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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: LA comes up just short in OT battle

    Thomas Russell’s steal late in the second overtime period might have been the play of the game.
    Thomas Russell’s right leg, however, decided to give up on him at the most inopportune moment.
    With the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team leading by one point with under a minute to play in the second overtime period, Russell stepped in front of a Santa Fe Demon pass about 12 feet from the timeline. Russell had a lane to the basket for, at worst, a trip to the foul line, but got a cramp in his right leg just as he started his shooting cycle.

  • Blizzard roars through US's snow-weary midsection

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the nation's midsection on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.

    As the system barreled through the Plains toward the Deep South, it blanketed parts of northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas under a new layer of snow.

  • Strikes erupt as Egypt protesters defy VP warnings

    CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of state workers and impoverished Egyptians launched strikes and protests around the country on Thursday over their economic woes as anti-government activists sought to expand their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak despite warnings from the vice president that protests won't be tolerated much longer.

  • Women's basketball: Cowboys bury 3s, Lobos

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Aubrey Vandiver finished with 28 points and 10 rebounds and Wyoming defeated New Mexico 78-65 Tuesday night.

    Jade Kennedy added 23 points and Hillary Carlson had 15 for the Cowgirls (18-5, 8-2 Mountain West), who hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and pulled away in the second half when they shot 64.3 percent.

  • Bernanke encouraged by sharp drop in unemployment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress on Wednesday that the sharp drop in unemployment over the last two months is encouraging but cautioned that it will take several years for hiring to return to normal.

    In prepared testimony before the House Budget Committee, Bernanke also warned that failing to forge a plan to reduce the government's $1 trillion-plus deficits over the long term could eventually hurt the economy.

  • At CIA, grave mistakes, then promotions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.

    But he was the wrong guy.

  • Northern New Mexico road conditions are hazardous

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Road conditions in northern New Mexico are icy and snow packed after a winter storm rolled in.

    The transportation department says Interstate 25 north and southbound from Las Vegas to the Colorado border is icy and snow packed.

    Road crews are plowing, salting and laying down cinders. Motorists should reduce speed and use caution.

    Blowing snow is also reported on I-25 in the Raton area.

  • 3,800 permits backlogged

    Irony seemed to be a guest last week along with Harrison Schmitt, who appeared before the Senate Finance Committee.
    The designated Secretary of the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department talked about the department’s budget needs and commented on the energy industry on the same icy day that thousands of people were losing their natural gas service.
    I was there to see what he knew about New Mexico’s energy industries. The former astronaut has, after all, been absent from the state for decades.

  • Community annoucements 02-08-11

    Barranca students
    need funds
    Students at Barranca Elementary are collecting funds to help fix their basketball court and build a new court. Monetary donations may be made to help fund the project, or bricks may be purchased for $100. Those who purchase bricks may have their names engraved on them. Mail donations to Mrs. McGrane’s 6th Grade Class, Barranca Elementary, 57 Loma Del Escolar, Los Alamos, NM 87544, or contact McGrane at n.mcgrane@laschools.net, for more information.

    Tables available for fair

  • Be There 02-08-11

    Thursday
     Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt and former teacher Kelly Myers will present the findings of almost a year-long effort on a long range planning report during the monthly League of Women Voters Lunch with a Leader meeting. The meeting will be from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill. RSVP to League President Barbara Calef, 662-3825 or bfcalef@yahoo.com by Feb. 9.

    A Love Stinks party for teens ages 13-18 will be from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.