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Today's News

  • Local births 05-05-13

    The following births were reported by Los Alamos Medical Center:

    March 20 — A boy, Cian David Gerrells, born to Erin and David Gerrells
    March 14 — A boy, Elijah Montano, born to Jennifer and Joshua Montano
    March 14 — A girl, Sydney Ariana Martinez, born to Kelly and Eric Martinez
    March 12 — A boy, Julian David Diaz, born to Vanessa and Jesus Diaz
    April 23 — A girl, EllaGrace Skidmore, born to Jet and Brad Skidmore

  • Andrew & Mousie 05-05-13
  • JMHS Celebrates 15 Years Of Success

    By Tom Hanlon

    It has been a big year for the Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team, which is celebrating its 15th consecutive year of high school speech and debate competition in New Mexico.

    With only five Varsity the v on varsity is lowercase members, three JV (middle school), and one 6th spell this out grade apprentice on its current roster, what the team lacks in size.

    Since its establishment on Sept. 28, 1998, more than 60 students have passed through the program with several earning State and All-American recognition. This year is no exception. As a member of the New Mexico Speech and Debate Association and the National Forensic League, Jemez Mountain students compete with private, public, no commas before and and charter school students from across the state, as well as at the NFL National Tournament.

    Each year for roughly seven months during the regular season, debaters compete in a variety of events at tournaments that are hosted by high schools all over the state. Some of these events are interpretations of either humorous or dramatic stories, in which competitors use voices and physical gestures to bring a story to life.

  • Word on the Street 05-05-13

    Teen Pulse staffers Sebastian Garcia and Owen Bradbury Aranda asked fellow students what they'd do if there was a zombie apocalypse...

    "I'd find Daryl Dixon!" Jared Borrego, junior

    "It's not going to happen." Esteban Summers, junior

    "I'd train my puppy to kill on command then pack all the survival stuff I'd need in my hiking backpack and take off into the canyons and head towards california forests." Jenna Burgess, senior

  • Bride, 4 others die in limo fire on Calif. bridge

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When one of the nine women in his limousine complained about smoke, Orville Brown pulled to the side of a San Francisco Bay bridge to check. As he got out, the back of the vehicle became engulfed in flames.

    A newlywed bride and eight of her friends were still inside, but passersby quickly pulled three from the burning Lincoln Town Car late Saturday night. And one woman managed to reach safety by squeezing through the partition from the passenger section to the driver's compartment, Brown told authorities.

    But five others, including the bride whose marriage they were celebrating on a girls' night out, became trapped.

    The five were found dead as firefighters doused the vehicle — all huddled near the partition, apparently unable to squeeze through.

    "My guess would be they were trying to get away from the fire and use that window opening as an escape route," said San Mateo County Coroner Robert Foucrault, who also relayed some of the comments the driver made to investigators.

    The San Mateo Fire Department was looking into the cause of the fire, while the coroner's office was working with the California Highway Patrol to determine if anything criminal occurred.

    "We don't believe there" was, Foucrault said.

  • Today in History May 5th
  • Trail plan ready for review

    In recent meetings about “branding” Los Alamos, the county’s trail system was mentioned repeatedly and passionately as an asset. 

    With approximately 60 miles of formal trails and 40 miles of informal trails, the system is double the size of Santa Fe’s and far beyond the scope of most communities.

    However, the system has some noticeable weaknesses, such as a lack of signage and poor connectivity. In the first step toward correcting some of those flaws, the county’s Parks Division retained the Trail Solutions program of the International Mountain Bike Association to assess the network and develop a Community Trail Plan.

  • State officials to impose fire restrictions next week

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fire danger is high across New Mexico, and state officials announced Friday that they will impose fire restrictions for all 33 counties starting next week.

    The restrictions will take effect Wednesday at 8 a.m. They will prohibit the use of fireworks, campfires and other open fires. Smoking will only be allowed in buildings, on paved surfaces or in vehicles with ashtrays.

    Officials said the restrictions will apply on all non-municipal, non-federal and non-tribal lands in New Mexico and will remain in effect until rescinded.

    “New fire starts are becoming difficult to control,” said State Forester Tony Delfin. “I’m urging all state residents affected to follow the restriction guidelines to protect lives and property in their communities.”

  • Trail plan ready for review

     

    In recent meetings about “branding” Los Alamos, the county’s trail system was mentioned repeatedly and passionately as an asset. 

    With approximately 60 miles of formal trails and 40 miles of informal trails, the system is double the size of Santa Fe’s and far beyond the scope of most communities.

    However, the system has some noticeable weaknesses, such as a lack of signage and poor connectivity. In the first step toward correcting some of those flaws, the county’s Parks Division retained the Trail Solutions program of the International Mountain Bike Association to assess the network and develop a Community Trail Plan.

  • Playoff brackets to be announced today

    The New Mexico Activities Association will release the playoff brackets for baseball and softball teams around the state today and the Hilltopper squads will be anxiously awaiting to see where they land.
    The NMAA’s seeding and selection committee will convene today to discuss teams’ postseason fates, including the Hilltoppers.
    Heading into today’s selection meeting, Los Alamos’ baseball team will wait to see what seed it will be afforded in the 4A bracket. Los Alamos’ softball team will be looking to see whether it will get a playoff nod.
    The Hilltopper softball team, barring a spectacular crash by Bernalillo in its season finales against Española Valley — it played a doubleheader Saturday but results weren’t available as of press time — will land in second place in District 2-4A.
    While that and the team’s 14-11 record (10-2 in district) will likely get Los Alamos in, 2-4A isn’t afforded a lot of respect around the state and that won’t do Los Alamos any favors in the eyes of the committee.
    Los Alamos manager Roger Anaya said he’s confident that his team will be invited to the dance.