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Today's News

  • Icy road conditions on state highways Monday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Northern New Mexico roads are described as icy and snow packed and drivers are urged to use caution.

    The New Mexico Department of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions on state roads 38 and 454. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering the roadways. Poor visibility is reported with blowing snow.

    Severe driving conditions are reported on U.S. 64 from Taos Pass to Cimarron Canyon with the roadway described as snow packed and icy.

    Crews have plowed, salted, and cindered the highway.


     

  • VIDEO: Storm Dumps Snow on South

    A winter storm dumped several inches of snow across parts of the South, causing power outages, slippery roads and numerous accidents during the Presidents Day holiday weekend.

  • Mardi Gras Floats: Big Business in New Orleans

    As Mardi Gras 2012 reaches its pinnacle Fat Tuesday, the float making business remains in full gear ahead all year long. Mardi Gras World builds the big floats. Its studio also offer tours 12 months a year, seven days a week.

  • Helmet-Cam: Skiing Aspen Run at Pajarito

    Skiing down Aspen at Pajarito ski hill in Los Alamos on Feb. 10 using 164 cm Salomon 1080 Gunns . The conditions were pretty good, a little choppy. The skis were definitely too short for the conditions.

  • Winter Weather Advisory Continues Through Monday A.M.

     

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST MONDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET AND 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL BECOME LOCALLY HEAVY THROUGH TONIGHT BEFORE TAPERING OFF LATE MONDAY MORNING.

    * WINDS... SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH TONIGHT.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

  • LA’s Cory Geyer takes third place at state 4A tourney

    RIO RANCHO – Cory Geyer was the top finisher for the Los Alamos Hiltoppers at this weekend’s state Class 4A championship meet.

    Geyer bounced back from a loss in the semifinals at 152 pounds to knock off an old foe in Keonny Gonzales and pick up his second win of the tournament over Isaiah Valdez of Aztec.

    The top-three finish by Geyer was one of the few bright spots for the Hilltoppers at the state meet, held Friday and Saturday at the Santa Ana Star Center.

    Geyer progressed through to the semifinals Saturday, only one of two Hilltoppers to survive two rounds Friday. He earned a first round pin over Irving Lopez of Farmington in round two after receiving an opening-round bye.

  • Hilltopper girls take eighth place at state championship

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming and diving teams finished well off the pace at the 2011-12 state championship meet this weekend.

    The state title meet was hosted again this year by Albuquerque Academy, which itself saw its impressive streak of boys team title victories snapped.

    Los Alamos’ push to make a good showing at state never materialized. It finished eighth in the girls final standings with 114 points, while it managed just a 22nd-place finish on the boys side.

    Academy’s girls scored a decisive team victory, picking up 339 points, 72 points better than runner-up Las Cruces.

  • Engagement: Stokes-Benge

    Kyle and Diana Stokes of Los Alamos are pleased to announce  the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lindsey to James Colton Benge, son of Colin and Pam Benge of Lovington. Both are currently attending New Mexico State University. Jessica is majoring in hotel and restaurant management and James is majoring in industrial engineering. They are planning to be married June 9, 2012.

  • Year is up for Martinez

     A couple of months after Susana Martinez took office, I ran into an old friend who was once active in Republican party affairs and asked him whether he thought the new governor was up to the job.
    “Not yet,” he replied with a chuckle, “but give her a year and she should be.”
    My friend’s tempered response came in the wake of Martinez’s nomination of former Republican U.S. Sen. Harrison Schmitt to be her secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department.

  • A Place for Idea People

    Imagine a place in our downtown designed to address housing and other needs of our early career “idea people” ... scientists, technologists, artists and innovators of all type ... and entrepreneurs.  What would it look like?  Where might be a good location?  What related amenities would benefit both the residents and the larger community?  The Los Alamos Creative District Steering Committee facilitated by Los Alamos MainStreet has been putting thought and effort into these and other questions.  An early outcome from this work will be a visit to Los Alamos in early March by representatives of PLACE, a non-profit niche developer based in Minneapolis.