Today's News

  • Restaurant Inspections 02-23-12

    The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department.


    Mine Shaft Tavern, 2896 Hwy. 14
    Date inspected: Feb. 14
    Violations: One high-risk violation for inadequate cooling — improper cooling procedures of potentially hazardous food. Corrected. Three moderate-risk violations, two for improper holding — no thermometer available inside refrigerator and no food-grade thermometer available to monitor food temperature; one for contaminated equipment — food scales were not sanitized after use.
    Status of establishment: Approved, no follow-up required.

    Santa Fe

  • 'X Factor’ teen Crow signs TV, record deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rachel Crow was a tearful runner-up on “The X Factor,” but she’s a winner now.
    The 14-year-old singer has signed a series deal with the Nickelodeon channel and a recording contract with Sony’s Columbia Records-Syco.
    Nickelodeon said Wednesday its agreement with Crow includes development of a comedy series for the teenager. She’ll also have a recurring role in Nickelodeon’s new program, “Fred: The Show.”
    Crow’s recording deal puts her in business with “X Factor” creator Simon Cowell’s Syco enterprise.
    The big-voiced teenager made a dramatic exit from “X Factor” last December: Crow collapsed onstage after she was voted off by viewers.

  • Netflix bolsters video library

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix’s Internet video service is adding more marquee attractions as it braces for a new competitive threat from cable-TV provider Comcast Corp.
    As part of an effort to offer more exclusive material, Netflix locked up the right to show “The Artist” and other movies from The Weinstein Co. before the films are released to leading pay-TV channels such as Showtime and HBO.
    Just a few hours after Tuesday’s announcement about that multiyear deal, Comcast unveiled plans to undercut Netflix with a less expensive version of a service that will stream old TV series and movies to devices with high-speed Internet connections.

  • A school book comes to life

    Los Alamos seventh graders have read it and some fifth graders are currently reading it, but the truth is, nearly everyone can find some meaning in Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.” A 1994 Newberry Medal winner, “The Giver” offers a lot of thought on how people conduct their lives and what it means to achieve true happiness.
    “The Giver” was adapted into a play for the Oregon Children’s Theatre in 2006. Los Alamos Little Theatre’s version opens at 7:30 p.m. March 2 and includes performances from Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos Middle School, Aspen, Mountain, Barranca and Chamisa Elementary School students.

  • Beauty in the Beast

    The show, “Beauty in the Beast” caught the attention of more artists than any other at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The new exhibit, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, will feature the work of 57 artists from near and far, with everything from watercolor to bronze to taxidermy.

  • Outdoor Notes 02-23-12

    Antelope illegally shot, left to rot

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish needs help finding the person or persons who illegally shot five antelope on Feb. 10 on the King Ranch close to the Zia Pueblo.
    The antelope, two headless bucks and three does were found shot with a centerfire rifle and left in a pile to rot.
    “It appears that someone cut the fence, drove onto the ranch, shot the antelope, and cut off the heads,” said Shawn Carrell, District Officer for the Albuquerque area. 
    There was no legal hunt occurring during this time, so the intent by the individual or individuals responsible for this crime is still under investigation.

  • Ski Report 02-23-12

    Angel Fire

    53-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    65-inch base of packed powder. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.


    49-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA teams outside of top 10 in last poll

    Here are the final Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls for the 2011-12 season. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous
    1. Grants (13)            130    1
    2. Piedra Vista            100    2
    3. Roswell                    95    4

  • LA hopes third time's the charm against Bernalillo

    Tonight’s District 2-4A semifinal boys basketball game could be a war and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers have their trenches all ready.
    Los Alamos will take on the Bernalillo Spartans tonight for the right to advance to the district tournament championship game. Tip-off time is 7 p.m. in Bernalillo.
    Tonight’s game will be the third meeting of the season between the two teams. Bernalillo has prevailed in both meetings, but Los Alamos had chances in both to pull off upsets.
    Whether Los Alamos (11-16 overall, 4-5 in 2-4A) can pull of the upset, as well as build on the momentum it captured following a big win over Española Valley Tuesday night, remains to be seen.

  • Bob Davie hires two assistant coaches

    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico head coach Bob Davie has announced the promotion of assistant coach Jeff Mills to defensive coordinator.
    Mills came to UNM in January after serving three years as secondary coach at the University of Washington.
    Davie also has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Kevin Cosgrove as inside linebackers coach.
    Mills has 10 years’ experience as a defensive coordinator at Idaho, Nevada and Youngstown State. In 1998, Mills’ defense at Idaho led the Big West Conference in scoring defense and sacks as the team won the conference title with a 9-3 record.