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Today's News

  • Basketball: New Mexico high school scores

    Boys basketball
    Cleveland 75, Rio Rancho 53
    Goddard 70, Artesia 62
    Hobbs 74, Carlsbad 67
    Jal 54, Tatum 42
    Oñate 59, Mayfield 56
    Santa Teresa 68, Silver 27
    Gadsden vs. Alamogordo, ppd.
    Mescalero Apache vs. Capitan, ppd.
    Cloudcroft vs. Carrizozo, ppd.
    Manzano vs. Eldorado, ppd.
    Cibola vs. Volcano Vista, ppd.
    Sandia vs. La Cueva, ppd.

    Girls basketball
    Artesia 40, Goddard 22
    Hobbs 47, Carlsbad 44
    Kirtland Central 41, Piedra Vista 39, 2OT

  • Ski report 02-02-11

    Angel Fire
    39-42 inch base of powder. 15 inches of new snow reported. 55 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 7 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. 3 inches of new snow reported. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Off to College

    Los Alamos’ Andy Thoma, seen here during the 2010 season, is one of three Hilltoppers scheduled to sign their National Letters of Intent to play college soccer today. Thoma is expected to sign with Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • Autio Names Interim Assistant Administrators

    Acting County Administrator Randy Autio just announced that he has filled some top vacancies at the county.

    Autio appointed Capital Projects and Facilities Department Director Anne Laurant and Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne as acting assistant county administrators.

    Individuals within Laurant and Lynne's respective departments have been appointed in acting capacities to fill their positions, Autio said.

  • Stocks mixed day after Dow tops 12,000

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were mixed Wednesday, a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed at its highest level in 2 ½ years, after protests in Egypt became more violent.

  • Bomb kills 9, wounds 20 in NW Pakistan

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A car bomb killed nine people close to the main northwestern city of Peshawar on Wednesday, the latest in a rash of attacks that are challenging police claims of progress against Islamist militants in the region.

    Twenty others were wounded in the blast on a main road leading to Pakistan's border area with Afghanistan, said government official Siraj Ahmed Khan. Three children were among the dead.

    The target of the bombing was not immediately clear. It was the third major bombing in or near the city in the last week.

  • Blizzard keeps Midwest cattle ranchers busy

    BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Wind gusts of up to 40 mph whipped western Kansas on Tuesday as cattleman Jerry Byrd drove his pickup back and forth between his home and the pens a mile away where dozens of his pregnant cows were waiting in frigid temperatures to give birth. The snow on was only an inch or so deep, but Byrd was keeping a close watch because the cold could kill a wet, newborn calf.

  • NASA finds planets aplenty outside solar system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA's planet-hunting telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life. An early report from a cosmic census indicates that relatively small planets and stable multi-planet systems are far more plentiful than previous searches showed.

  • Football: A Super Bowl shiver hits Texas

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — One Pittsburgh safety kept interrupting reporters' questions about the Super Bowl to complain it was too chilly. A Green Bay receiver bragged that the snow outside made the Packers "the home team."

    Even the player known as "The Freezer" said Texas was just too cold.

  • Early spring? Just ask the groundhog

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. (AP) — The world's most famous groundhog predicted an early spring Wednesday, but wasn't willing to go out on a limb to forecast whether the nearby Pittsburgh Steelers will win Sunday's Super Bowl.

    Punxsutawney Phil emerged just after dawn on Groundhog Day to make his 125th annual weather forecast in front of a smaller-than-usual crowd who braved muddy, icy conditions to hear his handlers reveal that he had not seen his shadow.