Today's News

  • Venture Acceleration Funds taking applications

    The Venture Acceleration Fund of Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the company that manages and operates Los Alamos National Laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, is now accepting applications for the 2012 calendar year. The three companies selected in the completion will receive up to $100,000 each to commercialize technology and take it to market faster.

  • Activists rally on NM driver's licenses

    SANTA FE  (AP) — Hundreds of immigrant advocates arrived at the Capitol on Tuesday to protest Gov. Susana Martinez’s attempts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to get New Mexico driver’s licenses.
    A coalition of immigrant groups, religious organizations and student activists from across the state gathered at the Roundhouse then marched around the Capitol building in what has become a regular scene since Martinez took office last year.
    They chanted slogans protesting Martinez and held signs that said “New Mexico is not Arizona” as advocates pressed the governor and state lawmakers to uphold law.

  • Update 01-25-12

    LAPS board

    The LAPS Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a work session at Chamisa Elementary.

    Open house

    Trinity Natural Health will welcome the community to its new location at 464 Central Avenue, Suite 5.. The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for 5 p.m. today.

    At the Hive

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. 

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers.

    History nuts

    Join the Los Alamos History Nuts! at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mesa Public Library.

  • Biofuels expert to share vision

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.  

    “When thinking about green business potentials here, technology development is a piece of the picture,” said Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. “Dr. Sayre coming to Los Alamos to continue his work is an exciting development. It will be great to get a sense of what he is working on and working toward. Environmental projects are another part of the picture of green business potentials.

  • Fight For Lab Workers Becomes Personal

    SANTA FE (AP) — Amid the uncertainty of what House Speaker Ben Luján’s Stage 4 lung cancer means for him and his family, one thing is clear in Luján’s mind: His exposure to asbestos at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from the 1960s to the ‘80s is to blame for the dreaded disease.

    Luján said in an interview last week that nothing else makes sense.

    “I never was a smoker, and my friend Ray Ruiz also worked up there with me, and he had a similar situation,” Luján said. “Other than that, I don’t see any other reason for me to have it.”

    Ruiz, a former state representative, died in 2004 of lung cancer that he said was caused by his work at LANL.

  • Community links concept wins out

    Just six weeks ago, Fuller Lodge rang with impassioned speeches by 150 supporters and detractors of a proposal for improving the Los Alamos golf course. Designs proposed by the Golf Resource Group (GRG) would have virtually decimated trails bordering the course to create a championship style golf course. Outdoor enthusiasts were outraged.

    So GRG took steps to create a win/win situation. GRG President Andy Staples met with three groups of open space users and one group of golfers, who offered input into what lines they were unwilling to cross and what their most critical goals were.

    Staples then developed two alternatives, which received enthusiastic responses from the groups and seemed to garner approval during public discussion Tuesday night.

  • GRT has chilling effect

    Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing tax-cuts to help the economy.  
    OK. That kind of depends on what kinds of cuts.
    I have a recommendation: Reform the GRT. Either:
    • Tax moneys earned from services as personal income;
    • Apply the GRT only to the profits reported on Federal Schedule C;
    • Give a $25,000/yr deduction on the GRT to self-employeds/sole proprietors, which would be considered personal income, and reported/taxed accordingly as per any individual income; or
    • Some combination of the above.
    The GRT is a business income tax, not a consumption tax.  

  • NM prep basketball scores 01-25-12

    Boys basketball

    Artesia 66, Lovington 44
    Atrisco Heritage 50, Moriarty 43
    Aztec 51, Piedra Vista 39
    Capital 78, Bernalillo 74
    Cibola 53, Manzano 52
    Farmington 51, Bloomfield 48
    Gallup 50, Los Lunas 48
    Hobbs 103, Goddard 79
    Hope Christian 80, Pojoaque 50
    La Cueva 67, Cleveland 51
    Las Cruces 51, Mayfield 44
    Mora 63, Pecos 57
    NMMI 58, Gateway Christian 43
    Oñate 50, Alamogordo 45
    Portales 46, Tucumcari 43
    Roswell 61, Carlsbad 34
    Sandia Prep 66, Albuquerque Academy 59
    St. Michael’s 73, Santa Fe Indian 40
    St. Pius 41, Del Norte 39
    Taos 58, Santa Fe 56
    Valencia 64, Grants 57

  • Sports Update 01-25-12

    Hilltoppers host Sundevils in girls basketball tonight

  • Ski Report 01-25-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    41-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    40-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    43-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    37-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache