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Today's News

  • Thanks from IHM

    To thank the county police and firefighters, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish invited all police and fire fighters  and their families to be the honored guests during the annual picnic at the Church Aug. 7.  Above, Rev. John Carney presents St. Michael the Archangel medals to police and St. Florian medals to firefighters, following his blessing. He thanked them for all they do for the community on a daily basis and especially during  the Las Conchas Fire.

  • Crash snarls Thursday evening traffic on Hill

    Two single-car crashes within seconds of each other caused a major traffic jam Thursday night on N.M. State Road 4, heading eastbound near Mile Marker 7.

    “Technically, it was two single-vehicle crashes,” said Lieutenant Joe McLaughlin of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department. “But it was one accident.”

    The first vehicle to crash, a 2006 Pontiac, was driven by Alex Velarde, 55, of Santa Fe.

    “He hit some standing water, hit the guard rail on the right side and crossed over the center and hit the jersey barrier,” McLaughlin said.

    McLaughlin said Velarde was transported to Christus St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe with unspecified injuries, but he believed they were not serious.

  • Church listings 08-19-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come join the Family.
     
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, www. bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Storm causes flash flood in Peralta Canyon

    A thunderstorm dumping close to an inch and a half of rain within an hour sent a 15-foot wall of water cascading down Peralta Canyon Wednesday, according to members of the New Mexico Environment Department DOE Oversight Bureau.

    Tom Skibitski of the DOE Oversight Bureau said the worst of the flash flood occurred nearing Rivera Ranch, located near the top of Cochiti Pueblo and near the Dixon Apple Orchard. Members of the bureau estimated the water flow to be more than 5,000 (cubic feet per second). They said it was upstream from the Tent Rocks Area. The canyon also starts at the southern rim of the Valles Caldera and flows to the Rio Grande.

  • Sports Update 08-19-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.

    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky's 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.

    The open house will be from 6-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Golf tourney to benefit baseball, softball teams

    The Los Alamos High School baseball and softball teams will host the Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament Aug. 27 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament is a four-player scramble format. Registrations must be received by Saturday.

  • Rees finishes with top prediction this week

    Dan Rees was a dual winner at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was run Tuesday at Power Line Road off NM 4.
    Rees not only finished within one second of his predicted finish time Tuesday, but was also the fastest runner on the 3-mile course. Rees finished the long course with a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Tom Sandford had the next-closest prediction, 13 seconds, while Katie Gattiker was 15 seconds off. Gattiker was also the fastest female on the 3-mile course with her time of 34:15.
    On the 1-mile course, 10-year-old Morgan Jones was the fastest finisher (10:56), while 7-year-old Zach Jones finished in 11:07.

  • Toppers still among teams to beat in 4A this season

    There will be at least one major change for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team this season, although that change is completely out of its control.

    Other than that, however, a big shakeup around the team is unlikely.

    The Hilltoppers will open their 2011 campaign Tuesday when they travel to Class 4A opponent Belen.

    Los Alamos comes into the season, for the third straight time, as the Class 4A runner-up from the previous year. Should everything go according to plan, Los Alamos should again be on the short list of state title contenders.

  • Sugarland tour resumes in NM after stage tragedy

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people.

    The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives that were lost."

    Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were minutes from performing at the fair in Indianapolis last Saturday when 60 to 70 mph winds gusts knocked the massive stage onto the audience. Four were killed instantly, another person died later. About four dozen others were hurt.

  • Flood Advisory Issued for LA County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 745 PM MDT

    * AT 541 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE WHITE ROCK AREA... WITH THUNDERSTORMS MOVING WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR AREA.

    THIS WILL IMPACT THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT... FRIJOLES CANYON... COCHITI CANYON... PERALTA CANYON... HIGHWAY 4 FROM STATE ROAD 501 JUNCTION TO LAS CONCHAS CAMPGROUND AND DOME WILDERNESS.

  • US stock futures sink on debt, recession jitters--video extra

    U.S. stock futures are sinking as economic jitters and uncertainty about Europe's finances fuel another day of selling around the world.

    European banking shares fell near two-and-a-half-year lows, dragged down by rumors about the companies' potential losses on bonds issued by heavily-indebted governments. Earlier, Asian shares took a beating, with major indexes in China and Japan losing more than 2.5 percent.

    U.S. markets plunged Thursday in a return to the volatile trading that dizzied traders last week. Bad economic news has forecasters warning that another recession is possible.