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Today's News

  • Learning life’s lessons

    The months of December and January find us in the positive identity category of the assets framework.
    The category includes personal power, self esteem, sense of purpose and positive view of personal future.
    When I review the category, an old saying comes to mind, “pot calling kettle, pot calling kettle.”

  • LAM meeting slated for Wednesday

  • Wrestling: Hilltoppers struggle at Jaguar Invite

    SANTA FE – It comes as little surprise to the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team that there’s still plenty of work to do.
    Fortunately, there is still time to get where it wants to be come mid-February.
    Los Alamos’ wrestlers mostly took it on the chin at Friday’s Jaguar Invitational, hosted by one of the Hilltoppers’ district rivals, Capital High School. Los Alamos fell in five of its six first round contests and had just one grappler still alive in the championship bracket after round two.

  • Basketball: LA boys, girls finish eighth at Vigil Invite

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams went 0-3 in the Joe Armijo Invitational tournament this weekend, placing them eighth in the eight-team brackets.
    Following opening round losses Thursday, neither team could bounce back to pick up a victory in the very tough tournament, which is hosted annually by Albuquerque Academy. The tournament is so tough, in fact, that the No. 1 Class AAAA team in the state, Española Valley, was Los Alamos’ opponent in the seventh-place game Saturday after losing to both Denver Mullen and Hope Christian.

  • Hockey: Costello scores 5 as LA drops Santa Fe

    Jade Costello is quickly getting a reputation as the go-to closer of the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team.
    Los Alamos took on the Santa Fe Blue Jackets Friday night at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. In that contest, won 5-1 by Los Alamos, the Hilltoppers found lots of scoring opportunities and Costello, a newcomer, finished them off.
    Costello posted his second 5-goal performance of the season Friday, coming in back-to-back contests. Costello posted five goals the previous weekend against previously unbeaten Taos.

  • Newton wins Heisman in landslide

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy — as if there was any doubt.

    Whether he gets to keep it is still to be determined.

    Auburn's hulking quarterback brushed off an NCAA investigation of his recruitment as he did so many tacklers this season and captured college football's biggest individual award Saturday night in a landslide vote.

  • Blizzard socks Midwest with 20 inches of snow

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A powerful snowstorm socked the upper Midwest on Saturday with as much as 20 inches of snow, forcing authorities to close state roads across five states as heavy winds made for treacherous driving conditions.

    The snowstorm was expected to be followed by dangerous cold. North Dakota experienced wind chills of 20 degrees below zero, and the arctic air was expected to drop temperatures below zero by Sunday night throughout the Dakotas and in parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

  • Schedule for Dec. 13-18

    Tuesday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at DeVargas Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Wednesday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at DeVargas Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Thursday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at DeVargas Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Friday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday
    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Rattler Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.; LAMS at Santo Domingo Invite, 8 a.m.

  • OPEC ministers make no change in output

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — OPEC announced Saturday that it will not change oil output with prices just below $90 per barrel, comfortable inventories, and persisting global economic uncertainty.

    The 12-member cartel's decision was based on its projection that demand for crude would grow more slowly in 2011 than it did this year.

    In a statement, the ministers cited "the challenging risks to the fragile global economic recovery" including "fears of a second banking crisis in Europe" as the rationale for their decision.

  • Obama: Tax cut deal not perfect, but worth passage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama calls his tax-cut agreement with Republicans far from perfect but a good deal overall for Americans, while acknowledging that many fellow Democrats aren't happy about what he negotiated with the GOP.

    Pressing for passage by year's end, he told lawmakers in his radio and Internet address Saturday that "our recovery will be strengthened or weakened based on the choice that now rests with Congress."