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Today's News

  • Men's basketball: Utah St. might be the team to beat in upcoming WAC tourney

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Utah State steamrolled the rest of the Western Athletic Conference with one of the best seasons in school history, winning the regular-season title by five games.
    Now that it’s conference tournament time, another Aggies romp is coming up, right?
    Possibly. It’s just that Utah State isn’t looking at it that way.
    With an NCAA berth not quite a sure thing and so many close games during the season, the 23rd-ranked Aggies aren’t going to take any gambles on their trip to The Strip.

  • Sports update 03-09-11

    D-backs’ Rodin to speak tonight in White Rock
    White Rock Little League will host a presentation by Arizona Diamondbacks’ director of baseball outreach and development, Jeff Rodin, tonight.
    The presentation will be held at Chamisa Elementary School’s library from 6-8:30 p.m. Managers, coaches and interested parents are invited to attend.
    The presentation will focus on coaching youth sports, particularly baseball and softball, the Diamondbacks’ way.

    LALL registration open, spring training starting

  • Softball: LA falls at Los Lunas Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team fell Tuesday to the Los Lunas Tigers on the road.
    The Tigers handed the Hilltoppers a 12-2 loss Tuesday in Los Lunas. It was the fourth defeat in five outings to start the season for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos, which has a good nucleus coming back from last season, in which it won the District 2AAAA title, has gotten off to a slow start so far.
    In its four losses on the season, Los Alamos has been outscored by a total of 42-3.

  • New UNM-LA board members sworn in

    The newest members of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, Stephen Boerigter and Linda Hull are sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk Monday.

     

  • Illinois abolishes death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn abolished the death penalty Wednesday, more than a decade after the state imposed a moratorium on executions out of concern that innocent people could be put to death by a justice system that had wrongly condemned 13 men.
    Quinn also commuted the sentences of all 15 inmates remaining on Illinois’ death row. They will now serve life in prison.

  • Update 03-09-11

    CMRR update
    A CMRR meeting will be at
    6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fuller Lodge for the public.

    CRC to meet
    The Charter Review Committee will meet Monday to explore the option of having a mayor/council form of government. The meeting is 5:30 p.m. in the Community Bldg. training room.

     PEEC offers new class
    “Exploring the World - Travel journals, artist journals and nature journals” workshop is set for 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center.

  • DISH Network pulls plug on local affiliates

    Residents who have DISH Network received a rude awakening this week as the local Fox and CBS affiliates were pulled off the air.
    The dispute stems from LIN Media, a multimedia company based out of Providence, R.I., who couldn’t reach an agreement with DISH Network prior to the current contract expiring on March 4.
    LIN Media owns television stations in 19 markets.

  • Surveys to guide LAPS cuts

    Belt-tightening and budgeting is becoming commonplace in light of the country’s economic situation. Families and individuals are feeling the pinch, as are state and school entities.
    For the past several months, the Los Alamos Public Schools Long Range Financial Planning Committee worked on putting together a series of surveys that allowed LAPS stakeholders to have input on the budget process. The survey closed on March 6 and now the planning committee will begin compiling information to be shared with the public during a school board meeting in April.

  • Cielo cleared for classified operation use

    The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced that its supercomputer platform Cielo has been approved for classified operations.
    Cielo, which supports Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories, is a petascale supercomputer that helps NNSA ensure the safety, security, and effectiveness of the nuclear stockpile while maintaining the moratorium on underground nuclear explosive testing.

  • LA Smart Grid project could have global impact

    A top official with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) said he expects the Smart Grid project to have a worldwide impact and solve some of the challenges involved in developing a sustainable world economy.

    The Smart Grid Collaborative Demonstration Project is a partnership that includes Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities and a consortium of 19 Japanese companies otherwise known as NEDO.