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  • Mauled NY Man: I Wanted to Be One With the Tiger

    A man who was mauled by a Tiger at the Bronx Zoo after he leaped into the animal's den from a monorail has told police "he wanted to be one with the tiger." David Villalobos remains hospitalized and faces trespassing charges.

  • Today in History for September 23rd
  • Hall, county weigh in on DOE plutonium plan

    More reaction has surfaced regarding the Department of Energy’s Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement when it comes to plans for how to handle surplus plutonium disposition.

    Rep. Jim Hall, running for election to the District 43 seat against challenger Stephanie Garcia Richard, weighed in on the issue.

    “Los Alamos has the expertise and facilities to safely complete this mission. It is already occurring here on a smaller scale. The responsibility is not all on Los Alamos–other DOE facilities play a role in using the oxide to make fuel for reactors.  An American company and Areva (a French Company with considerable experience in converting low grade plutonium to reactor fuel) are building a $5 billion plant at Savannah River to make such fuel rods from a mixture of Uranium and low-grade plutonium (MOX),” Hall said.

    “Note that every credible scientific and technical organization in the world that has closely examined this issue has endorsed the use of MOX fuel technologies for this purpose and MOX fuel is widely used in nuclear reactors around the world.

  • Fire Network hosts exchange -- more photos added

    To some, “fighting fire with fire” is just an expression. However, to the “Fire Learning Network,” it’s a strategy it hopes will pay dividends in saved lives and property. 

    Made up of members from the Nature Conservancy, the U.S. Department of the Interior, The U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the FLN has been teaching firefighters across the country as well as the world how to do controlled burns.

    They will be in the Jemez Mountains, conducting that training.

  • Council to scrutinize Trinity lease option

    At a public meeting in January, Andrea Cunningham pointed out that she had served on the Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee since her children were in diapers. Her oldest was a senior in high school at the time.

    Years of effort to get the Trinity Site development underway seemed to reach a positive outcome when the county entered into the Trinity Site Real Estate Ground Lease and Development Agreement with NA Los Alamos Trinity, LP (North American Development Group–NADG) on March 30.

    The contract allowed for a six-month feasibility period during which either party could pull out of the agreement. News broke last week that NADG had decided to exercise its option to exit.

  • LA pitches shutout for homecoming

    For the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team to have success down the stretch, it must find consistent offensive production.
    It certainly found some against Kirtland Central.
    Los Alamos picked up some big chunks of yardage Friday night in its 2012 homecoming contest, taking on the Kirtland Central Broncos, both on the ground and through the air. Los Alamos rolled up 388 yards total offense and scored two touchdowns in the opening quarter to set the tone, rolling to a 34-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    The Hilltoppers took the opening possession of the game and drove 72 yards to paydirt, then Clint Adams blocked a Kirtland Central punt attempt late in the first quarter, setting the Hilltoppers up at the Bronco 13-yard line. Receiver Seth Drop went in one play later on an end around with 1:50 remaining to give the Hilltoppers a 13-0 advantage at the time.
    Drop, who had a big game Friday night, said it was important for the Hilltoppers to set the tone early.
    “We got that first score in, we were making plays,” Drop said. “Everybody executed. The last couple of games we haven’t executed.”
    Prior to the big victory Friday, Los Alamos had been shut out for two straight contests.

  • On Schedule 09-23-12

    Monday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.; Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Volleyball: Moriarty at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.; LAMS at Española, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Boys soccer: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Cleveland at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Albuquerque Academy Invite, boys and girls, TBA.

    Thursday
    Football: LAMS at St. Michael’s, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Volleyball: LAMS at West Las Vegas, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Cross country: Los Alamos at Desert Twilight Festival, boys and girls varsity, 5 p.m.

    Football: Belen at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Friday's prep football scores

    Artesia 49, Deming 14
    Aztec 42, Miyamura 20
    Carlsbad 38, Alamogordo 13
    Cleveland 27, Clovis 21
    Clovis Christian 32, Reserve 10
    Durango, Colo. 35, Farmington 28
    Escalante 61, Navajo Prep 12
    Fort Sumner 50, Española Valley 14
    Gallup 35, Capital 0
    Goddard 27, Belen 7
    Grants 27, Del Norte 17
    Hot Springs 18, Lordsburg 13
    La Cueva 38, Rio Grande 6
    Los Lunas 20, Sandia 7
    Mayfield 20, Manzano 14
    Oñate 55, Hobbs 42
    Piedra Vista 48, Santa Fe 20
    Pojoaque 27, Shiprock 14
    Portales 46, Raton 28
    Rio Rancho 42, Las Cruces 21
    Roswell 52, Chaparral 27
    Ruidoso 55, West Las Vegas 0
    Santa Teresa 41, Gadsden 23
    Silver 22, Tularosa 0
    Socorro 28, Laguna-Acoma 14
    St. Michael’s 54, Robertson 2
    St. Pius X 41, Bernalillo 7

  • ´Topper girls roll to a win at Socorro

    The Los Alamos girls cross country team picked up its second victory in as many outings Friday afternoon.
    The Hilltopper boys and girls took part in the Socorro Stampede, a new venue for Los Alamos’ cross country program. The race took place on a challenging course in warmer conditions than the Hilltoppers are used to.
    Nevertheless, Los Alamos’ girls finished with a solid 26 points, topping a tough Class 5A school, Cleveland, which finished with 44 points.
    In Friday’s competition, Los Alamos was without two top seniors, Jennifer Mooday and Teresa Sandoval, but even with the personnel shuffling, it was able to pick up a comfortable win.
    Also at the race, Los Alamos’ boys earned 36 points, good for a second-place finish, three points behind meet winner Cleveland.
    This was the first competition for the Hilltoppers since their season opener Aug. 31 at Albuquerque. The boys and girls teams won both ends of that race, including the Hilltopper boys’ upset win over Cleveland’s Storm.
    Los Alamos head coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood said the boys knew the Storm would come out aggressive Friday and the Storm didn’t disappoint.

  • LASG’s Atomic Tumblers take part in National Gymnastics Day

    Saturday, the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics joined USA Gymnastics and other member clubs across the country to celebrate National Gymnastics Day.
    National Gymnastics Day is an annual event held to showcase athletes and teams across the nation, as well as promote physical fitness and good nutrition habits for youth.
    In conjunction with National Gymnastics Day, LASG hosted a meet at its facility on North Mesa. In all, 31 gymnasts took part.
    LASG will host another home meet Dec. 8.
    Those interested can find out more information about the program by calling 662-9523 or visiting the club’s website, lagymnastics.net.