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Today's News

  • Afghan officials say Taliban commander killed

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and coalition troops killed the Taliban "shadow governor" of a northern Afghan province in an overnight raid, local officials said Friday, while NATO said insurgents attacks claimed the lives of two coalition service members.

    Once relatively peaceful, security in northern Afghanistan has deteriorated as the Taliban, squeezed by NATO operations focusing on militant strongholds in the south, have expanded their reach to other parts of the country.

  • Millions gathering worldwide to ring in new year

    ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Multicolored starbusts and gigantic sparklers lit the midnight sky over Sydney Harbour in a dazzling fireworks show witnessed by 1.5 million enthusiastic spectators who camped out all day to ring in the new year.

    Sydney touted its claim to be the New Year's Eve capital of the world with a spectacular display over the iconic Harbour Bridge using 7 tons of fireworks, its largest since 2000.

  • Severe driving conditions on No. NM highways Friday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state transportation department reports severe driving conditions Friday morning on New Mexico State Highway 434 from Angel Fire to Black Lake.

    It's snowing heavily and roads are snow packed and icy.

    Winds are blowing at 40 mph, there whiteout conditions with visibility at zero feet. Crews are plowing, salting, and sanding the road. Motorists are to use caution and reduce their speed in this area.

    U.S. 64 has severe driving conditions from Taos pass to Cimarron Pass.

  • Gov. Richardson declines to pardon outlaw Billy the Kid

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won't be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday, nearly 130 years after the gunslinger's death.

    The prospect of a pardon for the notorious frontier figure drew international attention to New Mexico, centering on whether Billy the Kid had been promised a pardon from New Mexico's territorial governor in return for testimony in killings he had witnessed.

  • Winter Weather Advisory through 9 p.m. Friday

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MST THIS EVENING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS WILL RANGE BETWEEN 2 TO 5 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE ACROSS THE HIGHER WEST FACING RIDGES.

    * TIMING... PERIODS OF SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING BEFORE TAPERING DOWN BY MID TO LATE EVENING.

    * WINDS... WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

  • Basketball: LA girls, boys pick up wins in Roswell

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a win in the final contest of its three-day stay at the Roswell-Goddard Classic.
    Following a pair of losses to open up the tournament, to Carlsbad and Goddard, Los Alamos bounced back to knock off the Gadsden Panthers 53-45 Wednesday.
    As it did in its tournament opener against Carlsbad, Los Alamos struggled through the early part of the game. After being outscored 12-3 in the first quarter, Los Alamos got on track and dropped in 23 points in the second quarter to grab the lead going into the break.

  • Basketball: Lobos edge Red Raiders in Lubbock

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — New Mexico appeared to be unprepared for Texas Tech Wednesday night when the Lobos trailed by 15 points midway through the first half.
    When New Mexico made it to the locker room trailing by six, coach Steve Alford did not have much to say to his entire team, but chose to address his three senior leaders — A.J. Hardeman, Dairese Gary and Phillip McDonald.

  • Start slowly with a few dollars each month

    If you dread making New Year’s resolutions because you’re afraid you’ll fall short, take heart: One minor setback doesn’t mean having to write off the rest of the year.
    You’ll probably have more success if you start out with small steps and gain momentum as you go, whether it’s losing weight, lowering debt or boosting retirement savings.
    If your goal is to improve your personal finances, here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Snow blankets Los Alamos

    It appears that the Los Alamos area was blanketed with at least six inches of snow by Thursday morning with more being forecasted to fall throughout the day.
    Los Alamos County Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman said there was about 4 inches that fell overnight and another 3 or 4 inches was added to it and he is expecting another 4 to 6 inches.
    Zimmerman said the county crews have been on the roads since the start of the storm, plowing, clearing and salting roads.

  • State Titles Punctuated 2010

    They were among the biggest wins in the history of Los Alamos sports. And they came to pass on the same day.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team and the girls cross country teams pulled off victories for the ages in early November, highlighting a wild year of sports action.