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  • Hilltoppers reach district championship game

    The Los Alamos girls basketball team beat Del Norte 40-36 Thursday to earn the right to play for the district championship. That game will Saturday at Española Valley, 7 p.m.

    The Hilltoppers were sluggish early, but went into halftime tied at 14.

    Del Norte took a 16-15 lead in the third, but then Los Alamos came alive. Jordan Duran made three field goals to spark a 9-2 run. The Hilltoppers stayed aggressive and scored more points in a four-minute span than they had the previous 20 minutes. They took a 29-20 lead into the fourth.

    Del Norte got back within 1 point of Los Alamos halfway through the fourth, but the Hilltoppers were able to finish on top.

    Ashlynn Trujillo led Los Alamos with 15 points — 10 of which came in the fourth. Duran and Amber Logan both finished with 6. Los Alamos also got points from Sofia Roybal (5), Makaela Jones (4), Shannon Irwin (2) and Ashley Logan (2).

  • On The Docket 2-26-15

    Feb. 17

    Kenneth G. Hagedorn was found guilty by the Los Alamos Magistrate Court of attempting to commit aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The original charge was aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
    Defendant is to serve at the Los Alamos Detention Center for 364 days, all suspended. He was also given supervised probation for 364 days and ordered to pay $73 in court costs.
    Defendant shall obey all federal, state and local laws. Defendant will comply with all conditions of probation. The defendant shall not enter an establishment that buys or sells alcohol. Defendant shall not possess a firearm, destructive device or weapon. Defendant will also meet with a probation officer within seven days and maintain contact as instructed.
    Defendant shall also pay $25 per month probation fees. Payments are to be made to the Los Alamos Municipal Court.
    If after three months there are no violations, defendant may be released early from probation.

    Feb. 20

    Ron Morgan was found guilty by the Los Alamos Municipal Court of speeding 11 to 15 miles an hour over the speed limit. Defendant was fined $75 and ordered to pay $65 in court costs.

    Feb. 23

  • MathCounts Team Wins Big

    Last weekend, the Los Alamos Middle School MathCounts team won the Northern New Mexico Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. The chapter competition was held at Pojoaque Valley High School.
    The team consists of Do Vo, Christopher Koh, Antonio Dowdy and Duncan Fuehne. Vo placed first as an individual, Koh was second, Dowdy third and Fuehne fourth. The team will compete at state on March 21.  
    The team coaches are Phuong Vo anad Jane Lataille.
    The MATHCOUNTS Competition Program is designed to excite and challenge middle school students mathematically. 
    Here, left to right, are Phuong Vo, Dowdy, Do Vo, Fuehne, Koh and Lataille. Courtesy

  • Boehner is mum on DHS shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before a partial agency shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner repeatedly refused Thursday to say if the House will vote on pending Senate legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security without challenging President Barack Obama’s immigration policy.
    “When I make a decision I’ll let you know,” Boehner said at a news conference he leavened with humor — puckering his lips at one point as if to send kisses in the direction of a reporter who had posed a question.
    The Republican-controlled Senate is on track to pass legislation providing full funding for the Homeland Security agency by the weekend.
    Nor would Boehner say if the House would vote on legislation that provides funding for less than the seven months envisioned in the Senate bill. Some Republicans have suggested as much, saying that would give time for a lawsuit challenging Obama’s actions to proceed through the courts.
    A federal district judge has blocked Obama’s immigration policies from taking effect, but the administration has appealed the ruling to an appeals court and the president said Wednesday he will pursue the case to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary.

  • 'Jihad John' raised in UK, studied computers

    LONDON (AP) — The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked, knife-wielding militant in videos showing Western hostages being beheaded by the Islamic State group. A growing body of evidence suggests he is a London-raised university graduate, described by one man who knew him as kind, gentle and humble.
    The Washington Post and the BBC on Thursday identified the British-accented militant from the chilling videos as Mohammed Emwazi, a man in his mid-20s who was born in Kuwait and raised in a modest, mixed-income area of West London.
    The Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence at King’s College London, which closely tracks fighters in Syria, said it believed the identification was correct.
    Asim Qureshi of CAGE, a London-based advocacy group which works with Muslims in conflict with British intelligence services, said he saw strong similarities between the man in the video and Emwazi, whom he knew from 2009 to 2012.
    But he said “I can’t be 100 percent certain.”
    “The guy’s got a hood on his head. It’s very, very difficult,” Qureshi said.

  • Update 2-26-15

    Authors Speak

    Don Usner, author of “Chasing Dichos,” will take part in the Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series. The talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. today at the library.

    Girls basketball

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will host the Del Norte Knights in the semifinal round of the District 2-5A tournament at 7 p.m. today at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Kiwanis Club

    John Gulas, the new chief executive officer for Los Alamos National Bank, will speak at the Kiwanis Club meeting Tuesday. The meeing will be from noon-1 p.m. at Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church.

    Fire and Ice

    Santa Fe National Forest will host its Fire and Ice Festival Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Father Fitzgerald Park in Jemez Springs. The event will feature live music, arts and crafts and a cross-cut saw contest.

