Today's News

  • Qwick retreat: Netflix kills plan to split

    Less than a month after announcing a plan to separate its DVD-by-mail and Internet streaming services, Netflix reversed course Monday and said it would keep the two services on a single website. Customers had complained loudly that the plan would have made it more difficult to watch movies. Investors hated it, too.
    In the end, the company backed down. But Netflix’s turbulent relationship with subscribers over the last three months raises questions about how it’s being managed during the transition from delivering movies on disc to sending them over the Internet.

  • Marcus shows his skills in LASO concert

    “This concerto is one of the greatest pieces in clarinet repertoire — one of the prime jewels in literature.  I am delighted to be playing it.”  Dr. Robert Marcus used these words to describe “Mozart’s Concerto For Clarinet, K 622 (1791),” which he will perform with the Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Crossroads Bible Church.
    Marcus is a retired physician from the department of Medicine at Stanford University, now living in Santa Fe. He has had an active musical life, performing in symphony and chamber groups, while also maintaining a busy medical career. In 1995 he performed the “Mozart Clarinet Concerto” with the Redwood Symphony in California.

  • Dances of India puts a twist on a classic tale

    For the seventh year, Los Alamos will get a sampling of Indian culture, as Dances of India entertains residents with its free performance at the Duane Smith Auditorium.
    This year, the group headed by dance instructors Kavita Nandakishore and Alina Deshpande, will showcase their skills as they offer up their own version of the classic tale, “Snow White.” The event will be from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

  • The ghost town of Porter Landing

    Autumn is swiftly settling upon our enchanted land. The amount of daylight diminishes with each passing day as the Aspen leaves reveal the first signs of their golden transformation.  
    The first leg of the journey traveled the passes of N.M. 4 through Jemez Springs, proceeding west on N.M. 485 to Gilman Tunnels. The next leg of the journey, from Gilman Tunnels to Porter Landing, offers many opportunities to enjoy unique scenery and history, while soaking in the changing fall colors.

    Beyond Gilman Tunnels

     Shortly past the tunnels, the road switches from paved to gravel where it becomes Forest Road 376. The continuing road loosely follows an old railroad spur leading to Porter Landing.   

  • Volleyball stays put at No. 3 this week

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (18)    189    1
    2. Aztec (1)           155    2
    3. Valencia            144    3
    4. Los Lunas          130    4

  • Girls soccer stays on top, boys are 6th

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Weekly soccer polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Los Alamos (8)   97    1
    2. St. Pius X (2)     90    2
    3. Farmington        72    3
    4. Academy           63    5
    5. Piedra Vista       58    6

  • Sports Update 10-13-11

    Junior basketball program will hold sessions Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will host a Jr. ‘Toppers youth program session Saturday.
    Players in preschool through second grade will have a clinic at 9 a.m. at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium. For players in grades three through eight, the clinic will be held at Los Alamos High School from 9-10:30 a.m.
    Interested participants are asked to register online at www.laschools.net.
     More information about the program can also be found on the website or by calling Tarah Logan at 500-2937 or Fil Dominguez at 927-4464.

    Cross country mile run is Oct. 21

  • LA girls take 4th at SFIS, boys are 8th

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Santa Fe Indian School meet Oct. 1.
    Instead of its usual powerful varsity lineups, which were taking part in the Twilight Festival in Phoenix that same weekend, Los Alamos’ second tiers of runners were given the nod to compete in the varsity races.
    Los Alamos’ girls finished fourth at the SFIS meet, which included 11 teams from around northern New Mexico. The Hilltopper boys took eighth out of 12 participating schools.
    Elizabeth Brug had the top finish of the day for Los Alamos, taking seventh overall in the girls race. Brug finished with a time of 21:32 to pace the Hilltoppers.

  • Deadliest listeria outbreak in 25 years--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An outbreak of listeria in cantaloupe is now linked to 23 deaths, making it the deadliest known outbreak of foodborne illness in the U.S. in more than 25 years.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that 116 people have been sickened in the outbreak, including those who died. The number of deaths has now surpassed a 1998 outbreak of listeria in processed meats that was linked to 21 deaths. A 1985 listeria outbreak in Mexican-style soft cheeses killed 52 people.

  • French firm wins license for Idaho uranium plant

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — France's state-owned nuclear reactor builder on Wednesday won a U.S. license to build and operate a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in Idaho, a key step in the company's plans to expand production of nuclear fuel in the United States.

    The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license for the $3 billion Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility authorizes Areva SA to enrich uranium for use in the manufacture of nuclear fuel for commercial power reactors. The project could supply 104 U.S. nuclear power plants, company spokesman Jarret Adams said.