Local News

  • Correction

    A clerical error at the Rio Arriba Magistrate Court led to an error in Friday’s Police Beat, which reported that Justin Chavez, 22, of Chimay was arrested June 10 near 15th Street on a Magistrate Court warrant for failure to appear in court. While Chavez was arrested, the court has since admitted the bench warrant should have been issued to Justin Chavez of Hernandez. The court apologized for the error and for causing Justin Chavez – of Chimay – to be held for more than three hours by the police.

  • Plug in: New class will offer electric alternatives

    Thinking about removing gas expenses from your budget and plugging into a new future?

    If you’re considering kicking the internal combustion habit and going electric, Tony Tomei has the class for you.

    “There is no class like this that I know of offered in New Mexico,” Tomei said. “We want people to know what’s available to them, what options they have – in a price range that they can afford.”

  • Four governors together make history

    ALBUQUERQUE — Govs. Bill Richardson, Bruce King, Toney Anaya and Jerry Apodaca made history Tuesday when they got together for a Democratic Party unity event.

    “Democrats are coming together like never before,” said New Mexico Democratic Party Chairman Brian Colon. “This is the first time all four governors are together and it’s because they all agree it’s time for Democrats to come together. They represent nearly three decades of New Mexico governors and represent almost 30 percent of all of our governors.”

  • Janis Siemon

    May 25, 1940 - June 18, 2008 – Janis Siemon died peacefully at home on June 18, 2008 after a two-year battle with melanoma. In recent weeks, while under hospice care at home, she was comforted by visits from all her family including her nine grandchildren.

  • Memorial scheduled for Pion willow

    Sadly, the tree must go.

    The iconic willow tree at Piñon Elementary School has caused serious damage to utility lines running from the main building to the kindergarten wing, officials say, and must be uprooted to prevent further costly damage.

    “We did come to the conclusion that we’re going to have to take the tree down,” said Kate Thomas, soon-to-be assistant superintendent. “But not without a memorial service.”

  • Domenici wants continued guard presence at border

    Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., is seeking to gain assurances for a strong continued National Guard presence on the New Mexico border when Operation Jump Start (OJS) ends this summer.

    Domenici has sought to continue OJS, the two-year program launched in 2006 to deploy National Guardsmen to the Southwest border to assist the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in border security. There are currently some 300 guardsmen associated with OJS on the border.

  • Pearce, East sweep into White Rock

    A sandstorm swept New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce and congressional candidate Dan East into White Rock Sunday evening.

    Battling the dust devils and gusting winds, candidates spoke to a crowd of 40 or so attendees gathered at Rover Park for the Los Alamos Republican Party’s picnic, discussing issues related to careful spending, statewide energy concerns and the future of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

  • Rally in the Valley

    Current and former workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory will synchronize with other energy employees and communities around the country Wednesday to demand additional reforms in the compensation program for Cold War workers who have suffered occupational illnesses.

    Nationally, rallies will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio; Denver, Colo.; Las Vegas, Nev.; and Oak Ridge, Tenn. Locally, the rally will be held in Española outside the Energy Employee Compensation Resource Center offices at 412 Paseo de Oñate, Suite D.

  • Saying goodbye is hard to do

    No one wants him to go. Not the newsroom, not management, not anyone in the building, and when Gary Warren picks up his camera and leaves the Monitor for the last time July 5, the loss to his colleagues and friends will be deeply felt. While some comfort is derived from knowing he will be near his beloved family, it doesn’t make it easier to see him go.

  • Council considers $14.8 million go-ahead for Airport Basin

    Los Alamos County Council on Tuesday will consider passing Amendment No. 1 to a services agreement with Hensel Phelps Construction of New Mexico. The amendment calls for the company to move forward with actual construction with a guaranteed maximum price for the first phase of $14,8111,011, plus Gross Receipts Tax.