Today's News

  • LAPS looks to the future

    2010 is winding down quickly, but Los Alamos Public Schools administration already is thinking about 2011.
    LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt and Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe are thinking about the impact of the state budget on the district’s long-range financial plan. With a new governor coming into office in January, there are some concerns about how education will be impacted and how much, if any, it will be cut.

  • Religion listings 12-31-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Bible Answers 12-31-10

    “Does the Bible say anything about making New Year’s resolutions?”— Kay

  • UConn's win streak ends at 90 in loss at Stanford

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Maya Moore and everybody around UConn realized how much this meant to Stanford after several near misses against the mighty Huskies — one in the Final Four, another that cost the Cardinal the 2010 NCAA title.

    No. 1 Connecticut's remarkable run is over, a 90-game winning streak stopped by an inspired Stanford squad determined to protect its own impressive mark: 52 straight home wins at Maples Pavilion.

  • Medicare taxes don't cover costs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What you paid in Medicare taxes shows up on your W-2 income tax form every year. So when you retire, you want your money's worth.

    That's how most Americans see it. In an Associated Press-GfK poll nearly 6 out of 10 said they paid into the system so they deserve their full benefits — no cuts.

  • Tail end of storms blast some Western states

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico struggled against the tail end of storms New Year's Eve that left more westerly states recovering from a wintertime onslaught of snow, rain and bitter wind.

    Denver faced its heaviest snows of the season early Friday, while parts of Wyoming and New Mexico bundled up against stormy weather and frigid temperatures.

    Phoenix braced for a subfreezing Friday morning, a rarity in the desert city.

  • Afghan officials say Taliban commander killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and coalition troops killed the Taliban "shadow governor" of a northern Afghan province in an overnight raid, local officials said Friday, while NATO said insurgents attacks claimed the lives of two coalition service members.

    Once relatively peaceful, security in northern Afghanistan has deteriorated as the Taliban, squeezed by NATO operations focusing on militant strongholds in the south, have expanded their reach to other parts of the country.

  • Millions gathering worldwide to ring in new year

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Multicolored starbusts and gigantic sparklers lit the midnight sky over Sydney Harbour in a dazzling fireworks show witnessed by 1.5 million enthusiastic spectators who camped out all day to ring in the new year.

    Sydney touted its claim to be the New Year's Eve capital of the world with a spectacular display over the iconic Harbour Bridge using 7 tons of fireworks, its largest since 2000.

  • Severe driving conditions on No. NM highways Friday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department reports severe driving conditions Friday morning on New Mexico State Highway 434 from Angel Fire to Black Lake.

    It's snowing heavily and roads are snow packed and icy.

    Winds are blowing at 40 mph, there whiteout conditions with visibility at zero feet. Crews are plowing, salting, and sanding the road. Motorists are to use caution and reduce their speed in this area.

    U.S. 64 has severe driving conditions from Taos pass to Cimarron Pass.

  • Gov. Richardson declines to pardon outlaw Billy the Kid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won't be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday, nearly 130 years after the gunslinger's death.

    The prospect of a pardon for the notorious frontier figure drew international attention to New Mexico, centering on whether Billy the Kid had been promised a pardon from New Mexico's territorial governor in return for testimony in killings he had witnessed.