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Today's News

  • Wrestling: Toppers win one of four at home duals meet

    No one can accuse the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team of resting on its laurels this month.
    The Hilltoppers hosted their second event of the a six-event slate Wednesday afternoon, entertaining Albuquerque Academy, Capital, Pecos and Rio Rancho at Auxiliary Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos won just one of the four duals contests Wednesday, its final dual against Pecos. Nevertheless, Los Alamos was feeling upbeat afterwards.

  • Men's basketball: UNM holds on to beat CSU by 7

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Phillip McDonald equaled a career-high with 27 points and Drew Gordon added a double-double to lead New Mexico to a 68-61 victory over Colorado State on Wednesday night.
    The Lobos (13-4, 1-1 Mountain West) never trailed, but they needed a McDonald 3-pointer with 47.6 seconds left to finally put away the Rams (11-5, 1-1).
    “He was hard to guard tonight,” coach Steve Alford said of McDonald. “He took good shots.”

  • Basketball: New teams top Class 4A polls

    Both the Class 4A boys and girls basketball polls have new teams heading them this week.
    The New Mexico High School Coaches Association released its weekly coaches poll Wednesday and both former No. 1 teams were displaced. In the Class 4A girls poll, Roswell earned 139 points to take over the top spot from Kirtland Central, which garnered 135 points.

  • Los Alamos Concert Association presents Sergei Babayan: Piano man

    On Jan. 22, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents a performance by the renowned pianist Sergei Babayan. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Duane Smith Auditorium on the Los Alamos High School campus, and a reception will follow the concert.

  • Series features Johnson and Blakeslee

    The Authors Speak Series kicks off a brand new line up beginning at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda of Mesa Public Library Jan. 27 with two science writers, both frequent contributors to the New York Times.
    Scientist or not, everyone is welcome to the free talk by these professionals who also run the annual Santa Fe Science Writers Workshop each summer. The authors will offer tips of the trade on the basics of how to translate complex scientific information into language accessible to laymen.

  • Murder done right

    Murder, mystery and intrigue are all a part of any good murder mystery. Los Alamos Little Theater’s adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Go Back for Murder” is no exception.
    The advertisements and articles leading up to the show intrigued me. I definitely wanted to see this play. I love a good murder mystery, so I was hoping this production wouldn’t disappoint.
    It didn’t.

  • Learn about herbal remedies for children

    Parent looking  for simple things to help a sick child or build up children’s immunities can learn about herbal remedies at Pajarito Environmental Education Center.
    Kristi Beguin, scientist, herbalist and environmental consultant, will offer a class on Effective Herbal Remedies for Children. Herbal remedies can be used safely to ease symptoms of illness, build immunity and enhance wellness.

  • A tribute to 'Satchmo'

  • Out and about 01-13-11

    Out of town

    King of the Cage, featuring some of New Mexico’s MMA fighters, including Donald Sanchez, Lenny Lovato, Frank Baca, Santino Hinojos, Matt Madrid, Josh Montoya, Lorenzo Coca, Zuhey Quezada and more. 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Tickets are available at www.tickets.com or by phone, 800-905-3315.

    Freestyle Motocross, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Tingley Coliseum. Tickets $24.85-$31.75, www.tickets.com.

  • 'True Grit' rides tall with $15M

    LOS ANGELES — “True Grit” seized the reins at the weekend box office with $15 million, taking the No. 1 spot and becoming the first Western to top the $100 million mark since the 1990s, according to studio estimates released Sunday.
    The Paramount release starring Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon bumped off Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller’s comedy “Little Fockers,” which was No. 1 for the previous two weekends. Released by Universal, “Little Fockers” slipped to second with $13.8 million, raising its total to $124 million.