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Today's News

  • Sports Update: Wendelberger wins high jump at GSW

    Los Alamos’ Laura Wendelberger won the high jump competition at the Great Southwest Indoor Track and Field meet this weekend.
    Wendelberger finished the event clearing 5 feet, 1-3/4 inches to win the event.
    She was one of 10 competitors from Los Alamos taking part in the indoor meet.
    Along with the win in the high jump, Wendelberger also finished third in the 60-meter hurdles (10.28 seconds) and sixth in the long jump (15-4 ¼ feet).
    There were seven Hilltoppers who took part in the mile run, one of which was Jordan Parker, who also took part in the 800 meters. Jordan Ahlers competed in the triple jump.
    The results for Los Alamos athletes were as follows:

    Laura Wendelberger

  • Toppers cruise to win over Jaguars

    Heading into next week’s District 2-4A tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team’s playoff fate is still very much up in the air.
    The Hilltoppers made their best case Tuesday night, however, thumping the Capital Jaguars at home in their final regular season contest.
    Los Alamos held Capital to just two points in the first quarter and nine points in the first half as it rolled to a 51-25 victory at Griffith Gymnasium.
    The win put the Hilltoppers at 3-5 in District 2-4A play (12-14 overall) and might have helped it secure an at-large bid for the upcoming state playoffs. But even with the win, the Hilltoppers are hardly a lock to get in into the 16-team field.

  • VIDEO: Defiant Iran Loads Own Fuel Rods Into Reactor

    Iran says it has begun loading domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran research reactor. The official IRNA news agency said Pres. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inserted the first Iranian-made nuclear fuel rod into the reactor in north Tehran.

  • NM chile experts identify hottest pepper

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Experts at New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute have identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the new hottest pepper on the planet.

    The pepper was picked during a scientific study of super-hot chile varieties. It scored the highest, with more than 1.2 million Scoville Heat Units.

    The institute's director, Paul Bosland, says researchers wanted to establish the average heat levels for super-hot varieties. That's something that hadn't been scientifically set.

    Bosland and his partners looked at several breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world.

  • Obama Administration mulls historic nuclear weapons cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is weighing options for sharp new cuts to the U.S. nuclear force, including a reduction of up to 80 percent in the number of deployed weapons, The Associated Press has learned.

    Even the most modest option now under consideration would be an historic and politically bold disarmament step in a presidential election year, although the plan is in line with President Barack Obama's 2009 pledge to pursue the elimination of nuclear weapons.

  • Be There 02-14-12

    Wednesday
    Los Alamos High School alumni Abran Chavez and Robert Keyser are slated to discuss their careers as machinists with Los Alamos High School students, from 11:15-11:50 a.m. in the choir room. Both are employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and will address the students as part of the Ambassador Program, which is sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Community members are invited to attend, but must sign in at the main office. For more information, contact Maire O’Neill, program coordinator, at 663-2527.

  • Learning from stone

    Hundreds of stone calendars around the Southwest mark the seasons, but what do the markings mean and what do they predict?
    Hear a talk by Ron Barber on “Stone Calendars of the Southwest,” sponsored by the Los Alamos Mountaineers at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller Lodge.
    Barber will share some preliminary results of the Stone Calendar Project, a hobby that somehow got out of hand. Barber was born and raised in the oil fields in the wilds of South America.
    His parents hauled their kids through the mountains, deserts and jungles always in search of new adventures. Encountering indigenous cultures and ancient sites led to a long-term interest and curiosity about lost civilizations. He is an explorer by nature, an engineer by profession.

  • Athletes exhibit friendship skills

    Happy Valentine’s Day! This week, we look at asset number 33, interpersonal competence. This is when a young person demonstrates that he or she has empathy, sensitivity and friendship skills.
    I witnessed a beautiful example of this last weekend at the state district wrestling competition, but let me provide a little background.
    You know, we often recognize athletes when they succeed in their sport and are even more impressed by their ability to maintain good grades while doing it, but what about their character?

  • Police Beat 02-14-12

    Feb. 3

    12:26 p.m. — A roaming dog was captured and released to its owner at 119 Alhambra Drive in Los Alamos.

     Feb. 4

    8:40 a.m. — A roaming dog was captured and the owner was cited for having a roaming animal and not having tags at 3229 Walnut Street.
     
    1:35 p.m. — Matthew Ruybal was stopped for having an inoperative tail light and subsequently cited for no insurance, no registration and having an open container of alcohol. His passenger Kelley Henderson also was cited for having an open container of alcohol.

  • Federal court asked to review redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — Republicans asked a federal court on Monday to take over the job of drawing new districts for the state House of Representatives.
    GOP lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of several voters asking a federal court in Albuquerque to appoint a three judge panel to draw district boundaries for the 70-member House. The voters include two Albuquerque-area Republicans who intend to run for House seats once new districts are established.