Local News

  • New Mexico gets ready for health care reform

    Santa Fe – To prepare for implementing health care reform, Gov. Bill Richardson’s Health Care Reform (HCR) Leadership Team will meet from            10 a.m.-noon Aug. 18 at the Human Services Department, located 37 Plaza la Prensa in Santa Fe.

  • Department store eyed for Trinity

    Kroger is again interested in putting an expanded grocery store that would include retail items such as clothing, electronics, toys and jewelry at the new Trinity site.

    “The concept has been approved,” said Allen Branch, one of the principals of Branch Realty of Santa Fe. “They want to anchor the center.”

  • Teacher inspired Bosshardt’s career

    Ninth-grade social studies inspired Brian Bosshardt, assistant county administrator, to pursue a career in public service.

    “I had a wonderful ninth-grade social studies teacher who instilled in me a love for politics and government. She was just a wonderful teacher,” Bosshardt said.

    Bosshardt graduated from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., with a degree in political science and earned his master’s degree in public administration from Arizona State University in Tempe.

  • Lightning sparks electrical outages

    It took more than 12 hours for Department of Public Utilities crews to locate a line fault, which left up to 20 businesses in East Gate Park in the dark Monday.

  • Fingerprint sharing led to deportation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Records show that about 47,000 people were removed or deported from the U.S. after the Homeland Security Department sifted through 3 million sets of fingerprints taken from bookings at local jails.

    About one-quarter of those kicked out of the country did not have criminal records, according to government data obtained by immigration advocacy groups that filed a lawsuit. The groups plan to release the data Tuesday and provided early copies to The Associated Press.

  • Breaking News Eight Arrested in Anti-Nuke Protest at LANL

    An anti-nuclear protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory this afternoon led to the arrest of six men and two women.

    A national youth-led network working for nuclear abolition called “Think Outside the Bomb,” began their five-hour event with a vigil at Ashley Pond.

    The group of about 120 people then filed onto the far-right traffic lane of Trinity Drive marching west toward LANL. As traffic bogged down, police arrived in patrol cars and provided an escort of sorts in front, behind and somewhat along side the marchers.

  • Dangerous Ariz. escapees believed to be in Yellowstone area

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The search for two men who escaped from a private Arizona prison and their suspected accomplice has turned to the vast Yellowstone National Park area after one of the inmates was linked to a double homicide in New Mexico and efforts to find them intensified.

  • Police: 1 of 2 Ariz. escapees captured in Wyoming

    PHOENIX (AP) — Federal agents on Monday captured one of two inmates who escaped from an Arizona prison as he walked, armed with a handgun, outside a Wyoming church, and were still hunting for the other fugitive and a suspected accomplice.

    Convicted killer Tracy Province told authorities he was relieved that the manhunt was over when he was arrested around 6:20 a.m. in Meeteetse, Wyo., about 60 miles outside of Yellowstone National Park, said David Gonzales, the U.S. Marshal for Arizona.

  • Power Outage Update Local Power Outage Surpasses 12 Hour Mark

    Electric line crews continue to investigate a power outage at the East Gate commercial area, which began in 3 a.m. today.

    The Department of Public Utilities estimates that the outage is affecting 15-20 business suites.

    Crewmen have the underground fault isolated to within 800 to 1,000 feet of line, but this afternoon's rain is a hindrance, DPU said, adding that it's currently unable to estimate when power will be restored.

    Check back for updates.

  • Power Outage Update Linemen Locate Power Fault

    Department of Public Utilities crews have located the cause of the power outage in the East Gate commercial area that began at 3 a.m. today.

    The fault was discovered in an aged cable buried underground and is expected to be restored by 8 p.m. today, according to the DPU.

    Check back for updates.