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Today's News

  • LANL to hold public briefing Monday

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  • NCAA basketball: Saint Mary's stuns Villanova to advance

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Omar Samhan was an unstoppable Gael force.

    His career isn't over yet — and neither is Saint Mary's NCAA tournament run as the Gaels are improbably headed to the round of 16.

    Samhan played the game of his career on basketball's biggest stage, finishing with 32 points and seven rebounds to lead 10th-seeded Saint Mary's past Villanova 75-68 on Saturday and on to Houston for the South Regional's Sweet 16.

  • Boys golf: Toppers start spring half of their season at Bernalillo

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team will open its spring season Monday in a tournament hosted by District 2AAAA foe Bernalillo.

    Los Alamos has six scheduled events for the spring season, including its home invitational slated for April 19.

    The Hilltoppers, who finished second at the 2AAAA tournament and failed to qualify for the Class AAAA state championship tournament in 2009, are still in need of three qualifying legs for state heading into their spring slate.

  • Softball: LA wins 1 out of 4 games at Farmington this weekend

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team went 1-3 at the very tough Farmington Softball Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos lost twice to the Kirtland Central Broncos at the tournament, in its opening and concluding games of the tournament. It also fell to Farmington, the No. 2-ranked team in Class AAAA, but topped Shiprock in its second game late Friday afternoon.

    To open the tournament Friday, the Hilltoppers fell by one run to Kirtland Central, but bounced back to win their second game Friday, topping the Shiprock Chieftains 18-7.

  • Schedule for March 22-27

    Monday

    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Bernalillo Invite, 9 a.m.

    Tuesday

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Pojoaque, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Softball: West Las Vegas at Los Alamos, JV, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Thursday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, boys and girls JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Friday

    Girls tennis: Los Alamos at Quail Ridge Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos JV Invite, TBA.

    Saturday

    Track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

  • Apple Hill String Quartet to bring chamber music to Los Alamos

    This month, the guitar is being substituted for other string instruments during the Guitars and Gateaux concert series. Los Alamos Arts Council may be presenting a different sound, but the organization is keeping it all within the Guitars and Gateaux family. The event, which is called Strings and Gateaux, will feature desserts and music starting at 7 p.m. March 25 at Fuller Lodge.

    The show will feature the Apple Hill String Quartet, a group of artists-in-residence from the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music located in Nelson, N.H.

  • STORM WARNING: Winter's icy grip struggles to hang on even as Spring approaches

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory Friday morning:

    WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT SATURDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 3 TO 6 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 6 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

  • Land commissioner files to run for PRC

    SANTA FE — Land Commissioner Pat Lyons was among a crowded field of candidates to file Tuesday for seats on New Mexico’s utility regulatory agency.

    Lyons, who can’t run again because of term limits, is seeking the GOP nomination for the District 2 position on the Public Regulation Commission. The district covers much of eastern and southeastern New Mexico. Also running for the GOP nomination is Robert Corn, a retired magistrate and former state legislator from Roswell.

  • Labor pool study begins

    The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation is undertaking a labor supply study for the Los Alamos area. The overall effort will focus on continuing diversification and marketing for Los Alamos County since labor supply issues are so closely aligned with attracting new and emerging industry into the county.

  • “Silent slaves”

    Fire investigator Ed Hunter advises homeowners not to wait until their water heater starts blowing fire out the bottom and begins to eat away at the floor before checking it.

    Hunter’s advice comes on the heels of a home fire in the La Mesa Trailer Park earlier this month. His investigation concludes that the cause was a corroded water heater.

    The homeowner spotted the fire and firefighters from the golf course fire station knocked it down quickly, containing it to the area of origin and preserving the home, Hunter said.