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Today's News

  • UNM students, staff create bird list project

    ALBUQUERQUE – Phred Benham’s ears easily picked out the “cheep” of a ladder-backed woodpecker from the din of a late afternoon on the University of New Mexico campus.
    The 25-year-old University of New Mexico graduate student set off across a little campus road toward University House, where many of the university’s presidents have lived over the years.
    Raising his binoculars, Benham spotted the woodpecker as she tap-tap-tapped her way around the trunk of a crab apple in the front yard of the house.

  • Tropical Storm Nicole forms, may skirt Florida

    HAVANA (AP) — Newly formed Tropical Storm Nicole soaked central and eastern Cuba on Wednesday, washing out some roads but sparing the crumbling buildings of the capital as the system pushed northeast toward the Bahamas. At least one death was recorded due to flooding in Jamaica.

  • Baseball: Reds clinch first playoff spot in 15 years

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Jay Bruce raised both index fingers as he rounded first base and took the final steps toward a long-awaited championship. Jubilant Reds teammates streamed toward the plate while fireworks went off overhead.

    Fifteen years of futility had just ended with Bruce's dramatic swing.

  • North Korea leader's son promoted, seen as heir

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The ascension of Kim Jong Il's little-known, 20-something son to a prominent ruling party post put him well on the path Wednesday to succeed the supreme leader at the helm of nuclear-armed North Korea and carry the family dynasty into a third generation.

  • Osama bin Laden evidence readied at detainee trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors plan to give Osama bin Laden a starring role in the terrorism trial of the first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in civilian courts, a test case in the debate over whether suspects scooped up in the war against terrorism can be prosecuted like everyone else.

  • Croatian teams join search for missing US balloonists

    ROME (AP) — Croatian rescue teams on Thursday joined an expanded Italian coast guard search for two American balloonists who disappeared in rough weather over the Adriatic.

    Croatian coastal aircraft crews were scouring the area around Croatia's distant, uninhabited islet of Palagruza, said Marina Haluzan, the spokeswoman for the Croatian Ministry of the Sea and Transport.

  • Air Force extends comment period on flyovers

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is giving people more time to comment on a proposal that would establish areas in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado for low-altitude training flights.

    The Air Force initially asked that comments be received by Oct. 4. That has been pushed back to Nov. 15 due to tremendous public response, including a letter from members of New Mexico's congressional delegation.

  • Football: Walker delegating defensive responsibilities

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — New Mexico State coach DeWayne Walker is delegating the responsibility of calling defensive plays to linebackers coach Dale Lindsey.

    Walker said Tuesday the move will allow him to focus more on the team as a whole. He also says it offers the best chance to build the program because he can better manage all aspects of offense, defense, special teams and recruiting.

  • Film follows North Korean refugees

    TORRANCE, CA – From Sept. 23-Dec. 4, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK) will send four teams across North America to raise awareness of the North Korea refugee crisis through its new film “Hiding.”
    The 30-minute documentary highlights what life in hiding is really like and the risks North Koreans must take to find freedom.
    The West Team is composed of Kelley Fry a 2004 Los Alamos High School graduate, Jane Lee from Vancouver, British Columbia and Sean Hines from Soddy Daisy, Tenn.

  • Audtions for ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

    Atomic City Children’s Theater (ACCT), the Los Alamos Public Schools’ after-school theater program is very excited to announce that auditions for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” will be held Wednesday and Thursday in the Barranca Mesa Elementary School gym.
    The auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. both days and are open to any fourth-, fifth- or sixth- grade student from the Los Alamos or White Rock areas. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. in the Barranca Mesa main lobby.