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  • Sports Update 11-21-12

    Christmas Lights Runs start Monday

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club will host its 2012 Christmas Light Runs.
    The runs will go through various Los Alamos neighborhoods during the holiday season and vary in length from 2.3 miles to 6.5 miles.
    Runs are currently scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. Monday. The first run will be 2.75 miles through Western Area starting at the Metzger’s Mobil station on Diamond Drive.
    Runs are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 20. All the runs are non-competitive.
    More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

    LAGC will reopen Friday morning

    Los Alamos Golf Course will be closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will reopen Friday, depending on weather conditions.
    Pro shop hours for Friday are 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    More information or tee time reservations can be made by calling 662-8139.

    Ice rink announces holiday hours

  • ‘Macho’ Camacho is in critical condition

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former world boxing champion Hector “Macho” Camacho was in critical condition Wednesday after being shot in his native Puerto Rico, with doctors and his family expected to wrestle with whether to take him off life support after his condition worsened.
    Doctors had said Camacho was expected to survive after he was shot in the face while sitting in a car Tuesday night in his hometown of Bayamon. But his condition worsened overnight and his heart stopped at one point, said Dr. Ernesto Torres, director of the Centro Medico trauma center in San Juan.
    “He’s battling minute to minute. This is the most important fight of his life,” Torres told The Associated Press outside the hospital in the Puerto Rican capital.
    Torres said that two specialists will examine the boxer to determine his level of brain activity.
    The specialists will then consult with other doctors and Camacho’s mother, who was expected to arrive from New York, to discuss whether he should be removed from life support, said Ismael Leandry, a longtime friend and former manager who was also at the hospital.
    “We just have to wait to see if ‘Macho’ gets better. It’s a hard battle,” Leandry told AP.

  • Ski Report 11-21-12

    Angel Fire

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Enchanted Forest

    2-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Pajarito

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    23-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 5 trails and 4 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    1-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Sipapu

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

    Ski Apache

    4-inch base. No new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Ski Santa Fe

    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Taos
    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

    Valles Caldera
    No base report. Will open when conditions permit.

  • Elks win fourth straight 3A volleyball title

    The Pojoaque Elks earned their fourth consecutive Class 3A volleyball title in impressive fashion Saturday night.
    The Elks lost just one set in their run in the playoffs, held at Rio Rancho last week, including topping the Ruidoso Warriors 25-15, 18-25, 25-18, 25-14.
    Pojoaque (19-5) started off slow this year by its standards, losing three of four, including an early season contest against Los Alamos, but won five in a row following its slow start, taking the Piedra Vista Invitational and finishing second behind Piedra Vista in the Tournament of Champions.
    In its tournament run, Pojoaque won Pool B Thursday, then defeated Lovington 25-9, 25-16, 25-18 and Portales 25-8, 25-21, 25-9 Friday to advance to the championship match.
    Pojoaque has lost just 10 matches during its impressive state title run. It was a perfect 25-0 in 2011 and lost just one set the entire year, that against Los Alamos in its first match of the season.
    Only Texico (2006-2011), Hot Springs (1987-1993) and West Mesa (1988-1992) have had longer consecutive championships streaks than the Elks. Texico’s reign over Class 2A was snapped Saturday, falling in the championship match to Bosque School, 3-1.

  • LA drops opener at Kirtland Central

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its season opener on the road Tuesday night.
    Los Alamos stayed within striking distance until the early part of the fourth quarter against the Kirtland Central Broncos, but it wasn’t enough.
    “We played a solid three quarters, actually the first 26 minutes, but then the wheels fell off the last six minutes,” Los Alamos head coach Fil Dominguez said.
    The Hilltoppers were outscored 20-1 in the fourth quarter and fell 48-25 at Kirtland Central.
    Despite the loss, Dominguez said he like the effort he saw out of his team. However, fatigued seemed to set in late in the contest and the Broncos took advantage.
    Los Alamos (0-1) got all but six of its points Tuesday from two players, Simon Heath, who had 10 points, and Franklin Archuleta, who finished with 9 points.
    It is one of the big questions surrounding the Hilltoppers this season whether it will be able to find sustained offense and the personnel who can make buckets when they need it, something the Hilltoppers have struggled with for the last two seasons.
    Los Alamos finished 11-18 in the 2011-12 season.
    Tuesday, Kirtland Central got its running game going in the fourth quarter. The Broncos (1-0) also a Class 4A school, had a dominant performance on the boards as well.

  • In Calif., Push for Turkeys As Pets, Not Food
  • Today in History for November 21st
  • 10 things to know for Wednesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

    1. HOPE SEEN FOR AN ISRAEL-HAMAS CEASE-FIRE

    A diplomatic push gains steam but airstrikes and rocket attacks between both sides continues.

    2. DOCTORS GROUP FAVORS OVER-THE-COUNTER BIRTH CONTROL

    Momentum may be building, but no one expects the pill to be sold without a prescription soon.

    3. WHY THE FED CHAIRMAN IS URGING CONGRESS TO AVOID THE 'FISCAL CLIFF'

    Bernanke says solving the crisis would help cut unemployment and strengthen growth.

    4. HOSTESS LIVES TO DIE ANOTHER DAY

    The maker of Twinkies fails to reach deal with second biggest union, so company will continue liquidation plan.

    5. SYRIAN REBELS SEIZE MILITARY BASE, WEAPONS TROVE

  • Group Releases 2012 Dangerous Toys List
  • STEM participants create action plan

    New Mexico students lag significantly in most measures of K-12 academic success, especially in math and science. For this reason, statewide citizens came together to develop a STEM Education Action Plan that will help ensure important STEM education goals are achieved for New Mexico students and teachers.

    The event last week brought together more than100 participant students, Pre-K-20 educators, stem advocates, industry professionals, state agency education professionals and elected officials to develop an action plan that will address reforms in science, technology, engineering and math education in New Mexico.

    The action plan called for more teacher professional development, college recruitment and retention and improved and more significant classroom experiences in both K-12 and college.

    Participants expressed the need for more effective professional development. Ideas include better and more professional development resources, more collaboration among teachers, faculty from institutions of higher education and representatives from STEM industries and creating a longterm plan for professional development.