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  • Sports Update 01-26-12

    Ice rink will be closed

    Los Alamos County Ice Rink will be closed from 1-2:15 p.m. Saturday. The rink will host a private function during that time.
    The rink will reopen to the public starting at 2:30 p.m.
    For more information, call 662-4500.

    Free throw contest is set for Saturday

    The Knights of Columbus will host its annual Youth Free Throw Championship Saturday.
    The contest is free to boys and girls ages 10-14. The local competition will be from 1-3 p.m. at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Registration and parental consent is required. Registration is on-site and will start at 12:30 p.m.
    For more information, call Roger Anaya at 670-6717.

    Fencing club starts new class at YMCA

  • Gordon leads UNM to big road victory

    ALBUQUERQUE — Drew Gordon had 13 points and 14 rebounds and New Mexico clamped down defensively Wednesday night to defeat Colorado State 85-52.
    Gordon, who posted his 11th game with double figures in points and rebounds, also contributed three assists, three blocks and two steals to help the Lobos (16-4, 2-2 Mountain West) recover from losses to conference rivals No. 13 San Diego State and No. 12 UNLV.
    Will Bell, Wes Elkmeier and Dorian Green each scored 11 points for the Rams (13-6, 2-2) in losing a second straight conference road game by double digits.
    New Mexico, which never trailed, shot 58 percent in the first half in building a 47-29 lead. They finished the night at 52 percent.

  • Grants takes over top 4A girls position

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls basketball coaches’ polls. Weekly polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Basketball, Class 4A Girls

        Team             Total pts.    Previous

    1. Grants (10)            152    2
    2. Kirtland Central (6) 148    1
    3. Gallup                    119    3

  • Hilltoppers struggle in third quarter

    For one half, the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls basketball team was able to hang with its arch-rival.
    But in the third quarter of Wednesday’s game, Española Valley’s Sundevils held the Hilltoppers to a lone field goal to pull away and eventually win a critical District 2-4A contest.
    Los Alamos went just 1-for-9 from the floor in that third quarter and turned the ball over five times. Meanwhile, Española Valley’s Lauren Quintana and Cassie Trujillo combined for nine of the team’s 15 third quarter points as the Sundevils took a 52-35 decision at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win gave the Sundevils sole possession of second place in the 2-4A standings with five regular season district contests remaining.

  • New-home purchases fall, 2011 worst ever for sales

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people bought new homes in December, making 2011 the worst sales year on record.

    The Commerce Department said Thursday new-home sales fell last month to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 307,000. The pace is less than half the 700,000 that economists say must be sold in a healthy economy.

    About 302,000 homes were sold last year. That's less than the 323,000 sold in 2010, making 2011 the worst year on records dating back to 1963.

    The median sales prices for new homes dropped in December to $210,300. Builders continued to slash price to stay competitive.

  • Raw Video: Tense Exchange Between Obama, Brewer

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer came to greet President Barack Obama upon his arrival outside Phoenix Wednesday. What she got was a critique of how he is depicted in her book. The two leaders could be seen engaged in an intense conversation.

  • VIDEO: Severe Storms Drench Texas, Spawn Tornadoes

    Heavy rain and powerful winds spawned several tornadoes that swept across Texas Wednesday, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads. However, the state still faces a historic drought.

  • Community Announcements 01-25-12

    Donations accepted

    The Reading Program at Barranca Mesa Elementary is accepting donations of gently used children’s books and chapter books. Leave books in the school office for Julie Collins or Elizabeth Watson.

    Pet supplies needed

    A pet supply drive is underway to benefit a Los Alamos Middle School project. If you have donations of any type of pet supplies, they can be dropped off at KRSN AM 1490, The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Betty Ehart Senior Center and the White Rock Senior Center after Jan. 1. Collars and leashes are in demand, but any items are appreciated. Call 672-4089 for more information.

    Work party

  • Be There 01-25-12

    Today
    Practicioners Dr. Bobbie Hall, Dr. Merry McIntyre and Michelle Harkey welcome the community to an Open House for a Ribbon Cutting celebration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at 464 Central Avenue, Suite 5. Enjoy some light refreshments and the ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes, too.

    Thursday
    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will host a barbecue brisket dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Posse Shack on North Mesa. The cost is $10 per person and includes servings of barbecue brisket, potato salad, vegetable, roll, drink and dessert. For more information about the dinner, email b.painter@laschools.net, thesaegers1@msn.com, or
    call 412-2581.

  • Daffodil sale to benefit hospice

    The Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice Program is having their annual “Daffodils for Hospice” sale.
    Proceeds from the sale support the Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service Hospice program serving terminally ill individuals in Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County and parts of Northern Santa Fe County.
    Daffodil pre-orders are being taken now through March 2. A vase of daffodils with 20 stems may be ordered for $15; a vase with 10 stems costs $10 or a single bunch (10 stems) may be purchased for $5.  
    Delivery is free with a minimum of two bunches, or one vase, to a single address.  Flowers will be delivered March 10 or may be picked up at the VNS office (116 Central Park Square) between 3-5:30 p.m. March 8 or all day March 9.