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Today's News

  • Federal help sought to avert flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo

    SANTA CLARA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are asking the federal government for help to prevent possible flooding at Santa Clara Pueblo.

    Sens. Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan say the northern New Mexico Indian community is as risk as a result of last summer's Las Conchas fire.

    The historic blaze left the mountains above the community with little vegetation to hold back any rain or runoff.

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  • Roundup: Softball advances, baseball falls in 4A playoffs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team survived a late comeback attempt to top the St. Pius X Sartans in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs.

    The Hilltopper baseball team, however, was dispatched early from the postseason.

    Los Alamos’ softball team was up 5-1 heading into the top of the seventh inning Saturday at Overlook Park, but St. Pius rallied for three runs to make things interesting. Los Alamos, however, held on in the final inning to pick up a 5-4 decision.

    The Hilltoppers’ win is the first time in three years they will advance past the Class 4A postseason opening round. The Hilltoppers, the No. 6 seed, move on to double-elimination play starting Thursday in Rio Rancho.

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  • Cooler, Wetter Weather Set To Move In

    The National Weather Service has issued the following special statement regarding the forecast:

    A BIG CHANGE FOR WETTER AND COOLER WEATHER UNDERWAY...

    WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING DRY AND WARM WEATHER IN RECENT DAYS ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO. IN FACT... RECORD HIGHS HAVE BEEN BROKEN ACROSS SEVERAL EASTERN LOCATIONS. BUT THAT IS BEGINNING TO CHANGE.

    A STRONG BACK DOOR COLD FRONT IS BLASTING INTO NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO EARLY THIS MORNING. TEMPERATURES WILL BE 15 TO 25 DEGREES COOLER THAN SATURDAY IN THE NORTHEAST. IN ADDITION... MOISTURE WILL INCREASE MARKEDLY BEHIND THE FRONT. A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL FORM ACROSS THE NORTHEAST TODAY... FAVORING THE EAST SLOPES OF THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

  • I'll Have Another wins Kentucky Derby

     

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — I'll Have Another didn't seem to have the goods to win the Kentucky Derby.

    Sold as a yearling for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew and stuck in an outside post no horse had ever won from — not exactly a blueprint for success at Churchill Downs.

  • LA's Zhao wins Presidential Scholar Award

    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 48th class of Presidential Scholars, recognizing 141 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics or the arts.

    And one of those honored in Los Alamos is senior Andrew Zhao.

    The 2012 Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 Presidential Scholars in the Arts.

  • State's graduation rates dip; LA stays level

    On Friday, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announced the statewide four-year graduation rate for the Class of 2011 dropped to 63 percent, a decrease of 4.3 percent over the year before. 

    Due to federal regulations, the method to calculate the graduation rate changed this year. The new measurement criteria counts student populations left out of prior calculations. This new calculation presents a clearer picture of how many students are graduating in New Mexico.

  • LAESF scholarship winner believes anything is possible

    A year and a half ago, 17-year-old Jacob Leyba was “on top of the world.” Leyba — now a senior at Escalante High School in Tierra Amarilla — was an all-district football linebacker, point guard for the basketball team and a track athlete.

    “I did it all. I was the hot shot,” Leyba said.

  • Fun at the Arts and Crafts fair