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  • LA X-Treme football wins the Chile Bowl

    The Los Alamos X-Treme football team capped a perfect regular season with a big win in the annual Chile Bowl Oct. 20 in Santa Fe.
    Los Alamos, which went a spotless 7-0 on the season, took on the 6-2 Santa Fe Bears in the Chile Bowl.
    Both teams had chances toward the end of the game, but the X-Treme defense held on a big fourth down play and scored late to earn a 20-6 win and this year’s title in YAFL Division I (6-8 year olds).
    The Chile Bowl was played at St. Michael’s.
    Los Alamos’ Jeremiah Hartzol scored all three touchdowns against the Bears, including a 35-yard run on the final play of the game to help give his team the victory.
    To get to the championship game, the X-Treme knocked off the Santa Fe Trojans in the semifinal.
    The X-Treme defense had a huge showing against the Trojans, allowing just one first down.
    On the other side of the ball, the X-Treme’s offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage as the X-Treme scored four rushing touchdowns.
    Luke Gonzales scored twice on the ground in the tournament semifinal, while both Jeremiah and Isaiah Hartzol got into the end zone for Los Alamos as well. Jack Fisher went 4-for-4 in PAT attempts.

  • 'Toppers close out season with win

    SANTA FE — The main objective for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team Thursday afternoon was to tune up for the upcoming state playoffs.
    But a win to close out the season is always nice, too.
    Los Alamos took on the St. Michael’s Horsemen at Brother Abdon Field. Neither team had particularly efficient showings on offense, but Los Alamos escaped with a 1-0 victory.
    Hilltopper Julia Haagenstad netted the only score of the contest, sending a short shot through a big scrum right in front of the St. Michael’s goal on a direct kick chance.
    Los Alamos controlled the contest for the majority of the first half, but St. Mike’s set itself up with some shots late in the half and early in the second half, all of which were off-target.
    Hilltopper goalkeeper Elena Atencio, who suffered an ankle injury earlier this month and is still wearing an ankle brace, earned the shutout, the eighth of the season for Los Alamos. Los Alamos has only allowed one goal since Oct. 3.
    “I think they’ve really gotten it together,” Atencio said of the Hilltopper defense. “We were going through a tough time finding who goes where. It’s nice they’ve really put it together.”

  • Espanola suspect killed, agent wounded in shoot-out

    ESPANOLA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 22-year-old man has been killed and a New Mexico State Police agent wounded in a gunfire exchange at an Espanola apartment complex.

    According to state police, the agent - whose name has not been released - was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The man killed, Rogelio Cisneros-Chavez, died at the scene.

    Police say he was a suspect in a larceny investigation and had an active warrant for his arrest when police went to the apartment complex to look for him.

    Shots erupted when agents made contact with Cisneros-Chavez inside an apartment.

    Police say the wounded agent was coherent and talking.

    Further details were not immediately available early Friday.

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  • Hearing Exposes Health Care Website Failures

    Key contractors on the troubled Healthcare.gov website told Congress Thursday the government failed to fully test the site before it went live. Still, they insist the bugs can be fixed and won't prevent uninsured Americans from getting coverage.

  • LANL's Knapp to take over as Livermore acting director

    With Parney Albright stepping down as director of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory at the end of October, that opened the door for somebody else.

    That somebody else is Bret Knapp, who was the principal associate director for weapons programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Knapp came to LANL in 2006 after spending 26 years at Livermore.

    LANL director Charlie McMillan, who also spent many years working at LLNL, said that Craig Leasure will serve as the acting principal associate director for the weapons program.

    “Bret Knapp is no stranger to Livermore having worked there for 26 years before coming to Los Alamos in 2006,” McMillan said. “He has built strong and effective relationships across the laboratory community, the DOE/NNSA, the Department of Defense, and with other stakeholders.”

    According to a LLNL release, Albright is stepping down to “ pursue his broader interests and contributions to the U.S. national security enterprise.” Albright has served as LLNL director since December 2011.

    Albright also steps down as president of Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (LLNS), which manages the laboratory for the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • 'Octubafest': No Beer, Just Tubas
  • A fun-filled weekend of tricks and treats

    Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick or Treat on MainStreet from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday.
    Last year more than 3,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to the costumed trick-or-treaters. A performance by High Flyers Gymnastics will start at 5 p.m., followed by The Hallo-wiener Parade at 5:30 p.m., and a dance performance by New Mexico Dance Theater at 6 p.m. Find a complete event list on lamainstreet.com.
    Festivities will continue Saturday. The day will start off with The Yum Run at 8 a.m. at Ruby K’s. Later, there will be pumpkin carving from 10 a.m. to noon at Fuller Lodge. Pumpkins will then be displayed at the Pumpkin Glow at Fuller Lodge hosted by the Los Alamos Arts Council on the lawn at Fuller Lodge. Meanwhile, Los Alamos MainStreet will provide entertainment by The Nomads inside Fuller Lodge from 6-9 p.m.
    Los Alamos MainStreet would like to extend thanks to sponsors: Los Alamos National Bank, Smith’s Marketplace, Los Alamos Medical Center, Beaver Toyota in Santa Fe and Los Alamos County. 

  • Nationwide ComicFest coming this weekend

    Put on a Halloween costume and head to a local participating comic book shop for the second annual Halloween ComicFest.

    This weekend, participating comic shops will be packed with comic and Halloween fans getting their free Halloween ComicFest comics to celebrate the second largest free comic book event of the year.

    This Saturday and Sunday, stores will be giving away up to 22 free Halloween themed full-sized and mini-comics featuring Batman, Thor, Spider-Man, My Little Pony, Adventure Time and other popular and new titles.

    The free comics are great for comic fans and readers of all ages, giving them the opportunity to discover new titles and series they will enjoy.

    Crowds will flock to get free comics and take part in store sales, costume contests, comic signings and artist’s drawings. Some stores are using Halloween ComicFest to promote community awareness through hosting blood drives, encouraging donations to various foundations, running silent auctions for charity and much more to give back to their community.