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Today's News

  • Early voting draws more than 200K in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With Election Day looming, more than 200,000 New Mexicans already have cast ballots in the general election.

    Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

    Secretary of State Mary Herrera reported Monday that about 203,000 people participated in early in-person voting across the state. That ended Saturday. The early voting totals are preliminary and don't include final figures from two counties.

    Early voting is up from the last time New Mexicans went to the polls in a gubernatorial election year.

  • Sandia labs researchers awarded federal grants

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science has awarded grants totaling $2.6 million to four Sandia National Laboratories researchers for computational research.

    Their proposals would help create an exascale computer — one that would be 1,000 times faster than the fastest now available.

    Sandia says faster technology would be useful in computation-intensive areas such as basic research, engineering, earth science, biology, materials science, energy issues and national security.

  • US issues mail advisory, tightens cargo scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and allied governments tightened their scrutiny of air cargo and shipped packages Monday as investigators tried to trace bomb parts and scanned for more mail bombs possibly sent from Yemen.

    An official United Arab Emirates security source said authorities are tracing the serial numbers of a mobile phone circuit board and computer printer used in a mail bomb sent from Yemen and found in Dubai last week.

  • Football: LA wins big over Capital but loses out on 2-4A title

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team closed its season out on a high note Friday, it wasn’t as high of a note as it was hoping for.
    In its season finale Friday night at Sullivan Field, the Hilltoppers blasted the Capital Jaguars 47-14. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first half of the District 2AAAA contest and liberally shuffled in its sub-varsity call-ups for the bulk of the second half to earn the victory.

  • Update 10-31-10

    Fuller Lodge Board meeting

    The Fuller Lodge/Historic District Advisory Board will meet from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the community building’s training room.
    The board will discuss an assessment report, homestead subcommittee charter and members and how to make boards and commissions more effective. The board will also review a draft Fuller Lodge Historic District ordinance. Working group reports will include CLG grants, heritage tourism, historic resources, ordinance and guidelines and training.

  • Deal or punt decision on Bush tax cuts is Obama's

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Will Congress extend the Bush tax cuts into 2011 in the weeks after Tuesday's election or let the automatic increase start cutting into most people's paychecks early next year?

    It's really pretty much up to President Barack Obama.

    Despite the punishment his fellow Democrats are expected to take from voters, Obama has shown no sign of retreating from his insistence that families and small businesses with incomes above $250,000 return to higher, Bill Clinton-era tax levels starting Jan. 1.

  • Soccer: LA's boys thump Tigers to advance

    An early first half goal may have been a big problem for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team Saturday afternoon.
    But that goal might have been the worst thing that happened Saturday for the Los Lunas Tigers.
    The Tigers got on the board quickly during the first round of the Class AAAA boys soccer state championship tournament, played at Sullivan Field, but things quickly took a turn for the worse for them.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers rout Broncos at home

    Throughout the 2010 regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team has been looking to up its offensive output.
    That wasn’t a problem in the first round of the playoffs.
    Hosting the opening round contest of the Class AAAA championship tournament, the Hilltoppers had one of their most aggressive offensive games of the season, not to mention one of their most efficient. They connected on four of five shots-on-goal in the first half as they routed the Kirtland Central Broncos 6-0 at Sullivan Field.

  • Cross country: LA wins big once again in district

    As expected, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls cross country teams were the big winners at Friday’s District 2AAAA championship.
    Los Alamos rolled over all comers at the district title race, hosted by Santa Fe High, with the Hilltopper girls picking up a perfect score of 15 and the Hilltopper boys just missing out on duplicating that same feat.
    The Hilltopper boys finished with a total of 19 points, taking nine of the top 11 individual spots Friday — this year, a rule was passed allowing teams to run nine athletes at the district meets statewide.

  • DPU scraps 10 percent rate hike

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities has scrapped plans to ask for a 10 percent increase in favor of looking at other options and bringing the rate issue back to the Utilities Board.

    The board will discuss the alternatives at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the DPU office at 170 Central Park Square.

    Timing played a role in the decision to waive off on pushing for a rate hike. Council tabled the electric rate issue during their Aug. 24 meeting and instructed John Arrowsmith, manager of DPU, to return to the council with a proposal in 30 days.