Today's News

  • Bible Answers: Many subjects missing from Bible

    “Why aren’t dinosaurs in the Bible?”

  • Softball team takes on Española

    The White Rock-Los Alamos 11- and 12-year-old softball team will face off with Española in a three-game series for the district championship starting Saturday.
    The WR-LA team will host the series, which gets going at 10 a.m. Saturday.
    The tournament was originally supposed to include a third team but Santa Fe dropped out late.
    Española, according to WR-LA manager Roger Anaya, will give his team a test.
    The WR-LA team is comprised of about half junior-aged players and half senior-aged players that were combined together for the regular season. WR-LA squeezed in a dozen games in about three weeks to get itself eligible for postseason competition.
    All three games are scheduled for Overlook Park in White Rock. Sunday’s game is set for 1 p.m. If needed, the third game will be played Monday.

  • State Notes 06-28-13

    Lobos to take on USC’s Trojans in 2016 football season

  • Swim club holds a 50th reunion party

    The oldest competitve clubs in the state, the Los Alamos Aquatomics, celebrated 50 years of swimming at a reunion event at Fuller Lodge June 22.
    Several dozen alumni attended the event, including out-of-state guests from New York, California, Colorado and Arizona.
    Also present were previous Aquatomics’ coaches Bill Hudson and Steve Myers, who addressed the group at the reunion.
    Hudson, who founded the team in 1963 partly to support his program at Los Alamos High School, reminisced about early days of Aquatomics swimming.
    “For competition, we’d travel anywhere in the southwest that had a pool, even if it was an odd length, or if it was so murky you couldn’t see the bottom,” said Hudson, a former Los Alamos teacher who is still remarkably fit at 88 years of age.
    Hudson also started the first New Mexico state high school swimming meet.
    When Hudson’s team won the state high school title in 1956, it was the first state title for Los Alamos High School in any sport. In 1974, he helped organized the Los Alamos Triathlon, which is still run annually in Los Alamos County.

  • Santa Fe Opera opening its summer season

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Opera is opening this summer's season with a performance of Offenbach's comic opera, "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein."

    Friday night's performance at the opera house north of Santa Fe starts a season that runs through Aug. 24.

    Opening night typically is a festive affair with elaborate pre-show tailgate picnics in which some opera fans wear costumes.

    For the first time, the opera is holding what it describes as a "light-hearted" contest that will provide prizes, including tickets and champagne, to recognize the creativity of tailgate party-goers.

    Contest judges include mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, who has the title role in Rossini's "La Donna Del Lago."

    On Saturday, the opera will perform Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro."

  • Today in History June 28
  • Former Lobo Tony Snell taken by Bulls in 1st round

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bulls decided big help on the outside was a bigger need than a big body down low, so they addressed it in the draft on Thursday — twice.

    First, they grabbed New Mexico wing man Tony Snell with the 20th pick and added another outside shooter in the second round, going with Florida's Erik Murphy at No. 49.

    "I think we addressed a need," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "(General manager Gar Forman) and his staff worked very hard all year watching these guys. Both guys shoot the ball extremely well. He feels that Snell has a big upside, and he feels that way about Erik Murphy."

    It's not hard to see why the Bulls looked to beef up their outside shooting. Just look at the NBA finals.

    Whether it was Danny Green delivering a series-record 27 3-pointers for San Antonio, Ray Allen making a season-saving 3 for Miami or Shane Battier nailing six from long range for the Heat in Game 7, the value of outside shooting was there for everyone to see on the biggest stage.

    Throw in the fact that Derrick Rose is expected to be back, drawing collapsing defenders, and that Nate Robinson and Marco Belinelli could be gone, and it made sense that the Bulls looked for outside help.

  • Spy program gathered Americans' Internet records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration gathered U.S. citizens' Internet data until 2011, continuing a spying program started under President George W. Bush that revealed whom Americans exchanged emails with and the Internet Protocol address of their computer, documents disclosed Thursday show.

    The National Security Agency ended the program that collected email logs and timing, but not content, in 2011 because it decided it didn't effectively stop terrorist plots, according to the NSA's director, Gen. Keith Alexander, who also heads the U.S. Cyber Command. He said all data was purged in 2011.

    Britain's Guardian newspaper on Thursday released documents detailing the collection, though the program was also described earlier this month by The Washington Post.

    The latest revelation follows previous leaks from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is presumed hiding at a Moscow airport transit area, waiting to hear whether Ecuador, Iceland or another country might grant him asylum. He fled Hong Kong over the weekend and flew to Russia after being charged with violating American espionage laws.

  • NM high court asked to legalize gay marriage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's highest court was asked Thursday by a same-sex couple in Santa Fe to decide whether gay marriage is legal in the state.

    If the court decides the case, it could resolve a politically difficult issue that has stalled in the Legislature. A proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage died in the Democratic-controlled Legislature earlier this year. Lawmakers in the past also have rejected proposals to allow domestic partnerships that would give same-sex couples many of the legal protections and benefits of married couples.

    Lawyers for two Santa Fe men, Alexander Hanna and Yon Hudson, asked the Supreme Court to order the Santa Fe County clerk to issue them a marriage license.

    The court didn't immediately decide whether it will consider the case.

    The couple had filed a lawsuit in district court earlier this month after being denied a marriage license.

    One of their attorneys, state Rep. Brian Egolf, of Santa Fe, said the case was being withdrawn from the district court and shifted to the Supreme Court to try to get a speedy decision on the same-sex marriage issue.

    Egolf said his clients don't want to wait years for the case to go through the state or federal court systems.

  • LAFD douses small White Rock brush fire


    The Los Alamos Monitor has received a report of a small brush fire in White Rock near the Messiah Lutheran Church at 172 Meadow Lane Thursday.

    The fire was about 20 feet by 60 feet and it started at 2:50 p.m. and was extinguished within minutes by the Los Alamos Fire Department.

    LAFD has launched an investigation into the cause.