Today's News

  • Weavers show their talent

    Weavers from Las Tejedoras Tapestry Group will show examples of their work in a show titled, “Passages.” The show begins Friday at in the Portal Gallery space at the Fuller Lodge Art Center.
    Twelve tapestry artists from the group will feature their work. Las Tejedoras Tapestry Group, an offshoot of the Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild, started as a venue for tapestry artists to share ideas and critique each other’s work.
    Now the weavers meet monthly, participate in group shows and work together on design challenges.
    The group is diverse and made up of weavers who vary in experience, but are all drawn to the medium of fiber, which allows them to express their artistic views.

  • PEEC and Co-op offer winter gardening classes

    Those that think they can’t garden in the winter need to think again!
    The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is offering two classes that will help gardeners get a head start on growing food all year long.
    From 7-9 p.m. Jan. 17, PEEC will offer a class on “Planting Vegetable and Herb Seeds and Transplants Inside and Out” at PEEC. From 7-8 p.m. Jan. 24, PEEC and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market will offer an “Introduction to Hoop Houses” at the Co-op.
    In Martha Davis’s seed and transplanting class, participants will learn how to start seeds indoors and when to move them outside.

  • Food Fight: Mal and Chad return

    Stephen McCranie, author of the “Mal and Chad” series, returns to Los Alamos for a launch of his second book, “Mal and Chad: Food Fight!” at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Otowi Station Bookstore.
    “We are delighted to have Stephen back in Los Alamos,” said Peggy Durbin, co-owner of the bookstore. “He made such a positive impression on the kids during his school visits in May, and his books have helped even reluctant readers become eager for more adventures with Mal and Chad. I know that the kids will be excited when they see him again when he visits Barranca Mesa, Aspen, Mountain and Piñon elementary schools on Jan. 19.”

  • Crece Como Va: A centennial celebration

    Crece Como Va, or “Grows as it Goes” from the Latin “Crescit Eundo,” is not the most easily understood state motto. Is it a philosophical reflection on the inevitable nature of progress, or more in line with the well known “mañana,” often associated with New Mexico citizens? Whatever the case, it is the title of the current exhibit at Fuller Lodge Art Center, which is registered as an official New Mexico Centennial event.

  • ’Toppers, Elks lock horns tonight

    A pair of old foes will meet again tonight at Jacona Gymnasium.
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will take on the Pojoaque Elks just down the road. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    Los Alamos and Pojoaque are both winding down their nondistrict seasons and are looking to grab some momentum before they head into districts that are considered two of the best in the state.
    The Hilltoppers (5-10) dropped a 48-43 decision Tuesday night to St. Pius X, a game Los Alamos trailed by as many as 15 points at the half before cutting the St. Pius edge to just two early in the fourth quarter.
    The Elks (6-9), meanwhile, have had an up-and-down season so far, but have won three straight and four of their last five.

  • Ski Report 01-12-12

    Angel Fire

    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

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


    38-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

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

    Sandia Peak

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


    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA teams get votes in new poll

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball and Class 4A wrestling 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. Kirtland Central (13)  172    2
    2. Grants (4)            165    1
    3. Gallup (1)            126    3
    4. Española Valley    121    4

  • Toppers knock off Chargers, Rams

    The second half of the winter season didn’t get off to the start the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team was hoping.
    After a disappointing finish Saturday, the Hilltoppers were hoping to bounce back at home Wednesday, and it did. The Hilltoppers knocked off a pair of visiting teams at Auxiliary Gymnasium, defeating both Albuquerque Academy and Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos picked up a decisive team victory over Academy, taking a 42-23 decision. In the other contest, which featured much of the Rams’ younger wrestlers, Los Alamos nipped the Rams 42-39.
    Wednesday’s competition was originally scheduled to be a quadrangular meet, but Pecos, the fourth invitee, was a no-show. Los Alamos will travel to Pecos for a tournament this weekend.

  • Consumers Spent at Record Levels in 2011

    Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade.

  • Former tourism chief dies

    Former state Tourism Department Secretary Michael Cerletti was known to the public for his 10 years heading the department and two years at Expo New Mexico.
    But that wasn’t what made the recently deceased Cerletti the legend he was.
    Cerletti had a talent for taking aging hotels that had lost some of their charm and returning them to their former grandeur.
    In New Mexico, he began with La Posada de Santa Fe.
    Then he moved on to the old downtown Albuquerque Hilton and made it La Posada de Albuquerque.
    Then he took on the De Vargas Hotel near the state capitol and made it the stately St. Francis Hotel.
    Then it was the Sprawling Rancho Encantado guest ranch north of Santa Fe.