Today's News

  • 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.

  • Tourism and how we all need to act

    Gov. Richardson kicked off a state conference on tourism saying New Mexico needs to work with neighboring states to attract international visitors to the Southwest as well as increase its efforts to lure film crews to rural parts of the state.

    True enough. But it seems that we need to do a lot more here to make this “business” pay off more.

    Last year, tourism brought about 12 million visitors and an estimated $5.5 billion in revenue to the state. That money supports thousands of jobs and the associated tax revenue from tourism exceeded $351 million.

  • Let’s hear it for mom

    My mother always said that some things are just right and some things are just wrong. As a mathematician, I found it odd that society would preclude fuzzy logic. 

    After all, if two wrongs make a right, why not just take all the wrongs, divide by two and make it right?  Would that be wrong? 

    Well, as usual, Mom was right about some things being wrong. It’s wrong to devote a single day of the year to our mothers. 

  • LDS to offer a special Mother's Day service

    The community is invited to a special Mother’s Day service at the White Rock Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It will be held at 366 Grand Canyon. The service begins at 9 a.m. and will include talks by high school students from the congregation: Logan Tietjen, Cora Pack, Zack Wilde, Brianne Fanning and Ethan Clayton.

  • Girls golf: Hilltoppers knock off Sundevils to grab district crown

    TAOS — It was an appropriate finish to the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team on many different levels.

    Los Alamos, as expected, topped Española Valley at the District 2AAAA championship tournament Thursday. Española Valley was the only other school in the district that fielded a team.

    The Hilltoppers won convincingly on a relatively challenging course despite a pretty stiff breeze that didn’t really start up until just about tee time.

  • Markham sentenced in wife’s death

    SANTA FE – Making no excuses for shooting his wife, Jack Markham pled guilty and was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday afternoon in First District Court.

    Markham, 56, was ordered to serve 10 years of incarceration for killing Robin Markham the evening of Aug. 4, but because of health conditions may end up in a facility other than prison – but it will be a place for people who’ve committed violent crimes, Judge Michael Vigil told him.

  • Boys golf: Toppers fall short at 2AAAA tourney, Spartans win

    TAOS — About a week before the District 2AAAA championship boys golf tournament, Hilltopper head coach John Stam said, despite the team's growing pains throughout the 2008-09 season, he was happy it would have one more chance to get to state.

    But earlier this week, it looked like that chance wouldn't happen.

    All sporting activity in the state was suspended earlier this week by the New Mexico Activities Association, the governing body of most interscholastic prep sports, due to the closing of several schools in the southern part of the state.

  • Finally, a good manager

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  • Open letter on LASO rental fees

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