Today's News

  • After 4-year ordeal, a Seattle homecoming for Knox--video extras

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox returned to her hometown of Seattle on Tuesday and was as overcome with emotion as she was a day earlier in Italy, when she was acquitted on murder charges after four years in prison. "Thank you for being there for me," she tearfully told her supporters in front of a crowd of international reporters.

    "I'm really overwhelmed right now," she said at a news conference minutes after she was escorted off a British Airways flight out of London. "I was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn't real."

  • Redistricting attorneys OK'd for Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A team of private lawyers will defend the Democratic-controlled Legislature in a court fight over redistricting, state legislative leaders decided Monday despite objections from Republicans.

    The Legislative Council voted along party lines to authorize the lawyers. They will represent the Legislature in lawsuits over plans for new boundaries of districts for Congress, the state House of Representatives, the state Senate and Public Regulation Commission.

  • Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (AP) — The lush grass in northern New Mexico provides a strong lure for drought-stricken ranchers looking for a way to feed their animals. But grazing in the mountains brings a risk of bovine high altitude disease, a potentially fatal illness that costs the beef industry some $60 million a year.

    As many as 2 million cattle graze on public and private land at high altitudes every summer, but with thousands developing the disease each year, ranchers take a chance when they send their animals into the hills.

  • The AP Top 25 College Football Scores


    No. 1 LSU (5-0) beat Kentucky 35-7. Next: vs. No. 12 Florida, Saturday.

    No. 2 Oklahoma (4-0) beat Ball State 62-6. Next: vs. No. 17 Texas at Dallas, Saturday.

    No. 3 Alabama (5-0) beat No. 12 Florida 38-10. Next: vs. Vanderbilt, Saturday.

    No. 4 Boise State (4-0) beat Nevada 30-10. Next: at Fresno State, Friday.

    No. 5 Oklahoma State (4-0) did not play. Next: vs. Kansas, Saturday.

    No. 6 Stanford (4-0) beat UCLA 45-19. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.

    No. 7 Wisconsin (5-0) beat No. 8 Nebraska 48-17. Next: vs. Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 15.

    No. 8 Nebraska (4-1) lost to No. 7 Wisconsin 48-17. Next: vs. Ohio State, Saturday.

  • Word on the Street 10-02-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Ben Hanlon, a homeschooled seventh grader, recently asked Los Alamos Middle School students, “What do you like most about middle school?”

  • Andrew and Mousie 10-02-11
  • Fashion Maven: Choose the color that’s right for you

    I absolutely love colors, but they can be a bit tricky when it comes to actually wearing them. Some of you may never wear a very bright color, choosing instead to stick to a colorless outfit. This may be because you don’t know how to wear a bright color, or maybe you’re a bit color-shy.
    Take it from me, being color savvy is much more enjoyable than being color-shy. I know, you’re probably thinking, “well if it’s so great, then how do you do it?” Don’t worry. Here are some tips.
    Start out with small bits of color. If you have a dull-colored outfit, try adding a colorful necklace, bag, shoes, ring, bracelet, scarf, earrings, headband, belt, or other accessory.

  • Pirtle-Bowyer Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowyer are please to announce the engagement of their son, Justin Bowyer, to Lindsey Pirtle. Lindsey is the daughter of Dr. Scott Pirtle and Heidi Pirtle of Las Cruces. Justin is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and a New Mexico State University graduate with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Justin is currently employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Lindsey is a graduate of Las Cruces High School and received her bachelor’s degree in merchandising and marketing from New Mexico State University. Lindsey is currently employed at Los Alamos High School. The couple plan to wed in September 2012 in Las Cruces.

  • Heflin-Pan Wedding

    Lara Heflin, PhD and David Pan, PhD were married on May 28, 2011 at Hacienda Dona Andrea in Cerrillos.
    The bride is the daughter of Harry Heflin of Duarte, Calif. and Dawn Allard of San Diego, Calif.
    The groom is the son of Paul and Jasmine Pan of White Rock.
    The maid of honor was Tanya Rice of San Diego, Calif., sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Ashley Borders, Sindy Oh-Liverant and Jessica Brommelhoff, graduate school friends of the bride.
    The best man was Jesse Lorenz of Phoenix, Ariz., college friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Kent Sabo, John Bilderbeck and Jose Bilderbeck, college friends of the groom.

  • People in the News 10-02-11

    The New Mexico Restaurant Association held its Annual Membership Meeting and has installed the 2011-2012 slate of Board of Directors for the association.
    Several restaurateurs from the Santa Fe area will continue to serve on the board of directors for 2011-2012.
    These include Al Lucero (Maria’s NewMexican Kitchen) and Fernando Olea (Bert’s Burger Bowl/Bert’s La Taqueria).
    There are also several directors from Northern New Mexico who will  also be on the 2011-2012 board. These include Florence Jaramillo from Rancho de Chimayó (Chimayó) and Joan Duran from De Colores (Los Alamos). Bert Clemens from Laguna Vista Lodge, Historic Restaurant and Saloon in Eagle Nest was elected as chairman of the board for 2011-2012.