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Today's News

  • Prime the pump and feed the geese

    Economists call them economic engines, and the rest of us call them our golden geese. Whatever they’re called, we need to trim spending carefully and, in some cases, feed the goose.

    Two cases in point: Ruidoso Downs Racetrack and the film industry.

  • Sometimes secrecy can be explained

    SANTA FE — Perhaps  there was good reason for Attorney General Gary King to want his advice kept secret concerning the veto of a double dipper bill last March.

    This column and many other commentaries on King’s action had suggested his motivation was suspicious, maybe even nefarious. But it may be the secrecy was necessary to the performance of his job.

  • News Alert: Domenici's son to make important announcement Sunday

    In a cryptic e-mail from his office Saturday, Sen. Pete Domenici’s son, Pete Domenici, Jr., invited the media to attend a press conference Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The e-mail said Domenici, Jr., would make  “an important announcement” and “no further details will be released in advance.”

    Word is spreading rapidly that the son of New Mexico’s longest serving senator will announce his candidacy for governor.

  • Boys basketball: LA falls on the road to Del Norte

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team dropped its second straight road contest Friday night in Albuquerque.

    Los Alamos, which went into Friday’s game short-handed, couldn’t hold on to a four-point lead after three quarters. Del Norte, led by Henry McKinley’s 11 points in the final quarter, pulled off the 61-57 come-from-behind win.

    While the Knights got off to a slow start this season, Los Alamos, which had four varsity regulars out for the contest, had no intention of looking past them.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down Knights in OT

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team ran its current winning streak to six games with a big win over a tough Del Norte squad Friday night.

    Los Alamos needed overtime, but it tripped up the visiting Del Norte Knights 59-50 Friday at Griffith Gymnasium, continuing the roll its been on for nearly three weeks.

    Sarah Worland went 6-for8 from the foul line in overtime to help secure the victory.

    Los Alamos trailed most of the game, but erased most of an 8-point deficit at the break by the end of the third quarter.

  • Schedule for Jan. 18-23

    Tuesday

    Girls basketball: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: LAMS at Capshaw, seventh-grade, 4 p.m.; eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Diving: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, 4 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Saturday

  • Solar tech company helps catch a brighter ray

     

    At a Senate budget committee hearing earlier this year, senators wanted to hear what Energy Secretary Steven Chu thought about their own states’ strong points as a basis for solving the energy problem.

    What about carbon capture, a strategy for getting energy from coal with less carbon going into the atmosphere, Chu was asked.

    A “reasonable chance of success,” he answered.

    On nuclear power, Chu said, “The price is still very high,” but he added that it was “a technology certainly worth testing.”

  • Get involved in the Art Center

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge (ACFL) is an independent nonprofit organization, and its articles of incorporation clearly describe the center’s three fold mission, “encouraging high standards of performance among the artists and craftsmen of Northern New Mexico. . . providing art-related educational services . . . and exhibit time for local groups, organizations and individuals.”

  • Wrestling: Toppers split four team duals Wednesday at home

    Despite a rough couple of showings Wednesday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team bounced back big when it needed to.

    The Hilltoppers made their first home appearance of the season Wednesday when they hosted four teams for a duals contest at Auxiliary Gymnasium.

    All five teams faced off Wednesday, with the Rio Rancho junior varsity team — a squad that could compete very well with most varsity programs in the state — going 4-0 overall. Albuquerque Academy won three of four duals contests.

  • NEWS ALERT - Local organization mounts relief effort for Haiti