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Today's News

  • LA boys, girls face off against top teams

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams couldn’t be bigger underdogs heading into the opening round of the state Class 4A tournaments.
    The state championship tournament first round starts this weekend. Tonight is the 4A girls basketball opening round and Saturday is the opening round of the boys 4A tournament.
    Both Hilltopper teams drew the 16th and final seeds in their tournaments. As a result of their No. 16 seeds, they will face the top-seeded teams in the state. For the girls, that means a contest against the Grants Pirates, while the boys have a Saturday afternoon tilt against the Goddard Rockets.

  • Sports Update 03-02-12

    Softball tourney nixed by weather

  • Fishing Report 03-02-12

    Northeast

    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season and will reopen next spring.
    Cimarron River: No read on flows due to ice. The Cimarron is unfishable until spring.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure has been slow due to cold temperatures and wind, but a few walleye have been caught.
    Costilla Creek: No report due to ice.
    Coyote Creek: Closed for the season and will reopen in the spring.
    Eagle Nest Lake: 18 inches of ice and very windy. Fishing is good for yellow perch and rainbows caught with Power Bait and jigs with worms.  A few pike have been taken on large jigs.

  • Wind Advisory in Effect for Friday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WIND ADVISORY... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 6 PM MST FRIDAY.

    * LOCATION... INCLUDES THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU AND HIGHLANDS... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS AND LOWER CHAMA RIVER VALLEY.

    * WINDS... WEST TO NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

    * TIMING... STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP EARLY FRIDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

    * VISIBILITY... LOCALLY REDUCED BELOW 3 MILES IN BLOWING DUST.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... STRONG CROSS WINDS MAY IMPACT HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED ROADWAYS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

  • Trujillo named Valles Caldera executive director

    – The Valles Caldera Trust (Trust) today announced the appointment of Dennis Trujillo to the position of Executive Director. Trujillo has been with the Trust since its inception and recently served as Interim Executive Director after the departure of Gary Bratcher in June of 2011. Trujillo was selected by the Board of Trustees (Board) from a nationwide field of 30 applicants.

    “The number of applicants was surprising but what was even more impressive was the overall depth and quality of the field,” said Board Chairman, Dr. Raymond Loretto. “This was a difficult process but in the end the Board decided Dennis was the best person to lead the management of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (Preserve) to the next level.”

  • Winter Weather Advisory Until 11 a.m. Today

    THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... NEW ACCUMULATIONS FROM A COATING TO AROUND 2 INCHES IN THE LOWER TERRAIN AND UP TO 3 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET IN THE JEMEZ MOUNTAINS.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DIMINISH BETWEEN LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WEST BETWEEN 15 AND 30 MPH THROUGH TONIGHT WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MPH. STRONGEST WINDS MAINLY ON THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

  • Volunteers needed

    Drivers needed
    Los Alamos Lions Club provides services to the community, including the HELP program. The program provides free transportation for medical treatment and appointments outside the county. Patients are transported to Española, Santa Fe and Albuquerque. There are 30 drivers, but more are always needed. If you would like to be a volunteer driver call Barbara Croley at 672-3618 or Lee Sullivan at 661-8037.

  • Engineers sought for TV show

    Los Alamos Next Big Idea Festival attracted the attention of James Karhu, casting producer with the new Discovery Channel competition show, “Top Engineer.”  
    Karhu contacted Suzette Fox at Los Alamos MainStreet, organizer of Next Big Idea, to get help identifying interested inventors, machinists and engineers to appear on the show.  

  • RSVP for Lunch with a Leader

     The League of Women Voters study of the Public Regulation Commission will be discussed at the March 8 Lunch with a Leader. The event will be at 11:45 a.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    Members of the study team will describe what they have discovered in the months they spent attending the PRC’s open meetings and hearings, and talking to PRC commissioners, staff and people who have had dealings with the PRC.
    They will also discuss the PRC reform legislation introduced in the 2012 legislative session, as well the resulting constitutional amendments that will be voted on this November.

  • Be There 03-01-12

    Today
    The Master Gardening meeting for March will be Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall. Kimberly Tanner will share her experience and expertise with successful seed starting in small spaces with little fuss.

    Friday
     The Los Alamos High School Family Career and Community Leaders of America Chapter will collect books for the children that are under the care of the New Mexico CYFD. All books are welcome as there are a variety of children from one-18 years of age in foster care. Books should be in fair condition and will be collected until March 2. Please drop off donations at the LAHS FACS classroom.