Today's News

  • Golf: City Championship opens Saturday

    While the fairways at Los Alamos Golf Course are usually busy on weekends, this weekend they’ll be jam-packed.

    LAGC will be hosting the 63rd Los Alamos City Championship. The City Championship, which is hosted by Los Alamos Golf Association and Los Alamos Women’s Golf Association, is a stroke-play contest that will be held Saturday and Sunday.

    This year’s City tournament is shaping up to be the biggest in history.

  • LAPD passes 217 standards for accreditation

    “For me, as a professional, this is probably one of my proudest accomplishments,” Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy told County Councilors during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    Although it is not official yet, the police department completed the New Mexico Law Enforcement Accreditation Program.

  • Teams fight Hazmat challenges

    The trailer smelled like danger.

    The air buzzed with an ominous droning and telltale signs that foul play was afoot were scattered everywhere.

    Snapshots of birds with blistered-looking beaks were tacked to the walls, a text book about influenza was open on a table and in a back room plastic cages held chickens and ducks.

    The scenario described a disgruntled university student diabolically working on a scheme to spread a disease through poultry. It was a group of firefighters’ job to respond to this scene.

  • Disaster plans essential for small businesses

    Summer is prime disaster season in New Mexico, whether the disaster is a wildfire, flood or tornado. Two years ago saw the Manzano Fire in Estancia, tornadoes in Clovis and flooding in Ruidoso. Three years ago, floods hit Doña Ana County.

    For a small business, closing for just one day due to an unforeseen disaster can often mean huge financial losses — especially at a time when small businesses are investing time and money into creating jobs to lead America’s economic recovery.

  • Building bust

    The daughter of a friend got a great deal on a house recently, buying on a short sale. My friend is happy – her daughter, a single mom, can stretch her budget farther.

    These transactions are good for the buyer but not the seller or the bank and say something about real estate in general. In June, about 25 percent of home sales in the state were of distressed properties – foreclosures and short sales (lender and borrower selling a home for less than the balance owed).

  • Basketball: All-Star game to be streamed live

    The North-South Class 4A-5A All-Star boys basketball game will be streamed live on the Internet tonight.

    The game, which will be played at Valley High School in Albuquerque, will feature former Los Alamos Hilltopper standout Alex Kirk.

    The game will be streamed live at proviewnetworks.com. The broadcast is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

  • TCU picked to repeat in Mountain West

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — TCU is still on top in the Mountain West Conference.

    The Horned Frogs received all 31 first-place votes in the league's preseason media poll, released Tuesday.

    "Probably what that means is that we have good talent. Now we have to live up to it," TCU coach Gary Patterson said. "I think that's the whole thing. It doesn't matter what people say about them in August. Preseason goes off of what happened last year."

  • Airplane crash in Pakistan claims 152 people aboard

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A passenger jet crashed into the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital amid poor weather Wednesday, killing all 152 people on board and blazing a path of devastation strewn with body parts and twisted metal wreckage.

    Initial Interior Ministry reports that five people survived the Airblue crash were wrong, said Imtiaz Elahi, chairman of the Capital Development Authority, which deals with emergencies and reports to the ministry.

  • Cops probe forced prostitution allegations

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque, N.M., say they're looking for a man who allegedly forced a young North Carolina woman into prostitution while holding her captive in his home.

    Albuquerque Police spokesman Robert Gibbs says the 18-year-old woman fled the home on Tuesday and ran to a neighbor's house asking for help. She told officers she had met the man online while she was living in North Carolina, and he offered to fly her to New Mexico on July 17.

  • Ariz. sheriff: I'll jail immigration protesters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sheriff of the most populous county in Arizona says he's "not going to put up with any civil disobedience" when the state's new immigration law takes effect.

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says that if protesters want to block his jail, he'll put them in it.

    The Arizona law, which takes effect Thursday, requires officers enforcing other laws to check a person's immigration status if they suspect the person is in the country illegally.