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Today's News

  • NM Legislature heads off emission rollback

    ALBUQUERQUE — Environmental groups rejoiced Monday after efforts to roll back New Mexico’s new greenhouse gas emissions rules failed during the legislative session that ended over the weekend.
    Gov. Susana Martinez has vowed to continue reviewing all state regulations, however, with an eye toward improving the business climate in New Mexico and creating jobs.
    Martinez said at a news conference after the end of the session Saturday that she’s looking at laws passed by the Legislature as well as those approved by various state boards, commissions and executive agencies.

  • Forest Service: Valle Canyon wildfire 100% contained

    Somewhat calmer winds and rain mixed with snow that started falling overnight is no doubt lending a hand with the efforts of firefighters Tuesday in snuffing out the Valle Canyon fire that’s been burning west of Los Alamos since last Thursday night.

    Forest Service spokesperson Lawrence Lujan said late in the day Tuesday the wildfire is 100% percent contained.

    “Yesterday due to heavy winds, firefighters were removed from the fire to protect them from dead falling trees (snags,” Lujan said.  “Safety always comes first in fire management.  Last night’s snow and colder temperatures assisted with suppression efforts.

  • County crime dips in 2010 - video included

    Hot off the press, the Los Alamos Police Department’s 2010 annual report released today shows that local crime remained relatively level with a few areas in the report actually revealing lower numbers compared to 2009.

    “Los Alamos generally enjoys a reputation of being one of the lowest crime areas in Northern New Mexico and 2010 proved to be consistent with past years,” Capt. Randy Foster said. “Overall reports to LAPD were down again this year with less larcenies being reported, as was the case from 2008 to 2009.”

  • Muni building concepts down to three options - video included

    The beauty pageant is down to the final three contestants. The winner in this contest will become the county’s new $25 million municipal building.

    The public viewed the latest development in the project during an open house Monday night at the White Rock Town Hall. Another open house is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

    The open houses are hosted by Jaynes Corporation and Studio Southwest Architects.

  • Census data available, eventually

    A few days ago, the sweet young blonde woman newsreader gushed on the noon newscast that the Census has announced that New Mexico’s April 2010 population was just over 2 million.
    Actually, this number, 2,059,179, was released three months ago.
    So much for television’s immediacy. The “news” that sunny March 15, which I think the blonde lady missed, was that the Census had done its first public release of a huge amount of New Mexico data.
    For those of you interested in this material and who also are, uh, “challenged” by getting there, here are some initial steps, offered because this ain’t easy, even perhaps for the unchallenged.
    On the Internet, start with www.Census.gov.

  • Men's basketball: Tide knocks Lobos out of NIT

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Trevor Releford's speedy drives, Tony Mitchell's high-flying dunks and an effective dose of full-court pressure kept Alabama alive in the National Invitation Tournament.

    Mitchell scored 23 points and Releford matched his career-high with 20 to lead the Crimson Tide to a 74-67 win over New Mexico Monday night in the second round of the NIT.

    The Tide (23-11), mostly known for its defense, made 15 of 20 shots in the second half to move into the quarterfinals. Alabama will host Miami on Wednesday night, aiming for its sixth trip to the NIT final four at Madison Square Garden.

  • Sports update 03-22-11

    Spring golf opener cut short by wind

    The spring season opener for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team was cut short Monday.
    Los Alamos started a round at the Belen Invitational Monday morning, but wind speeds were hitting 50 mph during play. The wind and accompanying dust made the Tierra Del Sol course virtually unplayable.
    Hilltopper head coach John Stam said the tournament, one of five scheduled for his team this spring, may be rescheduled for April 7.

    Dog Jog registration open

    The 2011 Dog Jog is scheduled for April 16 in White Rock.

  • Baseball: Home Safe

    Los Alamos’ Thomas Russell slides safely into home. Russell hit a three-run double Monday to lift Los Alamos over Santa Fe Indian School 12-8 in Santa Fe.

  • Track and field: LA girls win big Saturday, boys are 2nd behind Rams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team picked up its second win of the season in three outings Saturday, taking top honors at the Bernalillo Invitational.
    Meanwhile, the Hilltopper boys finished a strong second behind Rio Rancho at the same event.
    Los Alamos’ girls earned 128.5 points Saturday, easily outdistancing Rio Rancho in second place. Only Class 5A school Rio Rancho (73) and 3A Las Vegas Robertson (66) finished with even half the Hilltoppers’ total in the 10-team event.

  • SD governor signs 3-day wait for abortion into law

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law Tuesday requiring women to wait three days after meeting with a doctor to have an abortion, the longest waiting period in the nation.

    Abortion rights groups have already said they plan to file a lawsuit challenging the measure, which also requires women to undergo counseling at pregnancy help centers that discourage abortions.