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The Latest: Departing senator warns against unauthorized war

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic Sen. Tom Udall’s not running for re-election (all times local):. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says his last months in office will be devoted to preventing any U.S. wars that are not authorized by Congress.


Udall Will Not Seek Third Senate Term In 2020, Governor Asks Game Commissioners To Resign

Departing Senator Warns Against Unauthorized War – Associated Press. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall is being praised by Democratic colleagues for his activism on environmental and Native American issues as he prepares to retire from the Senate.


The Latest: Republican Mick Rich weighs 2nd Senate campaign

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on the 2020 race for U.S. Senate in New Mexico (all times local):. Republican construction contractor Mick Rich says he is contemplating another run for U.S. Senate in 2020 after his defeat last year to Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich in a three-way race.


City’s varsity track & field teams get off to great starts

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Clovis and Los Alamos high schools won the inaugural 12-team boys and girls track meets, respectively, of the season, the Cleveland Invitational, on March 15 at CHS.


Two Years After Retiring, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Dancer Makes Remarkable Last-Minute Comeback

Samantha Klanac Campanile and Joseph Watson in Nicolo Fonte's "Where We Left Off." Rosalie O'Connor, Courtesy Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. In the final moments of Jiří Kylián's strenuous Return to a Strange Land, Samantha Klanac Campanile made sure her exhaustion didn't stop her from savoring the moment.


County Survey On 2019 Priorities Closes March 31

There is just one week remaining to take the Open Forum survey hosted by the Los Alamos County Council. Councilors are seeking community feedback about the 2019 Strategic Leadership Plan unanimously adopted at the Council meeting held February 12, 2019. The survey will close on Sunday, March 31 at 5


Los Alamos Rotary Club Seeks Funding Requests From Local Organizations ... Deadline March 29

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos has announced that its community funding request applications are now being accepted. This is the second year that the local service organization has offered funding opportunities in the fall and spring. Organizations in Los Alamos and around northern New Mexico may req


Man’s family sues after fatal accident at Santa Fe construction site

The family of a 22-year-old man who was crushed to death last year between two spools of copper wire during construction of the Presbyterian hospital in Santa Fe has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.


Española Mayor Calls for Water Treatment Plant

Tests of Española’s drinking water taken every four months show the concentration of dangerous nitrates steadily increased between 2015 and 2018. But when they went beyond federal standards in November 2018, city officials never received the results and did not ask why.


Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

SANTA FE ― At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe. The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge


Española Police Investigate Their Own Crash

A crash between two Española Police Department officers was investigated by a third officer, although according to Española Police Department directives, accidents involving police vehicles “no matter how minor,” will be recorded and documented by an outside agency.


US underground nuclear waste dump explained

FILE - The first load of nuclear waste arrives in this March 26, 1999 file photo, at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) site in Carlsbad, N.M., from Los Alamos National Laboratory. Twenty years and more than 12,380 shipments later, tons of Cold War-era waste from decades of bomb-making and nucle


Justice Department to honor Santa Fe’s Anne Bingaman

Anne Bingaman was a heartbroken fourth-grader when Democrat Adlai Stevenson lost his bid for president in 1952. She liked the fact that Stevenson had worked as a lawyer. So from then on, whenever someone asked the young Anne what she wanted to do when she grew up, she said, “I’m going to be a lawyer


Santa Fe woman answers call to ‘Jeopardy’

Like many people, Maryanne Mowen spent years yelling questions at iconic game show host Alex Trebek. Mowen, 70, an accounting professor from Santa Fe, had a sense she was pretty good at Jeopardy. So, last January, along with 85,000 other people, she took a 15-minute online test in hopes of securing


U.K.’s Elias String Quartet to perform in Santa Fe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Violinist Donald Grant grew up enveloped by folk music in a tiny village in the Scottish Highlands. “I grew up singing Gaelic songs,” he said in a telephone interview from Boston as he launched a U.S. tour with the Elias String Quartet.


March Worm Moon At About 98 Percent Full

The Worm Moon photographed at about 98 percent full at around 6 a.m. Wednesday, March 20 from White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs. The full moon in March is called the Worm Moon, and is usually considered the last full moon of winter. It also is called Lenten Moon, Crow Moon, Crust Moon, Chaste Moo


Woman’s body found in Santa Fe River

A woman’s body was found Thursday morning in the Santa Fe River on the city’s west side, police reported. The death didn’t appear to be suspicious, Santa Fe police Deputy Chief Ben Valdez said. Police were working to identify the woman.


Governor considers Election Day voter registration

SANTA FE – New Mexico could boost its voter turnout by a few percentage points under legislation awaiting action by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, analysts say. The proposal – passed in the final days of the 2019 session – would clear the way for New Mexicans to register to vote at early-voting sites


24th Annual Los Alamos Photographers Show April 1

The Los Alamos Photo Club announces the opening of its 24th Annual Photo Show Monday, April 1, in the upstairs gallery of the Los Alamos Public Library. A reception will be held from 5:30-7 p.m., April 1 in the lounge outside the gallery. The public is invited to attend to view the exhibited works a


Discrimination Controversy Erupts In 1950 Los Alamos

Article in the New Mexican, Dec. 1, 1950. Courtesy/LAHS. Los Alamos is no stranger to controversy, and the heated discussions and debates are usually over nuclear weapons, not race relations. However, in the winter of 1950, the community found itself in the center of a race-related dispute—over a ha