Today's News

  • Hundreds rally for religious freedom

    On March 23, hundreds gathered for the “Stand Up For Religious Freedom” rally at the Pete Domenici Federal Courthouse Plaza in Albuquerque for an hour of speeches and songs.
    This was just one of the rallies scheduled on this day in 143 cities across the nation, including Alaska and Hawaii.
    The rallies were held to protest the Federal Government Department of Health and Human Services health care mandate.
    The mandate requires all employers to provide in their employee health care plans, some products and services, which are contradictory to the religious and moral beliefs and practices of that employer.

  • Watch the water grab case

    Newly appointed State Engineer Scott Verhines just made his first big decision, denying an application to Augustin Plains Ranch in its standoff with federal and state agencies, counties, ditch companies, environmentalists, locals, and tribes.
    It’s a case all of New Mexico should be watching.
    West of Datil in Catron County, promoters want to drill 37 wells 20 inches across and 3,500 feet deep, and pump 54,000 acre-feet of water a year for 300 years. That’s a breathtaking amount of water – enough to supply half of Albuquerque’s needs. In fact, the Rio Grande Valley would be the market.

  • Future not bleak on energy front

    Harold Morgan’s article entitled PNM turns profitable is interesting and thought provoking. It’s good news hearing that PNMis  profitable again.
    Harold aptly pointed out the technical, environmental and political difficulties when supplying enough electricity for the wants/needs of New Mexico’s population, service, manufacturing and agricultural industries. Obviously PNM and its investors deserve profits.
    Historical DOW indexes reveal that share values and profits for most major energy-producers are cyclic, rising and falling by as much as 80 percent.

  • Teter fans 17 as LA wins 5-0

    In its nondistrict contest against the Raton Tigers, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team had little on the line except avenging a 2011 loss at Raton.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter may have had more than that on her mind. Teter, the losing pitcher in last year’s contest, threw perhaps as hard as she has all season in blowing away the Tigers.
    Teter struck out 17 batters, at least two in each inning, and tossed a complete game shutout as the Hilltoppers prevailed 5-0 at Overlook Park Saturday.

  • ´Topper girls take second at Academy

    In what is considered to be one of the toughest tournaments of the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team took second place at Albuquerque Academy this weekend.
    The Hilltoppers topped Piedra Vista, Belen and the host Chargers in pool play, but fell to the powerful Farmington Scorpions in the final round at Academy.
    Both Los Alamos teams took part in the event. Los Alamos’ boys, playing shorthanded, dropped all four of their team contests this weekend.
    For Los Alamos’ girls, they swept Piedra Vista and Belen Friday, 9-0, then snuck by arch-rival Albuquerque Academy Saturday morning.

  • On Schedule 04-08-12

    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Sepulveda Invite, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Tennis: Los Alamos at Taos, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 4 p.m.

    Track and field: LAMS Invite, boys and girls seventh and eighth grade, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls track and field: Los Alamos at Cleveland Invite, junior varsity, 3 p.m.

  • Local athlete remembers Micah True--see video

    The death of runner Micah True March 27 in southwestern New Mexico came as a shock to many, including the running community of Los Alamos which got to see him when he took part in the Jemez Mountain Trail Runs in 2010.
    True, one of the most famous ultra-runners in the world, not only participated in the 2010 trail runs, but, following the race, hosted a presentation in Los Alamos, talking about his work with the Copper Canyon ultra-marathon and the Tarahumara indigenous peoples of central Mexico.

  • Popular painter Thomas Kinkade dies at age 54--Video Extra

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.

    And he won success with brushwork paintings that focused on idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches — highly popular works that became big sellers for dealers across the United States.

    The self-described "Painter of Light," who died Friday at age 54, produced sentimental scenes of country gardens and pastoral landscapes in dewy morning light that were beloved by many but criticized by the art establishment.

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  • Navy jet crashes in Virginia; Two pilots eject--Video Extra

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Emergency crews searched the charred remains of a Virginia Beach apartment complex Friday after a fighter jet crashed into it just after takeoff in what Navy officials called a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction."

    Two Navy pilots — a student and an instructor from nearby Naval Air Station Oceana — ejected just before the jet careened into the apartment complex, demolishing sections of some buildings and engulfing others in flames. Some 40 apartment units were damaged or destroyed in the crash, but hours later no fatalities had been reported.