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Today's News

  • Schedule for Oct. 18-23

    Monday
    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varisty, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Cross country: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

  • Wheel of Fortune try outs coming to Buffalo Thunder

    Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the area next weekend in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun.

    Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend.

    Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.

  • Baseball: Yankees rally in eighth to top Rangers

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A chopper by Brett Gardner with a headfirst slide into first base, and the New York Yankees were rallying again.

    "I stepped on his hand. So he was safe," Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson said.

    Gardner's infield single leading off the eighth inning ignited a five-run outburst against Wilson and four Texas relievers to push the Yankees to a 6-5 victory in Game 1 of the AL championship series Friday night.

    "All starts with a hustle play," manager Joe Girardi said.

  • Palestinians weighing alternatives to peace talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians will study alternatives to peace talks with Israel in the coming days, a top PLO official said Saturday, after Israel gave the green light to build 238 new houses for Jews on war-won land Palestinians seek for their state.

  • As Democrats' message lags, GOP awaits huge wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, Democrats fear their grip on the House may be gone, and Republicans are poised to celebrate big gains in the Senate and governors' mansions as well.

    Analysts in both parties say all major indicators tilt toward the Republicans. President Barack Obama's policies are widely unpopular. Congress, run by the Democrats, rates even lower. Fear and anger over unemployment and deep deficits are energizing conservative voters; liberals are demoralized.

  • Early in-person voting starts in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can go to early voting sites across the state to cast their ballots for governor as well as other state and local races.

    Early in-person voting starts Saturday and continues through Oct. 30.

    Mail-in absentee balloting began earlier this month, and voters have been able to go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

    Voters can find a list of early voting locations on the secretary of state's website, www.sos.state.nm.us

  • FORMER YOUTH MINISTER PLEADS IN CHILD PORN CASE

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former youth minister in Los Alamos has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of child pornography.

    Authorities said 58-year-old Matthew Nichols, formerly employed at Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, entered a plea agreement Friday before U.S. Magistrate Daniel Schneider.

    Nichols faces 15 to 40 years in prison at sentencing.

  • LA football upends Santa Fe Friday night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team came back from 14 points down in the second half to upset the visiting Santa Fe Demons.

    Hilltopper running back Mike Sanchez went 68 yards for a score late in the fourth quarter to give the Hilltoppers a 19-14 victory Friday at Sullivan Field. Sanchez broke out of a pack at the line of scrimmage, cut left and went down the left hash straight to the end zone.

    The win keeps the Hilltoppers (2-6 overall, 1-1 in 2AAAA) alive in their quest for a district title in Garett Williams’ first season as head coach.

  • Soccer: Teams wrapping up regular season, turn eye to upcoming postseason

    When it comes to seeding for the postseason Class AAAA soccer tournaments, the past several seasons have been more about juggling a place or two.
    Arguments over which teams should be No. 1, 2 or 3 have been far more common than which teams should be in the top four and which teams shouldn’t.
    However, with brackets scheduled to be released in just over one week, the 2010 postseason isn’t shaking out to be so cut-and-dried.

  • Hockey: NM prep play returns tonight

    The New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League will start play for the 2010-11 season tonight in Albuquerque.
    NMIIHL, which Los Alamos High School competes in, opens its season at Outpost Arena. Cibola will play the Albuquerque OutKast at 6 p.m. Saturday’s games include La Cueva at Eldorado, St. Pius X at Cibola and the OutKast at Sue Cleveland.
    Cleveland, a school in Rio Rancho, is the newest edition to the NMIIHL. With the addition of Cleveland, there are now 10 schools competing in the league.