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Today's News

  • Woman guilty of Cerro Grande Fire fraud wanted in Pa.

    An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Pamela Medley, 60, of Albuquerque. It alleges that in late April she claimed to be a paralegal and told Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office staff in Pittsburgh that the DA had forgotten to sign a form at a hearing.

    Medley left the DA’s office before she was recognized, authorities said, but the visit raised suspicions and led to misdemeanor charges, including lying to authorities.

  • CMRR project may not be dead yet

    The House Armed Services Committee took another look at the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Nuclear Facility and voted 38-24 to authorize the project.

    The amendment was a part of $643 billion defense bill passed by the committee early Thursday morning. There still is a long way to go. The bill still has to be passed by the House and the Senate.

  • Board rejects latest bus loop plan

    In an 11th-hour vote Tuesday night, the Los Alamos Public School Board rejected a proposal for a new bus loop.

    After at least three design revisions, the committee charged with coming up with the proposal, formally presented a new bus loop design to the board during its regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

    The bus loop committee selected the plan after reviewing and scoring at least nine different options including those that would unload students behind the school, along Diamond Drive and Canyon Road.

    School District Superintendent Gene Schmidt said the option presented best fit the needs of the high school because it separates the bus drop off from the parent drop off.

  • Insights into history

    When this column reviewed the new majority status among New Mexico Hispanics of those tracing their heritage to Mexico, historian Thomas Chávez provided some insightful comments. See www.capitolreportnm.blogspot.com.
    Chávez’ 2006 history of the state, “New Mexico: Past and Future,” had somehow escaped my “New Mexico” shelf.
    “New Mexico: Past and Future” earns a place on your state literature shelf, if only for the 13-page bibliography with a page listing novels and another for children’s books.
    As history, though, Chávez’s tale more than earns its way. His writing is straightforward. He just tells the tale.

  • Membership offers connections, fulfillment

    Serving on the board of a nonprofit organization can be professionally and personally satisfying, or it can be an exercise in boredom and frustration. Getting the most from board membership requires a good fit between individual and organization, and that requires some research.
    Pros and Cons

  • Deming is big winner in 4A

    The Deming Wildcats won both ends of the Class 4A golf championship tournament Tuesday.
    The Wildcat girls shot nearly identical scores both Monday and Tuesday to finish with 709 total shots, 27 shots better than runner-up Albuquerque Academy. The Wildcat boys nipped the St. Pius X Sartans by six strokes, earning a team total of 633.
    This year’s 4A tournament was played at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.
    Goddard finished third in girls team play and Artesia was third for the boys.
    Taylar Jaramillo of Belen won the girls individual title by a five-stroke margin (153) while Deryk Perales of Deming took the boys title by just two strokes.

  • Topes Notes 05-09-12

    Isotopes continue their hot streak with win at Tacoma

  • Sports Update 05-09-12

    Athletic night set for May 22

    The Los Alamos High School athletic department will host its eighth grade athletic night May 22 at the Duane Smith Auditorium. The presentation is scheduled for 6 p.m.
    The presentation is for any students entering the ninth grade for the 2012-13 academic year who are interested in taking part in athletics. Coaches from both boys and girls athletic programs will be available during the presentation.
    For more information, call the LAHS athletic department at 663-2531.

  • Toppers will be tested in 2nd round

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team wants to advance further into the Class 4A playoffs, it will have to do something it failed to do during the regular season, namely, beat Los Lunas.
    The Hilltoppers (20-7) will take on Los Lunas’ Tigers Thursday in the second round of the Class 4A playoffs. They will meet at 8 a.m. at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.
    Los Alamos earned its first postseason win since 2009 last weekend by knocking off the St. Pius X Sartans. Now, it must find a way to top the Tigers (24-2), the No. 3 overall seed.

  • VIDEO: Farmers Markets Get Money to Take Food Stamps

    Fewer than a quarter of the nation's roughly 7,100 farmers markets are set up to use the Electronic Benefit Transfer system. New grants will bring another 4,000 of those outlets on line with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.