Today's News

  • Biofuels expert to share vision

    The Hive in White Rock is hosting Dr. Richard Sayre, who will present an overview of his vision for algal research in Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.  

    “When thinking about green business potentials here, technology development is a piece of the picture,” said Executive Director Kevin Holsapple of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. “Dr. Sayre coming to Los Alamos to continue his work is an exciting development. It will be great to get a sense of what he is working on and working toward. Environmental projects are another part of the picture of green business potentials.

  • Fight For Lab Workers Becomes Personal

    SANTA FE (AP) — Amid the uncertainty of what House Speaker Ben Luján’s Stage 4 lung cancer means for him and his family, one thing is clear in Luján’s mind: His exposure to asbestos at the Los Alamos National Laboratory from the 1960s to the ‘80s is to blame for the dreaded disease.

    Luján said in an interview last week that nothing else makes sense.

    “I never was a smoker, and my friend Ray Ruiz also worked up there with me, and he had a similar situation,” Luján said. “Other than that, I don’t see any other reason for me to have it.”

    Ruiz, a former state representative, died in 2004 of lung cancer that he said was caused by his work at LANL.

  • Community links concept wins out

    Just six weeks ago, Fuller Lodge rang with impassioned speeches by 150 supporters and detractors of a proposal for improving the Los Alamos golf course. Designs proposed by the Golf Resource Group (GRG) would have virtually decimated trails bordering the course to create a championship style golf course. Outdoor enthusiasts were outraged.

    So GRG took steps to create a win/win situation. GRG President Andy Staples met with three groups of open space users and one group of golfers, who offered input into what lines they were unwilling to cross and what their most critical goals were.

    Staples then developed two alternatives, which received enthusiastic responses from the groups and seemed to garner approval during public discussion Tuesday night.

  • GRT has chilling effect

    Gov. Susana Martinez is proposing tax-cuts to help the economy.  
    OK. That kind of depends on what kinds of cuts.
    I have a recommendation: Reform the GRT. Either:
    • Tax moneys earned from services as personal income;
    • Apply the GRT only to the profits reported on Federal Schedule C;
    • Give a $25,000/yr deduction on the GRT to self-employeds/sole proprietors, which would be considered personal income, and reported/taxed accordingly as per any individual income; or
    • Some combination of the above.
    The GRT is a business income tax, not a consumption tax.  

  • NM prep basketball scores 01-25-12

    Boys basketball

    Artesia 66, Lovington 44
    Atrisco Heritage 50, Moriarty 43
    Aztec 51, Piedra Vista 39
    Capital 78, Bernalillo 74
    Cibola 53, Manzano 52
    Farmington 51, Bloomfield 48
    Gallup 50, Los Lunas 48
    Hobbs 103, Goddard 79
    Hope Christian 80, Pojoaque 50
    La Cueva 67, Cleveland 51
    Las Cruces 51, Mayfield 44
    Mora 63, Pecos 57
    NMMI 58, Gateway Christian 43
    Oñate 50, Alamogordo 45
    Portales 46, Tucumcari 43
    Roswell 61, Carlsbad 34
    Sandia Prep 66, Albuquerque Academy 59
    St. Michael’s 73, Santa Fe Indian 40
    St. Pius 41, Del Norte 39
    Taos 58, Santa Fe 56
    Valencia 64, Grants 57

  • Sports Update 01-25-12

    Hilltoppers host Sundevils in girls basketball tonight

  • Ski Report 01-25-12

    Angel Fire
    39-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    41-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River
    40-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 57 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    43-inch base of packed powder. 3 inches of new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    37-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 2 inches of new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA falls to arch-rival Española Valley

    ESPAÑOLA — The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is that its defense is still performing as well as it has all season.
    Unfortunately, that was about the only good news to come out of Tuesday night’s game.
    The Hilltoppers dropped a big District 2-4A contest to their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils, at Edward Medina Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers managed just three points in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame, although because the Sundevils weren’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard either, the Hilltoppers trailed just 18-11 at the half.

  • VIDEO: Solar Flare Radiation Pounds Earth

    Radiation from the biggest solar storm since 2005 is pounding the earth. The radiation could potentially disrupt satellites, but no disruptions have been reported.

  • US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane--Video Extra

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Special Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Barack Obama said he personally authorized.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and "are on their way to be reunited with their families."