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Today's News

  • Lucero, Aztec top All-State 4A honorees

    Aztec’s Adam Lucero was named the top quarterback of Class 4A for 2011.
    Lucero was among six players from the 4A champion Aztec Tiger team that was named first team All-State. The All-State teams were announced Tuesday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    No one from the Los Alamos Hilltoppers was selected for either the first or second teams this season.
    Lucero led Aztec to its first-ever football title, with the Tigers upsetting the Goddard Rockets in the championship game.
    Aztec, Goddard and Valencia, which were among the top teams in the state most of the season, dominated the first team selections. No player from District 2-4A was picked for All-State honors this season.

  • LA picks up 3 All-State honors for 2011

    A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball players earned All-State second team honors for the 2011 season.
    The 2011 All-Class 4A teams were announced Monday by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association.
    Senior Chase Ealey and a pair of juniors, Danielle Ortiz and Savanah Romero, were selected for the second team All-Class 4A. Ealey was chosen as an outside hitter, Romero as a setter and Ortiz as a libero.
    There was not a separate category this year for defensive specialist.
    Los Alamos finished the season going 19-4 and advanced to the state Class 4A semifinals before once again falling to St. Pius X.
    Artesia, the state 4A champion this season, led all teams with four first-team nods. St. Pius earned three first-team slots.

  • Schools, LANL on regular schedule for Wednesday

    Los Alamos Public Schools will be on a regular schedule for Wednesday as the remnants of a winter storm push out of the area.

    There are no reported delays or closures at Los Alamos National Laboratory as of 4:30 a.m.

  • Raw Video: Bear Found on Vancouver Garbage Truck

    Residents of Vancouver had a wilderness encounter when a bear hitched a ride on a garbage truck. A conservation officer said the bear likely began the adventure in a dumpster. It was tranquilized and later returned to the wild.

  • Police Beat 12-13-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 1

    1:08 a.m. – A 34-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that someone stole her credit card and CDs and attempted to burglarize her vehicle on Entrada Drive.

    3:36 a.m. – A 17-year-old Los Alamos boy was charged with theft of credit cards and possession of drug paraphernalia on East Road and referred to the juvenile probation officer.
        
    1:50 p.m. – A 25-year-old Dixon woman reported that she was a victim of larceny on East Road. The estimated loss is less than $250.

  • Tree transportation

    When local caterer Jarda Belmonte went shopping for a tree Saturday afternoon, the workers at Delancey Street Christmas Trees on Trinity Drive got creative to help her get it home. They had her put the top down on her convertible and strapped the tree to the trunk. Luckily, the temperatures weren’t that cold and it was a short drive home.

  • Obama seeks to leverage $1 trillion spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate are using a critical year-end spending bill as political leverage to try to force Republicans to negotiate bipartisan legislation to extend payroll tax cuts and unemployment benefits due to expire at the end of the year.

    An administration official said the president called Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., over the weekend and urged him to hold up the massive $1 trillion-plus spending package until an agreement is reached on the tax cuts and the unemployment benefits.

  • Update 12-13-11

    Committee meeting

    Trinity Drive Technical Advisory Committee meets at 5 p.m. today in the Pajarito Cliffs conference room.

    Kiwanis meeting

    Kiwanis noon-1 p.m. meetings Tuesday at Masonic Lodge: Dec. 20. Jessamy Phillips will speak briefly about her experience in a nursing program in Africa.

    Art in Public Places

    The Art in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Library.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meets

    The Los Alamos County Council meets at 7 p.m. today at Fire Station No. 3 in White Rock.

  • LANL employees make record number of pledges

    Los Alamos National Laboratory employees have pledged a record $1.81 million to United Way and other eligible nonprofit programs. Los Alamos National Security, LLC, which manages and operates the laboratory for the National Nuclear Security Administration, plans to prorate its $1 million match among the selected nonprofit organizations, bringing the total donation to $2.81 million.

    “Our Los Alamos employees can take pride in this accomplishment,” said Carolyn Zerkle, LANL’s associate director for Information Technology and this year’s campaign champion. “The LANL team raised $1.81 million, which surpassed last year’s total of $1.5 million by more than 20 percent.”

  • State sets 30 extreme weather records

    In 2011, at least 30 record-breaking extreme weather records have been set so far in New Mexico – and 2,941 monthly weather records broken  nationwide – according to a new interactive extreme weather mapping tool (nrdc.org/extremeweather) and year-end review released by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    The web-based tool allows New Mexico residents to draw the connections between climate change (nrdc.org/globalwarming/climatebasics.asp) and extreme weather in the cities and towns in which they live.
    So far this year, at least 30 weather-related records were broken in New Mexico: 21 heat-related records, seven rainfall records and two snowfall records. These records impacted 14 counties – 42 percent of the counties in New Mexico.