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Today's News

  • Raw: Six Injured As Cars Plunge Off Garage

    Six people were injured when two cars plunged three stories down into an apartment courtyard during a freak parking accident in Los Angeles.

  • LA football wins, keeps pace in 2-4A

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell behind the Española Valley Sundevils early in the first quarter Friday.

    But the Hilltoppers rallied for 56 unanswered points to knock off the Sundevils 56-6 in the valley.

    Los Alamos improves to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in district. It needed the victory to keep pace with the Santa Fe Demons in the District 2-4A standings, but still need the Demons to lose this upcoming week to Bernalillo.

    The Demons were humbled this week in a nondistrict game against Class 4A Moriarty, losing that contest 62-8.

    Española Valley tumbles to 0-3 in District 2-4A and 2-7 on the season.

    The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars (1-8, 1-2). Capital lost 26-0 to Bernalillo this weekend.

  • Hilltoppers handle Espanola, other prep FB scores

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 58, Roswell 13

    Aztec 20, Farmington 7

    Belen 51, Miyamura 30

    Bernalillo 26, Capital 0

    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 0

    Capitan 54, Mescalero Apache 0

    Carlsbad 57, Hobbs 7

    Cleveland 54, Cibola 16

    Deming 42, Chaparral 7

    Dexter 20, Eunice 14

    Dulce 33, Navajo Pine 20

    Escalante 48, Questa 14

    Gadsden 14, Alamogordo 12

  • Today in History for October 27th
  • Watchdog groups call for NNSA chief to resign

    National Nuclear Security Administrator Thom D’Agostino has come under fire after revelations surfaced regarding construction cost overruns on a security project at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    At least two watchdog groups called for D'Agostino to resign Friday following the news that a seven-year $213 million project at Technical Area 55 to upgrade the security perimeter for nuclear weapons plutonium facilities at LANL has been beset by delays and possibly up to $25 million in cost overruns.

    “We call on NNSA Administrator Tom D’Agostino to step down given the agency’s chronic failures across the national nuclear weapons complex,” Jay Coghlan of Nuclear Watch New Mexico said Friday night. “And if he doesn’t do the right thing and resign then we call upon the in-coming president to not reappoint Mr. D’Agostino for more failed leadership of a dysfunctional agency.”

  • National Weather Service: A Storm Like No Other
  • Scaring up Halloweekend

    Scarecrows line Central Avenue as part of the annual Scarecrow Contest. Halloween activities begin today with Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet and continue Saturday with the Pumpkin Glow at Fuller Lodge, along with entertainment.

  • Update 10-26-12

    Trick or Treat

    Trick or Treat on MainStreet will be from 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. today in downtown Los Alamos.

    Dial A Ride

    Atomic City Transit will provide free Dial-a-Ride bus service to and from any location in Los Alamos  White Rock from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday. Call 661-RIDE (7433) ahead of time or that night to request a ride. 

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Teen Center update

    An update about the Teen Center will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in council chambers.

    Meet the councilors

    Several of the Los Alamos County Councilors will be at the Health Fair Saturday to visit with residents about current projects, issues and other topics. Look for them at the library’s booth.

  • First freeze of the season Friday morning

    While residents on the East Coast prepare to deal with “Frankenstorm,” Los Alamos residents can expect chilly temps to remain in place at least through Saturday.

    Los Alamos Airport logged its first official freeze of the season Friday morning as the mercury dipped to 32 degrees at 3:55 a.m. The thermometer registered 30 degrees by 5:35 a.m. and climbed back up to 31 by 6:15.

    Depending on the forecast model, temps Friday night are expected to be near or below freezing again, with a high temperature Saturday reaching the mid-50s. Sunday’s high should be right around 60 degrees, with temps moderating into next week with highs expected in the mid-60s.

    Meanwhile, nearly all of New Mexico continues to grapple with some level of drought and federal forecasting models show those conditions are likely to persist through January.

    State and federal officials reported during a drought monitoring meeting Thursday that there has been only one day of rain so far this month in the eastern half of New Mexico.

    Those totals ranged from a half-inch to just over an inch of rain, not enough to catch up after back-to-back dry years.

    Tucumcari, Portales and other areas have deficits of several inches, while the state overall has seen only 63 percent of its normal precipitation through September.

  • LAPS seeks district-wide accreditation

    By next Wednesday afternoon, the Los Alamos Public School District should exactly know where it stands with “AdvancED,” an organization that accredits schools.

    According to Assistant Superintendent Paula Dean, AdvancED officials won’t just be involved in accrediting Los Alamos High School, but the entire school district.

    “For decades, only high schools have been accredited,” Dean said. “However, over the last couple of years, there’s been the possibility of having an entire district accredited and the agency that does the accrediting is called AdvancED.”

    Dean added that there’s a possibility that LAPS could possibly be the first or the second public school district in New Mexico to achieve district-wide accreditation. District-wide accreditation is becoming more important to school districts as today’s students face stiffer academic competition not only nationally, but globally as well.

    “District-wide accreditation would assure that the things that we do, such as professional development, instructional strategies and our curriculum are coordinated throughout the whole district,” Dean said. “It would also help us be recognized as a high quality district, because we are willing to apply for this higher level of scrutiny.”