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Today's News

  • Toppers pick up win in opener against Belen, 9-5

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team earned a win in its 2012 season opener Tuesday afternoon.

    The Hilltoppers pushed five runs across in the top of the sixth inning to come back from a 5-4 deficit. Starting pitcher Rachel Anaya pitched around trouble in both the bottom of the sixth and bottom of the seventh to secure a 9-5 win against the Belen Eagles.

    The Hilltoppers fell behind at Belen after five innings. The Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead, but the Hilltoppers strung together several singles to manufacture those five runs.

    Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said he was happy to get a road win to kick off the season, particularly before the team heads to the very tough Piedra Vista Invitational this weekend.

  • Topes Notes 02-29-12

    Singing auditions are March 10

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will hold their annual National Anthem auditions March 10.
    The auditions take place at Isotopes Park’s Club Level Lounge from 9 a.m.-noon.
    Those wishing to audition need to fill out a pre-registration form. Forms can be found at www.abqisotopes.com. The audition is being limited to the first 50 performers who pre-register.
    Those who are selected at the audition will perform at an Isotopes’ game during the 2012 season.

    Vote for field in need of makeover

  • Sports Update 02-29-12

    Sr. Olympics registration opening

    Registration for the Los Alamos Senior Olympic Games will be open throughout the month of March.
    All interested men and women aged 50-plus may take part in the local Senior Olympic Games. There are 23 different traditional and non-traditional competitions to choose from.
    Interested participants can register at the Family YMCA of Los Alamos. Price for participation is $20.
    For more information, contact Senior Olympics coordinator Ann ReVelle at 662-3526 or at laseniorolympics@yahoo.com.

    LA Chamber golf tourney is May 11 at Black Mesa course

  • Storms kill 13, damage Branson theater district--VIDEO EXTRAS

    HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Twisters roared through the nation's heartland in the early morning darkness Wednesday, flattening entire blocks of homes in small-town Illinois and Kansas and killing at least nine people.

    Winds also ripped through the country music mecca of Branson, Mo., damaging some of the city's famous theaters just days before the start of the busy tourist season.

    In Harrisburg, a town of 9,000 in southern Illinois, residents sorted through piles of debris and remembered their dead while the winds still howled around them.

  • Board probes safety of Sandia's nuclear reactor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal oversight board on Tuesday questioned the safety of a nuclear reactor at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, saying a recent review showed safety systems might be inadequate to protect workers and the community from releases of radioactivity.

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said it found weaknesses in those systems as well as sporadic instances of uncontrolled rod motion in the reactor.

    The conditions raise concerns about a potential meltdown, according to Dave McCoy, executive director of the watchdog group Citizen Action New Mexico.

    "When you're talking about uncontrolled rod motion, that's time you start thinking about meltdowns," McCoy said.

  • VIDEO: Romney Sweeps to Double GOP Primary Victory

    Mitt Romney scored a hard-won, home state triumph in Michigan and powered to victory in Arizona Tuesday night, gaining a two-state primary sweep over Rick Santorum and precious momentum in the Republican presidential race.

  • VIDEO: Deer Runs Over 11-year-old Georgia Girl

    Surveillance video from a convenience store in Dacula, Georgia captured a harrowing experience for an 11-year-old girl, when a deer came crashing through the doors and into her.

  • VIDEO: Death Toll Rises to 3 in Ohio School Shooting

    The death toll rose to three Tuesday in the shooting rampage in an Ohio high school cafeteria as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set the teenage gunman off.

  • Y offers free My CD workshop

    Are you an adult with an on-going health condition? The Family YMCA is offering a FREE MyCD (Manage Your Chronic Disease) Workshop. People with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, or other chronic health condition can learn how a MyCD Workshop can help take charge of their lives.
    Attendees will get the support they need, find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, learn better ways to talk with their doctors and family about their health, set their own goals and make a step-by-step plan to improve their health — and lives.

  • Adults provide a different asset lesson

    This week we take a break from our regular asset-building moment to talk about asset building in adults.
    That’s right, you can build assets at any age.
    One of the reasons I wanted the assets work to fall under the Chamber of Commerce, was to have the ability to work with businesses.
    Businesses can build relationships with their customers and clients, resulting in lifelong bonds.
    Last week, two businesses soared into the asset-building realm by offering their hospitality under odd circumstances, while maintaining confidentiality.
    Illinois resident, Timothy Harris, conspired with local do-gooder, Deb Snow to pull off a surprise proposal to his girlfriend, Chamisa fifth grade teacher, Valerie Adams.