Today's News

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 9th
  • Watson wins Masters playoff over Oosthuizen

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Trapped in the trees, Bubba Watson had no chance. Good thing he's one of those guys who never hits the ball straight.

    Unable to even see the green from where he was standing, Watson curled a shot from out of the pine straw and safely onto the 10th green to win the Masters on the second hole of a playoff Sunday over South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen.

  • VIDEO:Mike Wallace, `60 Minutes' Star, Dies

    CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career, has died. He was 93.

  • UPDATE - Woman released from hospital after attempting suicide, back at LA jail

    28-year-old Marion Loope of Los Alamos was released from  Christus St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe Monday after attempting suicide while incarcerated at the Los Alamos Detention Center. Deputy chief Kevin Purtymun said Monday night the woman was in custody of the Los Alamos Police Department and returned to the detention center.

    Purtymun said Loope was found at 12:30 a.m. Sunday and was transported to the Los Alamos Medical Center. She was then transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Santa Fe where she was initially labeled as being in critical condition.

  • VIDEO: Hanson 1 Ahead of Mickelson Through 3 Rounds

    Peter Hanson fired a 7-under-par 65 to surge to the top of the Masters leaderboard. He's one stroke ahead of Phil Mickelson, who shot on 30 on the back nine Saturday.

  • Raw Video: Vatican Holds Easter Vigil Service

    Pope Benedict XVI ushered in Christianity's most joyous celebration with an Easter vigil service on Saturday night, with a warning that mankind was groping in darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil.

  • Update 04-08-12

    Easter closures

    In observance of Easter, the Eco Station and Overlook Convenience Center will be closed today.
    LWV luncheon

    The League of Women Voters will have County Clerk Janet Foster and Election Manager Gloria Maestas as speakers at 11:45 a.m. Thursday for Lunch with a Leader.  The luncheon will be at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

    School board

    The Los Alamos Board of Education will have a regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School.

    TV appearance

  • Four residents become newest Living Treasures

    Editor’s note: This is the third of a three-part series.
    On April 15, Edward Macmann, Rosemary O’Connor and John and Nancy Bartlit will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos. The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, is at 2 p.m. in the Betty Ehart Senior Center. The public is invited to attend.
    The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of individuals who have enhanced life on the Hill. Friends, family and co-workers are encouraged to participate in the ceremony by sharing stories and remembrances about each new Treasure.

  • Fire season looms

    As fire season begins, the Los Alamos Fire Department and other area agencies are hosting an informational session to keep the risk of wildfire on people’s minds.

    Deputy Fire Chief Justin Grider said the session will help residents learn about ongoing mitigation efforts, preparations in case of a catastrophic emergency, and potential mitigation efforts they can do around their own homes.

    “We decided that it would be good to just remind folks there’s still a lot of fuel,” Grider said. “The canyons are still primed for a wildfire.”

  • Making a pilgrimage

    The sun was high in the sky at 8:15 a.m., the morning crisp and cool. I knew what awaited me. I had been down this road before. I made the trek once before, in 2009, but this walk would be much shorter than that one. The first time I walked, it took all day to walk more than 20 miles.

    My family and I made our way down to Santa Cruz and parked at La Iglesia de Santa Cruz de la Cañada. We stocked up on water and set out. Our final destination would be El Santuario de Chimayó, approximately seven miles (give or take) down the long, windy road.