Today's News

  • Hallmark Store goes up for sale

    Hope that a buyer will surface to keep Brownell’s Hallmark Shop operating remains high for owner Steve Brownell.

    “I’m turning 70 on Dec. 22 and it’s time to retire,” Brownell said Tuesday. “We’re hopeful for the community’s sake that we’re able to find a buyer. If we can’t find a buyer then it will be bittersweet – another store closing is not good.”

    Brownell listed his business for sale late last summer, he said, adding that he can’t discuss the asking price,

    “That’s something we’d have to talk about with the buyer.”

  • Study Group's first suit to be heard in appeals

    A federal appeals court has agreed to consider the Los Alamos Study Group’s lawsuit to halt construction of a new $6 billion plutonium lab at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver Tuesday agreed to consider the merits of the appeal by the Los Alamos Study Group. The group filed a lawsuit last year to halt development of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement nuclear facility. The group alleged the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration violated federal law by failing to do a new environmental impact statement after changing the design for the project to address seismic and other safety concerns.

  • Water Main Break on Central

    Due to a water main break at Central Ave. and Rose St., crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities shut water off to the Aquatic Center and Canyon Village Apartments at approximately 3:30 p.m. to make repairs Tuesday.  DPU spokesperson Julie Williams-Hill said the repairs were made by 6:30 p.m. Officials with the Department of Public Utilities want to remind customers that when water is restored it may at first appear murky due to entrained air.  This problem should resolve itself in a day or so.

  • Cold temperatures, snow on the way

    According to the National Weather Service, there is a tripleheader of windy and wintry weather Thursday through the weekend for Northern and Central New Mexico.

    An intensifying winter storm over the Pacific Northwest will barrel southward to the deserts of Southern California and Western Arizona Wednesday night as much colder air slams into New Mexico from the east Thursday.

    A powerful cold front out of the southern plains will boost wind speeds as it bulges west and south across New Mexico. Cold air slamming against and over the central mountain chain Thursday will squirt through the gaps and produce very strong winds Thursday across the Rio Grande valley, Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

  • No to hotel, yes to conventions

    A feasibility study conducted by Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) determined that a proposal by Trident Development New Mexico, LLC to build a 134-room Hilton Garden Inn with an 8,500-square-foot conference center and restaurant would reduce room occupancy for all hotels from approximately 55 percent to just over 45 percent, placing existing hotels at risk.

    The consultants recommended against any project that increases the current supply of hotel rooms.

    However, the study showed strong possibilities for community-wide economic development with a first-class hotel and conference center, which could be accomplished by an existing hotelier. The consultants suggested a plan for moving forward without inserting additional hotel rooms into the market.

  • Be There 11-30-11

    A book fair to benefit the Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will be from
    9 a.m.-3 p.m.  in the main lobby area of LAMC.

    The NaNoWriMo TGIO party will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library.

    The December meeting of the Los  Alamos Master Gardeners will be a holiday potluck at 6 p.m. at the home of Denise George, 411 Cheryl, White Rock.

  • Adventure abounds in ‘mystery’ film

    Next up in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series is a story with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles.
    It’s not too scary, but there are some shrieking eels. An angry Spaniard repeatedly tells a man with a surplus finger to prepare to die. It’s almost a chant.
    There’s an entire pit full of despair and a handful of quasi-sportsmanlike hand-to-hand combat.
    There is a pack, or mischief, of really big rats to worry about, if they do actually exist, and an equally beastly Sicilian with a dizzying intellect.

  • MOWW remembers Pearl Harbor

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces New Mexico Secretary of Department of Veteran Services Col. Tim Hale USAF retired, will present the Pearl Harbor Recognition Day address at the Chapter’s Dec. 7 dinner meeting.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, Tyonuyi Room. The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m.
    Hale’s talk begins at about
    7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is roulette of beef, scallop potatoes, vegetables, salad and desert. Cost of the dinner is $27 per person.

  • Hilltoppers dropped by Pintos

    What the Moriarty Pintos weren’t able to do in the first three quarters Tuesday night, they were able to do in the fourth.
    Moriarty knocked off the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team 53-45 Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium, handing Los Alamos its second straight loss following up its season-opening win a week earlier.
    Los Alamos led 31-26 after three quarters, but Moriarty scored 27 points, controlling both the offensive and defensive glass in the final quarter, to pull out the victory. Los Alamos finished with one field goal in the fourth quarter.
    It was the first win of the season for the Pintos (1-3) who had dropped two straight games to Class 4A opponents before the come-from-behind win.

  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque High 62, Sandia 47
    Bernalillo 77, Pojoaque 53
    Eldorado 67, Valley 63
    Hobbs 83, Midland, Texas 62
    Hope Christian 65, Highland 55
    La Cueva 50, Cibola 43
    Manzano 46, Los Lunas 28
    Pecos 52, Bosque School 43
    Piedra Vista 73, Miyamura 55
    Sandia Prep 55, Atrisco Heritage 41
    St. Pius 49, Gallup 29
    Volcano Vista 64, Del Norte 51
    West Mesa 64, Rio Grande 51