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Today's News

  • New retail in LA: shoppers check out co-op market

    The Los Alamos Co-op Market had been open only a few minutes Wednesday afternoon but already the parking lot was filled with cars spilling out onto side streets.

    After five years of work to take the market from concept to reality, shoppers filled the store to see what that effort had produced.

  • Where the major players are now

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final story in a multi-part series

    Corruption and cover-up in the early part of the last decade called into question the University of California’s contract to operate Los Alamos National Laboratory on behalf of the Department of Energy for the first time in 60 years.

    Texas Congressman Joe Barton, who chaired the Energy and Commerce Committee at the time, suggested one way to clean up corruption at the lab was to shut it down.

  • Ski report 03-03-11

    Angel Fire
    40-44 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-30 inch base of packed powder. No 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
    28-inch base of machine-groomed snow and spring conditions. No new snow reported. 28 trails and 3 lifts open.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos drop BYU in Provo Wednesday

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU players said they will continue to support former teammate Brandon Davies “like a brother” despite transgressions that got the starting forwarded kicked off the nation’s third-ranked team.
    There was no denying the Cougars were a different team in Wednesday night’s 82-64 loss to New Mexico. It was their first game without Davies, who on Tuesday was dismissed from the team for the rest of the season for violating the university’s honor code.

  • Girls basketball: LA travels to Grants for first round of playoffs

    Last year, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was a No. 5 seed trying to stave off an upset bid against a No. 12 seed.

    In 2011, the Hilltoppers will play the role of spoiler in that same scenario.

    Los Alamos (13-14) earned an at-large nod into the 2011 state Class 4A playoffs. It will travel to Grants to take on a formidable foe. Tip-off time is scheduled for 6 p.m.

    The Class 4A playoffs open Friday and continue through March 12 when the new champs will be crowned at The Pit in Albuquerque.

  • Israel: No Palestinian peace deal possible now

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has concluded that a final peace deal with the Palestinians cannot be reached at this time and is weighing alternatives to try to prove that it is interested in keeping peacemaking with the Palestinians alive, officials said Thursday.

  • Obama, Calderon to meet amid heightened tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are meeting amid heightened tensions over violence at their shared border, though no major breakthroughs are expected on what's quickly becoming a defining issue in the relationship between the North American allies.

  • Colo. boy, 12, in custody after parents found dead

    BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) — Friends reacted with shock to the news that the parents of a friendly neighbor family had been killed, two children critically wounded and their 12-year-old brother in custody in the case.

    Warrants were sealed, and authorities Wednesday refused to discuss possible motives. Investigators referred the case to prosecutors for possible charges.

  • Astronauts relax, take in views after 2 spacewalks

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The 12 orbiting astronauts took care of a little maintenance work aboard the International Space Station on Thursday and gave it a boost before enjoying a well deserved break.

  • Bodies found in burned car prompt homicide probe

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they began a homicide investigation after finding evidence with the burned bodies of two people found in a car west of Espanola.

    Investigators have not released details.

    The bodies were found early Monday morning after a call about a vehicle fire at a rest area off U.S. 285 between Espanola and Ojo Caliente.

    State police said earlier this week they believe they know the identities of the two people.