Today's News

  • Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people applied for unemployment benefits last week, adding to evidence that hiring will pick up this year.

    The Labor Department says the number of people seeking benefits fell by 37,000 to a seasonally adjusted 404,000 for the week ended Jan. 15.

    The decline suggested that an unexpected rise in applications a week earlier was the result of seasonal factors. Applications often rise in early January after retailers lay off temporary holiday workers.

  • Boys basketball: LA upends Bernalillo in 2AAAA opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team came up big when it mattered most Wednesday night, downing the Bernalillo Spartans 57-44 at Griffith Gymnasium.

    The game was the District 2AAAA opener for both teams.

    Los Alamos (5-14 overall), got 20 points from Thomas Russell, rejoining the lineup after a foot injury kept him out of a ballgame last week, and 12 more from Nick Baker to knock off the Spartans.

  • House Votes to repeal Obama's health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Swiftly honoring a campaign pledge, newly empowered Republicans pushed legislation to repeal the nation's year-old health care overhaul through the House Wednesday night, brushing aside implacable opposition in the Senate and a veto threat from President Barack Obama.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers open 2AAAA play with win

    BERNALILLO — A rough start to Tuesday night’s District 2AAAA-opening game could’ve spelled disaster for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team.
    The Bernalillo Spartans controlled the action throughout the first eight minutes Tuesday night, but the Hilltoppers got things together early in the second quarter and never looked back.
    Los Alamos held Bernalillo to just two points in the second quarter and four points in the third as it rolled to a 45-27 victory in the first district contest for both teams.

  • Ski report 01-19-11

    Angel Fire
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 45 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. All trails open.

    20-inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Basketball: State prep results

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 49, Moriarty 34
    Carlsbad 62, Artesia 39
    Del Norte 49, Atrisco 47
    Dora 59, Melrose 46
    Gallup 61, Valencia 49
    La Cueva 65, Rio Rancho 30
    Mayfield 78, Deming 45
    Roswell 73, Hobbs 72
    Santa Teresa 51, Goddard 48

    Girls basketball

  • Analyzing Mental Illness

     Parts of medical science are highly developed areas where doctors can precisely nail down specific diseases and even sometimes eradicate them.
    The more vexing – and perhaps more interesting – pieces of medical science are those in which we still struggle to diagnose, let alone fully treat, major maladies.

  • Student busted with weapons

    Police intercepted a student at his home early last Thursday morning who reportedly intended to bring a gun to school that day. A report came in to the station at about 7 a.m. in reference to a text from a student stating that the police must be called right away.

    The text indicated that LAHS student Kyle William Medrick purchased a gun on Wednesday to take to Los Alamos High School Thursday.

    According to the police statement of probable cause, Medrick, 18, also had threatened other students with knives as well as an 8-inch pair of scissors recently.

  • Residents question late mail delivery

  • Governor outlines agenda in state of state speech

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez is reaching out to Democrats as the Legislature returns to work.
    Martinez used her State of the State speech Tuesday to call for a bipartisan approach to New Mexico’s pressing problems, including a $400 million budget shortfall.
    Martinez said the state’s problems can be solved only if Democrats and Republicans work together. Democrats hold majorities in the House and Senate.