Today's News

  • DPU forming Conservation Advisory Group

    The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is forming a Conservation Advisory Group to generate ideas for updating its conservation and energy plan.

    “We’re trying to get citizen input on what types of goals they would like to see and on how to implement those goals,” said Conservation Coordinator Christine Chavez. The plan will help determine DPU’s conservation goals for the next five years, as well as what type of budget and other resources should be allocated to conservation.

  • Countdown to Mars Launch--video extra

    Roger Wiens and his family traveled to Florida this week.

    But this was no ordinary Thanksgiving holiday.

    Wiens is in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to witness the launch of The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.
    Aboard the rocket is NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover.  And an integral part of the rover is ChemCam.

    That is where Wiens comes in. Wiens, who works at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, is the principal investigator of the ChemCam.

    “This was the best time frame to launch,” Wiens said, “because of the proximity of Mars to Earth.”

    It will take Curiosity close to eight and one-half months to get to Mars.

  • Charges dropped against Vigils

    State District Judge Michael Vigil has ruled that prosecutors lacked evidence to pursue abuse charges against Katrina Vigil and her parents in the September 2010 death of Grey Vigil.

    Judge Vigil said Wednesday in a Santa Fe courtroom that there is no probable cause to charge Katrina Vigil, 25, with abuse or neglect in the death of her newborn son who lived just 11 days after being born in her parents’ Los Alamos home.

  • Romero wins big at Turkey Trot

    Alexander Romero was the big winner at Sunday’s Turkey Trot.
    The annual Turkey Trot attracted approximately 160 runners. The event, run on North Mesa, is a benefit for the local CROP organization.
    Romero easily took top honors at the race, finishing the 2.57-mile course in 14 minutes, 38 seconds. He was more than a minute better than runner-up John Rees.

    Here are the top 25 finishers in the 2011 Turkey Trot:

    1. Alexander Romero, 14:38; 2. John Rees, 15:47; 3. Conner Bailey, 16:44; 4. Dan Rees, 17:01; 5. Ted Romero, 17:05; 6. David Coblentz, 17:06; 7. Tom Stockton, 17:50; 8. Nate Phillips, 18:04; 9. Greyson Venhaus, 18:23; 10. Will Dearholt, 18:32;

  • State Notes 11-25-11

    Lobos fall in overtime to Santa Clara, 79-76

  • John wins in battle of brothers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Harbaugh brothers met in the middle of the field, hugged, expressed their love for each other and headed off in opposite directions.
    After their much-anticipated, oft-analyzed and historic confrontation was over, John and Jim Harbaugh expressed gratitude over having the opportunity to face each other on Thanksgiving.
    John was just little bit happier, of course, because his Baltimore Ravens beat Jim’s San Francisco 49ers 16-6 Thursday night.

  • Fishing Report 11-25-11


    Animas River: The flow is 359 cfs. Flows continue to run high from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • VIDEO: Black Friday shopping kicks off
  • Earlier deals, longer hours woo Friday shoppers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of shoppers lined up at Macy's, Best Buy and other stores nationwide to buy everything from toys to tablets on Black Friday despite the economic downturn and some planned protests of the shopping holiday.

    Some stores had crowds rushing in when they opened their doors at midnight — a few hours earlier than they normally do on the most anticipated shopping day of the year. A few that opened on Thanksgiving Day even were filled with shoppers.

  • VIDEO: Thanksgiving in Afghanistan