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Today's News

  • Wildfire Season Winds Down

    Apparently, Los Alamos’ fire season just thought it might get in a couple more licks before closing down for good.

    According to the Los Alamos Fire Department, two fires cropped up on July 2 near the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The fires weren’t close enough to cause immediate concern however and were tamped down pretty quickly. They both occurred about two miles away from any buildings owned by the lab.

    “We had a lightning strike at the bottom of Water Canyon, crews got on it right away, and it was put out that evening,” LAFD Deputy Chief Justin Grider said.

    The other fire occurred later in Rendija Canyon and was under control within two hours.

  • Senators join CMRR chorus

    New Mexico Senators Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman wrote letters Thursday to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Energy Secretary Steven Chu, expressing their concerns with the National Nuclear Security Administration’s decision to defer construction of the Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility.
    The letters, dated Thursday, detail consequences of delaying the beleaguered project for five years.
    The letters state:
    “• First, it will adversely impact our nation’s scientific capabilities, especially in analytical chemistry and materials characterization that are central to assuring the safety, reliability and performance of the nuclear deterrent.

  • Raw Video: 71-Year-Old Store Clerk Robbed

    Two men, who walked away from a Wisconsin correctional center, face charges in a crime spree including allegedly brutalizing a 71-year-old convenience store clerk in Florida.

  • Church Listings 07-27-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA is located at 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at bethluth.com. Summer worship at 9 a.m., fellowship with refreshments following at 10:15 a.m. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant and a well-staffed nursery is provided.  All are welcome. Come join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian
    The church is located at 3333 Bryce Ave. The Rev. Henry Fernandez preaches, bapca.org, info@bapca.org. For information, call 672-3364.

    Buddhist

  • Bible Answers: Understanding why life isn't fair

    “Life isn’t fair to me, even if I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. What’s up with that?” — Les

    This is the heart cry of many of us who believe that “being treated fairly” is, well … only fair. An objective glance at human history and a survey of ongoing, widespread suffering in this broken world, however, confirms the observation that human existence is “naturally” inclined toward unfairness.
    Perhaps we ought to be glad that we experience anything good at all.
    According to scripture, God had a good plan from the beginning (Gen. 1-2), apparently intending for humans to live in Edenic bliss. We, unfortunately, tend to mess things up (Gen. 3).

  • Pig Olympics takes center stage

     The Sport-Pig Federation runs the “Pig Olympics.”  Piglets compete in three events; track, swimming, and football.  Since they push the ball around with their noses, maybe it’s more accurately “snoutball”.
     Whether one is trying to break the record for a cowchip toss or a wife-calling “Soo-ey!”, people love watching competitions.
      Finland recently hosted the 17th annual Wife Carrying World Championship games.  One might have expected more husbands to compete, but the rules are very strict.  You have to carry your own wife.

  • Human treats poison to pets

    There are a number of things around your house that can be deadly to your cats and dogs, some you may know, and some may be surprising. Some are even in your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. Dr. Dorothy Black, clinical assistant professor at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CVM), shares some enlightening information about common food items that may be toxic to your pet.
    According to Dr. Black, the following foods can be particularly dangerous to cats and dogs.

  • Topes Notes 07-27-12

    Express takes 3-2 win
    The Albuquerque Isotopes managed just two runs Thursday off Round Rock pitchers Zach Jackson and Yoshinori Tateyama, falling 3-2 on the road.
    Jackson (4-12) scattered six hits over 7-2/3 innings to pick up the victory for Round Rock. Albuquerque couldn’t provide much support for starting pitcher Will Savage (10-4), who pitched seven strong innings.
    Thursday’s loss, combined with an extra-innings win by Oklahoma City over Iowa, ties the two teams for the top spot in the PCL American Southern division.

  • WAC head coaches vote Aggies fourth

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The New Mexico State University Aggie football team has been selected to finish fourth in the 2012 Western Athletic Conference football coaches poll and fifth in the media polls, released Thursday at the WAC Football Media Days.

    The Aggies received 22 points in the coaches' poll and 95 points in the media poll.

    In 2011, the Aggies were picked to finish eighth by the coaches and in the media poll, NMSU finished the 2011 campaign with a 4-9 overall record and 2-5 conference record. This is the highest preseason ranking in both polls for the Aggies since they joined the WAC in 2005.

  • Lobo football picked to finish last

    LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Lobo coach Bob Davie addressed a portion of the Mountain West media Tuesday, saying "the past doesn't have to dictate the future."

    However, the past that saw the University of New Mexico win three games in three seasons surely was a consideration for the media at the Mountain West Football Media Day, which picked the Lobos to finish last in the 10-team MW race of 2012.

    "I think it's a factor that we haven't performed well in the past," said Lobo quarterback B.R. Holbrook.