Today's News

  • McGarrity to speak Thursday

    He’s becoming New Mexico’s own John Grisham. As Grisham steadily sends out streams of best-selling legal crime thrillers, Michael McGarrity is popular for his detective series.

    His first novel about retired detective Kevin Kearny came out in 1996 and the character has been solving one mystery after another in books published pretty much every year since.

    “He’s one of New Mexico’s most famous mystery writers,” said Carol Meine of Mesa Public Library.

  • Police Beat 9-19-08

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. If you don't want it printed – don't let it happen.

    Sept. 4

    9:45 p.m. – Thomas Stewart, 23, of Los Alamos was arrested at 1654 36th St. and charged with possession of marijuana.

    Sept. 5

    8:59 a.m. – The Los Alamos Ski Club reported someone damaged a chair lift. The estimated cost is $200.


    Frieda Schiller, 85, a resident of Los Alamos, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Frieda lived a life of dignity and strength; she was an active member in her community and a friend to all. A special thank you to all her friends and associates at the Betty Erhart Senior Center in Los Alamos - your warmth and friendship meant so much to her.


    Glenda Marie Cremer Ponder, a resident of New Mexico since 1960, passed away on September 17, 2008. She was born April 19, 1937, in Hobart, Oklahoma, to Ed and Grace Hood, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Thomas B. Ponder; daughter, Debbie and husband, Ken Maier; daughter, Mary and husband, Keith Yarbrough; son, David and Wife Sande Cremer; and sister, Louise Henderson.


    On Monday September 15, 2008, Tami McClary, daughter of Jimmy Fred and Wilma Jean McClary, peacefully passed away, freeing her spirit from the imprisonment of paralysis. Tami McClary is survived by her two children, Donnell Chambers and Damien Lujan, grandchildren Destini Chambers, Jaden Chambers, Jasmine Chambers, Donovan Lujan and Alora Lujan, her mother Wilma Jean McClary, sister Michelle Worley, and brother Sean Patrick McClary.


    William James Johnson Jr. was born to William James Johnson and Sadie Hassell Johnson on November 5, 1931, in Richmond Hill, NY, where he resided through high school graduation. He attended Auburn University in Alabama and was in the ROTC program until he graduated. In 1954 he entered the Navy using his education and skills as a nuclear physicist and electronics engineer.

  • Hafer awarded REALTOR's highest honor

    Ardyth Hafer, a Realtor with LA Real Estate Group in Los Alamos, is New Mexico’s 2008  Realtor of the Year. The Realtor’s Association of New Mexico’s (RANM), honored Hafer at an awards ceremony during the RANM Annual Conference at Sandia Resort and Casino on Sept. 12 in Albuquerque.

    The annual RANM Realtor of the Year is awarded to an outstanding leader who has committed time, talent and expertise to the Realtor organization, their community, and to furthering the real estate profession.

  • Enrollment up at UNM-LA

    The number of students choosing to return to UNM-Los Alamos this fall increased by an incredible 38.59 percent this fall over 2007 numbers according to UNM-LA Institutional Researcher Valida Dushdurova.

    Most of these returning students are enrolled full-time, Dushdurova said. The full headcount is not yet complete for the Fall 2008 semester, but so far, overall enrollment numbers are up slightly compared to Fall 207.

    The news at UNM-LA’s Bernalillo Site looks especially good, with overall enrollment numbers up 8 percent over last year

  • Visitors get a taste of American culture along the 'Mother Road'

    There’s an old saying that goes, “a journey begins with a single step.” This statement is especially true for a group of five people from Prague, Czech Republic, and their four Velorex vehicles.

    However, instead of their journey beginning with a single step, it started with the group shipping their cars to the U.S. in preparation for their 2,450-mile trip along the “Mother Road.”

  • Our senators are right on this one

    New Mexico’s two U.S. senators reiterated their desire to have Congress authorize settlements for two decades-long Indian water rights cases here, despite opposition from the Bush administration.

    A Senate committee heard testimony this week on the Aamodt and Taos Pueblo Indian Water Rights Settlement Act of 2008, legislation introduced by Sens. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., and Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M.