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Today's News

  • Sports Schedule, Dec. 5-10

    Monday

    Girls basketball: Pojoaque at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: Belen at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: St. Pius at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.; varsity,  5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Sandia at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 1 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Mayfield at Albuquerque Academy Invite, 2:45 p.m.

    Friday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy Invite, TBA.

  • Moore, Broncos rout Lobos in finale, 45-0

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Kellen Moore threw three touchdowns in the final home game of his brilliant career and Doug Martin ran for two more as No. 9 Boise State rolled over New Mexico 45-0 Saturday.
    Moore, the winningest starting quarterback in college football history, was nearly flawless and the Broncos’ defense had no problem bottling up the punchless Lobos.
    The victory gives the Broncos (11-1, 6-1) their second straight season with a single loss and looks to clear the way for another trip to the MAACO Bowl in Las Vegas, where they dismantled No. 20 Utah a year ago 26-3.
    Boise State’s only loss came Nov. 12 against TCU.
    But Saturday was clearly a landmark day for Moore.

  • Highlights of New Mexico’s 100 years of statehood

    What were the most important events of New Mexico’s first 100 years of statehood?
    Mine appear below.
    The State Department of Cultural Affairs has a list, available in poster form.
    The New Mexico Blue Book has a list available from the Secretary of State’s Office.
    1912 - Any such list must beginning with Jan. 6 when President William Howard Taft signed the statehood proclamation and Gov. William C. McDonald, a Democrat, is elected to office.
    1916 - Pancho Villa_s troops raid Columbus, NM. A massive Punative Expedition into Mexico, headed by Gen. Black Jack Pershing, ensued. It involved the first tactical use of aircraft. A state park museum in Columbus tells a good story.

  • It’s not just the lava

    Mt. Rainier in my native Washington State is a stunning site. It’s a beautiful mountain, covered in snow and ice in both winter and summer.
    At over 14,000 feet, its summit is worthy of respect from even serious hikers. There’s no wonder it’s a National Park.
    Like most all of the other beautiful peaks in the Cascades, Mt. Rainier is also a deadly volcano. It hasn’t erupted since 1894, but that’s not long ago to a geologist – we are sure it’s only sleeping and will be heard from again.

  • Christmas Burst reveals neutron star collision

    A strangely powerful, long-lasting gamma-ray burst on Christmas Day, 2010 has finally been analyzed to the satisfaction of a multinational research team.
    Called the Christmas Burst, GRB 101225A was freakishly lengthy and it produced radiation at unusually varying wavelengths.
    But by matching the data with a model developed in 1998, the team was able to characterize the star explosion as a neutron star spiraling into the heart of its companion star.
    The paper, “The unusual gamma-ray burst GRB 101225A from a helium star/neutron star merger at redshift 0.33,” appears in Friday’s issue of the journal Nature.  

  • State Briefs 12-04-11

    Two men trying to help woman stabbed, One dies

    POJOAQUE — Authorities in Santa Fe County say two men who tried to intervene in a domestic dispute were stabbed by a man who was later captured.
    County sheriff’s officials say 21-year-old Victoriano Gonzales of Santa Fe was stabbed in the neck and died after trying to stop the dispute on Friday night. Another man also was stabbed but is expected to survive.
    Sheriff Robert Garcia says the two men were at a trailer park in Pojoaque (poh-WAH’-kay) when they witnessed the domestic dispute. The woman told deputies she was being assaulted by 31-year-old Adrian Gonzales.

  • Wedding: McDonald-McCloskey

    Dennis and Susan McCloskey of  Los Alamos are happy to announce the wedding of their son Michael. Michael and Mariah McDonald of Albuquerque were married this fall at Lake Tahoe, Nev. Ceremony and reception were held at the Cal/Neva resort, lakeside at sunset.
    Michael’s best man was Robert McAtee. His groomsmen were Nathan Sandoval, Jason Rothrock, Dr. Brett Kothe, Colin Ford, Michael Sheffield and Cody Martin.  
    Mariah and Michael are 2006 graduates of NMSU.  Mariah is a recreation facility manager for the town of Truckee-Donner, Calif. Michael is a PGA golf professional and marketing assistant for the Championship Golf Course in Incline Village-Tahoe, Nev. The couple live in Incline Village.

  • Charting a path to the Top 100 schools

    Los Alamos Public Schools will host a Strategic Planning Retreat from 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 10 at Fuller Lodge. The purpose of the retreat is to provide an update on the progress made in charting a path to the top 100 schools as the district builds upon these plans. Students, staff and the community are invited to participate in this conversation.
    For the past six months, members of the school staff, community, business leaders and representatives from area universities have engaged in a conversation about the path that the could be taken to improve the quality of the schools. Charting a pathway to do even better will be the focus of the Fuller Lodge retreat.
    School Board President Melanie McKinley will open the retreat with a formal welcome.

  • NCRTD honors Wismer

    North Central Regional Transit District chair Rosemary Romero makes a presentation to honor board member Mike Wismer, also a Los Alamos County Councilor, Friday at Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino. Wismer announced last month he was relinquishing his NCRTD board duties and he will be replaced by councilor Geoff Rodgers.

  • Update 12-04-11

    Historic meeting

    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Curtis Room.

    County Council

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at council chambers in the Community Building.

    Court closed

    The Magistrate Court will close Dec. 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 for computer training for the judge and staff. Anyone who has court business may come to the court before or after those closing dates.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m., Dec. 13 at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Parks and Rec