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Today's News

  • Adventure abounds in ‘mystery’ film

    Next up in the Mesa Public Library’s Free Film Series is a story with fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles.
    It’s not too scary, but there are some shrieking eels. An angry Spaniard repeatedly tells a man with a surplus finger to prepare to die. It’s almost a chant.
    There’s an entire pit full of despair and a handful of quasi-sportsmanlike hand-to-hand combat.
    There is a pack, or mischief, of really big rats to worry about, if they do actually exist, and an equally beastly Sicilian with a dizzying intellect.

  • MOWW remembers Pearl Harbor

    The Major General Franklin E. Miles Chapter 229 of the Military Order of World Wars in Los Alamos announces New Mexico Secretary of Department of Veteran Services Col. Tim Hale USAF retired, will present the Pearl Harbor Recognition Day address at the Chapter’s Dec. 7 dinner meeting.
    The meeting will be at the Best Western Hilltop House, Tyonuyi Room. The meeting will begin with a social period at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting and dinner at 6:25 p.m.
    Hale’s talk begins at about
    7:15 p.m. The dinner entrée is roulette of beef, scallop potatoes, vegetables, salad and desert. Cost of the dinner is $27 per person.

  • Hilltoppers dropped by Pintos

    What the Moriarty Pintos weren’t able to do in the first three quarters Tuesday night, they were able to do in the fourth.
    Moriarty knocked off the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team 53-45 Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium, handing Los Alamos its second straight loss following up its season-opening win a week earlier.
    Los Alamos led 31-26 after three quarters, but Moriarty scored 27 points, controlling both the offensive and defensive glass in the final quarter, to pull out the victory. Los Alamos finished with one field goal in the fourth quarter.
    It was the first win of the season for the Pintos (1-3) who had dropped two straight games to Class 4A opponents before the come-from-behind win.

  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque High 62, Sandia 47
    Bernalillo 77, Pojoaque 53
    Eldorado 67, Valley 63
    Hobbs 83, Midland, Texas 62
    Hope Christian 65, Highland 55
    La Cueva 50, Cibola 43
    Manzano 46, Los Lunas 28
    Pecos 52, Bosque School 43
    Piedra Vista 73, Miyamura 55
    Sandia Prep 55, Atrisco Heritage 41
    St. Pius 49, Gallup 29
    Volcano Vista 64, Del Norte 51
    West Mesa 64, Rio Grande 51

  • State Notes 11-30-11

    Aggies fall short at home against Wildcats

    The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team’s upset bid fell short Tuesday night against the Arizona Wildcats.
    NMSU forward Wendell McKines had a career night for the Aggies, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Aggies fell to the Wildcats, 83-76 Tuesday at the Pan Am Center in Las Cruces.
    Early in the contest, NMSU went up by eight points, but Arizona would come back to take a 44-40 lead at the half. NMSU would tie up the contest less than a minute into the second half and led briefly at 53-51, but Arizona (5-2) countered with a 21-9 run over nearly eight minutes to go up 72-62.

  • Ski Report 11-30-11

    Angel Fire

    16-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. Scheduled to open Dec. 15.

    Enchanted Forest

    12-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 60 percent of trails open.

    Pajarito

    Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River

    20-24 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Sandia Peak

    3-inch base. Opening scheduled for Dec. 17.

    Sipapu

    16-20 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. Will reopen Saturday.

    Ski Apache

  • Don't vote for disaster

    The failure of the Congressional Super Committee to reach a “deal” on cutting the future national budget deficit proves one thing — no one should vote Republican in the upcoming federal elections.
    Yes, there are some fine people running as Republicans, but this admonition has nothing to do with individuals and everything to do with survival for everyone who is not part of the super rich who are consistently favored by the actions of elected Republicans.
    Recent PBS reports on economic inequality in America, and how the Great Recession happened as detailed in the book AFTERSHOCK by Robert B. Reich, document some startling facts.

  • Family looking for answers months after killings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The family of a couple found dead inside their El Rancho home last summer are looking for answers and hoping that law enforcement will soon make an arrest in the case.

    Cherie Ortiz-Rios says her family is struggling with the loss of her parents.

    Lloyd and Dixie Ortiz, and their 21-year-old son Steven, were found dead on Father's Day. State Police initially thought the Ortiz's had been shot, but the medical examiner later determined they had been beaten with a pickax.

    A State Police spokesman said Tuesday they were appealing to the public for help in solving the killings.

  • Santa Fe ski area to open Saturday

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Ski Santa Fe opens its season this weekend.

    Ski Santa Fe says it will open it's Midland, Easy Street and Pine Flats Beginners Area on 18" of natural and man-made snow on Saturday. The Super Chief Quad Chairlift, Easy Street Beginner Chairlift and Pine Flats Conveyor Lift will be open. The Chipmunk Corner Children's Center and lift will also be open.

    All the ski area's ski school, rental and dining facilities will be open and lift tickets will be reduced due to the limited opening. Adult full day rates are $48. Half day tickets are $38.


     

  • VIDEO: Freeze! Frosty the Snowman Arrested

    Who says "Frosty the Snowman" has to be jolly? A man in a "Frosty the Snowman" costume was arrested Saturday during the annual Christmas parade in Maryland.