Today's News

  • Obama light on nuclear specifics

    President Obama was light on the details when it came to reducing the country’s nuclear stockpile.

    In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Obama said, “we will engage Russia to seek further reductions in our nuclear arsenals, and continue leading the global effort to secure nuclear materials that could fall into the wrong hands — because our ability to influence others depends on our willingness to lead.”

    Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) wanted to hear more about the White House’s plans in regards to the nuclear issue.

    “Moving forward, one area that we must hear more about from the president is his goal of reducing our nation’s nuclear weapon stockpile, Luján said. “It will be critical to examine the details of this plan to determine its impact on New Mexico; however, I believe Los Alamos National Laboratory has an important role to play in achieving this goal and in maintaining and ensuring the safety of a smaller nuclear deterrent.”

    NNSA spokesperson Josh McConaha released a fact sheet Tuesday night in regards to nuclear disarmament.

    The fact sheet first addressed the process that is used.

  • Council OKs air service

    In a unanimous decision, county council approved a service agreement with New Mexico Airlines for commercial air service between Los Alamos and Albuquerque and ratified grant funding that will subsidize the service for nearly three years. 

    In 2012, council approved an earmark of $150,000 from the Economic Development Fund to attract commercial air service. Council Chair Geoff Rodgers praised Airport Manager Peter Soderquist for obtaining grant funding that reduces the county’s contribution for subsidizing the service from an estimated $143,707 to $28,000. 

    “I want to thank everybody that’s worked to bring that cost down. If we can get scheduled air service in this community for a cost to the county of $28,000, you’ve done a marvelous job. I wish you nothing but success, and I certainly plan to use this,” Rodgers said. 

    The county’s cost was defrayed by two grants and a contribution, totaling $312,000.

    They included:

    •$272,000 Small Community Air Service Development Program Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation

    •$25,000 from an Associated New Mexico Department of Transportation Air Service Assistance Program Grant

  • State Notes 02-13-13

    Aggies travel for two WAC games

  • Gonzales takes 2nd local free throw title

    Alicia Gonzales picked up a second straight local free throw shooting title last weekend at the Knights of Columbus competition.
    The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus held its annual event Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium. In all, 17 boys and girls competed in the local championship.
    The winners of each age division advance to the district championship next month. Winners there will advance to the state championship in March.
    Gonzales, who won the state championship as a 10-year-old in 2012, picked up the win in the local girls 11-year-old competition. Gonzales sank 13 of 15 tries from the foul line to win her division.

    Here are this year’s local champions:

    Boys 10: Eli Iramk-Bent
    Girls 11: Alicia Gonzales
    Boys 11: Wilhelm Schmidt
    Girls 12: Jennifer Martinez
    Boys 12: Lawrence Armenta Jr.
    Boys 13: Seth Hailey
    Girls 14: Tiffany Martinez

  • Raw: Mardi Gras Revelers Dance Into Lent
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores 02-13-13

     Boys basketball


    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 52

    Capital 60, Espanola Valley 58, OT

    Cleveland 68, Rio Rancho 62

    Clovis 73, Carlsbad 59

    Coronado 47, East Mountain 42

    Deming 59, Centennial High School 49

    Dexter 93, Loving 40

    Evangel Christian 60, Graceway Christian 49

    Floyd 40, Tatum 38

    Gallup 74, Belen 54

    Hagerman 95, Cloudcroft 60

    Las Cruces 66, Onate 45

    Los Lunas 64, Grants 49

    Lovington 56, Portales 55

    Magdalena 81, Alamo-Navajo 17

    Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Hatch Valley 26

    Miyamura 42, Valencia 32

    Mora 62, Santa Fe Prep 55

    Moriarty 62, Del Norte 46

    NMMI 75, Eunice 48

    Pecos 77, Penasco 55

    Roswell 67, Artesia 56

    Santa Fe 72, Los Alamos 41

    Santa Fe Waldorf School 54, NMSD 26

    Santa Teresa 44, Chaparral 33

    Shiprock 55, Wingate 47

    St. Pius 65, Albuquerque Academy 44

    Texico 80, Melrose 51

    Valley 70, Albuquerque High 62

    Volcano Vista 44, Cibola 38


    Girls basketball


    Cloudcroft 56, Hagerman 48

    Clovis 65, Carlsbad 29

    Coronado 46, East Mountain 35

  • LA blasted by Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was outscored 13-0 in the final minutes of the first quarter and the Santa Fe Demons never looked back.
    The Demons then scored the first 7 points of the second half as they won going away, 72-41, at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos falls to 0-6 in District 2-4A play (1-22 overall) and has just two regular season games remaining, including Friday’s trip to Española Valley.
    See Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information on Tuesday’s game.

  • Gloomy Weather Can't Stop Mardi Gras
  • Charred body found in rubble of burned Big Bear cabin

    BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.

    A single gunshot was heard from within, and a charred body was found inside.

    If the man inside proves to be Christopher Dorner, the search for the most wanted man in America over the last week would have ended the way he had expected — death, with the police pursuing him.

  • Snow makes for slippery commute

    Commuters on Diamond Drive had to take it slow today because of an accident that happened at the corner of Diamond and Club Road. According to police, Robert Hill, who was pulling out in his red Mazda 6 from Club and looking to go left on Diamond, failed to stop for a blue Saturn sedan driven by a teen heading north on her way to school. There were no injuries, and no other passengers. Hill was cited by police for failing to yield. LAPD also responded to an accident call in White Rock this morning but there were no injuries or citations issued.