Today's News

  • Motorists face possible delays from I-25 work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Department of Transportation says a nighttime construction project could cause delays this week for motorists on Interstate 25 near Santa Fe.

    The agency says northbound interstate traffic will be restricted to one lane starting Tuesday night on part of a hill known as La Bajada.

    Pavement is being milled and new asphalt applied on the interstate for about one mile starting at the Cochiti exit south of Santa Fe.

  • Today in History for May 28th
  • VIDEO: Beryl Knocks Out Power in Florida
  • Police: 5-time Champ Johnny Tapia Found Dead--Video Extra

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Johnny Tapia, the five-time boxing champion whose turbulent career was marked by cocaine addiction, alcohol, depression and run-ins with the law, was found dead Sunday at his Albuquerque home. He was 45.

    Authorities were called to the house at about 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, spokesman Robert Gibbs said. The death didn't appear to be suspicious, he said.

    Tapia won five championships in three weight classes, winning the WBA bantamweight title, the IBF and WBO junior bantamweight titles and the IBF featherweight belt.

  • Today In History For May 27th
  • Sports update 05-27-2012

    Hershey’s Track & Field returns to Los Alamos June 6
    The Los Alamos County Recreation Division is hosting the Hershey’s Track & Field Program June 6.
    The program is open to boys and girls ages 9-14. The competition will be at Sullivan Field starting at 10 a.m.
    Interested participants must provide a copy of their birth certificate along with registration materials. There is no charge for participation.
    For more information, call 662-8173 or visit losalamosnm.us/rec on the Internet.
    Tuesday is deadline for ’Topper Soccer School registration
    The Los Alamos High School boys soccer program is hosting its annual Soccer School starting June 4.
    The Soccer School is for boys and girls ages 3-9.

  • Seniors honored at LAHS ceremony

    It was the last hurrah in the careers of 68 student-athletes at Thursday’s Senior Athlete Awards Ceremony.
    The event, held at the Duane Smith Auditorium, brought together the athletic performers from Los Alamos High School’s athletics program to recognize them for the Hilltoppers’ success during the 2011-12 academic year.
    The school’s athletic director, Vicki Nelms, emceed the event this year, although she said it wouldn’t have hurt her feelings to be relieved.
    “I’m the boss, so I should have the coaches read these things, but everyone wanted me to do it,” Nelms quipped before starting in on the season reviews for the school’s 20 athletic programs.

  • Russell, Teter win Clendenen Award

    A pair of high-performing athletes from Los Alamos High School came away with school’s top honor Thursday night at the Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony.
    Thomas Russell and Monika Teter, who have both been instrumental in the recent successes of sports on the court and on the diamond, earned this year’s highest award for student-athlete success.
    The Clendenen Award, which started in 1987 as the Virchow Award but got a name change after 2001, is given annually to the most deserving male and female graduating senior student-athletes at LAHS.
    Recipients of the award must go through a nomination process and be interviewed by a panel of their peers and a panel of adults.

  • Jay Miller: Billy the Kid gets real

    SANTA FE — The long, strange case of Billy the Kid is about to become much more real to New Mexicans. This chapter began in 2003, when new Gov. Bill Richardson and some sheriffs decided they wanted to dig up some graves to prove that Pat Garrett actually shot Billy. 

  • Our view: A solemn tribute on Memorial Day

    This intangible thing we call freedom is interpreted differently by just about every individual, but one aspect that’s not open for debate is that we enjoy freedom because of the sacrifices made by countless men and women of our armed forces. 

    We must never question that freedom is worth fighting for, and dying for. That very concept was the genesis of the United States of America.