Today's News

  • LA Plaza files for bankruptcy

    Los Alamos Plaza, LLC, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    The proposed development was slated for a prime piece of real estate on Trinity Drive across from Ashley Pond.

    It was to include three 60,000 square foot structures with retail space on the ground floor, two floors of office space and 14 luxury penthouses on the top floor.

    A fourth unit was to feature 21 townhouses overlooking Los Alamos Canyon. The entire project was projected to encompass approximately 135,000 square feet of office and retail space with 63 residential units.

  • Sports Update 03-14-12

    Run for Her Life is Sunday
    The second annual Run for Her Life 5K and 10K races are scheduled for March 18.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Race time is 9 a.m.
    All proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research.
    Registration forms are available at several locations in Los Alamos County. Registrations may also be done online at the Atomic City Roadrunners’ website, www.atomicrunners.com.
    For more information, call 672-1639.

  • Ski Report 03-14-12

    Angel Fire

    48-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 75 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    30-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    46-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open. Open daily through Sunday.

    Red River

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

    Sandia Peak

    41-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.


    52-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Aggies will meet Hoosiers Thursday

    The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team meets No. 17 Indiana in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday night.
    The Aggies are a No. 13 seed (26-9) taking on the fourth-seeded Hoosiers (25-8). The opening round game will be played at the Rose Center in Portland, Ore., and will be televised by CBS.
    The Aggies are making their 19th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and second in three years.
    During the 2011-12 season, NMSU won the 2012 WAC Tournament Championship with a big 82-57 victory over Louisiana Tech March 10 in Las Vegas, Nev.
    NMSU has recorded the most wins in a season since the 1992-93 season when it advanced to the NCAA’s Sweet 16.

  • Toppers win on the road against Pintos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team scored eight runs in a three-inning stretch to drop the Moriarty Pintos Tuesday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored four times in the top of the fourth to take control of Tuesday’s game against Class 4A rival Moriarty. Meanwhile, pitcher Monika Teter came on in relief to throw three straight shutout innings as the Hilltoppers picked up an important road victory, topping the Pintos 12-7.
    It was the first game for Los Alamos in a week, as its previous outing at the Piedra Vista Invitational and its scheduled home opener against Cleveland were both called due to weather. Los Alamos’ game with Cleveland was rescheduled for today.

  • LA holds off a late charge top Huskies

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team held off a comeback attempt by the Hope Christian Huskies to win at home Tuesday.
    Right fielder Austin Aslin speared a fly ball tailing away from him down the line to save a run in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, pitcher Danny Finn, making his first start of the season, threw four innings of one-hit ball as the Hilltoppers dropped the Huskies 5-2 at Bomber Field.
    It was the fifth win in six outings for the Hilltoppers (6-4), who are heading into a tough test at the Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.

  • DP Road open after HAZMAT situation on lab property

    With sirens blaring, emergency management vehicles raced down DP Road Wednesday, responding to a Hazmat situation at Enclosure 12 in TA-21.

    For two hours, DP Road was closed as the LANL Hazmat team, Los Alamos Fire and Police Department and FEMA assessed the situation.

    Most of DP Road was reopened around 1:45 p.m. as LAPD decreased its perimeter. Capt. Randy Foster said the initial call came into dispatch at 11:53 a.m. The road was closed east of 272 DP Road until the all-clear from the LANL Hazmat teams came in Wednesday evening.

  • 2 Syrian dissidents quit opposition council

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two prominent Syrian dissidents said Wednesday they have quit the main opposition group that emerged from the year-old uprising against the regime in Damascus in protest over what one of the men described as an "autocratic" organization.

    The resignations from the Syrian National Council dealt another blow to the opposition, which has been hobbled by disorganization and infighting since the popular revolt against authoritarian President Bashar Assad started a year ago with protests calling for political reform.

  • Lawmakers debate pay cutoff for budget gridlock

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might be dismissed as an election year gimmick by the big shots who run Capitol Hill, but frustration over Congress' failure to pass a budget since 2009 has given surprising momentum to a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't — or won't — pass a budget blueprint.

    The "no budget, no pay" idea is still a long shot, but it's actually getting an official hearing Wednesday from the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee as part of a package of congressional reform proposals from a centrist group called No Labels.

  • VIDEO: Crash in Swiss Tunnel Kills at Least 28 People