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Today's News

  • Fix fireworks issue

    Were you outraged, around July 4, that there was no statewide ban on the sale of fireworks?
    You’re not alone.  
    So was almost everybody else, including several newspaper editorial writers.  
    Some legislators have tried to change the New Mexico law; while several bills in favor of public safety died in committee, the law has been amended more than once in favor of the fireworks industry.
    The dangerous conditions are not the fault of the fireworks industry, and nobody is alleging otherwise.
    In matters of this nature, special interests tend to turn the argument upside down, implying that they are being scapegoated for conditions they did not cause.
    So let’s be clear that the public is not confused about this.

  • NFL players don’t vote on deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest twist in the touch-and-go efforts to end the NFL lockout: Players didn’t vote Wednesday on a full proposal to settle the labor dispute.
    The league, however, said the sides would work through the night to try to have a final agreement ready for ratification Thursday.
    A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press there was agreement among player representatives from all 32 clubs on what items needed to be resolved before any offer would be accepted. A second person, also speaking on condition of anonymity because the talks are supposed to be secret, said those players gave what was termed “conditional approval” of the proposal — as it stood Wednesday.

  • White Rock bounced from tourney

    Two big innings by the Silver City All-Stars were enough to knock White Rock out of the state tournament Wednesday in Taos.

    Silver City scored five runs in the top of the third and three more in the fourth. White Rock only managed a pair of single tallies, falling 9-2 and ending its run in the tournament.

    In the third inning, Silver City's Meah McDonald and Leslie Calvillo came through with back-to-back doubles to help their team take control of the game.

    White Rock had a chance to get back into the game in the bottom of the third. Elizabeth Anaya singled in Rebecca Luster early in the inning, but after loading the bases with just one out, couldn't push another run across.

  • Sr. men's golf tourney results

    Here are the results from last week’s Northern New Mexico Senior Men’s Golf Association tournaments:

    Cattails Golf Course, July 12

    First flight
    First low gross
    Larry Minarsich, Bernalillo, 78.

    Second low gross
    Buzz Burke, Pagosa Springs, Colo., 80.

    First low net
    Robert Frank, Santa Fe, 67.

    Second flight

    First low gross
    Terry Maznio, Las Vegas, 74.

    Second low gross
    Ralph Hey, Westcliffe, Colo., 83.

    First low net
    Carl Liddel, Alamosa, Colo., 68.

    Third flight

    First low gross
    LG Lauxman, Rociada, 90.

    Second low gross

  • Sports Update 07-21-11

    LAHS football workouts start Aug. 1

    Mandatory workouts for the Los Alamos High School football program start Aug. 1 at the school’s practice field.
    Participation in football is open for players in grades 9-12.
    All physical examinations and paperwork must be completed and turned in before athletes are allowed to participate. Forms are available at the school’s athletics website, www.laschools.net/athletics/site/default.asp.
    Those interested in playing for the 2011 season should plan to attend an equipment handout and paperwork check Monday (juniors and seniors) or Tuesday (freshmen and sophomores) in the LAHS weight room. Both meetings will be at 8 a.m.
    For more information, visit www.topperfootball.com.

  • Boehner: House will compromise on debt limit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that Republicans controlling the chamber are willing to compromise on legislation increasing the government's borrowing authority.

    "Frankly, I think it would be irresponsible on behalf of the Congress and the president not to be looking at back-up strategies for how to solve this problem," Boehner said. "At the end of the day, we have a responsibility to act."

    Asked whether GOP lawmakers supporting the House "cut, cap and balance" debt limit measure would be unwilling to ultimately compromise, Boehner said, "I'm sure we've got some members who believe that, but I do not believe that would be anywhere close to the majority.

  • Flash Flood Watch Remains In Effect Until 10 p.m.

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

  • Last space shuttle comes home, ends 30-year era--video extra

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears.

    A record crowd of 2,000 gathered near the landing strip, thousands more packed the space center and countless others watched history unfold from afar as NASA's longest-running spaceflight program came to a close.

    "After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle's earned its place in history. And it's come to a final stop," radioed commander Christopher Ferguson.

    "Job well done, America," replied Mission Control.

  • Flash flood warning until 6:15 p.m.

     THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... WESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO * UNTIL 615 PM MDT  

     

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... WESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO SOUTH CENTRAL RIO ARRIBA COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 545 PM MDT

  • Seen at the Scene: Rockin' the House

    Los Alamos National Bank CEO Bill Enloe, right, and Summer Concert Series Coordinator Russ Gordon greet at “LANB Night” Friday evening where hundreds of residents filled the bank’s parking lot to listen and dance to the Uncle Lucius band. Children bounced around on Jolly Jumpers and food vendors sold everything from ice cream to chicken legs.