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Today's News

  • America's Challenge pilots to pay tribute to missing balloonists

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The America's Challenge gas balloon race will pay tribute to two balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The deputy director of the race, Kevin Knapp, says pilots are being asked to hang two chile ristras from their balloons, which are to lift off Wednesday evening from Albuquerque.

    One ristra will pay tribute to Richard Abruzzo of Albuquerque, while the other, with a pink ribbon, will pay tribute to Carol Rymer Davis of Denver.

  • NM voters can start to cast absentee ballots

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Election Day is four weeks away but New Mexicans can start voting with absentee ballots.

    County clerks can start mailing out absentee ballots on Tuesday to those who have requested them.

    Voters also can go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

    Early in-person voting at other polling locations will start Oct. 16 and run through Oct. 30.

  • OFFICIALS PLAN AUTOPSY IN BABY'S DEATH

    An autopsy has been scheduled Tuesday morning for Grey Vigil, who died Monday. Law enforcement officials are seeking to pinpoint an exact cause of death for the infant boy that was born Friday, Sept. 24, at a Los Alamos residence, and was then reportedly kept concealed in a closet for three days, according to a source with the Los Alamos Police Department.

  • 'Let Me In' fails to score at the box office

    The movie, "Let Me In" filmed in and around Los Alamos opened at theaters across the country this past weekend. Based on initial reports, the production had a lackluster opening.

  • Search for missing balloonists officially concludes

    ROME (AP) — The Italian coast guard said Monday that it had called off the search for a pair of American balloonists who disappeared last week in the Adriatic Sea.

    The search was called off at 3:30 p.m. (1330 GMT) after a final attempt to locate Richard Abruzzo, of Albuquerque, N.M., and Carol Rymer Davis, of Denver, had failed, said coast guard spokesman Lt. Massimo Maccheroni.

    Maccheroni said that a robotic vehicle scanned the seabed of the Adriatic for any remains.

  • Jemez Pueblo man accused of gruesome murder

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old Jemez Pueblo man is facing a murder charge in the gruesome stabbing death of a fellow tribal member.

    Federal prosecutors have accused Lucas Toledo of killing 21-year-old Matthew Panana in the early hours of Sept. 29 outside his home on the Jemez reservation after Panana repeated knocked on his window while he tried to sleep.

  • Los Alamos man pleads not guilty to murder in California

    A 21-year-old Los Alamos man attending Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Calif., is facing murder charges.

    James Torrey Hill was arrested Wednesday at his Monterey apartment after allegedly stabbing Matthew Finnigan, 26, at least once in the upper torso.

    Finnigan was flown by helicopter to a San Jose hospital about 2 a.m. and died a few hours later.

    Hill was arraigned and pleaded not guilty in Superior Court after the Public Defender’s Office was assigned to represent him.

  • State Department issues travel alert for European destinations

    The U.S. State Department Sunday morning issued the following travel alert for citizens bound for European destinations:

    The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe.  Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks.  European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

  • Schedule for Oct. 4-9

    Monday

    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

    Football: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at St. Michael’s, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Grants Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

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

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 6 p.m.

  • Football: LA knocked off by Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team took another one on the chin Saturday in its final nondistrict contest of the season.
    Facing its fourth ranked opponent in five weeks, the Hilltoppers were thumped on the road at Albuquerque Academy. The Hilltoppers tried to hang with the Academy Chargers, a Class AAA team, early on, scoring a touchdown to cut a 14-0 Charger lead in half, but the Chargers would go on to score five unanswered touchdowns to win 49-7 at Richard Harper Memorial Stadium.