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Today's News

  • Fashion Maven: Don’t be afraid to fall for this season’s trends

    It’s about time that everyone does some fall clothes shopping, but what exactly should we be shopping for? Let me give you the scoop on the top eight trends on my list.
    • Number one: Studs. Anything with studs on it goes. Try sweaters and shirts that have stud accents on the shoulders and accessories like shoes and bracelets that include stud-like elements.
    If you’re like me and have a very girly or feminine sense of style, don’t mistake studs for looking too edgy. Small gold or silver ones used in minimal amounts for decoration on sweaters and shirts are actually very ladylike.
    • Number two: Bold prints. Fashion this year has not been color shy or print shy for that matter. Any and every print this season is allowed on any form of clothing or accessory, including shoes and jewelry.
    To make a strong statement, wear printed jeans or jackets with wild patterns. Print is also beautiful in smaller doses. Wear a blazer that is the color of one of the elements of a patterned shirt worn underneath.
    • Number three: Collars. Shirts with collars are definitely in, but this trend has been modified. Some stores and online shops are now selling detachable Peter Pan collars, which are collars that can basically be worn as necklaces, over sweaters and shirts.

  • Time traveling with ‘Looper’ is worth it

    These days it seems that once in a blue moon a movie comes along that isn’t simply a remake.
    “Looper” is one of those movies and is one of the most original action films we have seen in a long time.
    The story takes place in 2044. Time travel has not yet been invented, but specialized assassins known as loopers eliminate targets sent to them from 2074, in the future.
    The loopers are paid well and lead extravagant lives, the only catch to the job is that eventually, they will be sent back to 2044 and forced to kill their future selves, which is known as “closing your loop.”
    In the film, the protagonist Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) has his future self sent back to him in order to close his loop, but when he loses him, he finds himself in a situation —where to keep himself alive in the present — he must hunt down and kill his future self (Bruce Willis).
    The plot is very exciting and filled with twists and turns that will not leave the viewer dissatisfied. However, the fundamental reason for avoiding a full plot summary is done so as not to ruin the film for those who haven’t yet seen it.

  • Fishing Report 10-20-12

    Northwest

    Abiquiu Lake: Fishing was fair using jigs, tubes, grubs, senkos, crank baits and worms for smallmouth bass. Fishing for walleye was slow but there were a few taken on grubs, tubes and spinner/nightcrawler combinations. We had no reports on other species.
    Albuquerque Area Drains: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Animas River: As of Monday morning flow near Aztec was 133 cfs. We had no reports from anglers.
    Bluewater Lake: Fishing was fair using crank baits, swim baits and spinners for tiger musky. Fishing for all other species was slow.
    Canjilon Lakes: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Chama River: Monday morning water flows below El Vado and Abiquiu were 53 cfs and 100 cfs respectively. Fishing below El Vado was good using nightcrawlers, Power Bait, copper John Barrs, bead-head prince nymphs, spinners and salmon eggs for a mix of brown and rainbow trout. Trout fishing below Abiquiu was fair using copper John Barrs, nightcrawlers and Power Bait. A section of the river from El Vado Lake to the west boundary of the Rio Chama Wildlife and Fishing Area opened to salmon snagging Oct. 1 but we had no reports from anglers working this area.
    Cochiti Lake: Fishing was slow for all species.

  • Friday night under the lights: Prep FB scores around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Atrisco Heritage 44, Rio Grande 0

    Belen 53, Gallup 0

    Bloomfield 48, Kirtland Central 0

    Centennial High School 28, Socorro 21

    Cleveland 42, Hobbs 0

    Clovis 38, Sandia 34

    Deming 22, EP Cathedral, Texas 14

    Dora 65, Hondo 52

    Escalante 46, Shiprock 20

    Fort Sumner 36, Loving 6

    Gadsden 31, Onate 24

    Gateway Christian 48, Floyd 0

  • Today in history for October 20
  • Santa Fe rolls over Los Alamos in key contest, 62-30

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell into a big hole late in the second quarter and early in the third quarter Friday night and never climbed its way out.

    Los Alamos hosted Santa Fe Friday night in a game that would’ve all but clinched the District 2-4A title for the Hilltoppers. Instead, the Santa Fe dynamic duo of Jordan Booth-Homer and Anthony Abeyta came up huge, leading the Demons to a 62-30 rout at Sullivan Field.

    The Demons now control their own destiny in the district championship race while the Hilltoppers must hope for an upset by Bernalillo over Santa Fe in two weeks.

    More on Friday’s game will be in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Foreign policy questions mount as final debate nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sensing a moment of political vulnerability on national security, Republicans pounced Friday on disclosures that President Barack Obama's administration could have known early on that militants, not angry protesters, launched the attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya.

    Within 24 hours of the deadly attack, the CIA station chief in Libya reported to Washington that there were eyewitness reports that the attack was carried out by terrorists, officials told The Associated Press. But for days, the Obama administration blamed it on an out-of-control demonstration over an American-made video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

    Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, led Friday's charge.

    "Look around the world, turn on your TV," Ryan said in an interview with WTAQ radio in the election battleground state of Wisconsin. "And what we see in front of us is the absolute unraveling of the Obama administration's foreign policy."

  • Raw: Fire Destroys State Fair of Texas Icon

    Fire has destroyed Big Tex, leaving behind little more than the metal frame of the 52-foot-tall cowboy that's an icon of the State Fair of Texas.

  • Power outage at North Mesa

    An underground power failure affected parts of North Mesa at approximately 1:45 p.m. Thursday.  Specifically, a single phase of three phase power was lost to homes on San Ildefonso and Alamo Roads, reported officials at the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities.
    DPU’s electric line crews initiated temporary repairs by back feeding electricity to restore power to the Alamo neighborhood by 4:30 p.m. Power was restored to the remaining customers on San Ildefonso Road by 4:45 p.m.
    Permanent repairs will continue Friday, with a brief power outage expected as those repairs are finalized.  The underground line failed beneath the bus stop area at Hawks Landing and San Ildefonso.

     

  • Probe dedication

    Gary Grider, LANL HPC Division, talks about the new PRObE (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment) Center, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and is a unique collaboration between LANL, the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University, New Mexico Technical Institute, the University of Utah and Carnegie Mellon University. Look for a story on the project in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.