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Today's News

  • Hilltoppers, Sundevils set to tangle tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have an important contest against its arch-rival tonight in Griffith Gymnasium.
    The Hilltoppers (9-15 overall, 2-4 in 2-4A) are in need of a win to improve their standings in the district race and will need to pick it up against the Española Valley Sundevils.
    The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.
    The Sundevils (8-15, 2-3) are in much the same position as the Hilltoppers. The winner of tonight’s game has a shot at the No. 3 position in the upcoming district tournament, which means a first-round tournament bye.
    The two teams met Jan. 24 at Española Valley, with the Sundevils holding on for a 37-33 win.

  • District wrestling tourney is Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team is getting geared up for what it’s hoping will be a big showing Saturday.
    Los Alamos feels good about its chances to vie for a District 2-4A team title, but knows it will have to knock off defending 2-4A champ and host school for this year’s tournament, Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers are going into the tournament with some confidence following one of their better regular season showings in recent memory, that culminated with a win at the Bryan Sanchez Memorial Invitational last week.
    At last week’s tournament, the Hilltoppers’ showcase home event, Los Alamos finished with 163 team points to take top honors among the nine competing teams.

  • Blasts hit security HQs in Syrian city Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two explosions struck security compounds in Aleppo on Friday, killing 28 people, state media reported, the first significant violence in a major city that has largely stood by Syrian President Bashar Assad in the 11-month-old uprising against his rule.

    The blasts come as escalating violence between regime forces and an increasingly militarized opposition has raised fears the conflict is spiraling toward civil war.

  • They're back: Social issues overtake US politics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All of a sudden, abortion, contraception and gay marriage are at the center of American political discourse, with the struggling — though improving — economy pushed to the background.

    Social issues don't typically dominate the discussion in shaky economies. But they do raise emotions important to factors like voter turnout. And they can be key tools for political candidates clamoring for attention, campaign cash or just a change of subject in an election year.

  • Spy on the Wall: Video Conferencing at Risk

    Video conferencing has quickly evolved into a technology that's everywhere, from Facebook feeds to corporate boardrooms. Its value as a communications tool is profound. But so too is its vulnerability to hackers.

  • Denver's Largest-Ever Drug Bust Nets Dozens

    Dozens of people were arrested in Denver's largest-ever drug bust. The suspects face state and federal charges stemming from five separate investigations.

  • Raw Video: NC School Bus Burst Into Flames

    A school bus in Charlotte, North Carolina burst into flames while carrying children home Wednesday afternoon. The bus driver was able to get all the elementary-aged school children off safely. The bus was destroyed.

  • Be There 02-09-12

    Today
    The Mesa Public Library hosts a Poetry Gathering at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda.

    The Los Alamos Genealogical Association will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of Mesa Public Library. Ron Smith will talk about the 1940 U.S. Census, which will be released to the public in April 2012. The public is invited.

    Sunday
    A Valentine Benefit Concert featuring pianist Juanita Madland will be at 7 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. The concert will benefit the Los Alamos Arts Council. Tickets are $20 and available at CB Fox Department Store.

    Feb. 13

  • Snow melting forecast fading for state

    With about half of the snow accumulation season for the northern New Mexico mountains concluded, and a weak to moderate La Niña expected to persist through early 2012, the prospects for a better than normal spring snow melt runoff season are fading for northern New Mexico.
    The erratic and highly variable winter storm track, as well as the potential for a drier than normal La Niña-influenced spring, do not bode well for water supply forecasts in several key northern New Mexico river basins.
    Forecast flows for the Rio Grande include 79 percent of normal into Cochiti Lake and 70 percent at Elephant Butte Lake.
    Other reservoir forecast inflows include 74 percent of normal at El Vado Lake and 89 percent of normal for Santa Rosa Lake.

  • West Road to close Monday

    County officials announced that West Road will close from the County Ice Rink to Camp May Road beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.
    This portion of the road will be closed from
    9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately two weeks, not including the President’s Day holiday on Feb. 20. 
    The road is owned by the DOE. The closure is needed so that LANL roadwork crews can resume repairs for this section of the road, which was severely damaged after flooding as a result of the Las Conchas wildfire in June 2011. LANL has been coordinating work on the repairs with county pavement crews since last fall. They will be making repairs to the canyon’s stream bed and stabilizing the roadway slopes.