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Today's News

  • Just A Wag 02-23-11

    The long awaited Robert J. Oppenheimer and Leslie Groves statues are set to be dedicated at Fuller Lodge during a special ceremony in May.

    Overheard in the Quark Room at Central Avenue Grill: Los Alamos has more ultramarathon athletes per capita  than any U.S. town. An ultramarathon is typically 50-100 miles long.

  • If it’s broke - don’t fix it

    When I was 12 years old, I contracted a nasty illness and was forced to stay in the house for nearly four weeks.  
    My mother was a soap opera addict and having little else to do, I found myself watching “As the World Turns.”  

  • Religion listings 02-25-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com.  Bruce Kuenzel, Pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.

  • Basketball: Sundevils reclaim top spot in 4A poll

    Here are the final Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls for the season. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team                 Total pts.    Pvs.

    1. Kirtland Central (9)    133    1

  • Ski report 02-25-11

    Angel Fire
    40-44 inch base of powder and packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported. 69 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Girls basketball: Big 4th quarter lifts LA over Spartans

    The playoffs, for all intents and purposes, started Thursday for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.

    And what the Hilltoppers saw Thursday is what they’re probably going to see for the balance of their 2010-11 season.

    Los Alamos struggled with the trapping pressure of the Bernalillo Spartans for much of Thursday’s District 2AAAA tournament semifinal game. However, Los Alamos made some big buckets in crunch time to pull away late and upend Bernalillo 44-31.

  • From NZ rubble, haunting texts to Mom beg for help

    The first text message said: "Mommy, I got buried." About 40 minutes later: "Mommy, I can't move my right hand." Then, a brief call from New Zealand's earthquake rubble to parents in the Philippines pleading to send help.

    After another harrowing hour in a crumpled building, when she sent a half-dozen more texts about increasing pain, continued shaking and overwhelming smoke, came the final one: "Please make it quick."

  • House GOP say shutdown irresponsible

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Friday urged Senate Democrats to accept $4 billion in cuts as a compromise to keep the government running for two weeks past a March 4 deadline.

    "A government shutdown is not an acceptable or responsible option for Republicans," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia said in a conference call where he and other Republicans promoted their plan for avoiding the first government shutdown since 1996.

  • 6 killed as Iraqis protest in 'Day of Rage'

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands marched on government buildings and clashed with security forces in cities across Iraq on Friday, in the largest and most violent anti-government protests here since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago.

  • Answers sought in deadly Houston day care fire

    HOUSTON (AP) — From the outside, only a hole hacked in the roof offers any sign that a home day care center had been filled with so much smoke from a kitchen fire that firefighters needed thermal imaging equipment to locate some of the victims. The fire killed three children and sent four others to hospitals.