Today's News

  • Reader voices support for Zimmerman traffic option

    This is to warn the citizens of Los Alamos that an effort is being made to discredit the currently proposed re-design of NM 502 (Trinity Drive), which some have called the Zimmerman option, using two myths:
    Myth #1. “The proposed roadway would provide lower capacity than the current road and would increase congestion.”
    Myth #2.  “The roundabout would lead to ‘built-in’ traffic conflicts and would present an unsafe environment for cars, motorcycles, and pedestrians.”
    These myths contradict the judgments of professional traffic engineers who have been hired by the county and have presented their findings at meetings of the NM 502 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

  • Renegades Come to LA

    The New Mexico Renegades hockey team held a practice session Thursday morning at Los Alamos County Ice Rink in anticipation of its game Saturday. The Renegades will take on the Cheyenne Stampede Saturday at the rink. 

  • Sports Update 02-03-12

    Atomic City shuttles to run during Saturday’s hockey game

    Atomic City Transit will provide shuttle service to and from the Los Alamos County Ice Rink Saturday for the New Mexico Renegades-Cheyenne Stampede Junior ‘A’ hockey game.
    The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    The shuttles, which will run from 5-7 p.m., are being used to alleviate parking issues at the rink. Shuttles can be picked up at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center parking lot.

    Jr. Toppers clinics set for Saturday

  • Ski Report 02-03-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    41-inch base. 3 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    No snow report. 54 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    40-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    36-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    35-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 54 trails and 9 lifts open.

  • Grants, Roswell are still on top of polls

    xHere are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly 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 (10)              127    1
    2. Kirtland Central (3)   116    2
    3. Gallup                       92    3

  • Fishing Report 02-03-12


    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.
    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been light due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 17 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with power bait, meal worms and night crawlers. Fishing pressure is up due to nice weather and no wind. 
    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice is 10-14 inches thick at Lake Maloya. Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs have been catching 6- to 13-inch rainbow trout. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

  • Coaches Update Injuries Ahead of Super Bowl

    Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Giants head coach Tom Coughlin met the media Friday morning for the final time before the Super Bowl. Belichick says all pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski's ankle continues to improve.

  • Fla. Man Adopts Girlfriend in Legal Battle

    A wealthy Florida polo club founder has adopted his adult girlfriend as part of a legal battle stemming from a fatal 2010 car crash.

  • Trump Backs Romney, Despite Gingrich Staff Claim

    Donald Trump on Thursday announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."

  • Navajo teams up with lab on tribal energy policy

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — One of the country’s largest American Indian tribes has partnered with a national laboratory to study what technologies would be best for developing natural resources on the vast reservation.
    The Navajo Nation has large deposits of coal and uranium, along with potential for wind and solar energy, but it hasn’t historically been a major player in developing those resources. The tribe signed a three-year agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on Wednesday to look into carbon capture and sequestration, clean coal technology and renewable energy, among other things.
    Navajo President Ben Shelly said the expertise of leading scientists and engineers will lead to better investments for the tribe.