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Today's News

  • Ski Report 12-06-11

    Angel Fire
    30-inch base of powder. 6 inches of new snow reported. Scheduled opening is Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-inch base of packed powder. 100 percent of trails open.

    Pajarito
    24-inch base. 13-14 inches of new snow. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    24-inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    16-inch base. Scheduled opening is Dec. 17.

    Sipapu

    17-21 inch base of powder, packed powder and machine-groomed snow. Will reopen Friday.

    Ski Apache

    31-inch base of powder. 4 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

  • LA-Belen hoops contest is on for tonight

    Despite the weather, Los Alamos’ Hilltopper boys basketball team and the Belen Eagles will face off tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    Tip-off for tonight’s varsity game is at 7 p.m. The game was confirmed by Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms this morning.
    Los Alamos (1-3) hasn’t played in nearly a week. In its last outing, Los Alamos was humbled by a short-handed St. Michael’s team, falling 54-29 in Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers started off the 2011-12 season strong, downing Kirtland Central Nov. 22 but have dropped three straight since.

  • Neal earns honors for the Orediggers

    Former Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer star Kelsey Neal put together a big 2011 season at the Colorado School of Mines.
    Neal, who graduated in 2010, was one of two CSM Orediggers named to the Division II All-American team. Neal was picked as a third team All-American by the D-II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
    Neal, a sophomore for the Orediggers, is the first defender in program history to be named to the All-America team.
    This season, the Orediggers shut out four of their last five opponents on their way to a berth in the Division-II women’s soccer Elite Eight, while allowing just nine total shots on goal during that stretch.

  • VIDEO: Biologists Monitor Crocodiles at Nuclear Plant

    Once endangered, the American crocodile species is now thriving at a South Florida nuclear power plant, which has 168 miles of manmade cooling canals that offer ideal nesting conditions for the species. AP's Suzette Laboy has the story.

  • LAPS, LANL on delayed starts for Tuesday

    As the winter storm departs leaving behind bone-chilling temperatures, both the schools and lab will be on a delayed start for Tuesday.

    The school district Tuesday, December 6 - Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a 2 hour delay. LAHS classes begin at 10:00 a.m. No a.m. Preschool.

    Simlarly, LANL will be on a delayed start with a staggered schedule - Los Alamos residents with children or other dependent care report at 10 a.m., carpoolers report at 10 a.m., remainder of workforce reports at 10.45 a.m.

  • VIDEO: New Planet Just About Right for Life

    A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life. The planet's confirmation was announced Monday by NASA along with other Kepler telescope discoveries.

  • Prepare for extremely cold temperatures

    New Mexicans are urged to avoid unnecessary travel, prepare their homes, and use caution throughout the coming days of sustained cold temperatures. Large portions of New Mexico can expect extremely cold temperatures, icy conditions, and snow. Cold temperatures are expected to last through Tuesday.

    Snow is forecast for most parts of New Mexico except the extreme southern part of the state. The New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is urging New Mexicans to inform themselves of the weather situation and provide for emergencies.

  • Trial starts on NM congressional redistricting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A trial began Monday that will influence the political tilt of New Mexico's three congressional districts for the rest of the decade.

    State District Judge James Hall is presiding over the trial, which is expected to last several days this week. Democrats currently hold two of the state's congressional seats. Groups of Republicans, Democrats and minority voters are recommending options to the judge to consider in drawing new district boundaries.

    GOP Gov. Susana Martinez, other Republicans and some Democrats, including Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe, support a "least change" plan making few revisions to current districts.

  • Winter storm blasts New Mexico with snow, cold

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A severe winter blast has struck most of New Mexico, closing schools and shutting down major highways across the state.

    Motorists sought emergency shelter overnight as state officials closed both directions of Interstate 40 from Albuquerque to Gallup — part of the historic Route 66 — after blowing snow caused near-zero visibility.

    Authorities also shut down the state's entire length of Interstate 10, from the Texas line to the Arizona border, because of heavy snow and icy road conditions.

  • State police say travel is discouraged due to snow

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say all roads in and out of the Albuquerque-area are open however, travel is discouraged at this time due to heavy, blowing snow.

    Snow packed and icy roads are making travel very difficult.

    Weather conditions are affecting Interstate 25 from Socorro to the Colorado border and Interstate 40 from the Arizona state Line to the Texas state line.