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Today's News

  • Grant aims to keep families working

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department is one of nine states to receive a $250,000 planning grant from The Urban Institute to help keep families working.  
    “This planning grant will help New Mexico create an innovative way of streamlining the important work support services that are instrumental in assisting low-income families remain in the work force and improve their self sufficiency,” said Sidonie Squier, Human Services Department Secretary-Designate.

  • Teens Adopt a Charitable Attitude

    In December, Los Alamos High School students Kayla Suazo and Sabrina Lynne were hanging posters at the Betty Ehart Senior Center when a great idea began to take shape.
    The posters promoted donations to help an Española family – a single mother dealing with one of her children who had been diagnosed with Aplastic anemia. Aplastic anemia is a condition in which the body does not produce enough new red blood cells.

  • Committee clears police training bill

    An escalating issue facing law enforcement in Los Alamos and communities across the state has prompted the introduction of a bill addressing how law enforcement should handle citizens exhibiting signs of mental impairment.

    Rep. Edward Sandoval, D-Albuquerque and Sen. David Ulibarri, D-Grants introduced the bill, which would establish training guidelines for police officers involving specialized handling of situations where people are mentally impaired.

    HB 93 unanimously cleared its final committee Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos topped in OT against UNLV

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Tre’Von Willis scored 25 points and Quintrell Thomas and Oscar Bellfield combined for eight of UNLV’s 10 points in overtime in a 77-74 victory over New Mexico Wednesday.
    Thomas finished with 19 points and 13 rebounds and Bellfield had 15 points for the Rebels (21-7, 9-5 Mountain West).
    Dairese Gary had a career-high 26 points, and Drew Gordon added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Lobos (17-11, 5-8), who lost their fourth straight.

  • Hockey: Year-End Tourney at Taos will determine state champ

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will head into the Year-End Tournament this weekend as the No. 2 seed.
    The Year-End Tournament, which will determine the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League champion, will start Friday and continue through Sunday at the Taos Youth and Family Center.
    Los Alamos, the reigning state champion, will go into the tournament after a 15-2-1 regular season. It finished right behind Taos, the tournament’s top seed, which posted a 16-2 record this year.

  • LAHS spring sports start this weekend with baseball, tennis

    Spring is starting early in northern New Mexico. At least it is for a pair of Los Alamos Hilltopper programs.
    Both the Hilltopper baseball and tennis teams open their seasons this weekend, officially kicking off the spring 2011 sports season.
    Los Alamos’ boys and girls tennis teams will head south to play in the two-day Carlsbad Invitational, which starts Friday. Saturday, the Los Alamos baseball team has a season-opening doubleheader scheduled in Farmington against Piedra Vista.

  • LAHS ATHLETICS: Wrestlers, swimmers battle at state

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling and swimming and diving teams took part in the state championship meets this past weekend.

     

  • Otowi Station's Best Sellers 02-24-11

    1.  “Cutting for Stone,”
    Abraham Verghese

    2.  “Amazing Armadillos,”
    Jennifer McKerley
     3.  “Constitution of the United States,” National Center for Constitutional Studies, ed.
    4.  “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Garth Stein
     5.  “The Green Glass Sea,” Ellen Klages
    6.  “American Prometheus,” Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin

  • Top 10 Movies 02-24-11

    1.  “Unknown,” weekend gross, $21.8 million
    2.  “I Am Number Four,” weekend gross, $19.4 million
    3.  “Gnomeo and Juliet”
    weekend gross, $19.1 million
     4.  “Just Go With It,” weekend gross, $18.4 million
    5. “Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son,”
    weekend gross, $16.3 million
    6.  “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never,” weekend gross, $13.3  million

  • Out and about 02-22-11

    Art receptions

    “Slow Clay” by Willi Singleton, Susan Linnell and Myo On will open with a reception from 5-8:30 p.m. March 4 at Weyrich Gallery/The Rare Vision Art Galerie, 2935 D Louisiana Blvd. NE, Albuquerque.

    A First Saturday reception will be from 3-5 p.m. at Johnsons of Madrid, 2843 Highway 14 N., Madrid. For more information call 471-1054.

    Talks