Today's News

  • Cops probe forced prostitution allegations

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque, N.M., say they're looking for a man who allegedly forced a young North Carolina woman into prostitution while holding her captive in his home.

    Albuquerque Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says the 18-year-old woman fled the home on Tuesday and ran to a neighbor's house asking for help. She told officers she had met the man online while she was living in North Carolina, and he offered to fly her to New Mexico on July 17.

  • Ariz. sheriff: I'll jail immigration protesters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's new immigration law takes effect.

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that if protesters want to block his jail, he'll put them in it.

    The Arizona law, which takes effect Thursday, requires officers enforcing other laws to check a person's immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally.

  • Arizona helped deport thousands without new law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Without the benefit of their state's strict new immigration law, officers from a single Arizona county helped deport more than 26,000 immigrants from the U.S. through a federal-local partnership program that has been roundly criticized as fraught with problems.

    Statistics obtained by The Associated Press show that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was responsible for the deportations or forced departure of 26,146 immigrants since 2007.

  • 30K trapped in China flooding

    BEIJING (AP) — Floods caused by heavy rains in northeastern China stranded tens of thousands of residents without power Wednesday, as the worst flooding in more than a decade continued to besiege many areas of the country.

    Floods this year have killed at least 928 people with 477 missing and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, the State Flood Control and Drought Prevention office reported. More heavy rains were expected for the southeast, southwest and northeast parts of the country through Thursday.

  • Report: DWI cases rife with inconsistencies

    ALBUQUERQUE — The latest report from a project analyzing how New Mexico courts handle driving-while-intoxicated cases found some defendants were pleading to reduced charges, sentences were deferred, and cases were dismissed because officers didn’t come to court.

    The report also identified more cases in which district judges weren’t complying with parts of mandatory sentencing requirements such as ordering ignition interlocks, DWI school, fines, community service, screening and treatment.

  • United Way seeks local grant proposals

    The United Way of Northern New Mexico is seeking grant proposals from non-profit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

    Grants will be dispersed from the United Way Community Action Fund in the fall of 2010.  

    The deadline for filing an application is August 16 at 3 p.m.

    All proposals must be mailed or delivered in person to the UWNNM office located at 1200 Trinity Drive, Suite 418, Los Alamos, on the fourth floor of the Los Alamos National Bank.  

    Final approval and grant selection is expected to occur in September.

  • Volleyball: Ealey wraps up prep career at All-Star match Tuesday

    ALBUQUERQUE — Taylor Ealey has never been much for playing second fiddle to anyone and rarely has she had to.

    So when, following her first of two All-Star appearances this summer, she had a conversation with New Mexico Highlands basketball coach Heather Sankey, Ealey decided that the school in Las Vegas, N.M., might be a better fit for her than trying to squeeze onto the program at Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo.

    “They wanted me more,” Ealey said of the coaching staff at Highlands.

  • Huge developer eyes Trinity site

    If North American Development Group wins the Trinity Site redevelopment lottery, upscale retail is in Los Alamos’ near future.

    The Canada- and U.S.-based developer, which owns or runs more than 10 million square feet of shopping center space, would like to develop a “pedestrian friendly” center in Los Alamos.


    Read the full story in today's Monitor.


  • Brand new pencils, brand new notebooks

    Tim Martinez, Los Alamos National Laboratory employee giving specialist, and the staff at Self Help, Inc. ran into a problem that many charitable organizations in small towns face. Their intentions to supply children who are in need with new school materials were overlapping and the two entities found each other stepping and stumbling over each other’s toes.

    To avoid the problem this year, Self Help’s Tools for School and LANL’s backpack drive are teaming up to help children get ready for the school year.

  • Clean up White Rock and be proud again

    Pictures of neglected, debris-infested homes in White Rock could make a 50-page edition for us to browse through.

    But rather than that, how about we all go out, look around at our own homes, spend a  weekend, if need be, (cutting grass/weeds, putting things away or getting rid of them if we have no place to store them, getting dead vehicles sent to vehicle heaven, storing your boats, campers, etc. out of sight to your neighbors.)