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Today's News

  • Gov. wants death penalty reinstated 


    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s new governor, who’s a former prosecutor in Las Cruces, says some crimes deserve the ultimate punishment.
    Gov. Susana Martinez wants the death penalty back on the state’s books.
    Some religious groups are opposing her effort, but organizations representing prosecutors and law enforcement officers say the death penalty is necessary.
    When New Mexico repealed capital punishment in 2009, it replaced lethal injection with life in prison without the possibility of parole,.

  • A governor still on the campaign trail

    It borders on cruel and unusual punishment, the way we require newly elected governors to stand before the Legislature and hold forth on “The State of The State” barely two weeks after taking office.  
    Think about it: They get themselves elected on the first Tuesday in November, whereupon they have a couple of months to catch their breath after a grueling campaign, collect their wits and begin the process of assembling the rudiments of an administration before raising their right hand and taking the oath of office on Jan. 1.

  • Employers' concerns matter

    If opening day of the legislature is any indication, business – especially small business – sure has a lot of friends. But some of those friendships are fleeting.
    This was evident in an unlikely context. Former Gov. Gary Johnson spoke to a spirited Tea Party rally outside the Roundhouse.
    They cheered enthusiastically as Johnson talked about cutting government by 43 percent, balancing the federal budget and reducing taxes.
    But as he talked, the crowd cooled, and it wasn’t just the temperature.

  • Wrestling: LA has solid outing at Robertson Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team had three grapplers advance to the gold round of the Las Vegas Robertson Invitational this weekend.
    Jodi Cull-Host, Cory Geyer and Diego Madrid were all solid on day one of the two-day tournament and got to compete in the top bracket of double-elimination competition Saturday.
    The tournament was hosted by Robertson, a longtime top-shelf program in New Mexico.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers lose to Jaguars on Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team again kept things close Friday night, but couldn’t knock off a tough opponent.
    The Hilltoppers lost their third straight district game Friday night at Capital, succumbing to the Jaguars 59-50.
    Los Alamos head coach Matt King said it was a frustrating loss for the Hilltoppers (5-17 overall, 1-3 in 2AAAA), who felt just a few possessions late in the game could’ve changed the outcome.

  • Men's basketball: Lobos upset No. 9 BYU

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Tony Snell hit three big shots down the stretch. Before that, he did a nice defensive number against the nation’s top scorer.
    Snell, a freshman, scored a career-high 16 points and made three  3-pointers in the final five minutes, helping New Mexico beat the No. 9 Cougars 86-77 Saturday.
    “I just tried to play as hard as I can,” Snell said. “Coach told me to be ready and shoot with confidence.”

  • Schedule for Jan. 31-Feb. 5

    Tuesday
    Boys basketball: LAMS at Taos, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls basketball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at APS Invite, TBA.

    Saturday
    Wrestling: Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invite, 8 a.m.

    Swimming: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 8:30 a.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Sports update 01-30-11

    Baseball tryouts are Monday

     

    Tryouts for the Los Alamos High School baseball team will be held Monday at Bomber Field.

    The tryouts are open to all players in grades 8-12. Interested players must have their physical examination and all paperwork filed with the high school.

    Tryouts will start at 3:40 p.m.

    For more information, call manager Mike Gill at 690-5908.

     

    Run for Her Life will benefit breast cancer research

     

  • George and Joyce Berzins

    George and Joyce Berzins celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a month-long cruise in the Mediterranean Sea and tour of Italy and Turkey. The family celebrated together at Disney World in December.
    George Berzins and Joyce Rasmussen were married Sept. 17, 1960 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville, Mich.
    George is a retired physicist from Los Alamos National Laboratory where he was employed for 31 years. The couple has been residents of Los Alamos for 44 years, with a sabbatical year in New Zealand.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers hold on late to top Jaguars

    With one minute remaining, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team looked well on its way to picking up its third win of the District 2AAAA season.
    With 21.6 seconds remaining, everything was up in the air.
    The Hilltoppers survived a scare Saturday night to pick up the victory. Christine Larribas picked off a pass on the Capital Jaguars’ side of the court to break up a potential game-tying drive and the Hilltoppers hit some big late free throws to win 58-55.