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Today's News

  • LA swept at home to finish

    While the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team fell short of its stated goal to earn at least a split Friday with one of the top teams in New Mexico, Friday’s showing was good enough to at least give the team the feeling it can hang.
    Los Alamos was swept in its season-ending doubleheader at Overlook Park. Los Alamos, hosting the six-time defending state champ Piedra Vista, fell in the first game 9-3, then dropped the second game 16-6 in six innings.
    Piedra Vista, which has been the class of New Mexico for its reign, boasts a powerful lineup from top-to-bottom. That lineup would eventually wear down Hilltopper ace pitcher Monika Teter in both contests. Teter threw all 13 innings Friday.

  • ´Toppers nipped in 2-4A title match by Demons

    SANTA FE – For the first time in more than a decade, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team won’t be going into the state Class 4A tournament as a district champ.
    Los Alamos was upended Saturday by the Santa Fe Demons. The Demons won four of six singles contests during the District 2-4A finale to take a 5-4 team victory at Capital High School.
    The loss snapped a 12-year winning streak by the Hilltopper boys at the 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos led 2-1 following doubles play, but Santa Fe prevailed in two contests Los Alamos was banking on, Nos. 1 and 4 singles.
    At No. 1 singles, eighth grader Warren Fulgenzi Jr., a member of arguably the greatest prep tennis family in New Mexico history, stunned Hilltopper Stephen Townsley.

  • LA earns 2-4A title, takes top 3 doubles spots

    SANTA FE – A trio of Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis teams will be entered into the Class 4A state individual tournament after a big performance this weekend.
    Los Alamos earned a convincing win at the District 2-4A championship tournament this weekend, keeping its impressive streak of district titles intact, while taking all of the top three slots in the 2-4A doubles bracket, where most of its top players elected to enter.
    Saturday’s finals were played at Capital High School.
    The Hilltoppers’ top doubles teams met for a shot at the district crown, with the No. 1 seed Gillian Hsieh-Ratliff/Madeline Margevicius knocking off the No. 2 seed Colleen Fitzsimmons/Susanna Lucido in straight sets.

  • Resignation calls for Bernalillo Co. commissioner

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque's mayor is joining a chorus of Republicans calling for the resignation of a Bernalillo County commissioner shown posing with young women in a Philippine city known for prostitution.

    Mayor Richard Berry's office released a statement Saturday saying a long pattern of inappropriate behavior by Republican Commissioner Michael Wiener has reached a point where he should step down for the good of the community.

  • Raw Video: Massive N.M. Powwow

    More than 3,000 Native American and indigenous dancers and singers gather in Albuquerque for the 29th Annual Gathering of Nations.

  • VIDEO: Robotics Experts Hope to Boost Student Interest

    A national science fair in Washington is showcasing some of the latest advances in robotics for education. Some attendees hope the students will have enough fun to pursue careers in robotics.

  • Ex-NM teacher pleads guilty to sex with student

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Albuquerque middle school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old student in 2009.

    The Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office says Kristy Sanchez-Trujillo entered a plea agreement Friday.

    She pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, two counts of criminal sexual contact and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

    KOB-TV says Sanchez-Trujillo's sentencing is scheduled for June 29.

  • Court nixes fee reduction in public records case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district judge wrongly slashed the attorney fees for a New Mexico newspaper that prevailed in a lawsuit to force the release of public records, the state Court of Appeals has ruled in a case involving one the state's key open government laws.

    The court ordered Rio Arriba County District Judge Sheri Raphaelson to recalculate the fees for attorneys and other costs incurred by the Rio Grande Sun and one its reporters, who sued the Jemez Mountain School District in 1999 to force the release of records related to embezzlement at the Jemez Mountain Public School District.

  • Santa Fe man arrested after chase--Video Extra

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man authorities believe was caught on video shooting up a parked police speed-enforcement vehicle was arrested Friday after a pursuit and a brief standoff with a Santa Fe, N.M., SWAT team.

    Scott Powell, 63, fled from officers trying to serve a search warrant Friday morning, Santa Fe police Sgt. Andrea Dobyns said. He led police on a chase through the city's downtown before being arrested just before noon after a brief SWAT standoff at a doctor's office.

  • A dollar for your thoughts

    Every time it rains, it rains pennies from heaven.  Trade them for a package of sunshine and flowers, if you want the things you love, you must have showers.
     I do love Billie Holiday!  A time when one could be penny wise and sixteen ounces foolish.  When saving a penny was associated with earning.
     But today, would you equate a penny for your thoughts as a compliment?  When someone puts in their two cents, isn’t it just as easy to out-shout them with a dime?
    Once again, the innocuous cent is the center of intense debate.  In 1982, rising copper prices prompted us to change the penny’s composition to alleviate its production cost.  Pennies are now 97.5% zinc, with a 2.5% copper coating.