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Today's News

  • Junior handler invited to AKC national championships

    Jennifer Necker, a Los Alamos Middle School seventh grader, is the youngest of only three New Mexico youth to be invited to participate in junior showmanship at the 2011 American Kennel Club National Championships, in Orlando, Fla. Dec. 17.  

    Necker, a member of the Los Alamos Dog Obedience Club and the English Setter Association of America, will show her English Setter, Owen, at the big event.  This will be Necker’s fourth trip to the national championships; however this will be the first time she has shown Owen at the event. Necker is currently ranked as the number two English Setter and number 18 sporting dog junior handler in the country.

  • Authorities inch closer to wrapping up rollover probe

    Police are moving closer to concluding an investigation into the cause of a one vehicle accident that occurred nearly three months ago in which the driver died.

    Allen L. Martinez of Chimayó lost his life in the single-vehicle rollover early in the morning of Sept. 17. Martinez, 31, was on his way to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory when the accident occurred near Technical Area 46 on Pajarito Road. According to police reports last September, the 1999 Oldsmobile Martinez was driving left the roadway and traveled more than 500 feet before coming to a stop.

  • Broadband group pushes initiative

    At a Nov. 1 public meeting updating citizens on the Phase II study into the feasibility of bringing community broadband to Los Alamos, IT Project Manager John Jones stressed that it was important for council to hear community input on whether or not there is support for the project.

    That motivated Allen Saenz and Tom Carroll to initiate the We Want Broadband group.

    “It (community broadband) will provide multiple benefits to homebuyers, renters and businesses - offering reliability, services ready at move-in, and vastly higher bandwidth enabling more robust video, Internet and voice services,” said Marguerite McClay, a member of We Want Broadband.

  • Snow ushers in WinterFest parade

    Los Alamos Medical Center had the winning float during Saturday night’s annual light parade on Central Avenue. Residents braved the cold and snow to get a peek at the parade.

  • NM struggles with winter blast

    Much of New Mexico continued Tuesday to deal with the aftermath of a severe winter blast as more schools closed and the southern part of the state saw closed highways and weather related car pileups.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility. It was open Tuesday morning but traffic was moving slowly because of ice on the road.

  • Air flow, air quality related

    People wander among natural joys – sun, food, shelter, canyons, the night sky, ripples of ideas, tidal flats, sand dunes, the Internet and getting your way some of the time. Keeping your own list is part of the fun.
    A jewel that gets overlooked is the variety of weather. The richer detail is not “weather,” but “variety.”
    Everyone likes sun. Everyone wants rain. Snow has fans and critics. Nature’s variability is the pot of gold.

  • LANL storm water permit meeting cancelled

    The public meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to review the individual permit for storm water initiated by Los Alamos National Laboratory has been cancelled due to icy road conditions, snow, and extreme temperatures that have gripped the area for the past few days.

    The meeting, which was set to take place at Cities of Gold Conference Center, will be rescheduled for a later date, according to lab officials.

  • Hard-fought rules add jobs to NM’s oilfields

    People dearly want a lasting supply of clean air and water. The answer is pollution control.
    As more people make and use more stuff, pollution sources grow to need more controls. The controls add jobs in the pollution controls industry. The bonus is more of the clean air and water people want.
    In mid-October, a black headline glared from the Albuquerque Journal. It read “Jackpot in the Oil Patch, State Rules Helped Politically Connected Players.”
    The front-page report hit on the eternal thought that campaign money might sway things. If it might, new money that sways toward the middle is a step forward.

  • Luck needs luck to win Heisman in 2011

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stanford’s Andrew Luck is returning to New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist, just not as the favorite.
    That distinction belongs to Baylor’s Robert Griffin III.
    The two star quarterbacks will join fellow finalists Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu and Montee Ball at the Heisman presentation Saturday night in Manhattan.
    Luck is the only repeat finalist this season, while Griffin is the first Baylor player to get an invite to the ceremony. The school that never has had a player finish better than fourth in the Heisman voting now seems to have the front-runner.

  • Ski Report 12-06-11

    Angel Fire
    30-inch base of powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-inch base of packed powder. 100 percent of trails open.

    Pajarito
    24-inch base. 13-14 inches of new snow. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    24-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    16-inch base. Scheduled opening is Dec. 17.

    Sipapu

    17-21 inch base of powder, packed powder and machine-groomed snow. Will reopen Friday.

    Ski Apache

    31-inch base of powder. 4 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe