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Today's News

  • Serving from the heart

    Though the sheriff can no longer afford to pay him, Los Alamos County Sheriff’s Deputy John L. Horne said that was never an issue.

    Horne, father of the former Undersheriff John N. Horne, continues to accompany Sheriff Marco Lucero on rounds as a volunteer deputy.

    It has been a tough year for Horne. His son died in his sleep unexpectedly June 16 of what Horne thinks was  caused by sleep apnea. 

    His son also worked for Lucero as a volunteer, after the Los Alamos County Council slashed the office budget in its quest to shut down the office over concerns about duplication of services.

    To the Hornes, It’s was all about loyalty to their friend Lucero and preservation of the office, and nothing else.

    “We figured Marco needed the help and we believed in what he was doing,” John L. Horne said.

    To John L. Horne, that’s all it continues to be about. Though he misses his son immensely and will soon be to Missouri, he remains focused on the job.

    When asked if he still helps Lucero in remembrance of his son, he said it goes beyond all that.

    “No, that’s totally separate. My son spoke for himself,” Horne said.

  • Los Alamos School Board meeting on Monday

    The Los Alamos school board will meet at 1 p.m. Monday to consider the rankings of schools for construction and renovations in the school district’s Five Year Facilities Master Plan.

    The board will discuss moving Mountain Elementary closer to the top of needs for capital improvement.

    The meeting will be in the school board meeting room, at the Administrative Offices, 2101 Trinity Drive.

  • Traffic backup at Pojoaque intersection N.M. 4 and US 84/285

    Traffic on north and south bound US 84/285 near the Buffalo Thunder Resort is being diverted to frontage roads due to motor vehicle accident.
    The accident may have occurred around 3:30 p.m., and it wasn’t immediately clear whether there were any injuries.
    Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department will send out an alert once the southbound lane is open, said the department’s spokesman, Juan Rios.
    A camera at the overpass of US 84/285 and NM 4 showed southbound traffic backed up through Pojoaque around 4 p.m.

  • Roswell allows city employees to carry guns at workplace

    ROSWELL (AP) — Roswell city employees who have concealed-carry permits may now carry concealed weapons in the workplace.
    The Roswell Daily Record reports that the City Council voted 9-1 Thursday night to approve a resolution allowing the city manager to permit workers with concealed-carry permits to carry a concealed weapon on city property.
    Councilor Jason Perry says he proposed the resolution so employees can protect themselves. He cites an August shooting in the city library in Clovis in two people were killed and others wounded.
    Councilor Juan Oropesa cast the sole dissenting vote. He said having guns in the workplace can be dangerous if people get angry.
    Roswell previously prohibited its employees from carrying firearms on city property or their vehicles while on duty, except for police officers, firefighters and some others.

  • Trump: Iran violating nuke deal but he won't pull out now

    President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, accusing it of a long list of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, said he was not yet ready to pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions.

    Instead, he kicked the issue to Congress and the other parties to the seven-nation accord, telling lawmakers to toughen the law that governs U.S. participation and to fix a series of deficiencies in the agreement. Those include the expiration of several key restrictions under "sunset provisions" that begin to kick in in 2025, he said.

    Trump warned that without the fixes, he would likely pull the U.S. out of the deal and snap previously lifted sanctions back into place.

    Without improvements, he said in a White House speech, "the agreement will be terminated."

    "It is under continuous review and our participation can be canceled by me as president at any time," he said.

  • Globalization helped set the stage for 'Dreamers' laws

    Millions of middle class Americans, mostly in rural areas, are feeling cornered by the overwhelming forces of globalization.
    Their employment was displaced by automation, international competition and corporations’ transfer of jobs to other nations with lesser production costs and more flexible laws. Many of these Americans express a visceral anger towards anything international and desperately reach for national isolation and solutions that would save them from people who don't look and speak like them.
    Some leaders have convinced them that they are victims of sinister foreigners who ridicule American goodwill and naivete in international agreements, which are unfair to the U.S. Those leaders claim that criminals who have crossed the border illegally are responsible not only for loss of jobs but also for rape, murder and unprecedented addiction to drugs among Americans.
    Fear over declining income, increase of joblessness and violence make people susceptible to lash out at anyone with whom they are unfamiliar. The federal program DACA founded in 2012 is perceived to benefit such “others.”

