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Today's News

  • Storm causes flash flood in Peralta Canyon

    A thunderstorm dumping close to an inch and a half of rain within an hour sent a 15-foot wall of water cascading down Peralta Canyon Wednesday, according to members of the New Mexico Environment Department DOE Oversight Bureau.

    Tom Skibitski of the DOE Oversight Bureau said the worst of the flash flood occurred nearing Rivera Ranch, located near the top of Cochiti Pueblo and near the Dixon Apple Orchard. Members of the bureau estimated the water flow to be more than 5,000 (cubic feet per second). They said it was upstream from the Tent Rocks Area. The canyon also starts at the southern rim of the Valles Caldera and flows to the Rio Grande.

  • Sports Update 08-19-11

    LASG hosting open house

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics is holding an open house Monday at its gym, 555 North Mesa Road.

    LASG is celebrating Loui Janecky's 30th anniversary as director of the program. All members of the community, as well as past and present gymnasts and families, are welcomed to attend.

    The open house will be from 6-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

     

    Golf tourney to benefit baseball, softball teams

    The Los Alamos High School baseball and softball teams will host the Diamonds in the Rough golf tournament Aug. 27 at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The tournament is a four-player scramble format. Registrations must be received by Saturday.

  • Rees finishes with top prediction this week

    Dan Rees was a dual winner at this week’s Pace Race.
    The Pace Race, a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners, was run Tuesday at Power Line Road off NM 4.
    Rees not only finished within one second of his predicted finish time Tuesday, but was also the fastest runner on the 3-mile course. Rees finished the long course with a time of 21 minutes, 44 seconds.
    Tom Sandford had the next-closest prediction, 13 seconds, while Katie Gattiker was 15 seconds off. Gattiker was also the fastest female on the 3-mile course with her time of 34:15.
    On the 1-mile course, 10-year-old Morgan Jones was the fastest finisher (10:56), while 7-year-old Zach Jones finished in 11:07.

  • Toppers still among teams to beat in 4A this season

    There will be at least one major change for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team this season, although that change is completely out of its control.

    Other than that, however, a big shakeup around the team is unlikely.

    The Hilltoppers will open their 2011 campaign Tuesday when they travel to Class 4A opponent Belen.

    Los Alamos comes into the season, for the third straight time, as the Class 4A runner-up from the previous year. Should everything go according to plan, Los Alamos should again be on the short list of state title contenders.

  • Sugarland tour resumes in NM after stage tragedy

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Sugarland returned to the stage on Thursday for their first performance since a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair killed five people.

    The Grammy-winning country duo asked its Albuquerque audience for a moment of silence in honor of those who were wounded "and the beautiful lives that were lost."

    Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush were minutes from performing at the fair in Indianapolis last Saturday when 60 to 70 mph winds gusts knocked the massive stage onto the audience. Four were killed instantly, another person died later. About four dozen others were hurt.

  • Flood Advisory Issued for LA County

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED AN

    * ARROYO AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR... LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO NORTHWESTERN SANTA FE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 745 PM MDT

    * AT 541 PM MDT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN HAD FALLEN IN THE WHITE ROCK AREA... WITH THUNDERSTORMS MOVING WEST ACROSS SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR AREA.

    THIS WILL IMPACT THE LAS CONCHAS BURN SCAR INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BANDELIER NATIONAL MONUMENT... FRIJOLES CANYON... COCHITI CANYON... PERALTA CANYON... HIGHWAY 4 FROM STATE ROAD 501 JUNCTION TO LAS CONCHAS CAMPGROUND AND DOME WILDERNESS.

  • US stock futures sink on debt, recession jitters--video extra

    U.S. stock futures are sinking as economic jitters and uncertainty about Europe's finances fuel another day of selling around the world.

    European banking shares fell near two-and-a-half-year lows, dragged down by rumors about the companies' potential losses on bonds issued by heavily-indebted governments. Earlier, Asian shares took a beating, with major indexes in China and Japan losing more than 2.5 percent.

    U.S. markets plunged Thursday in a return to the volatile trading that dizzied traders last week. Bad economic news has forecasters warning that another recession is possible.

  • NMCF to host public meeting

    The New Mexico Community Foundation will hold a Las Conchas Fire Public Meeting at 5:30 tonight at the Pojoaque Valley School Administration building, located at 1574 NM State Road 502.
    The event is hosted by the Forum for Environmental Education & Dialogue and here is the list of topics that will be discussed.
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Emergency Preparation and Operations during the Las Conchas Fire - presented by Manny L’Esperance from LANL
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Air Monitoring Data - presented by Mike McNaughton from LANL
    • New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Monitoring Data - presented by Bill Bartels from the New Mexico Environment Department DOE Oversight Bureau

  • LASO rehearsals begin Aug. 22

    The Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra announces the rehearsal schedule for the Fall Concert at 7 p.m., Oct. 21 at the Crossroads Bible Church, 97 East Road.
    All rehearsals will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Mondays in the High School band room located in the music wing of Los Alamos High School.
    Interested musicians should contact their section leaders for confirmation. The leaders are as follows:
    Violin and viola, Brian Newnam, 662-9679, soundpost@q.com; cello and double bass, James Knudson, 672-9837; winds, Jane Gerheart, 672-9840, gerheart@earthlink.net; brass, Phil Jones, 662-9670, pwjones@lanl.gov; and percussion, Stuart Bloom, 672-0889, sbbloom69@yahoo.com.

  • Exchange program seeks participants

    The Los Alamos Rotary club seeks area professionals or business people for a goodwill exchange to South Africa.
    Rotarians of Rotary District 5520, which includes New Mexico and West Texas, are seeking four outstanding professionals to visit the Capetown area in South Africa between April 10  and  May 7, 2012 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.
    Through the program, teams of professionals exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. During the visit, team members share personal knowledge of their own country and experience the customs, vocations and lifestyles of another.