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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Collaboration plays role in development

    A number of joint projects to enhance economic development could be on the horizon between the San Ildefonso Pueblo and Los Alamos County.
    Some opportunities to collaborate lie along N.M. 4.
    Potential projects are being considered on land the tribe owns near the intersection of N.M.4 and Rover Boulevard, Tribal Attorney Peter Chestnut said during a recent joint meeting between the pueblo and county council. The project could be commercial or residential, or it could be related to the Los Alamos National Laboratory if federal funding is available.

  • Martinez election tops story list for NM in 2010

    ALBUQUERQUE — Susana Martinez will become New Mexico’s first woman governor — and the first Hispanic female governor anywhere in the United States. Her victorious campaign was the runaway choice as the state’s biggest news story of 2010.
    Martinez, the Republican district attorney in Dona Ana County, defeated Democratic Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in the November general election.
    When she takes office Jan. 1, Martinez will confront another issue that was voted one of New Mexico’s top news stories of the year.

  • 2010 In Memorium

    Here is a roll call of some of the people who died in 2010. (Cause of death cited for younger people if available.)

    January
    Jean Biden, 92. Mother of Vice President Joe Biden. Jan 8.
    Miep Gies, 100. Dutch office secretary who defied Nazi occupiers to hide Anne Frank and her family for two years and saved the teenager’s diary. Jan 11.
    Teddy Pendergrass, 59. R&B singer who was one of the most successful figures in music until a car crash left him in a wheelchair. Jan. 13. Colon cancer.

  • LALT presents 'Go Back for Murder'