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Today's News

  • Deer in the Road

    Deer cross the road on N.M. 4 near the West Jemez Road intersection Saturday.

  • Update 10-11-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 tonight for a special session in council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. , Oct. 18 in the chamber conference room.

    PEEC Talk

    Nate McDowell of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Climate Research Lab, will give a talk on the “Effects of Climate on Plants,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St. The talk is free.

    Bond issue

  • Martinez signs $86 million capital improvement bill

    Gov. Susana Martinez has signed into law a measure financing about $86 million worth of capital improvements, ranging from prison upgrades to vehicles for senior citizen centers.
    The capital outlay bill was approved by the Legislature during a special session, which ended last month.
    Martinez signed the measure on Tuesday but expressed disappointment that the Legislature didn’t approve more capital projects.
    The governor had proposed spending nearly $213 million on capital improvements, including more than $40 million on road maintenance.
    The governor said the larger package would have created more jobs in the construction industry.

  • Youth embrace teen center concept

    The interim Teen Center, “The Hilltop Spot,” opened in the basement of Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church in March. According to Director Michelangelo Lobato’s report to council last week, the center is providing value to the community.

    The county has allocated $150,000 for a Phase I Capital Improvement Program project conceptual study for a new teen center facility. Since that project could take years to reach approval and completion, the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board  and the YMCA proposed operating a teen center on an interim basis, which would provide services to teens immediately and, if successful, demonstrate the benefits of a new facility.

  • Details about second truck crash on NM 4 emerge

    More details emerged about the crash of the second semi truck that lost its haul of crushed cars on N.M. 4 on Friday.

    The crash closed the road for the second straight day heading into the Jemez Mountains, causing headaches for those commuting and vacationing in the area.

    The second crash occurred at the first hairpin turn on N.M. 4 before the West Jemez intersection.
    Los Alamos police officer Albert Rael was first on the scene and he first talked with the driver of the truck, Miguel Machain Espinoza.

    Rael asked Espinoza how the accident happened.

    According to the narrative from the police report, Espinoza said he was going around the turn about 2 mph and he was trying to use as much of the road as possible.

  • Solyndra isn't the whole story

    In the utility room of a wealthy homeowner was a Rube Goldberg-like solar system, impossibly complex. It wasn’t working. In the 1970s, it was my first solar story.
    We’ve come a long way, baby. Now they work, and the biggest obstacle – cost – is going away. Good ol’ American know-how would have risen to the challenge, eventually, but the Chinese beat us to the punch.  

  • NBA cancels early-season games

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two weeks of NBA games are lost. Many more could be in jeopardy.
    There’s a “gulf” that separates owners and players, and they will have to close it quickly to avoid further damage to the schedule.
    Sticking to his deadline, Commissioner David Stern wiped out the first two weeks of the season — exactly 100 games — after more than seven hours of negotiations Monday failed to produce a new labor deal and preserve the Nov. 1 season openers.
    The cancellations mark the NBA’s first work stoppage since the 1998-99 season was reduced to 50 games.

  • Raiders facing uncertain future

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will have to replace much more than an owner now following Al Davis’ death.
    He was the general manager who hand-picked many of the current members of the Raiders. He was the master technician whose football philosophies are still adhered to by the team more than three decades after he coached his last game. He was the iconic figure who turned his beloved franchise into a global brand whose silver-and-black colors are recognized around the world.
    Most of all, Davis was the driving force behind a franchise that won three Super Bowl titles and was one of the most successful in pro sports until falling on hard times the past decade.

  • LA falls by 4 points to Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad led for much of the way Monday against the Santa Fe Demons but some costly late turnovers helped the Demons get on track.
    In the fourth quarter, the Hilltoppers had a snap go over the punter’s head into the end zone, which was recovered by Santa Fe.
    On the next offensive series for the Hilltoppers, the Demons intercepted a pass and ran it back for a touchdown, giving it a four-point advantage.
    The quick two scores by Santa Fe helped it come back to win Monday’s game 26-22 at Sullivan Field.

  • LA girls top Raton to win at Capital, LA boys finish fifth

    The Los Alamos girls golf team held off Raton to take the top honors in the Capital City Invitational tournament, while a pair of Hilltoppers picked up qualification legs for the state tournament.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls competed in the Capital City tournament at Santa Fe Country Club Monday. In all, six boys teams competed in Monday’s event. In the girls event, five girls teams were scheduled to compete, but two teams showed up with only five players, while the fifth had a player disqualified and wasn’t eligible for the team title.
    Los Alamos’ Aislinn McDonald and Emma Haines both shot well enough to grab state qualification legs Monday. McDonald finished with a score of 92 and Haines fired a 93.