Today's News

  • Cops nab suspect in Pojoaque trailer park murder

    POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in Santa Fe County say two men who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute were stabbed by a man who was later captured.

    County sheriff's officials say 21-year-old Victoriano Gonzales of Santa Fe was stabbed in the neck and died after trying to stop the dispute on Friday night. Another man also was stabbed but is expected to survive.

    Sheriff Robert Garcia says the two men were at a trailer park in Pojoaque (poh-WAH'-kay) when they witnessed the domestic dispute. The woman told deputies she was being assaulted by 31-year-old Adrian Gonzales.

  • NM Wiccan follower gets 20 years for killing

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque woman who pleaded no contest to fatally stabbing a man with a dagger she planned to use as part of a Wiccan ritual was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday.

    Angela Sanford, 31, received the maximum sentence at a hearing in Albuquerque District Court.

    Sanford stabbed Joel Leyva, 52, more than a dozen times in the head, neck and stomach with a dagger used in Wiccan rituals called an athame, authorities said. It happened in early 2010 near a popular hiking trail on the eastern edge of Albuquerque.

  • A life form unto itself

    I was watching a television show the other day,  which had a panel of political columnists who were taking phone calls from people.  
    One caller had read a story in a newspaper about a radio program that was debating an issue brought up during a discussion show on television that was critiquing a magazine article.  
    As I mentally reconstructed this nested communications tree — magazine to TV to radio to newspaper to phone to TV  — and then considered the fact that readers would now be reading about this in a newspaper, I began to understand the true meaning of recursion.  
    Maybe we should discuss your opinions about my opinions about their opinions over the radio some day?  

  • The finger of blame points at We the People

    Since Republicans took control of the U.S. House of Representatives a year ago come January, the American people have endured an unrelenting orgy of finger pointing.
    Divided government fosters that sort of thing. When one party controls the White House and the other party controls Congress, or a part thereof, deadlock is rarely far behind. And since no one wants to take responsibility for grinding the affairs of state to a halt, everyone starts pointing fingers of blame at everyone else.
    Witness last week when that so-called congressional “Super Committee” confirmed that the six Republicans and six Democrats on that panel had failed to find a way to reconcile their differences over how to reduce our horrendous national debt.

  • Church Listings 12-02-11

    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
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Bible Answers: Learning to 'turn the other cheek'

    “I can’t figure how to ‘turn the other cheek’ without being walked on.” — Katie

    “Turning the other cheek” is a radical departure from our “normal” response to insult. Most of us are inclined to want to slap in return.
    Why would Jesus say that the “normal” response (even if it is justified) should not only be resisted, but should be replaced with an offer of the other cheek — and why would He make this one of his important points in the “Sermon on the Mount” (Mt. 5:38-42)?
    Consider these truths:
    Anger and revenge will get you nowhere. They only incite more anger and retaliation. Better, he said, to stop the anger cycle before it goes any further.

  • Winds clocked at 88 mph at Sandia tram

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP)— Some of the worst winds to hit the Albuquerque metro area were at the base of the Sandia Tram. It was enough to shut the tram down Thursday after winds of 88 mph were clocked.
    The tramway manager says when the winds start swinging the cables and the cars, the tram can’t reach the mountaintop on a day like that.
    Once the cross winds go beyond 45, the tramway is shutdown. Inside their control room they monitor the wind speeds.
    It’s bad news for visitors and not so good for the tram because of lost business.
    This morning, meanwhile, state highway officials have closed Interstate 40 from Santa Rosa to Clines Corners due to black ice.

  • Update 12-02-11

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Wednesday, Thursday and Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    TEDx meeting

  • Correction 12-02-11

    A press release in Thursday’s edition of “Diversions” incorrectly stated that Don Taylor will take photographs during the Santa Paws event from noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Pangaea. Pet Pangaea will take the photos.

  • Time to get your tree

    Another trailer full of holiday spirit arrives at Delancy Street’s annual Christmas tree lot outside the Elk's Lodge Friday morning.