Today's News

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist to give talks on asteroids

    Laboratory scientist Catherine Plesko will talk about asteroids at two Café Scientifique talks in Santa Fe, and Los Alamos.
    The talk is titled “Deflection of Earth-Bound Asteroids,”and she will talk at the Santa Fe Complex (near the Santa Fe Railyard), 624 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe at 6:45 tonight.
    Then on Thursday at 6:45 p.m., Plesko will give her talk at the Los Alamos Research Park.
    High school students and the general public are invited to attend.

  • House works on trimming film incentives

    SANTA FE — Lawmakers are trying to reach a compromise with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez on a $5.4 billion state budget and a proposal to trim the state’s film incentives, House Speaker Ben Lujan said Tuesday.
    Lujan said a proposal is being developed to limit the amount of subsidies provided yearly for film production in the state. There also could be new restrictions on the type of film expenditures that qualify for a tax break. The film subsidies cost the state about $65 million last year.

  • Hudson’s History Lesson

    Editor’s note: This is the third in a three-part series.

    For many years after being discharged from the Marines, Los Alamos resident Bill Hudson never really thought about what happened on Iwo Jima, putting the memories back in the deep recesses of his mind.
    Sometimes he thought about it --- Nov. 10 which is the U.S. Marines Corps birthday, Feb. 19 (Iwo Jima D-Day) and March 15 (the day he was wounded).
    Most of the time, though, Hudson was able to keep those memories tucked away so as not to interfere with living his life.

  • Council approves electric hike

    Los Alamos residents will be paying more for their electricity after Tuesday night’s county council meeting.

    The council approved a 5 percent electric rate increase, which means a less than $2.50 increase for the average Department of Public Utilities (DPU) customer’s electric bill.

    The motion to approve the rate increase passed 5-2, with Councilors Vincent Chiravalle and Geoff Rodgers opposed.

  • Basketball: State prep scores

    Boys basketball
    Alamogordo 57, Mayfield 55
    Cleveland 86, Rio Rancho 69
    Elida 68, Clovis Christian 29
    Farmington 55, Bloomfield 46
    Highland 86, Rio Grande 42
    Laguna-Acoma 72, East Mountain 43
    Logan 62, Melrose 25
    Los Lunas 51, Miyamura 46
    Newcomb 77, Navajo Prep 33
    Ramah 112, Shiprock Northwest 31
    Roswell 66, Goddard 49
    Sandia Prep 60, Pojoaque 38
    St. Michael’s 67, Santa Fe Indian 60
    Valencia 74, Belen 45
    Zuni 44, Tohatchi 41

    Girls basketball

  • Ski report 02-23-11

    Angel Fire
    38-42 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    31-inch base of machine-groomed snow and hard-packed powder. No new snow reported. 28 trails and 4 lifts open.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers knocked out in quarterfinal

    SANTA FE — No one could argue that through the course of the second half of the season the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team made some strides.
    However, those strides didn’t equate to many victories.

  • Be There 02-23-11

    Los Alamos Medical Center presents “To Your Health,” a free community education lecture series from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the LAMC cafeteria. Dr. Ian Alexander, ENT will talk about new advances in sinusitis treatment.

  • Filmmaker uses hometown of La Luz for indie flick

    LA LUZ (AP) — Customers of La Luz Market, easily the busiest place in this small, quiet town northeast of Alamogordo, couldn't help but stop dead in their tracks to see the action unfolding in front of them.

    There was Andrew Maiorano, wearing headphones and dodging between parked cars holding a long pole with a furry contraption dangling at its end.

  • Coalition concerned about Otero Mesa mining claims

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The rolling hills and grasslands of southern New Mexico's Otero Mesa have served as a battleground for environmentalists and the oil and natural gas industry for the past decade, and now a dozen new mining claims in the area have sparked concern among a coalition of environmental groups.