Today's News

  • Small plane crash lands south of Santa Fe, father and son escape serious injury

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Rancho man and his son are recovering from minor cuts and bruises after their single-engine plane crash landed south of Santa Fe.

    Ovid Morin says he and his son were headed south in their rented Cessna after taking off from the Santa Fe airport Sunday morning. They were planning on doing some touch and go maneuvers at Double Eagle Airport west of Albuquerque before heading back to Santa Fe.

    Morin says the oil pressure dropped so he turned around. Then smoke started billowing out, the engine stopped and the plane caught on fire.

  • Va. health care reform lawsuit clears 1st hurdle

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's health care reform law cleared its first legal hurdle Monday as a federal judge ruled the law raises a host of complex constitutional issues.

    U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson's decision stemmed from Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's claims that Congress exceeded its authority under the Constitution's Commerce Clause by requiring citizens to buy health insurance or pay a penalty.

  • Students work to restore Caballo Trail

    ESPAÑOLA — Ten years after the Cerro Grande fire damaged it, the Vallecitos de los Caballos Trail (Trail 277) has been re-opened.

    The work was completed earlier this month by a Student Conservation Association (SCA) crew through a Forest Service agreement funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act).

  • No horsing around

    Megan Reader, 17, has been selected to represent the United States at the International Tetrathlon Exchange hosted by the USPC Aug. 2-13 in California. The USPC Tetrathlon provides a challenging competition requiring sound, practical horsemanship and general athletic ability. It encourages Pony Club members to broaden their interest in riding, condition their own bodies and become multi-sport athletes.

  • Pets inspire children’s author

    Michele Worley found inspiration close to home for her children’s book, “Buster Goes to the White House.” Her dog Buster was the model for the fictional Buster and the two have a lot in common. Both dogs were adopted from the animal shelter and both are feisty, if small.

    “Buster does all the same things as Buster in the book,” Worley said.

  • Women's golf: Schmitt takes day one lead, Martinson still in the hunt

    Things are tight at the top of the leaderboard following day one of the Los Alamos City Championship women’s tournament with a pair of tournament veterans duking it out for the top spot.

    Not far behind, however, are three players within three shots of the lead heading into the second day of the two-day event.

  • Men's golf: Curt Norman fires 72, holds 2 shot lead in men’s flight

    Heading into day two, the 2010 Los Alamos City Championship men’s title is still very much up for grabs.

    The City tournament, which is being hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, will start its second round at 8:30 a.m.

    Heading into today’s play, four players are within five strokes of the lead, while day one leader Curt Norman will try to hold on to his two-shot lead over a pair of past City champions.

  • Golf: Stam takes early senior's edge

    John Stam shot an even-par 36 on the front side of Los Alamos Golf Course Saturday to put himself in the driver’s seat for the 2010 City Championship senior men’s title.

    Stam will head into the second round this morning with a 2-shot edge over Reid Griffith and a 3-shot advantage over John Montoya.

    The second and final round of the Los Alamos City Championship is scheduled for today. Tee-time is slated for 8:30 a.m.

  • Tennis: LATC tourney wraps up today

    The men’s and women’s finals of the Los Alamos Tennis Club’s tournament are scheduled for this morning at Urban Park.

    The two-day tournament will conclude today with the final round in the singles and doubles brackets. The men’s final, which pits Andrei Vakhtin against Billy Wilton, will start at 9 a.m., while the women’s final, in which Warapa Prime will take on Lynne Higdon, is set for a 9:30 a.m. start. Other matches will start at various times today.

  • ‘Smart Grid’ puts LA on map

    If alternative energy is the world’s future, the future is now in Los Alamos.

    A contingent of top officials and scientists from Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the State of New Mexico and Japan met Wednesday to launch a multimillion dollar project expected to set new standards for alternative energy use worldwide.

    The launch of the roughly $27 million Los Alamos Smart Grid project included 25 guests from the Japanese smart-grid industry and NEDO, the New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization.