Today's News

  • Valles Caldera could be added to National Park Service, according to study

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (AP) — A study of northern New Mexico's Valles Caldera National Preserve says the area is a worthy addition to the National Park Service system.

    The study — released Thursday by the Park Service — was praised by Audubon New Mexico, the National Audubon Society's state office.

  • Land swap closes amid conflict

    SANTA FE - Angry hunters and skeptical public officials grilled state Land Commissioner Pat Lyons over a package of state trust-land trades around Whites Peak in northern New Mexico.

    The confrontation Thursday at the state Land Office in Santa Fe came after the first such deal closed, involving the Stanley Ranch.

    Lyons held the meeting to offer state legislators more information about the trade. But the session often turned into heated exchanges, with Lyons and hunting guide Albert H. Goke of Las Vegas, N.M., shaking fingers at each other.

  • Fuller Lodge to be filled with romance

    The idea for this month’s Brown Bag originally was a Valentines’ Day themed concert but the schedule pushed the concert to January. Despite the concert being earlier than the holiday dedicated to love, soprano Viera Moore, violinist David Moore and pianist Cindy Little are still focusing their music on romance.

    The Brown Bag concert, titled “Meditation and Remembrance of Women’s Loves and Lives,” is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.

  • Park service turns gaze on Valles Caldera

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve’s eligibility to become a national park has been enhanced in recent years by several important changes, according to an updated report prepared for New Mexico’s U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall.

    Ironically, two of those changes have been introduced by the Valles Caldera Trust, the preserve’s governing body. The Trust would likely be dissolved should the preserve become a part of the park system, rather than the independently chartered federal corporation that it is now.

  • Lecture to reveal the color in New Mexico’s history

    History is not written in stone. There are many different perspectives and views on the story of how we got to where we are today. And the more that is discovered about the past, the more elaborate the story becomes.

    Take New Mexico’s history,  for instance; if you dig deep enough a multitude of colors begin to paint the picture of the state.

  • Otowi Station to host two authors

    Two local authors will sign their books from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Otowi Station Bookstore.

    David McNeese, a descendant of a first family of New Mexico, will sign “The Wind in the Trees,” and Tom Steward will sign “Into Solitary Places,” an account of devastating mental illness.

    David McNeese

  • Swimming and diving: LA girls win big at home Saturday

    During the holidays, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams had a little bit of time off.

    That time off, however, was completely by happenstance. The pool was closed for Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

    Despite being without a competitive meet for three weeks and despite a grueling workout scheduled in between, both teams had productive showings at Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational.

  • Wrestling: LA drops 5 duals at Moriarty Invite

    It was a mixed bag for the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team Saturday at the Moriarty Invitational.

    While Los Alamos had some solid performances at the multi-team dual meet, hosted by Moriarty’s Pintos, those were coupled with some rough outings against a strong field.

    “It was tough,” Los Alamos first-year coach Bob Geyer said. “Every time there was pretty good. We got a few wins, but we didn’t wrestle that great.”

  • Girls basketball: Saturday’s game nixed by blackout

    It was a low-watt event Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium. Literally.

    Saturday’s scheduled girls basketball game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the St. Pius X Sartans was nixed due to a blackout at Griffith Gymnasium. The power outage reportedly affected several different spots around Los Alamos County.

    The visiting Sartans, a longtime rival of the Hilltoppers hung around for 90 minutes after the game’s scheduled start time, but power had not been restored other than a brief flicker which lasted less than a second.

  • Schedule for Jan. 11-16


    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; Memorial Middle School at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4:30 p.m., eighth-grade, 5:30 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Belen, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.


    Wrestling: Los Alamos Quad, varsity, 4 p.m.


    Boys basketball: El Dorado at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m., eighth-grade, 5 p.m.


    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, 3 p.m.