  • Lobos O-line named a top unit nationwide

    Twenty-one offensive lines were named to the Joe Moore Mid-Season Honor Roll by the Foundation for Teamwork, and The University of New Mexico's unit was one of the 21 that made the list, as was announced today in New York. Of the 21 units honored, 16 reside in the current AP Top 25, and combined the teams have a record of 100-19.

    The Lobo offensive line has been anchored by two seniors in Rimington candidate Blaise Fountain at center and Avery Jordan at left tackle. Junior Aaron Jenkins at right guard has, like Fountain and Jordan, started all five games. UNM's other two spots have seen shared duty. Charlie Grammel, Ray Baylor III and Chris Estrella have all started at left guard, and Izrael Castellanos and Teton Saltes have started at right tackle.

    UNM's offensive line has certainly improved as the season has wore on, with UNM's rushing yardage total going up in each of the last four games. The Lobos are currently 12th nationally in rushing yards per game, averaging 266.8 yards per game. The Lobos are the only team in the country to have finished in the top 10 in rushing in each of the last five seasons.

  • LAHS cross country prepares for home meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper varsity boys cross country team finished in third place in Northglenn, Colo., last weekend, while the girls were unable to finish because of lightning in the area. Shawn Williams, seen here, finished the race in 17 minutes, 13 seconds. The team now shifts its focus to the home meet, which will take place at Los Alamos County's golf course Oct. 20. This will be the team's final regular season meet this year.

  • Volleyball falls to Capital at home

    In Duke City Soccer League action at the NM State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers had a successful weekend, winning two games to even their record at 3-3.

    In the first game against the Albuquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back, winning 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting on a Dhruv Thulasidasan goal. Sammy Brown-Salazar then scored a goal off of a ricochet, followed by another goal from an assist by James Ito to go up 3-1 at halftime.

    At the start of the 2nd half, the Bears scored to make it 3-2, but Taelin Stanfield dribbled through the Bears defense and put the ball past the keeper to make it 4-2. Off a corner kick from Thulasidasan, Brendan French curled a 30-yard high shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms to seal the victory. Hayden
    Watkins had a strong first half in goal, while Liam Cunningham made some key diving saves in the second half.

    In the second match, the Lasers fell behind 2-0 in the first half to the Rio Rapids Sounders. The Lasers re-grouped in the 2nd half and converted a penalty kick by Brown-Salazar. Stanfield and Cam McDonald solidified the defense and Thulasidasan, in his first start in goal, held the Sounders scoreless in the second half.

  • U11 soccer Krypton Lasers win doubleheader

    In Duke City Soccer League action at the NM State Soccer Complex in Bernalillo, the Boys U11 LAFC Krypton Lasers had a successful weekend, winning two games to even their record at 3-3.

    In the first game against the Albuquerque Westside Bears, the Lasers went down early 1-0, but stormed back, winning 5-2. Tyron Pietryga started things off by assisting on a Dhruv Thulasidasan goal. Sammy Brown-Salazar then scored a goal off of a ricochet, followed by another goal from an assist by James Ito to go up 3-1 at halftime.

    At the start of the 2nd half, the Bears scored to make it 3-2, but Taelin Stanfield dribbled through the Bears defense and put the ball past the keeper to make it 4-2. Off a corner kick from Thulasidasan, Brendan French curled a 30-yard high shot over the keeper’s outstretched arms to seal the victory. Hayden
    Watkins had a strong first half in goal, while Liam Cunningham made some key diving saves in the second half.

    In the second match, the Lasers fell behind 2-0 in the first half to the Rio Rapids Sounders. The Lasers re-grouped in the 2nd half and converted a penalty kick by Brown-Salazar. Stanfield and Cam McDonald solidified the defense and Thulasidasan, in his first start in goal, held the Sounders scoreless in the second half.