Today's News

  • Church Listings 01-27-12

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome. Come Join the Family.

    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Explaining why we inherit the 'fallen state'

    Why did God expel Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden? — J.A.

    This verse is often misinterpreted, as are many verses in Genesis. People think that God drove Adam and Eve out because he was angry, no longer valuing them.
    In certain non-Orthodox theology, the sin of Adam and Eve makes them absolutely wicked and perverse. In these twisted interpretations, God kicks out the sinners because they sicken him. God forbid! Nothing could be further from the truth.
    The image of God remains in mankind after the fall. After the fall God still loves mankind.
    As we’ve mentioned before, we do not inherit the guilt of Adam but the “fallen state,” that is aging, sickness, death and a tendency toward sin.

  • It never had a chance

    It’s disturbing the way key decisions of state import — decisions, which properly should be left to the states’ legislatures and governors — are more and more being made or re-made by federal judges.
    Only a couple of weeks ago, federal District Judge William P. Johnson issued a preliminary injunction blocking enforcement of a 2009 law passed by the legislature and signed by then-Gov. Bill Richardson limiting election year contributions by individuals or certain organizations to political campaign committees.
    This is a state law that emerged by fits and starts after years of legislative struggle and compromises calculated to reign in the obscene sums of money it takes to run for public office today.

  • Finishing Things Off

    Los Alamos 220-pounder Diego Madrid puts the finishing touches on an opponent from St. Pius X. Los Alamos will be at Las Vegas Robertson Saturday.

  • Ski Report 01-27-12

    Angel Fire

    39-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    36-inch base of packed powder. 1 inch of new snow reported. 35 trails open.


    41-inch base. No new snow reported. 33 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    41-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 4 lifts open.


    37-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 37 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Fishing Report 01-27-12


    Charette Lakes: The lake has closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed until March 1.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing is fair for crappie and walleye using minnows. Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind.
    Costilla Creek: No report.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the winter.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 16-17 inches of ice. Fishing is fair for yellow perch and rainbows with Power Bait and salmon eggs. The weather has been cold and windy but most fish are being caught by the boat dock and north access.

  • Webb picks up fencing ranking

    The Los Alamos Fencing Club sent its top three fencers to the Duel in the Desert in Las Vegas, Nev., earlier this month.
    The Duel in the Desert is one of the top epee events in the U.S. and attracts fencers from across the nation.
    In the Senior Men’s Epee event, Patrick Webb was Los Alamos’ top finisher, taking 29th out of 66 entrants.
    Webb was eliminated in the round of 32 by Eric Hansen, fencing coach at UCLA and the Los Angles International Fencing Centre, in a hard-fought bout that ended at 15-13.
    Hansen, one of the Nation’s top epeeists, has been a frequent member of the U.S. team competing in the World Cup Championships.
    For Webb, the finish at Las Vegas earned him a USFA D2012 ranking.

  • Clark paces Atomic Tumblers at Gold Cup gymnastics meet

    The Los Alamos School of Gymnastics Atomic Tumblers performed well at the Gold Cup Classic invitational meet two weeks ago.
    The Gold Cup was held Jan. 14-15 in Albuquerque. A total of 230 athletes, representing 15 clubs from New Mexico, Texas and California, took part.
    The top-scoring Atomic Tumbler was Anna Clark, whose all-around score in Level 4 competition of 36.00 included a first-place finish on bars (9.15), a tie for first on beam (9.10), second on vault ((9.0) and a tie for fifth on floor (8.75).
    For her efforts, Clark came in second all-around in her age division.

  • Prep basketball: Academy upsets St. Pius X

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 47, St. Pius 43

    Bosque School 65, East Mountain 36

    Chaparral 39, Mesilla Valley Christian 36

    Cibola 57, Eldorado 51

    Cliff 79, Reserve 39

    Clovis Christian 43, Grady 42

    Elida 50, Mosquero 46

    Gallup Catholic 44, Ramah 42

  • Special operations expanding as wars recede

    WASHINGTON (AP) — War is going back under wraps — that's the next-generation plan put forth by the special operations commander who led the Osama bin Laden raid and embraced at the highest levels of the Pentagon and the White House.

    Big armies and the land invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan will be replaced by fast and light special operations raids that leave little trace, or better yet, raids by friendly local forces the U.S. has trained, helping fight mutual enemies side by side.