Today's News

  • State reports more deaths

    The severity of illness due to H1N1 influenza has not changed nationally or in New Mexico from the spring, according to the New Mexico Department of Health, adding that the illness has been mostly mild in New Mexico.

    The latest update from DOH is that a female infant from Roosevelt County and a 5-year-old female from Sandoval County have died as a result of H1N1 influenza. Neither child had a chronic medical condition.

  • Frijoles Mesa project funded by Recovery Act

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Jason Lott announces public scoping for the Frijoles Mesa Facilities Improvement Project.

  • N.M. to see three film and T.V. projects

    Gov. Bill Richardson today announced that two major motion picture projects and a third season of a popular television series are preparing to shoot in New Mexico during the coming months.

  • A lament for Chicago

    The old razzle-dazzle just didn’t work this time.

    Chicago, not only lost its bid for the 2016 Summer Games, it was crushed.

    It seemed obvious going in that Rio would win, but who would have thought Chicago would be the first one out?

    A solid second place, but the city didn’t deserve to be over and out in a flash.

    I enjoyed a brief vacation in Chicago a couple of weeks ago and I’m here to tell you I thought it was a wonderful place.

    While it was not my first visit, I had one of the best big-city experiences in my life.

  • Surprise and disappointment not a way to develop land

    It was not surprising that Los Alamos County Council decided this week to discontinue their exclusive arrangement with the Boyer Company of Salt Lake City for the development of a retail center at Trinity Place.

    What was surprising is how little we still know about why the arrangement failed.

    In its determination at long last to move forward, the council swept many pieces of the puzzle off the table.

  • Recital to serve multiple purposes

    India may be half around the world, but the influence of its culture reaches across oceans. Its presence can even be felt in the middle of the American West. The Los Alamos Family YMCA Kathak and Bharathatyan dance classes will host a dance recital from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Duane Smith Auditorium.

    Students will showcase traditional Kathak, a Northern Indian dance and Bharathatyan, a Southern Indian dance.

  • Come and get it while it's hot

    Kenny Miller operates his new business, Kenny’s North Carolina BBQ, from a long mobile kitchen in the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel parking lot behind the Hilltop Deli on Central Avenue.

    While he officially launched his business Sept. 14, Miller held a test run at Santa Fe’s annual Zozobra celebration, which ran Sept. 10-13.


    Los Alamos Piecemakers Guild unveiled bed quilts, wall hangings and lap quilts at the quilt show, which opened Friday and continued through Saturday at the First Baptist Church. In addition to a wide variety of colorful quilts, there were demonstrations, fabric and other supplies for sale and a raffle for the guild’s donation quilt, “Stars of Enchantment.”

  • The art of preservation

    In October, Mesa Public Library will present “Museum Conservation: The Delicate Art Behind the Scenes,” an exhibit of photographs by New Mexico Highlands University Media Arts student Rachel Montoya.

    The exhibit focuses on the art and science of repairing and preserving museum collection objects performed by the Museum of New Mexico Conservation Department.

  • Boys batter Bernalillo

    The Hilltopper boys soccer team showed up in the second half with a vengeance.

    A solitary goal at 30 minutes off a corner kick by Davis Anson, assisted by Nicholas Castano, was all Los Alamos had to show for their early efforts.

    When it was all over Tuesday Los Alamos had a 5-0 district victory on the road over Bernalillo.