    Breakfast

    There will be a Cowboy Breakfast at Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge from 7-11 a.m. Sunday. Price for the breakfast is $7 for adults, $4 for children.

    County Council

    The next Los Alamos County Council meeting is 7 p.m. March 3 in council chambers.

  • Robotics team takes third at regional contest

    Los Alamos Public School’s First Technical Challenge robotics team took third place last Saturday at the Arizona Regional Championship competition in Flagstaff, Arizona.
    The LAPS Hawks won five of six qualifying matches to earn the third seed heading into the playoff matches.
    In the playoffs, the Hawks dropped two of three matches to the second placed seed, Area 52 of Nevada.
    In all, 31 top teams from around the region, including Texas, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico earned placement in the regional championship event.
    The Hawks’ robot, EPIC (Energized Perfectly Imagined Cyberbot), was only one of only a handful of robots that used multiple software schemes to score autonomous programming points at the beginning of each game and could deliver game balls to the tallest goals of the game.
    Each match consisted of four randomly selected robots, paired to work together. Each robot involved was required to occupy a space no larger than an 18-inch cube, however, once the match began, the robots could grow to any size.
    Teams had 30 seconds to score points through autonomous programming and another 2 minutes of driver-controlled action to score points in goals that was 48 inches in height.
    The Hawks are a team comprised of nine Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students.

  • Rental car thief gets probation

    A Cordova woman was sentenced in court Tuesday for her part in trying to steal a 2914 Hyundai Elantra from a Los Alamos rental car agency.
    Martha F. Romero, 39, was sentenced for embezzlement (over $250, less than $500). The original charge was embezzlement (over $2,500, less than $20,000). In court, Romero agreed to plead no contest to the charge, meaning she takes responsibility for the crime, but she doesn’t admit guilt.
    She was sentenced to 364 days in the Los Alamos County Detention Center with 364 days suspended, as well as given 364 days of supervised probation. She was also ordered to pay $73 in court costs and $25 per month in probation fees.
    If, however, Romero complies with all her probation conditions, she could be released from it after six months.
    In court, Assistant District Attorney Kent Wahlquist noted that the car had been returned, so restitution would not be an issue.
    According to court records, Romero got into a car accident in July of last year.
    Her insurance company rented a car for her through the Enterprise Rental Car at the Los Alamos Airport. When Romero did not return the car on the agreed on date of Sept. 12, a warrant was issued for her arrest in November of last year through the Los Alamos Police Department.

  • Off the Hill 2-26-15

    Art exhibits
    Willy Bo Richardson: Reverberant Matter/Project I. Show runs through Friday at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at Wade Wilson Art.

    Footprints: The Inspiration and Influence of Allan Houser. Through May 2015 at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, 708 Camino Lejo in Santa Fe.

    Gallery artists group show at the photo-eye Gallery, 541 South Guadalupe St. in Santa Fe. Exhibit runs through March 14.

    Recently acquired works by artists Ansel Adams, Gustave Baumann, Betty Hahn and many others will be on view in “Hunting + Gathering: New Additions to the Museum Collection.” The exhibition runs through March 29.
     
    Solo exhibition by Jeri Moore. “The Language of Humanity.” Through February at the Act I Gallery.

    Zane Bennett Contemporary Art announces “Master Prints of the ‘70s-’90s.”  Zane Bennett Contemporary Art will unveil to the public for the first time our latest acquisitions. The exhibition will feature works by Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, Helen Frankenthaler, Jim Dine, Rufino Tamayo, Bernar Venet and Robert Motherwell among others. Opening is 5-7 p.m. Friday. Show will run until March 20.

  • PAC 8 schedule 2-27-15 to 3-5-15

    THIS WEEK
    ON PAC 8
    Views expressed on programs shown on PAC8 do not necessarily reflect the views of the manager, staff, or board.

    Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! – Live
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM County Council Meeting Replay 2-17-15
    02:00 PM MPL Authors Speak Series
    03:00 PM Gallery Discussion for Edith Warner & Tiano– Bridge Between Two Worlds
    04:00 PM Uprising
    05:00 PM Democracy Now!
    06:00 PM United in Christ
    07:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Ernest Taylor Pyle”
    08:30 PM The Garage
    09:00 PM Bongo Boy Rock and Roll
    09:30 PM Community Central
    10:00 PM Los Alamos Historical Society – “Now It Can Be Told”
    12:00 AM Free Speech TV

    Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015
    Free Speech TV

    Sunday, March 1, 2015
    06:00 AM FSTV
    05:30 PM Key to the Kingdom
    06:00 PM Drawing Men to Christ
    07:00 PM United Church
    08:30 PM Trinity on the Hill
    09:30 PM Generations
    11:00 PM That Which Is
    12:00 PM Free Speech TV

    Monday, March 2, 2015
    06:00 AM Democracy Now! LIVE
    10:00 AM The Tom Hartman Program
    11:00 AM Elizabeth Clare Prophet