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Today's News

  • Mountaineers help climbers reach new heights

    The students have now become the teachers. Rick Light, a 2007 graduate of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ Climbing School, and David Fellenz, a 2008 graduate, will step into the director shoes for this year’s class.

    Besides graduating the rock climbing school in 2007, Light has been leading adventure trips of various kinds in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona for about 20 years.

  • Boys track and field: Hitting the Dirt

    Los Alamos’ Nico Mendez kicks up some dust when he hits the pit during last weekend’s triple jump competition at Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers will take part in the Albuquerque Public Schools’ Kickoff Meet Saturday.

  • Football: Talks continue as deadline nears

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was among a half-dozen team representatives who joined NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at labor negotiations Thursday.
    New York Giants owner John Mara, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, Philadelphia Eagles president Joe Banner and Washington Redskins general manager Bruce Allen also attended the session.
    The twice-extended collective bargaining agreement is due to expire Friday.

  • Soccer Jiri Kubicek named the top soccer coach in NM

    Veteran girls soccer head coach at Los Alamos, Jiri Kubicek, was named the top small-school coach in the state for the 2010 season by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and Mondo.
    Los Alamos High School’s athletic department made the announcement Wednesday.
    Kubicek, who is tied with girls tennis coach Bruce Cottrell as the longest-tenured head coach at the school, led Los Alamos to a runner-up finish at the Class 4A state tournament and a fifth consecutive District 2AAAA championship in 2010.

  • Ski report 03-10-11

    Angel Fire
    36-40 inch base of powder and packed powder. No new snow reported. 69 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    10-24 inch base of packed powder. 5 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    Closed pending more snow.

    Red River
    40-45 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 53 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    Closed for the season.

    Sipapu

  • Basketball: Sundevils remain alive after nipping Jags in quarterfinal

    The Española Valley Sundevils squeaked past the Capital Jaguars in a battle of District 2AAAA teams to advance to the boys basketball state semifinals Wednesday.
    The Sundevils, who won the district regular season title but were upset by the Jaguars in the 2AAAA tournament championship game, earned a 49-47 victory over the Jaguars in The Pit.
    Española Valley will advance to play St. Pius X at 6:30 p.m. for the right to advance to its second-straight Class 4A title game.

  • Coverage may lack key elements

    Keeping home and automobile insurance policies up to date couldn’t be more important .
    You might not have the coverage you think you have. Your insurance policy may have changed and you might not be aware of the changes.  Prices of items in the home as well as the home value might also have changed.  
    Let me introduce the concept of endorsements, which are defined as: a clause in an insurance policy detailing an exemption from or change in coverage.   Endorsements are often part of the state law.

  • Stocks plunge on economic news, slumping oil price

    NEW YORK (AP) — Weak economic news from China, the U.S. and Spain combined with a slump in oil companies sent stocks sharply lower Thursday.

    Investors were jarred when China reported a surprise trade deficit in February. China's exports fell as businesses closed for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday, but imports of higher-priced oil and other goods jumped, widening the country's deficit to $7.3 billion.

  • Pope's new book: Violence never in God's name

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI rejects the idea of Jesus as a political revolutionary and insists that violent revolution must never be carried out in God's name in a new book being released Thursday amid great fanfare at the start of Lent.

  • Gadhafi showers strategic oil port with rockets

    RAS LANOUF, Libya (AP) — Government forces drove hundreds of rebels from a strategic oil port with a withering rain of rockets and tank shells on Thursday, significantly expanding Moammar Gadhafi's control of Libya as Western nations struggled to find a way to stop him.