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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils are still the team to beat in District 2

    Emotions are riding high heading into the start of the District 2AAAA boys basketball season.

    Nowhere more so than in Española Valley, where last week, according to the Associated Press, someone tried to set fire to the front door of Sundevil head coach Richard Martinez’s home. While it was unknown if the fire-setting, which was bad enough to send Martinez’s mother to the hospital for smoke inhalation, had anything to do with basketball, it does speak about how seriously fans in the valley are taking the 2009-10 season.

  • Scenes from this morning's snow storm

    The snow this morning was both picturesque to look at and problematic for those responsible for clearing sidewalks and roadways.

  • Read all about it... Police Beat

    To check out this week's Police Beat, click here.

  • Seniors outgrowing White Rock Senior Center

    Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Center staff described the need for a bigger, more accommodating space in White Rock for seniors 55 and older during the White Rock Implementation Steering Committee meeting. 

    About one third of the population in Los Alamos County is older than 50, according to the last census.

    Baby boomers are a big segment of the population worldwide and the population of people over 90 is steadily growing.

    The White Rock Senior Center has no space to serve daily meals or provide health related activities.

  • Alert: Transportation secretary announces highway crews prepared as winter storm hits New Mexico

    SANTA FE – State Transportation Secretary Gary L.J. Girón announced today that highway crews have been out in full force as a series of winter storms hit portions of North, West and Central New Mexico. 

    “As more winter weather rolls into the New Mexico this week, the NMDOT will continue to coordinate snow-removal operations with State Police and other law enforcement agencies to ensure timely and accurate information is available to our residents and the traveling public,” Girón said.  

  • Senate juggernaut snapped in astounding Massachusetts upset for Republicans

    BOSTON (AP) — In an epic upset in liberal Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown rode a wave of voter anger to win the U.S. Senate seat held by the late Edward M. Kennedy for nearly half a century, leaving President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in doubt and marring the end of his first year in office.

  • First in trio of storms on track for Monday night arrival

    The National Weather Service issued the following Winter Weather Advisory just before noon Monday:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM MST TUESDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES... EXCEPT 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • New Los Alamos jailhouse rocks!

    The lobby of the old jail closes permanently at 5 p.m. today. The new lobby entrance located several yards west opens to the public at 8 a.m. Thursday.

    Seventeen prisoners began filtering into the new jail this morning with the expectation all would be in their new cells by late afternoon.

    Police Chief Wayne Torpy discussed the differences in the old and new detention facilities Monday during a media tour.

    “We’re now compliant with industry standards,” Torpy said.

  • Series of storms could dump several feet of snow in week ahead

    The National Weather Service has issued the following Winter Storm Watch for the area Sunday morning:

    WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 4 INCHES OR MORE ACROSS THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND 8 INCHES OR MORE OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.

  • News Alert: Domenici's son is running for governor!

    ALBUQUERQUE - It's official - Pete Domenici Jr. formally announced his candidacy for governor of New Mexico during a press conference at the Embassy Suites earlier this afternoon.

    He was surrounded by several members of the vast Domenici clan.

    His father, retired Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., introduced his son with exuberant pride, describing him as a problem solver and someone who loves New Mexico and its people.