Today's News

  • 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.

  • VIDEO: Girl Dies After Being Forced to Run for Hours

    Authorities say 9-year-old Savannah Hardin died after being forced to run for three hours as punishment for having lied to her grandmother about eating candy bars. Severely dehydrated, the Alabama girl had a seizure and died days later.

  • Copter collision kills 7 Marines in Calif. desert

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two military helicopters collided over the California desert during nighttime training exercises, killing seven Marines in the latest of several similar accidents in the region.

    The service members with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego, Lt. Maureen Dooley with Miramar Air Base in California said Thursday. The crash happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday and involved an AH-1W Cobra that carries two crew members and a UH-1 Huey utility helicopter carrying the other five.

  • Romney seeks tea party votes, Santorum hunts cash

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Launched by a bitter debate, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney are powering into a crucial stretch of Republican primaries and caucuses, one man badly needing money and the other anxious to win over conservative voters.

    Romney was turning his focus Thursday to tea partyers in Michigan, his birthplace, where cash-strapped Santorum is waging an unexpectedly strong challenge. Romney's been put on the defensive in the auto-building state over his opposition to the government's bailout of car makers.

  • Pregnant mom busted with cocaine in Espanola

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a pregnant mother, who's already on probation for the death of her two-year-old child, is facing drug charges after police found cocaine on her and two kids in her car.

    KOAT-TV reports that probation and parole officers arrested Rose Garcia and her boyfriend, Joe Martinez, at a Sonic in Espanola on Wednesday.

    Police said the pair has six grams of cocaine on them and two kids in her car. Investigators said they believed the two were dealing cocaine.

    It was unclear if either had attorneys.