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Today's News

  • $8.7M Teen Center gets unanimous nod

    Nearly 100 people were on hand to voice support for the Teen Center’s Capital Improvement Project (CIP) phase two application. The vast majority were teens, many of whom will graduate before a center can even be built.

    CIP Chair Gary Leikness has been impressed by that support since the process started. “I personally appreciate the leadership that the students are providing to the younger students. Some of them will move on and never occupy it.”

  • Lab ratchets up security

    People traveling through Los Alamos National Laboratory property to get to popular hiking and hot spring destinations may find their vehicles subject to random searches by lab authorities.

    That’s the latest from LANL Security and Safeguards Associate Director Michael Lansing who revealed the plan Thursday to Los Alamos business leaders.

    “I think it is the right thing to do given the threats on campus,” he said adding that he didn’t have knowledge of any specific threats.

    Lansing said he anticipates the lab will begin the searches next month and will require passengers, should they consent to the search, to exit the vehicle while a guard does a visual check and a security dog sniffs out the vehicle.

  • My mouth went off

    I was sitting in the lobby of the “Innocent Little Angels Child Care Center,” waiting for my friend as he was picking up his toddler.
    Suddenly, I started cursing, spitting out a stream of obscenities that would make a sailor blush.  I did feel a bit guilty about all those crying children.
     This incident reminded me of the week before when I was visiting the “Golden Years Nursing Home.”
    There too, without warning, I suddenly blurted out a few hundred choice verbs, adjectives, and colorful metaphors.  I’m not sure why so many old people were clutching their chests.  Maybe something they ate?

  • Questioning the county

  • Stop the insanity

    The troubled economy, both here and in Europe, has dominated most people’s thoughts.
    Yet all around us are threats, with far reaching consequences to the national security of the United States, which must be dealt with….either on our terms or our enemy’s terms!
    In the simmering caldron of the Middle East, Iran’s radical Islamist leaders continue their progress toward attaining a nuclear weapon. And while they do that, unfettered by the timid foreign policy of the Obama administration, they create trouble wherever they can.
    Examples include their active support of the brutal Assad Regime in Syria which becomes a dependent surrogate that will aid and abet their ambition to control the entire Middle East, and destroy Israel.

  • Fishing Report 02-24-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice. The Cimarron is unfishable until spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind, but a few walleye have been caught.  
    Costilla Creek: No report due to ice.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 15 to 19 inches of ice. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait and jigs with worms. 

  • Mullings posts triple-double for Aggies against Hawaii

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — Daniel Mullings had 28 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and five steals to lead six New Mexico State players scoring in double figures in a 115-73 victory against Hawaii on Thursday night.
    Mullings’ triple-double was the first for the Aggies (21-8, 8-3 WAC) since 1992 and third in school history. Wendell McKines scored 20 points, Hernst Laroche 16, Tyrone Watson and Bandja Sy 12 each and Tshilidzi Nephawe 10.
    New Mexico State’s point total was its highest since a 122-105 victory against Texas Tech on Dec. 27, 1996. The 42-point victory margin was its biggest in a league game since joining the WAC in 2005-06 and largest since a 104-62 win against Loyola Marymount on Dec. 28, 2008.

  • Ski Report 02-24-12

    Angel Fire

    51-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 77 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

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

    Red River

    50-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    47-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    48-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • LA tripped up in semis by Bernalillo

    BERNALILLO — Brandon Saiz had been one of the best players in District 2-4A over the course of the regular season.
    But Saiz, point guard of the Bernalillo Spartan basketball team, rolled his ankle last week and was unavailable for Thursday’s District 2-4A semifinal contest.
    Things seemed to have stacked up about as well as they could for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers, who had struggled to stop Saiz in two previous meetings between the teams. Additionally, the Hilltoppers were going into the semifinal off a big win against Española Valley.

  • New-home sales dip after 4 straight monthly gains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes dipped in January but the final quarter of 2011 was stronger than first estimated.

    The Commerce Department said Friday that new-home sales fell 0.9 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 321,000 homes. That followed four straight months of gains in which home sales rose 10 percent.

    The gains came after the government upwardly revised October, November and December's figures. December's annual sales pace of 324,000 was the highest in a year.