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Today's News

  • Hilltoppers hold on to top St. Pius, 5-4

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived the first round by surviving the final inning of Saturday’s Class 4A playoff contest.
    The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed in the 4A playoffs, had a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning against the 11th-seeded St. Pius X Sartans. But the Sartans rallied and had the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position Saturday at Overlook Park.
    However, Los Alamos ace pitcher Monika Teter retired the final two batters to preserve a 5-4 decision and send her team to the second round.
    By hanging on, the Hilltoppers will advance in the tournament for the first time since 2009. They will take on the Los Lunas Tigers Thursday morning at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho.

  • Hobbs picked as site of scientific ghost town

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of Hobbs, N.M., says his city has been chosen as the site for a $1 billion scientific ghost town where researchers will be able to test everything from renewable energy innovations to intelligent traffic systems and next-generation wireless networks.

    Mayor Sam Cobb confirmed to The Associated Press that the southeastern New Mexico community was selected prior to a news conference Tuesday with Gov. Susana Martinez and the investors developing the Center for Innovation, Technology and Testing, or CITE.

  • Absentee voting starts in NM primary election

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Voting is getting under way in New Mexico's primary election although Election Day is not quite a month away.

    Absentee voting begins Tuesday, but Democrats and Republicans also can start to cast ballots in person.

    Voters often return absentee ballots by mail, but they can go to their county clerk's office or a nearby designated location, obtain a ballot and cast their vote in person.

    Early voting will be allowed at satellite polling sites in many counties starting May 19.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Tuesday, May 8th
  • VIDEO: CIA Stops New Al-Qaida Underwear Bomb Plot

    The Associated Press has learned the CIA thwarted a plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden

  • NM governor unveils wildfire-warning system

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and forestry officials have unveiled a new email notification system for alerting residents of potential dangers from wildfire.

    State officials say prompt and accurate information can save lives and that the new system will bolster existing efforts to get information out quickly through social media sites.

    The move comes six weeks after embers from a prescribed fire in Colorado sparked a blaze that killed three people, blackened 6 square miles and damaged or destroyed nearly two dozen homes.

  • In New Video, US Hostage Says He'll Be Killed

    In a video released by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

  • Federal help sought to avert flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are asking the federal government for help to prevent possible flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan say the northern New Mexico Indian community is as risk as a result of last summer's Las Conchas fire.

    The historic blaze left the mountains above the community with little vegetation to hold back any rain or runoff.

  • VIDEO: Today in History, Monday, May 7th
  • Roundup: Softball advances, baseball falls in 4A playoffs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived a late comeback attempt to top the St. Pius X Sartans in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    The Hilltopper baseball team, however, was dispatched early from the postseason.

    Los Alamos’ softball team was up 5-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning Saturday at Overlook Park, but St. Pius rallied for three runs to make things interesting. Los Alamos, however, held on in the final inning to pick up a 5-4 decision.

    The Hilltoppers’ win is the first time in three years they will advance past the Class 4A postseason opening round. The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed, move on to double-elimination play starting Thursday in Rio Rancho.