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Today's News

  • Toppers crush Spartans, face Demons this afternoon

    Collin Stone posted a hat trick and Henry Steinkamp earned a whopping four assists as the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team rolled over the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos scored five times in the opening half as it dropped Bernalillo 9-0 at Sullivan Field.
    That victory bumps the Hilltoppers up to 3-1 in District 2-4A play. The Hilltoppers have just two district contests remaining, including an Oct. 23 tilt at Capital that they will have to win for a shot at reclaiming the 2-4A championship.
    The other district game is this afternoon when the Hilltoppers take on the Santa Fe Demons (11-6, 1-2). The Hilltoppers thumped the Demons 6-1 Sept. 29 at Sullivan Field.
    Against Bernalillo, Stone earned his first hat trick of 2012. Stone has scored six of his eight season goals during district play, including five against the Spartans.
    Along with Stone’s hat trick, Ben Stewart scored twice. Single goals were posted by Ryan Maestas, Nick Thoma, Kevin Gao and Steinkamp.
    Steinkamp, one of the top playmakers in the state, had his third multi-assist game of the year with his assist total. He has dished out 12 assists this season and is second on the team with 30 points — Maestas, who had two assists Saturday, leads Los Alamos with 35 points.

  • Manning's 3 TD passes spur Broncos' comeback

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Down 24-0 at halftime, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos reveled after one of the biggest comebacks in NFL regular-season history.

    On the flip side, the San Diego Chargers were saddled with an enormous collapse.

    Manning threw three touchdown passes in the second half and Tony Carter and Chris Harris scored off turnovers by Philip Rivers as the Broncos overcame a 24-0 halftime deficit to shock the Chargers 35-24 on Monday night.

    Asked if he'd ever been a part of such a big comeback, Carter replied: "Only in Pop Warner football."

    It took a quarterback of Manning's caliber to pull this one out.

    "It sure was special considering what was on the line," said Manning, a Super Bowl winner and four-time NFL MVP who's in his first season with the Broncos.

    Manning was 13 of 14 for 167 yards in the second half for the Broncos (3-3) who tied the Chargers (3-3) atop the AFC West.

  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.

    The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has been relatively low over the past year, resulting in one of the smallest increases in Social Security payments since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

    This year, Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits after getting none the previous two years.

    About 8 million people who receive Supplemental Security Income will also receive the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, meaning the announcement will affect about 1 in 5 U.S. residents.

    Social Security payments for retired workers average $1,237 a month, or about $14,800 a year. A 1.7 percent increase will amount to about $21 a month, or $252 a year, on average.

    Social Security also provides benefits to millions of disabled workers, spouses, widows, widowers and children.

  • Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.

    The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has been relatively low over the past year, resulting in one of the smallest increases in Social Security payments since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975.

    This year, Social Security recipients received a 3.6 percent increase in benefits after getting none the previous two years.

    About 8 million people who receive Supplemental Security Income will also receive the cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, meaning the announcement will affect about 1 in 5 U.S. residents.

    Social Security payments for retired workers average $1,237 a month, or about $14,800 a year. A 1.7 percent increase will amount to about $21 a month, or $252 a year, on average.

    Social Security also provides benefits to millions of disabled workers, spouses, widows, widowers and children.

  • Today in History for October 16th
  • Art in Motion: Blending Science, Hi-tech and Art

    Robot flowers that flex and blossom are one of the highlights at the Kinetica Museum's exhibition in London. The show mixes technology, science and art.

  • Amphibious ATV Coming to a Dealership Near You

    The Quadski, a one-person motor boat that also drives on land, is being billed as the first high-speed, mass-produced amphibious vehicle by its makers, Michigan-based Gibbs Technologies. It's scheduled to go on sale for around $40,000.

  • Rocking at 50: Rolling Stones to Tour Again

    The legendary band, who celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first gig at a bash earlier this year, says it will return to the stage with four concerts in Newark, New Jersey, and London.

  • Prescribed burn NE of Jemez Springs set for this week

    San Juan Prescribed Burn in the Jemez Ranger District is being planned to begin Wednesday, Oct. 17, if conditions are favorable, fire managers will ignite the 7,300 acre San Juan prescribed burn, located 3-5 miles northeast of Jemez Springs. 

    Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day.  Prescribed burning is the managed application of fire to wildland fuels (woody material) under specified conditions, within predetermined boundaries in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels, provide community protection, and restore forest health.

    · The burn area is located 3-5 miles northeast of the Jemez Springs and 4-8 miles northwest of the community of Ponderosa.

    · During the three to five day burning period, 7,300 acres of hazardous fuels will be treated with hand and aerial ignitions. Approximately 2,500 acres are expected to be treated each day.

    · Larger blocks will be treated over a five day period which will increase daily smoke volume, but will decrease the number of days smoke is in the air.

    · Ignitions will not exceed more than five days. After ignitions are complete residual smoke will be visible for a few days.

  • 3 women arrested in death of Chimayo man

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three women were booked on first-degree murder and aggravated burglary charges in the fatal beating and stabbing of a man at his home in Chimayo.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that 64-year-old Rudy Montoya was found beaten and stabbed in his home Friday.

    The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department arrested the victim's niece, 34-year-old Rhiannon J. Montoya of Espanola, and two other women, 18-year-old Sheanee Martinez of Chimayo and 22-year-old Angel P. Baldonado of San Juan Pueblo.

    Investigators say Montoya engineered the crime, though she wasn't present when her friends killed Rudy Montoya.

    Police say Martinez stabbed the victim more than 40 times.

    Baldonado is accused of striking Rudy Montoya with a baseball bat.

    Authorities say Baldonado suffered burns while burning the victim's car to destroy evidence.