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Today's News

  • 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."

  • Gas company apologizes for outage

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gas Company executives say they're sorry.

    The utility's top officials held a news conference Tuesday in Albuquerque with an update on efforts to restore service in Taos and Espanola. Company president Annette Gardiner says when the gas company said it expected to have service restored by Sunday, officials thought at the time it was "an attainable goal."

  • Van Halen's guitar given to Smithsonian museum

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Eddie Van Halen's guitars will have a home at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

    The museum announced Monday that it has acquired the "Frank 2" guitar that Van Halen used during his 2007-2008 North American tour with original lead singer David Lee Roth.

  • Obama to call for $53 billion for high-speed rail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for a six-year, $53 billion investment in high-speed rail, as he seeks to use infrastructure spending to jumpstart job creation.

  • Foreclosures raise US economic stress

    The nation's economic stress inched up in December because higher foreclosures outweighed lower unemployment, according to The Associated Press' monthly analysis.

    Bankruptcy levels remained largely unchanged from November. But the depressed housing market took a toll. Foreclosure rates rose in 33 states, most sharply in Utah, New Jersey, Nevada and Arizona.