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Today's News

  • Join PEEC for full moon family snowshoeing

    Pajarito Environmental Education Center and Petra McDowell will offer a gentle family snowshoe outing under the (almost) full moon at 4:30 p.m.
    Feb. 4.
    The hike will start at the lodge at Pajarito Mountain and is free and open to the public. Snowshoes can be rented from the Walkup Aquatic Center.
    Snowshoeing is a sport that even the youngest trekkers can enjoy. And when better to take to the snow than when it’s glinting in the light of a full moon?
    McDowell will lead families up the Sherwood Forest Trail to the top of the beginner lift and down the road to Camp May, where they’ll gather around a campfire to share books and hot chocolate.

  • Providing books to those who need them

    On World Book Night, April 23, one million books will be given away in the United States.
    As a result, Otowi Station Bookstore is looking for “book givers” to help get books into the hands of people who are nonreaders or infrequent readers, or who are underserved because of income, location or other reasons.
    Los Alamos coordinator Ellen Ben-Naim, the children’s book buyer at Otowi Station said, “A committee of booksellers and librarians chose the 30 titles to be given away.

  • There's Music in the Air

    Piano, violin, cello, a jazz band, guitar, vocal performance and even hula are not what one would expect to see under one roof, but it’s all happening at this year’s University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Music Marathon. The marathon will be from 1-7:45 p.m. Sunday in the UNM-LA Student Center. The event is free and open to everyone. Donations will help transform the Building 2 Lecture Hall into a performance space through the purchase of a portable stage.
    Pianist, local music teacher and longtime UNM-LA faculty member Juanita Madland organized the first marathon. This year, local pianist Rheta Moazzami assisted her.

  • VIDEO: IAEA Inspectors Look at Japan Reactors

    International nuclear inspectors were visiting a power plant in Japan that has undergone post-crisis stress tests. Tokyo is hoping facilities like the one in Ohi can be brought back on line, but many locals are leery.

  • Sports Update 01-26-12

    Ice rink will be closed

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink will be closed from 1-2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rink will host a private function during that time.
    The rink will reopen to the public starting at 2:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-4500.

    Free throw contest is set for Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Fencing club starts new class at YMCA

  • Gordon leads UNM to big road victory

    ALBUQUERQUE — Drew Gordon had 13 points and 14 rebounds and New Mexico clamped down defensively Wednesday night to defeat Colorado State 85-52.
    Gordon, who posted his 11th game with double figures in points and rebounds, also contributed three assists, three blocks and two steals to help the Lobos (16-4, 2-2 Mountain West) recover from losses to conference rivals No. 13 San Diego State and No. 12 UNLV.
    Will Bell, Wes Elkmeier and Dorian Green each scored 11 points for the Rams (13-6, 2-2) in losing a second straight conference road game by double digits.
    New Mexico, which never trailed, shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 47-29 lead. They finished the night at 52 percent.

  • Grants takes over top 4A girls position

    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 (10)            152    2
    2. Kirtland Central (6) 148    1
    3. Gallup                    119    3

  • Hilltoppers struggle in third quarter

    For one half, the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team was able to hang with its arch-rival.
    But in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Española Valley’s Sundevils held the Hilltoppers to a lone field goal to pull away and eventually win a critical District 2-4A contest.
    Los Alamos went just 1-for-9 from the floor in that third quarter and turned the ball over five times. Meanwhile, Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana and Cassie Trujillo combined for nine of the team’s 15 third quarter points as the Sundevils took a 52-35 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win gave the Sundevils sole possession of second place in the 2-4A standings with five regular season district contests remaining.

  • New-home purchases fall, 2011 worst ever for sales

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people bought new homes in December, making 2011 the worst sales year on record.

    The Commerce Department said Thursday new-home sales fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold in a healthy economy.

    About 302,000 homes were sold last year. That's less than the 323,000 sold in 2010, making 2011 the worst year on records dating back to 1963.

    The median sales prices for new homes dropped in December to $210,300. Builders continued to slash price to stay competitive.

  • Raw Video: Tense Exchange Between Obama, Brewer

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came to greet President Barack Obama upon his arrival outside Phoenix Wednesday. What she got was a critique of how he is depicted in her book. The two leaders could be seen engaged in an intense conversation.