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Today's News

  • Coroner IDs body from trailer fire

    The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office received positive identification Thursday afternoon from the Office of the Medical Investigator of the body, after a house fire Sunday at 10 Jose Alfredo Lane in El Rancho.  The body was identified as Pauline A. Roybal,48. The Sheriff’s Office is working closely with the New Mexico State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine a cause of the house fire.  The Fire Marshal’s Office has sent evidence to be analyzed.

  • Hopefuls square off at forum

    Nearly 100 people crowded into the Lecture Room at UNM-LA Thursday evening for a primary candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters. Candidates from the District 3 United States Congressional race, the District 3 Public Regulation Commission race, First District Attorney race, Court of Appeals race and District 5 state Senate race spoke about their platforms and answered questions from the audience. See coverage of the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Teachers to get pay hike

    As part of the Los Alamos Public School Board’s budget approval for next year, certified employees (instructional staff) will receive a 3 percent raise —the first bump in four years.

    The board has yet to determine or formalize a raise for classified employees, a group that includes administrative support and maintenance.

    The Los Alamos Public School District’s operating budget will remain relatively flat with a few adjustments as a result of higher revenue from larger enrollment numbers.

    This year’s entire school budget is projected to be $62 million, with about $34 million for operational expenses. That's a little more than $1 million over the current fiscal year budget.

  • Driving home a point

    I was only 12 years old, but I remember sitting in the car with my father, listening to soft music, enjoying the fragrant scent of flowers, and wondering who was in that coffin.  It was a “drive-through funeral” and my father (like many other curious drivers) stopped to see if it was really true.
    Well, yes, a funeral home had set up a drive-through area so that people could drive up, spend some time looking at the body in the window, and enjoy the pleasant ambiance piped out to the car.
    Today, you can drive-through at the bank.  You can drive-through for a cup of joe.  There are drive-through pharmacies, restaurants, laundromats, prayer vigils, postal services, car washes, grocery pickup, and even marriage chapels.

  • House passes Lujan-sponsored lab amendment

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment today to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories.  The amendment passed with unanimous support.
     

  • Fishing Report 05-18-12

     

    Catches of the Week:

     

    Send Catch of the Week information to fishforfun2@hotmail.com. For catches of the week, include name, date, and location, type of fish, length and weight if possible and bait, lure or fly used.

     

    Cochiti Lake: May 9, Mike Gianfriddo of Albuquerque caught a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Mepps spinner.

    Ute Lake: May 10, Kevin Smith of Clovis caught and released a 4.5-pound smallmouth bass. He was using a Rat-L-Trap and fishing in 15 feet of water.

  • Pacers take 2-1 edge over Heat

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James grabbed a seat on Miami’s bench, lowered his head and stared down at the floor. Way down.
    Roy Hibbert had 19 points and 18 rebounds, George Hill scored 20 and Danny Granger 17 as the Pacers, showing more balance, toughness and togetherness than favored Miami, throttled the malfunctioning Heat 94-75 on Thursday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
    Overlooked during the regular season and given little chance to upset the reigning East champions, the Pacers took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
    Game 4 is Sunday at raucous Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

  • Topes Notes 05-18-12

    Albuquerque blasted in series opener Thursday night
    A few days ago, the Albuquerque Isotopes were on a roll, but since then they’ve lost three straight contests, including being on the wrong end of a waxing to start a long homestand.
    The Isotopes were thumped by the Sacramento River Cats 16-5 at Isotopes Park Thursday. The River Cats pounded out 18 hits and scored 11 times in the first three innings to cruise to the win.
    Unfortunately for the Isotopes, the River Cats are expecting slugger Manny Ramirez to join the team this weekend as Ramirez starts a rehab assignment.

  • Local results from soccer league play

    Here are the results for Los Alamos Football Club teams from Week 8 of Duke City Soccer League play:

    On the girls side, U11 Hotshots earned a 2-1 win over the NM Rush Swoosh. The defense of Kaitlin McGrane, Anna Rose Matuszak, Lauren Stubben and Shelly Doyle was solid.
    The midfield was controlled by Amy Littleton, Anna Lemke, Paulina Burnside, and Marie Lee. Alyssa Parker, Kaya Krantz, and Leah Wolfsburg used creative combination plays to create scoring opportunities.
    Wolfsburg scored the first goal off an assist from Littleton, while Parker scored the second goal on a left-footed shot to the far post.

  • Burnside is off by just 1 second Tuesday

    Paulina Burnside just missed out on a perfect prediction at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race.
    This week’s race was Tuesday. It was run on the trails near Guaje Pines Cemetery.
    Burnside was the top predictor Tuesday, missing her finish time by just one second. Her prediction was one of several that came within a 10-second differential. Other top predictions on Tuesday were made by Emily Pittman (3 seconds), Nickol Strother (4 seconds), Nathan Burnside (5 seconds) and Lynn Bjorklund (8 seconds).
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Bob Weeks, who had a finish time of 13:52. Inez Ross finished in 16:03.