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Today's News

  • Basketball Roundup 03-07-12

    Girls Class 4A: Grants’ offense comes up big in win over Artesia

    All of the top four seeds in the Class 4A girls basketball state tournament made it through to Thursday’s semifinal round.
    Top-seeded Grants dropped in a whopping 81 points as it knocked off eighth-seeded Artesia Tuesday afternoon at The Pit. Grants, which defeated Los Alamos in last weekend’s opening round, has a tall order in Thursday’s semifinal, however, when it takes on 18-time state champ Kirtland Central.
    The Grants-Kirtland Central contest is set for 1:15 p.m. in The Pit. The other semifinal matches No. 2 seed Roswell against No. 3 seed Piedra Vista. That game is set for 9:45 a.m.

  • Toppers drop both ends of doubleheader against Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team dropped both ends of its doubleheader on the road Tuesday.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a very tough Los Lunas Tigers squad, was beaten in six innings in the opener, 13-3, then was nipped in the second game, 5-4.
    Los Alamos actually led 2-0 early in the first game. The contest was close until the bottom of the fifth when Los Lunas erupted for six runs to take control.

  • VIDEO: Special Forces Soldier Dies Trying to Save Kids

    A Special Forces soldier died in North Carolina, after he rushed into a burning home to save his two young daughters. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

  • VIDEO: Colts, Manning Breaking Up

    The Peyton era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report by ESPN. Citing anonymous sources, the sports network says the Colts organization plans to hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce the decision.

  • Romney, Santorum share Super Tuesday momentum--Video Extra

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are trying to make the most of a mixed Super Tuesday, each claiming a measure of victory but unable to settle the most tumultuous race for the GOP presidential nomination in decades.

    Romney narrowly won in pivotal Ohio, seized a home-state victory in Massachusetts, triumphed in Idaho, Vermont and Alaska, and won easily in Virginia — where neither Santorum nor Newt Gingrich was on the ballot.

    Romney was forced to share the attention with Santorum, who won contests in Oklahoma, Tennessee and North Dakota.

  • Winter Storm Warning Through Noon Today

    A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MST TODAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... STORM TOTALS REACHING TWO TO FIVE INCHES OVER THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS AND EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS. THREE TO SIX INCHES FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS BELOW 7500 FEET WITH SIX TO TWELVE INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE AND INTENSITY LATE THIS MORNING AND INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

    * WINDS... WIDESPREAD SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... HAZARDOUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE MORNING. SNOW WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW 1 MILE AT TIMES.

  • Celebrating Seuss

    Last week Librarian Beverly Baker invited some readers to Chamisa Elementary to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Suess. Here, School Board President Melanie McKinley reads her favorite Suess book, “And to Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street,” to Becky Sims’ kindergarten class.

  • Focusing on positive values

    After our asset interlude into adult skill building, we’re back and focusing on positive values.
    This asset category looks at asset numbers 26-31, and begins with caring. The focus is young people placing high value on helping others. This is an easy one, and we see many ways for it to happen.
    This month, several locations will assist with the annual Assets In Action, March on Hunger.
    The program collects non-perishable food, with a preference for individually wrapped items that are easy to consume for lunch.
    A large number of students regularly don’t have lunch and Assets hopes to assist with having things for staff members to offer during such a time.

  • Be There 03-06-12

    Wednesday
    The Los Alamos Arts Council presents “Brass Ensembles,” at the Brown Bag event at noon at Fuller Lodge. The event is free.

    Every Wednesday beginning March 7, PEEC offers a four-session Wild Wednesday Workshop titled, “What Would Indiana Jones Do? An introduction to Archaeology,” for kids in first through sixth grade. Compare the atlatl-atlatl and spear, excavate for treasures and learn about ancient peoples of the Pajarito Plateau. Class meets from 1-3 p.m. at 3540 Orange St. and is $70 or $62 for members. Register in advance at PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460 or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.

  • Police Beat 03-06-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.
    Feb. 22

    8:09 a.m. — A 51-year-old Los Alamos individual reported criminal damage to Herman’s Automotive at 51 Rover Blvd. valued at less than $1,000.

    11:06 a.m. — A 38-year-old male, Los Alamos, reported criminal damage to property at First United Methodist Church at 715 Diamond Dr. valued at less than $1,000.

    12:41 p.m. — A 66-year-old male, Santa Fe, reported that he had been robbed at Los Alamos High School.