration.  Other activities since the middle of April included a meeting with the Northern New Mexico branch of the National Association of Women Small Business Owners.  I heard many inspiring stories of successful startups in Northern New Mexico, usually at the cost of many, many hours and great financial risk. 

  • Iowa Man With Zebra, Parrot in Truck Gets DUI
  • Truthdig.com's Santa Fe retreat makes side trip to LA

    Truthdig.com’s bus tour to New Mexico and Santa Fe made a side trip to Los Alamos Wednesday.

    After visiting the Bradbury Science Museum, the 60-person tour had a picnic lunch at Ashley Pond and listened to Greg Mello give a brief talk on the area. Mello said afterward the tour was heading to Bandelier National Monument. Among the people on the tour were Truthdig contributors Chris Hedges, Robert Scheer and Col. Ann Wright. Among some of the people scheduled to meet the tour in Santa Fe include actress Shirley MacLaine and Rep. Dennis Kucinich.