Today's News

  • Storm plods through West, Midwest making travel hazardous

    DENVER (AP) " A major winter storm is promising to bring a white Christmas to parts of the West and Midwest, but not without threatening to cause long delays and tough driving conditions for countless holiday travelers.

    The storm is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on parts of Colorado and Southern Utah by midday Wednesday, and blow east into the Plains states through Christmas Day. Blizzard warnings were likely on Christmas Eve in Kansas.

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  • Boys basketball: LA advances to Ben Lujan finale with win

    JACONA – A late fourth quarter by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team propelled it to tonight’s final of the Ben Lujan Invitational.

    After being all knotted up after three quarters and trailing by three with just over three minutes remaining in regulation, Los Alamos went on an impressive 11-0 run to close out Tuesday night’s semifinal tournament game against a very dangerous opponent, the Grants Pirates.

  • The spirit of Christmas shines through

    Mike Salmon said he got the idea for a “Christmas Jar,” listening to a Christian radio show.

    “The idea was that a family puts their loose change in a jar all year long and then at the end of the year they decide who to give the money to,” Salmon said.

    The family lives in Los Alamos, where Mike Salmon works at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    He and his sons, Matthew and Ryan are trying out their own version of the idea.

    Salmon said his brother’s family, who has two sets of twins, had wanted to visit Los Alamos to go skiing.

  • Leases approved under deadline pressure

    The Los Alamos School Board had a tough decision to make Tuesday and not much time in which to make it.

    An urgent issue had to do with the leases of school property to Los Alamos National Security (LANS), LLC, the partnership that manages Los Alamos National Laboratory. The income is an important source of revenue for the county’s educational system and particularly for the school board, because it serves as a kind of rainy-day account for emergencies and special projects.

  • All wrapped up and nowhere to go

    Despite photographs taken this week inside the White Rock Postal Annex and Los Alamos Post Office showing piles of parcels and letters, some reportedly stored since Dec.10, District Post Office spokesperson Barbara Wood said everything would be delivered by Thursday.

  • 12-23-09 Update

    Luminaria skate Thursday

      The Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate will take place from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Ice Rink. Admission is $6.50 at the door and $2.50 for skaters age 5 and younger.

    Big Band dance

      The Los Alamos Big Band Christmas Dance will host a dance from 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Dec. 28 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Proceeds help the young people who will attend World Youth Day in Madrid, Spain in 2011 and the WYD solidarity fund.  Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.

  • You might be a New Mexican ...

    This week we take a break from politics, pay-to-play and pocketbook issues to celebrate all things New Mexican. With a tip of the hat to comedian Jeff Foxworthy ...

    If your good jeans are the ones you wear to church, funerals or the Santa Fe Opera, you must be a New Mexican.

    If linguists, anthropologists and historians appear at the door to visit with grandpa or grandma, you must be a New Mexican.

    If you’ve ever voted for a politician named Jack Daniels, Johnnie Walker or Jose Cuervo, you’re definitely a New Mexican.

  • A younger generation jumps into the dog show ring

    Dog shows may not currently be as widely popular as other sports, but with younger generations involved in the game, things could be changing.

    Jennifer Necker, a fifth-grader at Piñon Elementary School, is one of the youngsters jumping into the ring.

    Necker participated in the Junior Showmanship at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship in Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 12-13.

  • First day of winter kicks off with special advisory and Winter Storm Watch for the area

    Today's winter solstice--the shortest day of the year--also ushers in the first official day of winter. It appears as though Old Man Winter will waste little time in getting down to work.

    Monday morning, the National Weather Service issued the following Special Weather Statement for the Jemez Mountains area of New Mexico: