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Today's News

  • Los Alamos Co-op Market Hires GM

    The Los Alamos Cooperative Market has taken yet another major step in its journey to becoming a reality. It has hired a general manager with extensive co-op experience to help move the operation through the home stretch.

    “The co-op board is delighted to announce that Steve Watts has accepted our offer,” said Nancy Savoia, board president. “Steve was the general manager of the French Broad Food Cooperative in Asheville, N.C. for the last four years and before that was the business development director for the La Montanita Co-op here in New Mexico.”

  • Fatal Crash Probe Continues

    Investigators have obtained a search warrant for the cell phone belonging to the driver involved in a recent head-on collision in which a woman died.

    “We have the cell phone in our possession and are examining it,” Capt. Randy Foster said. “We’re also going through the process to retain the vehicle in which the woman passed away for further investigation and evidence purposes.”

    The vehicle is a gray Nissan Altima that belonged to Miranda Martinez, 29, of Velarde.

  • Udall: ‘I was most impressed by the scientists’

    For New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, the takeaway from a whirlwind tour of a clean-up area at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was twofold. He was impressed by the lab’s scientific nature and plans to press for additional funds to continue the lab’s work.
    That’s good news for Los Alamos, an economy that is heavily reliant on the lab.
    “I was most impressed by the scientists and their work there,” Udall said.

  • ‘Super’ Susana

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s gubernatorial contest has become Susana Martinez’s race to lose. Lt. Gov. Diane Denish can still win it but unless Martinez stumbles over a pile of kryptonite, she’s the favorite.
    Yes, I said kryptonite. I realize that is Superman’s nemesis but I can’t recall what weakens Wonder Woman. And Wonder Woman is what I am christening Susana Martinez.

  • Tour exposes visitors to a variety of art styles

    It’s September, which means that local artists once again will share their prolific gifts with local art lovers, offering two days of color, beauty, inspiration, humor and an intimate glimpse into their creative environments.
    Migrate through the Pojoaque River Valley north of Santa Fe and view the varied habitats of the artists — native, introduced, fledglings, endangered, old, wise and rare birds as well. Artist-watchers are invited to the 17th Annual Pojoaque River Art Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18-19.

  • LA small businesses say help needed from D.C.

    Local business people shared bottom-line concerns with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall during a Chamber Coffee event at Fuller Lodge Tuesday.
    “More than anything, I just want to hear from everybody,” Udall said. “We’re very; very interested in the small business situation here. One of the things we want to do is get money into the hands of community banks.”
    The banking and mortgage loan crisis that has plagued the nation for the last three years has led to stiffer regulations.

  • Udall: ‘I was most impressed by the scientists’

    For New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, the takeaway from a whirlwind tour of a clean-up area at the Los Alamos National Laboratory was twofold. He was impressed by the lab’s scientific nature and plans to press for additional funds to continue the lab’s work.
    That’s good news for Los Alamos, an economy that is heavily reliant on the lab.
    “I was most impressed by the scientists and their work there,” Udall said.

  • LA firefighters union endorses Richard

    President Flavio Martinez of the Los Alamos Firefighters Union said the rank and file has endorsed Democrat Stephanie Richard for the District 43 House seat held nine consecutive terms by Republican Jeannette Wallace.
    “We proudly stand in support of Stephanie Richard,” Martinez said in a news release. “She’s committed to public safety and will be a strong champion for area firefighters.”
    Richard said she was “proud” to receive the endorsement in the release.

  • Soccer: LA teams head to Albuquerque Academy Invite

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will head to one of the toughest regular season tournaments in the state Thursday.

    The Hilltopper boys and girls will open the 2010 Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday afternoon. Los Alamos' girls will take on new Class 5A entry Sue Cleveland High School at 2:30 p.m. while Los Alamos' boys will have a rematch with Rio Rancho at 4:30 p.m.

    The Academy Invitational continues through Saturday.

  • Volleyball: LA falls in three at Cleveland

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team had the defense to hang with the Cleveland Storm Tuesday, but not enough on offense to pull off the road upset.
    The Hilltopper back line, led by Danielle Ortiz, was able to pick up the tough service game and slow down Cleveland’s big hitters for much of Tuesday’s contest, but the Storm eventually cracked through to pick up a 25-18, 25-23, 25-20 victory.