Today's News

  • Prep basketball: Academy upsets St. Pius X

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 47, St. Pius 43

    Bosque School 65, East Mountain 36

    Chaparral 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 36

    Cibola 57, Eldorado 51

    Cliff 79, Reserve 39

    Clovis Christian 43, Grady 42

    Elida 50, Mosquero 46

    Gallup Catholic 44, Ramah 42

  • Special operations expanding as wars recede

    WASHINGTON (AP) — War is going back under wraps — that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

    Big armies and the land invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan will be replaced by fast and light special operations raids that leave little trace, or better yet, raids by friendly local forces the U.S. has trained, helping fight mutual enemies side by side.

  • US cybersecurity efforts trigger privacy concerns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's plan to expand computer security protections into critical parts of private industry is raising concerns that the move will threaten Americans' civil liberties.

    In a report for release Friday, The Constitution Project warns that as the Obama administration partners more with the energy, financial, communications and health care industries to monitor and protect networks, sensitive personal information of people who work for or communicate with those companies could be improperly or inadvertently disclosed.

  • VIDEO: Cat in Cockpit Causes Four-hour Flight Delay

    A cat escape caused a four-hour delay for an Air Canada flight Thursday as airline staff in Halifax struggled to get the feline from its hiding place in cockpit wiring.

  • U.S. economy grew 1.7 percent in 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.8 percent in the final three months of last year, the fastest growth in 2011.

    Americans spent more on cars and trucks, and companies built up their stockpiles. But growth in the October-December quarter — and all of 2011 — was held back by the biggest annual government spending cuts in four decades.

    The Commerce Department says the economy grew just 1.7 percent last year, roughly half of the growth in 2010 and the worst since the recession.

    Consumer spending rose in the final months of the year and businesses invested more in inventories, a sign they expect more demand.

  • VIDEO: Hillary Clinton Done With Political 'High Wire'

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says that after 20 years, she's done with the "high wire" of politics. State Department employees asked Mrs. Clinton if she would run for Vice President.

  • First Person: Urban Forager Subsists on Squirrel

    A self-proclaimed urban foraging family in Seattle says it traps and eats squirrel as part of its diet.

  • Celebrating the Year of the Dragon

    Children in Mrs. Brown’s class at Little Forest Playschool celebrated the Year of the Dragon by wearing dragon masks that they created in class

  • Be There 01-26-12

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per person and includes servings of barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, roll, drink and dessert. For more information about the dinner, email b.painter@laschools.net, thesaegers1@msn.com, or call 412-2581.

    A Photography Tour of the Machu Picchu Cloud Forest and Amazon Rainforest at 7 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.  Free, no registration required.  

  • Science Fair Results

    Below are the results from this year’s Los Alamos County Science Fair.

    Elementary Class
    Grand Award
    • Mrs. Lopez, Mountain Elementary, first grade, for “Can Environment Influence Fossil Formation?” in Elementary Earth Science

    Life Science Elementary Grand Award
    • Xavier McTeigue, Aspen Elementary, fifth grade, for “Finch Fledging” in Elementary Life Science

    Physical Science
    Elementary Grand Award
    • Steven Strevell, Aspen Elementary, fourth grade, for “How Good are Those Curtains?” in Elementary Physical Science

    Life Science Junior Grand Award and first place regional award