Today's News

  • Winter storm blasts New Mexico with snow, cold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state.

    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.

    Authorities also shut down the state's entire length of Interstate 10, from the Texas line to the Arizona border, because of heavy snow and icy road conditions.

  • State police say travel is discouraged due to snow

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say all roads in and out of the Albuquerque-area are open however, travel is discouraged at this time due to heavy, blowing snow.

    Snow packed and icy roads are making travel very difficult.

    Weather conditions are affecting Interstate 25 from Socorro to the Colorado border and Interstate 40 from the Arizona state Line to the Texas state line.


  • LANL, LAPS announce closure due to weather

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory will be closed Monday due to the winter storm currently gripping the Los Alamos area.

    The lab posted the notice on its website at 4:42 a.m.

    Likewise, Los Alamos Public Schools have called off classes Monday. The school district posted a notice on its website shortly after 5 a.m.

  • Postal cuts to slow delivery of first-class mail--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service is pushing ahead with unprecedented cuts to first-class mail next spring that will slow delivery and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day.

    The estimated $3 billion in reductions, to be announced in broader detail on Monday, are part of a wide-ranging effort by the cash-strapped Postal Service to quickly trim costs, seeing no immediate help from Congress.

  • Major College Football Scores--video extra



    Lehigh 40, Towson 38

    Pittsburgh 33, Syracuse 20



    Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10

    Georgia Southern 55, Old Dominion 48

    LSU 42, Georgia 10

    Louisiana-Monroe 26, FAU 0

    Maine 34, Appalachian St. 12



    Cincinnati 35, UConn 27

    Kansas St. 30, Iowa St. 23

    N. Dakota St. 26, James Madison 14

    N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21

  • Fishing Report 12-04-11


    Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Fishing is good for trout above Cedar Hill using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Please respect private property when fishing in this area.

  • ´Toppers finish 14th in season opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team started its season off with a solid middle-of-the-pack finish in one of the toughest contests in the state.
    Los Alamos took 14th at the Southwest Duals this weekend. The Southwest Duals, hosted by Rio Rancho, included not only some of the top teams in New Mexico, but teams from all across the region, including Texas, Arizona, Colorado and even as far away as Kansas.
    It was the 2011-12 opener for the Hilltoppers, who brought a nearly complete roster with them to the duals. The Hilltoppers, who have struggled filling out a full lineup for most of the recent past, have as many as 30 wrestlers available to them this season.
    Los Alamos was only lacking a 106- and 126-pounder for this tournament.

  • LA boys, girls win big this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swimming teams picked up impressive victories at their home opener of the 2011-12 season Saturday.
    The Hilltopper boys grabbed a total of 605 points, more than double the total of their next-near competitor, Los Lunas. Los Alamos’ boys won eight events on the day.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they picked up 484 points to win. Los Lunas was also second in the girls competition with 369 points.
    On the girls side, Los Alamos also took top honors in eight races, while the team’s top diver, Amy Neal, picked up a win in Friday’s diving contest.

  • Aztec nips Goddard in Class 4A title game

    This was the year of the Tigers.
    After finishing second four times since 2003, the Aztec Tigers picked up the Class 4A football title Saturday. The Tigers squeaked past the Goddard Rockets 28-27.
    The win was the first ever state football title for Aztec, which has been an elite state program for most of the past decade. Aztec lost a shootout to Artesia in the 4A title game a year ago, 45-34.
    Also Saturday, the Lovington Wildcats came back from a 10-0 deficit against the St. Michael’s Horsemen to win 14-10 in the Class 3A state title game. That game was played at Ivan Head Stadium in Santa Fe.

  • Sports Schedule, Dec. 5-10


    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Belen at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.


    Wrestling: St. Pius at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity,  5 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 1 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Mayfield at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:45 p.m.


    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA.