Local News

  • Former Rep. Heather Wilson seeking US Senate seat

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Republican Rep. Heather Wilson says she will run for New Mexico's open U.S. Senate seat.

    Wilson announced her decision to seek the seat now held by Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman at an Albuquerque warehouse packed with supporters on Monday afternoon. Bingaman said last month he won't seek re-election in 2012.

    Wilson says she's running for the Senate because she's deeply concerned about the country's future.

  • NM House approves halting immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House approved a proposal on Friday to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    The 42-28 vote by the House represented a victory for Gov. Susana Martinez and a mostly Republican coalition in reviving legislation that had been bottled up by the Democratic-controlled House.

    The bill goes to the Senate, where it faces difficulty. Senators rejected proposals last month to end the licensing policy implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor.

  • Lengthy Load

    Several workers help a truck driver maneuver this extremely long telephone pole though the intersection at Diamond Drive and Canyon Road as it turned into the UNM-Los Alamos parking lot Monday afternoon.

  • Call for more public input in Public Regulation work

    SANTA FE – A bill that would promote more citizen involvement in Public Regulation Commission (PRC) decisions passed the House Health and Government Affairs Committee today.  HB 488cs, sponsored by Rep. Eleanor Chavez (D-Albuquerque) cleared the committee with a vote of 4 to 3.

  • PRC names new chief of staff

    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has named Johnny Montoya its chief of staff.
    Montoya, 45, has served as interim chief of staff since Michael Rivera’s departure on Feb. 4.
    Montoya will earn $90,000 as the agency’s top non-elected administrator. His predecessor earned $130,000 until January 2011 when the COS salary was pared by $20,000.

  • House passes bill barring political contributions of lobbyists, contractors

    SANTA FE - House Bill 604, co-sponsored by Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe and Rep. Nate Gentry, R-Albuquerque, was approved Thursday by the House Voters and Elections Committee on a bipartisan vote of 10-1.

  • GOP: Budget-cutting offer too small

    WASHINGTON  — Top Republicans in Congress on Friday blasted the Obama administration’s opening move to cut domestic spending and pass a long-overdue plan for the ongoing budget year, calling a White House bid to cut $6.5 billion woefully inadequate as the federal deficit hits $1.6 trillion.

  • Update 03-04-11

    PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    Town hall meeting
    A sustainability town hall will be from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.  The event is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided.   


  • Spring has sprung early

    A resident drives his Can-Am around the streets of Los Alamos earlier this week. Temperatures have been in the 60s this week, but spring does not officially begin until March 20.

  • Diamond Drive Work Enters Home Stretch

    Drivers get ready, grit your teeth and prepare for gridlocked delays as the final leg of construction work on Diamond Drive kicks off in April.

    The roadwork will entail the stretch from the pedestrian bridge to the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge, but drivers should still prepare for 15-30 minute delays in the construction zone, officials said.