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Today's News

  • Football: LA honors its top performers of '10

    Following the conclusion of the 2010 football, the Gridiron Booster Club recognized the 2010 Hilltopper football teams for their efforts on and off the field.
    “This is about honoring these young men,” said head coach Garett Williams. “That’s what we’re celebrating tonight, their commitment. Hopefully they’re learning something every time they step out on the field.”
    In all, 39 varisty awards were presented throughout the evening both offensively and defensively.

  • Ski report 01-28-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 50 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    16-inch base of variable conditions. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Basketball: Little movement in new 4A polls

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

    Girls, Class 4A

        Team        Total pts.      Pvs.

    1. Roswell (8)        141    1
    2. Kirtland Cent. (6)    135    2

  • Murray makes Australian finale

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray will get another chance to end a near 75-year winless streak for British men in Grand Slam singles tournaments after beating Spain’s David Ferrer 4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-1, 7-6 (2) Friday to reach the Australian Open final.
    The semifinal win put Murray into Sunday’s final against Novak Djokovic of Serbia, the 2008 champion who holds a 4-3 edge in head-to-head matches. However, Murray has won the last three.

  • Update 01-28-11

    Race will support breast cancer research

    The first Run for Her Life 5K and 10K runs will be held March 20.
    The races will start at the Mesa Trailhead near East Park. Racing starts at 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several locations around the county and online at www.atomicrunners.com.
    Proceeds from the race will go to benefit breast cancer research. For more information, call 672-1639.

    Baseball field work party set for Saturday

  • State News at a Glance 01-28-11

    Teacher allegedly beats students

    GRANTS – Grants police said a high school teacher has been arrested after he allegedly beat two of his children with a stick inside a locker room at Grants High School.
    KRQE-TV reports police arrested Armando Melendez, 27, Thursday and booked him on two counts of child abuse and one count of tampering with evidence.
    An arrest warrant said the 8-year old boys were playing basketball in the high school gym after school hours last week.

  • Martinez nominates tourism secretary

    Gov. Susana Martinez is nominating a Taos native and PepsiCo marketing executive to run the New Mexico Tourism Department.
    Martinez announced on Thursday the appointment of Monique Jacobson as the department’s cabinet secretary. Jacobson’s nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.
    The governor’s office said Jacobson’s family helped pioneer the tourism industry in the Taos Ski Valley.

  • Governor disappointed in lawmakers' spending habits

    SANTA FE — Republican Gov. Susana Martinez spared the Legislature the sting of a veto, but she chided lawmakers on Thursday for their spending habits.
    The governor signed a bill providing nearly $25 million for operations of the Legislature, but said she was disappointed with increases in the measure.
    “I would have liked to have seen some additional fiscal restraint on the part of the Legislature,” Martinez said in an “executive message” delivered to lawmakers.

  • LAFD fire calls

    During the month of December, the Los Alamos Fire Department, seen here responding to a medical call, also responded to four fires, 84 emergency medical calls, four vehicle crashes, one high-angle rescue and 51 other calls for assistance.

  • LAPS mulls closing of Chamisa

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for a way to tighten its belt without reducing the quality of education or reducing teaching positions, but as the school board has found, that this is no easy task.