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Today's News

  • Flags lowered to honor Navajo Code Talker

    WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — Navajo President Ben Shelly has ordered flags flown at half-staff in honor of Navajo Code Talker Johnny Alfred.

    Tribal officials say the 91-year-old Alfred died on Saturday.

    Flags will be lowered across the Navajo Nation for five days starting Wednesday.

    Alfred enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1942. He was one of hundreds of Navajos who used a code based on their native language to confound the Japanese during World War II.

  • Traffic slows as winter storm hits New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — A winter storm blasted New Mexico with snowfall and freezing temperatures Tuesday, causing icy roads and littering streets with fender-benders.

    The morning commute in Albuquerque was lengthy and treacherous as cautious motorists slowed to negotiate ice-covered roadways. Schools were closed in Albuquerque, Los Lunas and Rio Rancho and placed on a two-hour delay in Santa Fe.

    On the state's east side, schools closed in Melrose, Tucumcari and San Jon.

  • Dow has first close above 12,000 in 2 1/2 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 12,000 for the first time in 2 1/2 years — yet another promising sign that the economy may be extending its recovery from the recession.

    Another big stock market index, the Standard & Poor's 500, reached a milestone of its own Tuesday. It closed above 1,300.

  • Hockey: Toppers win three straight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team survived a tight contest at home Friday night, then took a couple of blowout victories Saturday.
    The three victories by the Hilltoppers this weekend, against St. Pius X, La Cueva and Cleveland, put the team back into second place in the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League standings, a half-game ahead of Albuquerque’s OutKast.
    Los Alamos topped St. Pius Friday at the county’s ice rink, 2-1, then thumped both La Cueva, 6-1, and Clevleland 6-0 to round out the weekend.

  • Swimming and diving: LA's Griffin Invite results

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from the Griffin Invitational:

    Girls

    Team scores
    1. Clovis, 129; 2. Los Alamos, 112; 3. Alamogordo, 63; 4. Sandia Prep, 58; 5. St. Pius X, 40; 6. Santa Fe, 37; 7. St. Michael’s, 33; 8. Los Lunas, 24; 9. Taos, 23; 10. Desert Academy, 15; 11. Santa Fe Prep, 12; 12. Bosque, 3; (tie) Artesia, 3.

    200 medley relay
    4. Los Alamos A (Maria Musgrave, Yuliya Matlashova, Kerry Song, Justine Yang), 2:08.51; 16. Los Alamos B (Alice Shao, Farida Ismail, Molly Finn, Helen Lu), 2:25.84.

  • Football: Polamalu voted top defensive player

    DALLAS (AP) — Now that the voters have chosen Troy Polamalu over Clay Matthews for The Associated Press 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, the two stars can prove their worth against each other on the field.
    In the Super Bowl.
    Pittsburgh safety Polamalu received 17 votes Monday from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who cover the league, edging Green Bay linebacker Matthews by a hair — two votes.

  • Bitter cold grips Los Alamos area

    If you thought it was cold Tuesday morning, brace yourself.

    It’s going to be even colder the next couple of days.

    At 9 Tuesday morning, it registered eight degrees on the illuminated sign at the Los Alamos National Bank.
    With the 15 mph wind gusts, it felt like -8 degrees with the wind chill factor.

    And it’s supposed to get even worse.

    Winds are forecasted to pick up and temperatures are expected to plummet to -5 Tuesday night and -10 Wednesday night.

  • Water line break creates sinkhole on Main Hill Road

    County crews faced the daunting task of not only repairing a ruptured water line, but also filling in a large sinkhole, but nonetheless, the Main Hill Road reopened to all east and westbound traffic at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
    Los Alamos County officials report that they were notified of a water main break at 1 a.m. Monday that caused the Main Hill Road to be shut down.

  • LANL, County Bomb Teams Join Forces

    An effort has been underway to re-establish the partnership that existed between the Los Alamos Police Department and Los Alamos National Laboratory bomb teams.
    “The LAPD has been working on rejoining forces with the lab’s bomb team for the last four or five months,” said Lt. Preston Ballew, commander of the LAPD Bomb Squad.

  • Police Beat 02-01-11

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Jan. 12
    4 p.m. – Jesus Ruelas, 28, of Los Alamos was arrested by New Mexico State Police on an outstanding warrant from Los Alamos County.
     
    Jan. 13
    11:45 a.m. – Richard Morse, 75, of Los Alamos was arrested on an outstanding District Court Warrant following a 19-hour standoff with police.