Today's News

  • Track and field: Ealey wins shot put at Meet of Champs

    Chase Ealey picked up her second straight victory in shot put at this year’s Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions.
    The Meet of Champions, held Monday at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex, is an invitation-only meet attended by the top athletes in the state, regardless of classification.
    Ealey threw 44 feet, 8 inches to defend her 2010 Marilyn Sepulveda victory. Ealey broke the meet record last year with her throw of 45-2 1/2.
    Ealey also finished second in the 100 meters Monday (12.04).
    In all, 10 Hilltoppers took part in the Meet of Champions.
    All four of the Hilltopper boys competing the in the meet finished with personal best marks.

  • Boys golf: LA holds off Raton for 2nd at Capital City

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team finished as the runner-up at Monday’s Capital City Invitational.
    Los Alamos held off Raton by one stroke in team competition to pick up the runner-up spot at the tournament, held at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.
    The Hilltoppers finished with a solid team score of 327 while Raton, paced by overall individual winner Joe Apache, earned a 328.
    Thomas Herrera, the Hilltoppers’ top player, finished fourth in the individual competition Monday. Herrera finished with a 2-over 74.
    Two-time defending Class 3A state champion St. Michael’s finished the tournament with a 302 to take the team title. Apache shot a red-hot 3-under par to win the individual title.

  • Girls golf: Toppers struggle in first tourney back

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team limped through its worst showing of the 2010-11 season Monday.
    Los Alamos opened up its spring half of the season at the Ruidoso Invitational, which continued today. In the opening round Monday, Los Alamos shot a 395, 40 shots above its worst score of the fall season.
    The tournament’s opening round was played at the Links at Sierra Blanca. Today’s round was scheduled for Cree Meadows Golf Course.
    Los Alamos, which qualified for the state tournament during the fall season, wanted to get a look at its potential opponents from the southern part of the state, many of which take part at the annual Ruidoso tournament.

  • Tennis: LA teams finish second at Academy

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams won three of four duals matches at the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.
    The Hilltopper squads knocked out some solid competition at the tournament, hosted by Academy’s Chargers Friday and Saturday, with both teams losing only to the likely No. 1 Class 4A seeds in the state.
    Los Alamos’ girls picked up arguably their biggest win of the season to date Friday, topping the Goddard Rockets 6-3 Friday.
     Los Alamos girls head coach Bruce Cottrell said a potential No. 2 seed at the state tournament hung in the balance in that contest — one of the most important determining factors in state seeding is head-to-head results.

  • Cloth or disposables? Half-century debate still on

    NEW YORK (AP) — Disposables, cloth. Cloth, disposables. Fifty years after Procter & Gamble introduced affordable throwaway diapers, dubbing them Pampers, the battle over baby's bottom rages on.

    The brand brought on a revolution in baby care, obliterating safety pins, soaking pails and diaper delivery trucks. But reusables have been slowly inching back into the mainstream, with the predictable faceoff among parents choosing one or the other — though some families use both.

  • Help offered to homeowners in Ruidoso fire area

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Federal funds could help low- and moderate-income homeowners rebuild or remodel homes damaged by a fire this month in the Ruidoso area of southern New Mexico.

    USDA Rural Development says it can provide financial support to buy or repair a home.

    Its direct home loan program was created to help low-income people buy a house and its guaranteed rural housing loan program provides affordable home loans to moderate-income people.

  • Global markets dogged by Japan nuclear worries

    LONDON (AP) — Stocks fell sharply Tuesday after Japan said its nuclear crisis is as severe as the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, while the euro pushed above $1.45 for the first time in 15 months after figures showed a disappointingly small narrowing in the U.S. trade deficit.

    In stock markets, the main focus was on Japan after the country's nuclear safety agency raised the severity of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant incident by two notches to level 7, the highest on the scale and the same rating as the Chernobyl incident.

    The move, along with continuing earthquake aftershocks which have interfered with recovery work, sent ripples of unease through markets.

  • Super jumbo jet clips another plane at JFK airport

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two jets involved in a fender bender at New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport will be inspected to determine the extent of their damage.

    Air France Flight 7, bound for Paris, was taxiing on a runway when its left wingtip clipped the tail of a Comair commuter jet just after 8 p.m. on Monday and spun it nearly 90 degrees. Comair Flight 6293 had just landed from Boston.

    Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says there were no injuries. He says both jets were towed away and will be inspected.

  • NATO general: 'We're doing a great job' in Libya

    BRUSSELS (AP) — A NATO general sharply rejected French criticism Tuesday of the operation in Libya, saying the North Atlantic military alliance is performing well and protecting civilians effectively.

    French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe had said NATO should be doing more to take out strongman Moammar Gadhafi's heavy weaponry that is targeting civilians in Libya.

  • Dealing with allergies

    By Dr. Wendy Van Dilla, Naturopathic Physician


    Many of my patients come for help with their allergy symptoms.  They have

    tried lots of over the counter and prescription drugs, allergy shots,

    de-sensitization therapies, herbal formulas, homeopathic remedies,