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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Buzzer-beater by Elks downs Toppers

    It was a defensive struggle, to say the very least.
    Playing in its next-to-last game before the start of the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team held its opponent, Pojoaque, to a season-low 21 points.
    That was the good news. The bad news was the Hilltoppers could only manage a season-low 18 points.
    Lucas Salazar, Pojoaque’s slippery point guard, hit a fallaway, 25-foot 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to give the Elks the victory in the offensively-punchless nondistrict contest Thursday at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Basketball: Class 4A has new top teams

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA boys and girls basketball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (5)        139    2
    2. Kirtland Central (8)  135    1
    3. Gallup (1)        125    3

  • Football: Predicting games ain't no pic-a-nic...

    OK, so maybe my NFL playoff picks didn't go quite as well last week as they could've. Personally, I blame that "Yogi Bear" movie.

    How could anyone think it was a good idea to make a movie about Yogi Bear? He wasn't that funny 50 years ago and he certainly hasn't aged very well. How did anyone think they could score big bucks in theaters by resurrecting him now when almost no kid in the world has any emotional attachment to him?

  • Tool helps small business tap global markets

    Technology and energy products, chili peppers, nuts, dairy goods and other farm products have topped the list of New Mexico’s exports for the past few years, but the state has a vast untapped potential to sell more of its goods and services well beyond our nation’s boundaries.

  • Birthright all wrong

    The first week of the year started off with a bang.  Well, more of a loud laugh.  The new majority in the House decided to demonstrate that they are “dedicated to our Constitution and the principles for which it stands” and hence used a couple hours to read the U.S. Constitution.  

  • Weapons cache seized

    Rather than rush the home of a wanted man, Los Alamos police spent 19 hours negotiating with him intermittently by telephone before he suddenly walked outside to empty his trash at noon Thursday.
    Three police officers staking out the home at 1350 Bathtub Row tackled Richard Morse, placed him in handcuffs and took him to jail where he awaits transfer to Las Vegas, N.M. for psychiatric evaluation.

  • Resource issues pose a dilemma

    Some 35 officers and five reserve officers were mobilized to assist during Wednesday and Thursday’s 19-hour standoff with Richard Morse, said Los Alamos Police Chief Wayne Torpy said.
    “The bigger picture here is the lack of mental health resources in New Mexico,” Torpy said after Morse was safely in custody. “Police should never have had to be involved — this man should never have had to wait more than three months for a bed at the psychiatric hospital.”

  • Council drafts a new vision statement

    The Los Alamos County Council produced a new vision statement after conducting a three-day strategic planning workshop.
    Los Alamos County Council, county staff, the public and Facilitator Carl Neu met Monday through Wednesday at the Pajarito Cliffs site for strategic planning sessions.

  • Update 01-14-11

    Moonlight snowshoe hike

    Bandelier National Monument is offering a ranger-guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. There is no charge, but registration is required before the walk.   Participants need to bring their own snowshoes and poles, which can be rented at the Aquatic Center and a flashlight or headlamp. Dress in layers for the weather. For more information or to register, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 672-3861 ext. 517.

    CIP meeting

  • Security tight at funeral for slain Arizona judge

    TUCSON, Ariz. — One day after mourning a bubbly 9-year-old slain during the attempted assassination of a congresswoman, residents and fellow jurists gathered Friday at the same Tucson church to remember a federal judge.
    U.S. District Judge John Roll, who served nearly 40 years, had stopped by a supermarket meet-and-greet for Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday when he was shot and killed, along with five others. Thirteen were wounded, including Giffords, who was shot in the head.