Local News

  • Midwest Drought: More Disaster Areas Declared
  • Today in History for July 18th
  • Police: Ala. Shooting Suspect Turned Himself In

    Police say the gunman who fired into a crowded bar near the University of Alabama turned himself in to authorities.

  • 2 Bodies in Detroit River; No Heads, Hands, Feet

    The U.S. Coast Guard has pulled the decapitated bodies of a man and a woman from the Detroit River and a canal feeding into the waterway.

  • Governor visits Santa Clara Pueblo

    New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez toured Santa Clara Pueblo with its Gov. Walter Dasheno today to survey the effects of the Monsoon Season this year and the ongoing recovery efforts following last August’s flooding.

  • Clarification 07-17-12

    A story that appeared in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor titled, “Mason a New Mexico Hero,” should have stated that the dog rescued his mistress in the story, not in real life.

  • Enjoying a fiesta parade

    Stephanie Garcia Richard, a Democrat running for the House District 43 seat, takes part in the Fiesta parade in Espanola this past weekend

  • Update 07-17-12

    Court closed

    The Los Alamos Municipal Court will be closed Wednesday-Friday for staff to attend training.  Payments due during this period may be mailed to Los Alamos Municipal Court, 2500 Trinity Dr, Ste C, Los Alamos, N.M. 87544 or some payments may be paid online at citepayusa.com.  The court will re-open at 8 a.m., July 23.

    Chamber FAN Club

    The July FAN Club will be hosted by Tasty Creations by Jarda for chamber members.
    Private Chef/Caterer Jarda Belmonte will host the event from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chamber of Commerce, 109 Central Park Square.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. July 24 in council chambers.

  • Hunting bill stirs up Senate race

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — An environmental group that is part of a coalition behind a $2 million dollar advertising blitz supporting U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich’s campaign for U.S. Senate has joined sportsmen groups in pushing his legislation to improve access to millions of acres of public land.
    The measure introduced by Heinrich, D-N.M., calls for an inventory of all public parcels larger than a square mile where hunting, fishing and other recreation are allowed but where access is blocked. It also asks agencies to acquire easements and rights of way for improving access.

  • Trail Restoration Withstands Heavy Mountain Rainfall

    Trail restoration after the Las Conchas fire was put to the test last week, when NEXRAD (radar) recorded at least 1.5 inches of rainfall in the canyons east of Pajarito Mountain. Open Space Specialist Craig Martin measured 2.5 inches in a bucket in his truck, parked at the Pajarito Canyon trailhead.

    That rain–most of which fell within a 15-minute period–would put even the sturdiest terrain and trails to the test. On mountainsides scarred by last year’s devastating fire, the challenge becomes even more intense.