Today's News

  • Celebrate Valentine's Day at WRPC

    Neighbors and friends of White Rock Presbyterian Church are invited to join with members to celebrate Valentine’s Day and enjoy a chalupa supper, during which the new interim  pastor, Rev. Dr. Harry Cole, will be introduced.
    Cole  began his interim ministry with WRPC on Nov. 27 after serving as an interim pastor in about 10 other congregations around the nation.  Most recently, Cole was interim pastor at  Westminster Church of Roswell.
    St. Valentine’s Day is a traditional occasion honoring sweethearts, married couples and all who celebrate the love of Christian fellowship.
    Marriage is a sacrament of the church and  love is a passion of the heart, the symbol of St. Valentine’s Day.  

  • Ask Fr. John: To pray without ceasing is an ongoing process

    What does Paul mean when he says “pray without ceasing?” and how do you do it in this world? — E.B.

    Paul means we are called to pray ceaselessly. This may seem unreasonable to some but it is nevertheless what we are called to do. Christ calls us to love God with all our soul, all our heart, all our mind and all our strength.
    This implies relationship and personal communication. Prayer is simply ongoing relationship with God, communion with him.
    If we love God with all our being, we will necessarily strive to pray without ceasing. In other words, to relate to him ceaselessly.
    Note the word “striving.” We do not end up there all at once.

  • Fishing Report 02-10-12



    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen March 1.

    Clayton Lake: Closed until noon March 1.

    Conchas Lake: No report.

    Costilla Creek: No report.

    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.

    Eagle Nest Lake:15 inches of ice. Fishing has been good for perch and a few northern pike. Trout and salmon fishing has been sporatic. Try jigging Kastmasters tipped with worms or Power Bait. 

    Lake Alice and Lake Maloya: Ice fishing has been fair for trout at Lake Maloya. Try Power Bait, dough bait and salmon eggs. Fishing is poor at Lake Alice due to thin ice and the lake has not been stocked.

    Maxwell Lakes: Closed until noon March 1.

  • LA opens tennis season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams officially kick off the spring 2012 season this weekend as they travel to the El Paso (Texas) Americas Invitational. Nasim Andrews, seen here during a 2011 match at Santa Fe, is one of five seniors expected back this season for the Hilltopper girls. Los Alamos is scheduled to play its first home event of the season March 3.

  • Prep basketball scores 02-10-12

    Boys basketball


    Bosque School 44, Estancia 36

    Cleveland 79, Rio Rancho 74, OT

    Eldorado 54, Manzano 51

    Grady 32, Elida 26

    La Cueva 62, Sandia 55

    Laguna-Acoma 100, East Mountain 52

    Logan 86, Springer 69

    Pecos 67, Monte del Sol 50

    Sandia Prep 57, Evangel Christian 49

    Shiprock 54, Wingate 48

    Tohajilee 64, Temple Baptist 37

    Wagon Mound 85, Walatowa Charter 46


    Girls basketball


    Elida 54, Grady 50, 2OT

    Estancia 48, Bosque School 13

    Gallup 68, Belen 41

    Grants 74, Los Lunas 43

    Highland 54, Rio Grande 44

  • Ski Report 02-10-12

    Angel Fire
    46-inch base of powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 65 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    36-inch base of packed powder. 4 inches of new snow reported.

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River
    50-inch base of powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    44-inch base of packed powder. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.

    40-inch base of packed powder. 39 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    36-inch base of machine-groomed snow. 54 trails and 9 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

  • Goddard takes over boys No. 1 poll spot

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous
    1. Grants (17)            170    1
    2. Kirtland Central      139    2
    3. Piedra Vista            122    6

  • Hilltoppers, Sundevils set to tangle tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have an important contest against its arch-rival tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    The Hilltoppers (9-15 overall, 2-4 in 2-4A) are in need of a win to improve their standings in the district race and will need to pick it up against the Española Valley Sundevils.
    The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The Sundevils (8-15, 2-3) are in much the same position as the Hilltoppers. The winner of tonight’s game has a shot at the No. 3 position in the upcoming district tournament, which means a first-round tournament bye.
    The two teams met Jan. 24 at Española Valley, with the Sundevils holding on for a 37-33 win.

  • District wrestling tourney is Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team is getting geared up for what it’s hoping will be a big showing Saturday.
    Los Alamos feels good about its chances to vie for a District 2-4A team title, but knows it will have to knock off defending 2-4A champ and host school for this year’s tournament, Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers are going into the tournament with some confidence following one of their better regular season showings in recent memory, that culminated with a win at the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational last week.
    At last week’s tournament, the Hilltoppers’ showcase home event, Los Alamos finished with 163 team points to take top honors among the nine competing teams.

  • Blasts hit security HQs in Syrian city Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two explosions struck security compounds in Aleppo on Friday, killing 28 people, state media reported, the first significant violence in a major city that has largely stood by Syrian President Bashar Assad in the 11-month-old uprising against his rule.

    The blasts come as escalating violence between regime forces and an increasingly militarized opposition has raised fears the conflict is spiraling toward civil war.