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Today's News

  • Small quake registered near Los Alamos again

    The U.S. Geological Survey registered a 2.7 earthquake with an epicenter located 15 miles south of Los Alamos, at 1:50 p.m. Monday.
    The exact location was 35.694°N, 106.288°W, which is also 20 miles south of Santa Fe and 45 miles north, northeast of Albuquerque.
    It was the second earthquake to be located in the area in the past two months.
    On Dec, 14, a quake of 2.9 was registered 40 miles northwest of Los Alamos, but Peter Roberts, the operator of the Los Alamos Laboratory seismic network, the quake was smaller and registered closer to 2.3.

  • Parker, her dog honored for community service

    Wherever Ruth Parker and her 11-year-old Keeshond Duncan go, people seem to stop what they are doing to say hello.
    A woman working hard on a jigsaw puzzle at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Monday immediately took a break to give Duncan a gentle pet as he sat down by her side.
    It was the same thing with everyone in the room. When Ruth and Duncan came near, people were compelled to pet Duncan. Parker said Duncan works a room like a politician. He goes to every person and sits and waits to be petted.

  • Utility defends cutting off gas service in storm

    SANTA FE — Natural gas service was cut off to thousands of New Mexicans last week because utility officials feared losing control over the company’s distribution system and having potentially dangerous uncontrolled outages across the state, lawmakers were told Monday.

  • Area expected to receive 6-12 inches of snow

    It began snowing in Los Alamos this morning and when all is said and done, there could be six to 12 inches of the white stuff on the ground by Wednesday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
    A winter storm warning was issued this morning and will be in effect until 8 a.m. Wednesday.
    Snow accumulations are expected to be 6 to 12 inches over the Jemez Mountains and 2 to 6 inches over the Rio Grande Valley.

  • Piglet Book Targets LA

    The New Mexico Piglet Book highlighting state and municipal waste is hot off the presses and while the publication typically takes aim at Santa Fe and Albuquerque – this year, Los Alamos is caught in its crosshairs.

    The book states that the Los Alamos County Golf Course has lost $1,169,883 and has cost taxpayers $1.7 million in 2010 and $3.4 million since 2008. “… a troubling example of just how taxpayers subsidize failing municipal golf courses,” according to the book.

  • Basketball: Toppers girls pick up district victory

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team got rolling when it needed to Monday night to knock off the Bernalillo Spartans.
    The Hilltoppers outscored the Spartans 18-5 in the second quarter and 19-6 in the fourth to pick up a 59-38 win at home. The victory gets the Hilltoppers started on the right foot for their second go-round in District 2AAAA play.

  • Schedule for Feb. 8-12

    Tuesday
    Boys basketball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday
    Boys basketball: St. Michael’s at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Española Valley, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at District 1 meet, TBA.

    Saturday

  • Football: Tickets to rally at Lambeau sell out

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Giddy fans reveling in the Green Bay Packers’ fourth Super Bowl title bought out all 50,000 seats to Tuesday’s celebration at Lambeau Field in a matter of hours, despite forecasts that call for frigid conditions.
    Tickets to the “Return to Titletown” event went on sale Monday morning for $5 each and were sold out by that evening, team spokesman Aaron Popkey said. Tickets were selling on the online ticket sales site StubHub on Tuesday for as much as $140.

  • Government: No electronic flaws in Toyotas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's investigation into Toyota safety problems has found no electronic flaws to account for reports of sudden, unintentional acceleration and other safety problems. Government investigators said Tuesday the only known cause of the problems are mechanical defects that have been addressed by previous recalls.

  • Freed young leader energizes Egyptian protests

    CAIRO (AP) — A young leader of Egypt's anti-government protesters, newly released from detention, joined a massive crowd in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the first time Tuesday and was greeted with cheers, whistling and thunderous applause when he declared: "We will not abandon our demand and that is the departure of the regime."