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  • How to make a $295 hamburger

    New York is home to the Guinness World Record holder for the most expensive commercially available burger in the world. The Le Burger Extravagant, at Serendipity 3 in Manhattan's Upper East Side will cost you $295.

  • Fishing Report 11-30-12

    Northwest

     

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was slow for all species. Fishing pressure was extremely light again this past week. The water was murky and the surface water temp ranged from the high 40s to the low 50s.

    Albuquerque Area Drains: Fishing on the drains has been great for some but slow for others. Chris Ortega of Albuquerque has been doing very well catching and releasing trout and also landed a nice 18.5-inch largemouth bass this past weekend. He was fishing the Albuquerque Drain and using a custom tied purple and green spinner fly he calls the “skunk 101.” Other trout anglers have done well using worms, salmon eggs and a variety of small bead-head nymphs.

    Bluewater Lake: Trout fishing was fair using corn, salmon eggs, worms and salmon peach and yellow Power Bait. Fishing for all other species was slow.

    Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.

    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 400 cfs and 456 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using nightcrawlers, Panther Martins, Rapalas, Power Bait, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and streamers for a mix of browns and rainbows. Below Abiquiu trout fishing was fair using Panther Martins, salmon eggs, wooly buggers and Power Bait.

  • Ski Report 11-30-12

    Red River

    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 6 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Saturday.

    Ski Apache

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 7.

    Ski Santa Fe

    7-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Taos

    12-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 7 trails and 4 lifts open.

    NOTE: Angel Fire, Enchanted Forest, Pajarito, Sandia Peak and Valles Caldera have not provided updated information.

  • LA hockey team hosts Rio Rancho tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will be in action tonight at the county’s ice rink.
    Los Alamos will take on the Rio Rancho Rams. Game time is 8:15 p.m.
    To start their season, the Hilltoppers won two straight contests. They blasted the Santa Fe Blue Jackets 9-2 in their season opener — a home game played at Taos’ ice rink — then topped the Rams 3-1 in Rio Rancho.
    Zealand Walterscheid and Sam Ortiz played in goal for Los Alamos in those opening week games.
    Those two wins immediately propelled the Hilltoppers to the top of the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings, ahead of Cibola (7-1).
    Cibola hosts Taos Saturday in one of only five NMIIHL games set for this weekend.

  • Aquatomics swimmers break state record

    The Los Alamos Aquatomics 8 and under boys relay team of Andy Corliss, Wayne Williams, Matias Rougier and Ming-Yuan Lo set a new state record for the 100-yard freestyle swim relay.
    The team broke the record at the Sudden Thunder Aquatic Racers Veteran’s Day Classic.
    That meet was in Rio Rancho Nov. 9-10.
    Corliss, Williams, Rougier and Lo finished with a time of 1 minute, 5.23 seconds, nearly 2-1/2 seconds better than the previous state record for their age group that was set in 1993.

  • Toppers are at Griffith this weekend

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls and boys basketball teams will have their home openers this weekend.
    Los Alamos’ girls will host the Pojoaque Elks tonight at 7 p.m. The Hilltopper boys, after tonight’s trip to Sandia Prep, will face the Piedra Vista Panthers Saturday at 5 p.m.
    Both Hilltopper teams will be looking tonight to bounce back from season-opening road losses. Los Alamos’ boys fell to the Kirtland Central Broncos 48-25 Nov. 20, while Los Alamos’ girls dropped a 52-46 decision at St. Michael’s Tuesday.
    In Tuesday’s contest the Hilltopper girls led for all of the first three quarters. However, the Hilltoppers’ offense, which was very efficient in the in the first half — 11-for-19 from the field — struggled in the third quarter, tallying only six points.
    Los Alamos got into foul trouble in the second half which hampered its play on both ends of the court and the Horsemen took advantage.
    Tonight, Los Alamos (0-1) will likely have to deal with heavy full-court pressure from Pojoaque (1-1), which is coached by wily veteran Ron Drake, who steered Española Valley to four straight District 2-4A titles before taking over Pojoaque’s program this year.

  • Ulrich, Lockhart pace LASG team

    Charlotte Ulrich and Liz Lockhart were the top all-around scorers for the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers at the Los Alamos Invitational Nov. 3.
    Ulrich, who had a 35.55 in the all-around, and Lockhart, who finished with a 35.45, were among 137 gymnasts from seven teams that participated in the meet.
    In all, 30 Atomic Tumblers competed; fourteen, including Ulrich and Lockhart, in the Jr. Olympic Program, fourteen in the Xcel Program, and two competed in both. The Xcel program is an alternative to the rigorous Jr. Olympic Program, allowing gymnasts the opportunity to perform routines choreographed to fit each individual.
    Ulrich won the Level 5 Junior A Division, earning gold in the all-around (35.55) and floor exercises (9.2), silver on balance beam (9.05) and vault (8.55) and took the bronze on the uneven parallel bars (8.75). Lockhart, the only Level 6 gymnast to compete for the Tumblers, took gold on bars (8.75), a tie for gold on vault (9.2), and silver on beam (9.0), floor (8.5), and all-around (35.45). Both gymnasts achieved their highest all-around scores of the season in this meet.

  • Today in History for November 30th
  • Raw: Secret Santa Gives Out $100 Bills in NJ, NY

    A man known as Secret Santa II, who didn't want his face shown on camera, is giving out $100 bills in storm-stricken Staten Island and in Elizabeth, N.J.

  • Mo. Powerball winner verified; Ariz.'s a mystery

    DEARBORN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Lottery officials on Thursday verified one of two tickets that matched all six numbers to split a record $588 million Powerball jackpot, but that ticket holder — and another in Arizona — remained a mystery, even as neighbors and co-workers lamented their losses and gossiped about who may have won.

    The tickets were sold at a convenience store in suburban Phoenix and a gas station in Dearborn, Mo., just off Interstate 29, the highway linking Kansas City to the Canadian border.

    Missouri lottery officials said they verified a ticket that was presented to them Thursday and set a news conference for 11 a.m. CST Friday at North Platte High School, near where the ticket was bought.

    Lottery Chief Operations Officer Gary Gonder couldn't provide any details, including whether the ticket was bought by someone from Missouri.

    Speculation had many of Dearborn's 500 residents buzzing about who had won.