Local News

  • Sadness strikes local GOP headquarters grand opening

    The death of Rep. Steve Pearce’s father brought a veil of sadness over the official grand opening festivities of the Republican Party headquarters at 1370-A Central Ave. on Monday afternoon.

  • Local officer ensures family's name lives on

    With a son on the way and no one left to carry on his grandfather’s name, Los Alamos Police Sgt. Jason Wardlow is officially changing his name to Jason Wardlow Herrera this month.

    Wardlow, 30, is an only child. His mother Pennie Herrera Wardlow expressed how much it means to her and the rest of the family that her son wants to perpetuate the family name.

    “My mom and dad, sister and grandmother were killed in a car accident in April of 1958 between Espanola and Santa Fe when I was 8-and-a-half-years-old,” she said.

  • Hurricane complicates GOP National Convention

    Both President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheny canceled their appearances on day one of the 2008 Republican National Convention Monday as Hurricane Gustav raced toward New Orleans.

    The first-night program was cut from seven to two-and-a-half-hours and aides of presumptive presidential nominee John McCain chartered a jet to fly delegates back to their hurricane-threatened states along the Gulf Coast.

    The formal business of the convention includes nominating McCain for president and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate Wednesday.


    Katherine Ashcraft was born March 8, 1919, in Ozark, AR, to the home of Maud and Everett Benson. She passed from this life August 23, 2008, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales, NM, at the age of 89.

    Katherine grew up in Arkansas for the early years of her life. She moved to San Diego, CA, for a period during World War II, where she worked in an aircraft manufacturing plant. After the war she returned to Ozark, where she married James F. Ashcraft on October 17, 1950.

  • Legislators hear interim storage and reprocessing ideas

    A panel of legislators meeting in Fuller Lodge Friday heard updates on the Yucca Mountain repository and called on researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory for reports on current energy issues in the state and nation.

    Rep. John A. Heaton, D-Eddy, committee chairman, began the proceedings by delivering a summary of the status of interim storage of nuclear fuel prepared for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), which represents the nuclear industry.

  • GOP National Convention kicks off Monday

    A cross-section of leaders will take the stage to highlight presumptive presidential nominee John McCain’s career beginning Monday at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

    “The speakers will address John McCain’s unmatched record of service and sacrifice for America, and his vision for moving our nation forward to keep us safe and get our economy back on track,” said McCain 2008 Communications Director Jill Hazelbaker in a news release.


    Robert Emmett “Bob” Kelly, 78, of Los Alamos, New Mexico died peacefully on August 25, 2008, with family by his side.   

    Bob was born on November 26, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Robert Emmett Kelly Sr. and Gladys Faye Adams Kelly.  On June 6, 1962, he married Sarah Grace Combs of Inverness, Mississippi.  

  • Brent Sweet

    Brent Sweet, cherished and loved by many, is presumed passed away in a swimming tragedy in the Puget Sound of Seattle Washington.  After finishing his spring semester at the University of Montana he embarked on a soul search to strengthen his spiritual relationship with God, and focus his life on helping the less fortunate people he encountered.

    In May he packed up his truck with his camping and climbing gear and unicycle and went for this selfless search of freedom.

  • Repairs to be done on 'Grandmother's Joy'

    The sculpture titled "Grandmother's Joy," located in front of the Betty Ehart Senior Center will receive a face lift for the second time in about three years.

    It was recently noted that the patina, or oxidized finish on the bronze piece, was coming off in some places. There was a large area that was identified, in addition to some smaller areas.

  • Obama details his promise for America

    A new America filled with prosperity and justice for the masses is the promise Sen. Barack Obama gave after accepting his party’s nomination for president on the final evening of the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

    “With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States,” Obama told delegates gathered inside Invesco Field from across the country Thursday night.