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Today's News

  • Bus loop decision goes around in circles

    The Los Alamos High School bus loop issue will go back to the drawing board.

    Tuesday night, board members voted unanimously to reopen an investigation on the loop after hearing public comments and being unable to reach a unanimous decision.

    Before the meeting two options were on the table. One would have a bus loop running in front of the Instructional Media Center, which would have cut into the green space that’s currently there. The second option was a redesign of the Duane Smith parking lot.

    In December, the board voted 4-1 to approve the bus loop option that would position it in front of the IMC, which carries a price tag of $155,000. At that time, Board Vice President Kevin Honnell voted against it.

  • State has scant influence in race

    As these lines are written, Super Tuesday is behind us  and the votes are still being counted in the 10 states where March 6 was primary election day.
    For New Mexico Democrats, secure in the knowledge that President Obama will again be their standard bearer in the November election, Super Tuesday was at best a spectator sport.
    For New Mexico Republicans, on the other hand, Super Tuesday was) yet another instance of having to stand by voiceless as voters in other states decided who their presidential nominee will likely be during the Fall campaign.

  • State benefits from protecting public lands

    With its proximity to Bandelier National Monument, the great potential of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the Jemez National Recreation Area, and adjacent National Forest lands, the opportunities for outdoor recreation and tourism in Los Alamos are unparalleled.

  • Ski Report 03-07-12

    Angel Fire

    51-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 71 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    40-inch base of packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails open.

    Pajarito

    55-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen Friday.

    Red River

    50-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

    40-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 34 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Sipapu

    45-inch base of spring conditions. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

  • Colts cut Manning after 14 years

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay says the team is releasing quarterback Peyton Manning after a 14-year run that included one Super Bowl title and four MVP awards.
    Irsay and Manning are appearing together Wednesday at a news conference at the Colts’ team complex to announce the move.
    The 35-year-old Manning will become a free agent, and there is expected to be interest from a half-dozen or so NFL clubs, provided he’s healthy. Manning is coming off a series of operations to his neck and missed all of last season.

  • LA meets Highland in opening round of St. Pius tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team will take on the Highland Hornets in the first round of the Andres Arguello Invitational baseball tournament Thursday.
    Los Alamos and Highland, a Class 5A team from Albuquerque, will meet in the first round of the tournament bright and early Thursday.
    The Arguello tournament is hosted by St. Pius X.
    St. Pius, which is on the same side of the bracket as Los Alamos, is considered one of the teams to beat in Class 4A this year. The Sartans (1-0) will face El Paso (Texas) High School in Thursday’s first round.
    Also at the tournament is Piedra Vista, which swept Los Alamos in a season-opening doubleheader Feb. 25. Piedra Vista will meet Los Alamos’ District 2-4A rival Bernalillo in the first round.

  • Basketball Roundup 03-07-12

    Girls Class 4A: Grants’ offense comes up big in win over Artesia

    All of the top four seeds in the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament made it through to Thursday’s semifinal round.
    Top-seeded Grants dropped in a whopping 81 points as it knocked off eighth-seeded Artesia Tuesday afternoon at The Pit. Grants, which defeated Los Alamos in last weekend’s opening round, has a tall order in Thursday’s semifinal, however, when it takes on 18-time state champ Kirtland Central.
    The Grants-Kirtland Central contest is set for 1:15 p.m. in The Pit. The other semifinal matches No. 2 seed Roswell against No. 3 seed Piedra Vista. That game is set for 9:45 a.m.

  • Toppers drop both ends of doubleheader against Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader on the road Tuesday.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a very tough Los Lunas Tigers squad, was beaten in six innings in the opener, 13-3, then was nipped in the second game, 5-4.
    Los Alamos actually led 2-0 early in the first game. The contest was close until the bottom of the fifth when Los Lunas erupted for six runs to take control.

  • VIDEO: Special Forces Soldier Dies Trying to Save Kids

    A Special Forces soldier died in North Carolina, after he rushed into a burning home to save his two young daughters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • VIDEO: Colts, Manning Breaking Up

    The Peyton era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN. Citing anonymous sources, the sports network says the Colts organization plans to hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the decision.