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Today's News

  • Hotel guests have reservations

    Guests have been lodging a number of complaints in recent weeks against the Ashley Hotel & Suites at 2175 Trinity Dr.

    Jay Patel said he owns 20 percent of the hotel and his partners in Roshni Ventures LLC hold the remaining ownership. The partnership owns several hotels throughout New Mexico including Santa Fe and Moriarty, he said.

    Patel explained during an interview from Santa Fe late Thursday that the hotel was in foreclosure when he got a call last year from a broker for GE Capital Bank in St. Louis.

    “I made an offer and they accepted it and we bought the hotel in December,” Patel said. “Then we were struggling with the bank to get a loan to make the repairs,” Patel said.

  • Busting Through

    Los Alamos’ Arnoldo Ortiz heads through a hole in the line of scrimmage during last week’s game against the Santa Fe Demons. The Hilltoppers can run their District 2-4A record to 3-0 with a win tonight against the Española Valley Sundevils. Ortiz has rushed for 585 yards in his last three games including 179 yards last week

  • Toppers score three times in shutout victory Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team earned a solid win in one of its postseason tune-up games Thursday.
    The Hilltoppers shut out a stout opponent in the St. Michael’s Horsemen, taking a 3-0 victory at Brother Abdon Field in Santa Fe.
    Hilltopper leading scorer Amy Neal had a goal and two assists Thursday to help the Hilltopers to the victory in their next-to-last game of the regular season. Los Alamos will play one more contest, Saturday at Aztec, before the Class 4A playoff seedings are announced Sunday.
    Katie Hemphill picked up an assist on Neal’s goal, while Neal handed out assists to both Naomi Movshovich and Leslie Guarello. Bryce Theesfeld earned the shutout victory in goal, stopping four Horsemen shots.

  • Sports Update 10-21-11

    Snow sports conditioning class starting

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is offering a snow sports conditioning class.
    The class is designed to help winter sports participants get in shape for the ski and snowboarding season. The focus will be on cardio and strength training.
    Sessions start Monday and continue through Dec. 21.
    Sessions will run Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 a.m.
    The class is not geared for beginning exercisers.
    Price for participation is $100 for YMCA members, $135 for nonmembers.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit laymca.org on the Internet.

    Skateboard competition is Oct. 29 in White Rock

  • Fishing Report 10-21-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 294 cfs. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Better reports are coming from the upper stretches closer to Colorado on the reservation.

  • Stocks rise sharply on solid corporate earnings

    Stocks rose sharply early Friday after several big U.S. companies reported solid third-quarter earnings. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 200 points.

    Fast-food giant McDonald's Corp. rose 3.3 percent, the most of any stock in the Dow, after reporting a 9 percent increase in income. The results beat analysts' expectations and marked the ninth straight quarter of gains.

    Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. rose 5 percent after reporting a 25-percent jump in third-quarter income. The fast-casual chain raised prices, sold more burritos and opened new stores.

  • Obama signs 3 trade deals, biggest since NAFTA

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama signed off Friday on the first three — and possibly last — free trade agreements of his administration, deals with South Korea, Colombia, and Panama that could be worth billions to American exporters and create tens of thousands of jobs.

    The three deals were years in the making, and the difficulty of bringing them to fruition make it unlikely there will be another bilateral trade agreement during Obama's current term.

  • US boosts pressure on Pakistan over terrorism

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday intensified pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down Islamist militants destabilizing Afghanistan, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered a tough public message that extremists have been able to operate in and from Pakistan for too long.

    For the second time in two days, Clinton pressed Pakistani authorities to step up efforts against the Haqqani militant network, which is based in the country's rugged tribal region, and is blamed for attacks both inside Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Public down on economy, Obama cures

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The extreme funk that settled over the country during the summer has eased slightly, but Americans remain gloomy about the economy and more than half say President Barack Obama does not inspire confidence about a recovery.

    A sizable majority — more than 7 in 10 — believe the country is headed in the wrong direction and, in a new high, 43 percent describe the nation's economy as "very poor," according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. Among those surveyed, less than 40 percent say Obama's proposed remedies for high unemployment would increase jobs significantly.

  • Judge sets redistricting hearings starting Dec. 5

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A judge handling redistricting is planning four hearings in December and January to gather evidence he'll use in drawing new boundaries for congressional, legislative and other elected office districts.

    Retired District Judge James Hall has scheduled a four-day hearing for congressional redistricting from Dec. 5 to Dec. 8.

    He set aside seven days for House redistricting, Dec. 12-15 and Dec. 19-21.

    Senate redistricting is scheduled for six days, Jan. 3-6 and Jan. 9-10.

    A three-day hearing on redistricting of the Public Regulation Commission is set for Jan. 11 to Jan. 13.

    Hall issued his scheduling order this week.