.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Winners and losers who emerged in 2011 session

    In legislative post mortems, we’re hearing that the economy wasn’t much of a priority this year for either party.
    Not necessarily so. Economic development bills may have been overshadowed by bigger dramas, but some good bills made it to the governor; others were impaled on ideology and ignorance.
    The most obvious winner was the locomotive fuel tax credit to help Union Pacific Railroad create its $400 million rail hub in Santa Teresa, a project mothballed since 2007. A slam dunk, you might think, but no.

  • For a few dollars more

    Although seriously wounded, the bad guy was still dangerous.
    With radioactive blood oozing, he reached for the feedwater coolant release valve. But then, hearing the muffled laugh of regulatory oversight, he looked up and found himself staring into the barrel of a 357 fuel rod.  
    The inspector smiled and said, “I know what you’re thinking.  Did he hit me with an 8.6 earthquake, or was it point 5?
    Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself.

  • Running: Bob Weeks is tops at season's first Pace Race Tuesday night

    Bob Weeks took top honors at the first Pace Race of the 2011 season.
    The Pace Race is a weekly event hosted by the Atomic City Roadrunners. Races are held every Tuesday during daylight-savings time hours.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was the Cooper’s Run and was held at Canyon Rim Trail.
    Weeks missed his predicted finish time by just five seconds on the 1.5-mile course. He nipped Alexander Romero, who was seven seconds off. Sarah Krazter had a 12-second error.
    Kratzer was also the first women’s finisher on the course, completing it in 13:42. Jamie Jablin was first among all finishers with his time of 8:32.

  • Topes Notes 04-08-11

    Albuquerque opens 2011 season with win

    The Albuquerque Isotopes opened their 2011 season with a victory Thursday night at Isotopes Park.
    Jay Gibbons and Dee Gordon both earned three RBI Thursday as Albuquerque cruised to a 10-5 season-opening win over the Omaha Storm Chasers.
    The win gives the Isotopes an 8-1 franchise record in opening day games.
    Albuquerque broke open Thursday’s contest in the sixth, scoring five runs. Gibbons had a bases-clearing double and Gordon had a base-knock during the inning to extend the Isotopes lead to 10-4.

  • Sports update 04-08-11

    Baseball team hosting breakfast April 16

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball program will host a waffle breakfast April 16 at the Masonic Lodge on 15th St. and Canyon Road.
    The breakfast will include waffles, eggs, bacon or sausage and beverage.
    Tickets for the breakfast are $5 in advance or $6 at the door.
    For tickets or other information, call Connie Russell at 672-4066.

    Dog Jog set for April 16

  • Boys golf: Toppers take third at Belen

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished third in team competition at the Belen Invitational Thursday.
    Thursday’s competition was a make-up round from March 21. That round was called due to high winds and dusty conditions. Play was called after most players had finished approximately 12 holes.
    Los Alamos finished with a team score of 384, one of just three teams to break 400.
    The tournament was won by the host Belen Eagles.
    The Eagles, paced by Daniel Goldberg’s round of 1-under par, finished with a red hot 334, easily outdistancing second-place Socorro’s 362.
    For the Hilltoppers, Thomas Herrera had the low round of the day, finishing with an 83.

  • Baseball/Softball: Little movement in girls 4A, PV grabs all No. 1 boys votes

    Here are this week’s Class AAAA baseball and softball coaches polls. The polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Softball, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Piedra Vista (12)    147    1
    2. Farmington (2)    123    2
    3. Artesia        112    3
    4. Kirtland Central    88    4
    5. Los Lunas        84    5

  • Congress doesn't shut down during a shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators would have to push their own elevator buttons. House members would go without their free gym. Food on Capitol Hill would be sparse. And the lawmakers' restrooms? Perhaps not as fresh.

    Congress would feel the pinch of a government shutdown, but nowhere near the pain that would be inflicted on the massive federal work force it is supposed to govern.

  • Cleveland airport evacuated amid screening glitch

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A bag screening machine is blamed for an evacuation and delays at Cleveland's main airport.

    Cleveland Hopkins airport spokeswoman Jackie Mayo says the entire airport was cleared around 5:30 Friday morning when screeners at a checkpoint realized the machine was giving them a static image, not an accurate look at the contents of carry-on bags.

    Mayo says the 45-minute evacuation was undertaken as a precaution so a security sweep could be done. Passengers and their bags were then allowed back in to be rescreened.

  • Israeli army strikes Gaza after school bus hit

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli aircraft and ground forces struck Gaza on Friday, killing three Hamas militants and three civilians in a surge of fighting sparked by a Palestinian rocket attack on an Israeli school bus the day before.

    Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers seemed on the brink of another round of intense violence, just a little over two years after persistent rocket fire from Gaza triggered a devastating Israeli military offensive in the territory.