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Today's News

  • Rio Rancho shuts out LA at home Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team will have just one day to prepare for the Albuquerque Academy Chargers following a rough outing Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Rio Rancho Rams at home Thursday. The game, which was delayed one hour due to lightning, was thoroughly controlled by the Rams, the No. 3 team in Class 5A, who won 3-0.

    "You have to give them credit, they outplayed us," Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. "We could not get anything going. We had the same problems as we did against La Cueva (Tuesday). We need to play better, that's all."

    Kubicek said his defense is struggling — it has given up seven goals in its two games this week — and he may make some lineup changes for Academy.

  • Class 4A soccer polls

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Academy (6)       78    1
    2. Los Alamos (2)    71    3
    3. St. Pius X            57    2
    4. Aztec                   48    6
    5. Farmington         36    5

  • Pace Racers have tough time this week

    Karen Thorn was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race and by a wide margin.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was held at the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail. Predictions on the Rim Trail were tough this week and most competitors finished with actual times considerably slower than predicted times.
    Thorn, however, finished just eight seconds off her predicted time. No other runner finished closer than 151 seconds of their times.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Anya Gonzales, who posted a 15:58. On the 3.25-mile course, Jamie Jablin finished in 24:46 and Katie Gattiker had a 44:08.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday. It will start at 6 p.m. at 1279 San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.

  • LA's teams open at home Monday

    For the fall 2011 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams are keeping their goals attainable.
    With heavy losses to graduation off the 2010-11 teams, Los Alamos will be starting several players with little or no varsity experience.
    Los Alamos’ teams start their season Monday when they host the Los Alamos Fall Invitational. Tee-off is set for 9 a.m.
    Along with some new starters, the Los Alamos boys team will also be under the direction of a new coach. Mike Lippiatt, who led the Hilltopper girls team last year, also takes over the reins of the boys team.

  • Another earthquake strikes near NM-Colo. border

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck near the New Mexico-Colorado border, rattling residents in both states.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit just before 7 a.m. on Friday. It was centered 18 miles west of Raton, N.M., with a depth of around 3 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

    The small earthquake comes after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the area on Monday and magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit last month.


     

  • Panetta: DOD cuts could up jobless rate by 1 point

     Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress on Thursday that if lawmakers fail to agree on debt-ceiling talks and trigger $1 trillion in Pentagon budget cuts, they could add 1 percentage point to the nation's jobless rate.

    Pentagon press secretary George Little said Thursday that Panetta has relayed those numbers to lawmakers in person and in calls this week, urging Congress to avoid the deadlock that would require the sweeping cuts.

  • Texas execution halted amid Supreme Court review

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago was at least temporarily spared from lethal injection when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review his lawyers' claims that race played an improper role in his sentencing.

    The court on Thursday halted the execution for Duane Buck, 48, two hours into a six-hour window when he could have been taken to the death chamber. Texas officials, however, did not move forward with the punishment while legal issues were pending.

  • Obama admin reworked Solyndra loan to favor donor--video extras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration restructured a half-billion dollar federal loan to a troubled solar energy company in such a way that private investors — including a fundraiser for President Barack Obama — moved ahead of taxpayers for repayment in case of a default, government records show.

    Administration officials defended the loan restructuring, saying that without an infusion of cash earlier this year, solar panel maker Solyndra Inc. would likely have faced immediate bankruptcy, putting more than 1,000 people out of work.

    Even with the federal help, Solyndra filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month and laid off its 1,100 employees.

  • Defying orders, hero Marine saved other troops--video extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying orders and tempting fate, Marine corporal Dakota Meyer charged five times in a Humvee into heavy gunfire in the darkness of an Afghanistan valley to rescue comrades under attack from Taliban insurgents.

    On Thursday, Meyer was presented with the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, by President Barack Obama.

    Meyer's heroics during the six-hour ambush and firefight saved the lives of 36 people, both Americans and Afghans. He killed at least eight Taliban insurgents. Firing from a gun turret on top of the Humvee driven by a fellow Marine, he provided cover for his team, allowing many to escape likely death.

  • Flash Flood Warning for LA County until 5:45 p.m.

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A

    * FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EXTREME SOUTHWESTERN LOS ALAMOS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO EAST CENTRAL SANDOVAL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL NEW MEXICO

    * UNTIL 545 PM MDT

    * AT 343 PM MDT... LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS REPORTED FLASH FLOODING FROM A THUNDERSTORM 9 MILES EAST OF JEMEZ SPRINGS... OR ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LOS ALAMOS. THE STORM PRODUCING FLASH FLOODING WAS MOVING SLOWLY TO THE EAST NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 MPH. HOURLY RAINFALL RATES NEAR ONE INCH ARE LIKELY OVER A BROAD AREA EXTENDING FROM THE DOME WILDERNESS TO UPPER PERALTA CANYON TO BORREGO CANYON SOUTHEAST OF PONDEROSA.