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Today's News

  • Wyoming looking for second NM Bowl title

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming completed the majority of its game preparations before traveling to Albuquerque on Wednesday for the New Mexico Bowl, where the Cowboys will face Temple, coach Dave Christensen said.
    “We’re focused in and ready to go,” Christensen said, adding that he was pleased with the four practices held in Laramie since last week.
    The New Mexico Bowl is noon Saturday at University Stadium. It’s Wyoming’s second New Mexico Bowl appearance in three years. The Cowboys beat Fresno State 35-28 in double OT  in 2009.
    Both teams enter with 8-4 records, and Wyoming is looking for its first nine-win season since 1996.

  • State Notes 12-15-11

    Aggies open their homestand with win over Western

    LAS CRUCES — The New Mexico State University men’s basketball team opened a five-game home stand with a 92-65 win over Western New Mexico Wednesday night.
    The Aggies (6-4), who had dropped four of five contests heading into their game against Division-II Western, put four players in double figures. Senior guard Hernst Laroche and senior forward Wendell McKines paced NMSU with 18 points each.
    Laroche not only had a season-high scoring performance but also a season-best five steals.

  • Storms give Pajarito a push to open

    Ski season is finally here, and for skiers and for Pajarito Mountain alike, it comes just in time.
    Pajarito will open for the season Saturday, thanks to a pair of snowstorms that dropped more than a foot of snow Monday and Tuesday.
    There is still plenty of work to do, said Pajarito general manager Tom Long, prior to the opening, set for 9 a.m.
    “We’re still grooming the mountain,” Long said. “We’re getting the mountain dressed up, we’re getting the ramps for the unloading areas on the lifts. We’re putting up signs for the patrol area…just getting all that ready for Saturday.”

  • Sports Update 12-15-11

    Volleyball league starting up

    The Family YMCA of Los Alamos is currently accepting registrations for its adult coed volleyball league.
    League matches are played on a men’s height net (7 feet, 11 inches). Recreation and competitive divisions are planned, but at least four competitive teams are needed.
    Play is scheduled for Sundays at the YMCA gym starting at 11 a.m.
    The season is scheduled from Jan. 22-March 25 and ends in a tournament.
    Price for participation is $180 per team for YMCA members, $210 for nonmembers. There is a maximum of 10 players per team.
    For more information, call the YMCA at 662-3100 or visit www.laymca.org.

  • LA girls, boys shut out of hoops top 10

    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.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Kirtland Central (4)  104    1
    2. Grants (3)               102    3
    3. Gallup (4)                 95    2
    4. Roswell (1)               86    4

  • Best Sellers 12-15-11

    The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Top 10 Singles 12-15-11

    1. We Found Love, Rihanna

    2. Sexy and I Know It, LMFAO

    3. It Will Rain, Bruno Mars
    4. Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5

    5. Good Feeling, Flo Rida

    6. Someone Like You, Adele

    7. Without You, David Guetta
    8. Ni**as in Paris, Jay Z and Kanye West
    9. The One That Got Away, Katy Perry
    10. Stereo Hearts, Gym Class Heroes

  • Out and About 12-15-11

    Art openings

    Artist Ed Samuels will show new paintings at his gallery in Santa Fe from Friday-Jan. 13. The gallery is located at 924 Paseo de Peralta. The opening reception will be from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 16. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call the gallery at 986-3968 or visit pumasantafe.com.

    Comedy

    The Route 66 Casino present Paul Rodriguez at 8 p.m. Jan 14 at Legends Theater. Tickets go on sale Nov. 21 at startickets.com.

    Gabriel Iglesias will perform at 7 p.m. Jan 27 at the Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Ticket information is available at livenation.com.

  • Movie audiences shrink below post-Sept. 11 level

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s holidays are off to a dreadful start: Fewer people went to the movies the last two weekends than during the box-office hush that followed the Sept. 11 attacks 10 years ago.
    Domestic revenues tumbled to a 2011 low of about $77 million this weekend, when the star-filled, holiday-themed romance “New Year’s Eve” debuted at No. 1 with a weak $13.7 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    It’s the worst weekend in more than three years, since the weekend after Labor Day in 2008, when revenues amounted to $67.6 million, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com. And it comes after an $81 million total a week earlier that had been this year’s previous low.

  • ‘Billy the Kid’ explores Hispanic link

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — His mythical exploits and jail escapes made this son of Irish immigrants one of the nation’s most famous Old West outlaws. Yet fewer know that the man widely known as Billy the Kid was a central figure in a violent, Irish-English land war in New Mexico, and was beloved by Mexican-American ranchers who felt discriminated against by racist white bankers and land thieves.
    And the Kid’s end came only after he refused to abandon his Mexican-American teen girlfriend.