Today's News

  • Capital ideas seek big bucks: Entrepreneurs bid for early funding at TVC symposium

    ALBUQUERQUE – Fifteen companies vied to attract a dwindling supply of venture capital dollars at the 16th annual Technology Ventures Equity Capital Symposium this week.

    If there was anything moving up in the high-risk, high-gain territory of new technology offerings, it was happening here.

    Turn-out was considered good, with about 200 participants, TVC organizers said.

  • Soar high at the LAAC’s Kite Festival

    Looking back at your childhood, what memories come to mind? Having family picnics at the park? Running through an open field with your friends? Gazing at the sky making shapes out of the clouds? How about attending the Los Alamos Kite Festival?

  • Lobbyist spending down this year drops by a third

    Final reports out of the recent legislative session and beyond show that lobbyist spending has dropped significantly so far this year, reflecting the tough economic times confronting businesses and interest groups that hire lobbyists to influence the Legislature and other state officials.

    While we had hoped a new climate of openness was part of that, we tend to doubt it.

    We are not against lobbyists per se as that is nothing more than people getting together to seek to influence their elected officials. That is good.

  • Baseball: LA rallies to win in extra innings

    Heading into this weekend’s action, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team had already snapped one of its most notable dry spell.

    It took the long way, but on Friday and Saturday it broke the other.

    Los Alamos took two of three games from the Moriarty Pintos this weekend at Bomber Field, needing a rally in extra-innings to win the third game and advance to the quarterfinal round of the state Class AAAA tournament, something it hadn’t in three straight postseason appearances.

  • Track and field: Toppers cruise to big district wins

    As was the thinking going in, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams dominated the District 2AAAA meet this weekend.

    Los Alamos’ boys rolled up their ninth-straight 2AAAA title by gathering 223 points, more than triple the score of their next closest opponent, Capital. The Hilltopper girls, meanwhile, scored 263 points, more than four times the total of runner-up Bernalillo.

    Along the way, Los Alamos clinched several more spots in the Class AAAA championship meet, which gets underway Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Running: Romero wins pace race

    Romero wins pace race

    Daniel Romero edged out Mark Makela to win Tuesday’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ pace race.

    Romero finished with a prediction error of just 12 seconds on the 1-mile course, while Makela was off by 14 seconds on the 3-mile course.

    Tuesday night’s race was the Run to the Reservoir. In all, 26 runners and walkers took part.

    The fastest finisher on the 3-mile course was Laura McClelland with her time of 25:03. On the short course, Alexander Romero was the top finisher with a time of 5:54.

  • Sports update

    Softball selection set for today

    The New Mexico Activities Association’s seeding and selection committee will meet today, although as of press time a meeting time had not been announced.

    The Class AAAA softball tournament will be held in Las Cruces starting Thursday.

    The NMAA will post brackets on its website, nmact.org, immediately following the meeting.

    Girls rugby hosting dinner Thursday

    The Los Alamos girls U19 rugby team will host a chicken enchilada dinner Thursday.

  • County breaks ground on animal shelter

    Construction crews will soon be cropping up near the dog obedience school.

    On Thursday county staff joined county councilors at the future site of the new animal shelter to participate in the official groundbreaking.

    The small group gathered in the empty lot to watch county officials don hard hats and grab shovels in preparation for the event.

  • Bandelier road paving may cause delays

    BANDELIER – Road paving following sewage line replacement may cause traffic delays at Bandelier National Monument.

    “Construction began last September to replace the sewage lines under the main road into Bandelier National Monument,” Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott said.

    “Installation is complete but now the road on top of the sewage lines must be repaved. This will result in short delays to all park visitors entering and leaving Frijoles Canyon.”

  • Anastasio: Budget request is “pretty good news”

    The Obama administration request will carry Los Alamos National Laboratory for another year, while potentially restoring and raising funding levels for the nuclear non-proliferation mission.

    Employment is expected to decline at no more than the normal rate of attrition, so no lay-offs are in the offing going into another year of a difficult economic situation.