Today's News

  • Lobos roll past Colorado State

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Kendall Williams sank a Mountain West Conference record 10 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 46 points and No. 16 New Mexico ended No. 22 Colorado State's 27-game home-court winning streak 91-82 Saturday.

    Alex Kirk added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (23-4, 10-2), increased their lead in the conference race to two games over the Rams (21-5, 8-4).

    Colton Iverson had 26 points and 15 boards for the Rams, who looked like they were going to move into a first-place tie atop the standings after taking a 70-64 lead at the 6-minute mark.

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  • Fans injured when car sails into fence at Daytona--VIDEOS added

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At least 33 fans were injured Saturday during a NASCAR race when a car flew into the fence at Daytona International Speedway, hurling a tire and large pieces of debris into the stands.

    The accident happened on the last lap of the second-tier Nationwide Series race on the eve of Sunday's Daytona 500, which officials said would go on as scheduled.

    The crash began as the field approached the checkered flag and leader Regan Smith attempted to block Brad Keselowski to preserve the win. That triggered a chain reaction, and rookie Kyle Larson hit the cars in front of him and went airborne into the fence.

    The entire front end was sheared off Larson's car, and his burning engine wedged through a gaping hole in the fence. Chunks of debris from the car were thrown into the stands, including a tire that cleared the top of the fence and landed midway up the spectator section closest to the track.

  • Duke

     Duke —Neutered male GSD/Great Dane-mix. A nice guy who was given for adoption. He can be clever about sneaking out of the yard and needs a secure fence, both above and below the ground. Exercise and companionship will go a long way toward helping Duke want to stay home. He wants to be a part of the family and not be left alone all day. Housebroken. Reported to love the snow.

  • Animal shelter 02-23-13

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home. Others are currently off-campus in loving foster homes.

    Be sure to visit the Friends of the Shelter website, lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating. 

    Also check out the Petfinder page for pictures and to learn more about all of the adoptable pets, petfinder.com/shelters/friendsoftheshelter.html.

    This would be a wonderful time to consider giving a home to one of the animals in the shelter.

    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped.



    Fly —A very sweet female Border Collie-mix. She is very shy and living in a foster home, where she is gaining some confidence. To meet Fly in her foster home, call 412-3451. 

  • News for retirees 02-23-13


    Feb. 24-March 2, 2013

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.


    Betty Ehart


    8:30, 10:30 a.m. Tax preparation

  • 'Warm bodies' proves there's love after death

    By Owen Bradbury Aranda

    In a post-apocalyptic world a boy and a girl find love; despite danger, despite disapproval, oh yeah, and despite the fact that the boy is actually a brain-eating zombie.

    Although the story is an adaptation of a novel by the same name, by Isaac Marion, it is an incredibly original idea as a film and takes a whole new approach to the zombie apocalypse genre. 

    The film takes place in the future, where the world has undergone a zombie apocalypse and one of the last pockets of humanity lives behind a massive wall for protection. The protagonist “R,” a slow, lonely, teenage zombie boy, falls in love with Julie, a girl fighting for human survival. 

    In their first encounter, she sees him murder and tear apart her boyfriend and is utterly horrified, but when he saves her from certain death, she gains some sympathy for him. In order to keep her alive, he takes her with him to his hideout, where she is kept for several days. 

    As she stays with him, she quickly loses her fear of him and soon realizes that love is slowly making him become more human again. Slowly, this effect spreads throughout the population of corpses and soon love starts to make the undead become more like the living. 

  • Fashion Maven: Time is right for tights

    The weather is slowly starting to warm up, and despite the fact that it’s still winter, I’m getting the burning desire to wear a dress. 

    Or a skirt, or capris, or anything that is not ankle-length.

    Even in the springtime, the weather is often chilly, and there’s no way I can wait until summer to put on a dress.

    Luckily, a new trend is here to save the day. This new fad is centered around tights — patterned tights, specifically, because they make a statement. Designers are creating every kind of pattern imaginable. 

    You can buy cheetah print, polka dot or striped tights. Some are ornate lace creations, while others are bold and simple fishnets.

    And to top it all off, this new accessory comes in every color imaginable.

    You can pair your tights with skirts, dresses or even shorts. Mini-dresses and short shorts are especially fabulous.

  • Tom Hanlon: Gun control harms freedom

    One of the biggest issues facing my future is the cry for gun control. The liberties that my grandfather fought for in World War II are disappearing right in front of my eyes. 

    Just because a few mentally ill people decided to murder innocent people doesn’t mean my inalienable right to protect myself should be taken away. The only person qualified to protect me, is me.  

    On Oct. 16, 1991, 23 people were killed at a Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. 

    They were victims of a man who crashed his truck through the front window of the restaurant and then walked around executing people. Suzanna Hupp, who lost both of her parents in the shooting, had reached into her purse for the handgun she owned, only to realize that it was still in her car. 

    If Texas law had not required firearms to be kept out of restaurants, both of Suzanna’s parents might still be alive today, she said. Hupp testified before Congress in opposition to stricter gun control laws. Later on, she became a U.S. Congresswoman. 

    If I were caught in a similar situation, could I take on the shooter with my bare hands? Not likely. The only way to counter someone with a gun effectively is with a weapon of equal or greater strength. 

  • Tying up some loose ends

    SANTA FE — I have written on several occasions about the misdirected wrath aimed at the National Rifle Association for enriching itself as a result of the introduction of gun control legislation in Congress and probably every state legislature. 

    The NRA was created to be the lobbying and political action arm of the gun manufacturing industry. 

    Everything it does is perfectly legal and it includes gun safety courses an other public service projects. 

    Many industries have such organizations. 

    Years ago when I was representing school employees, I was standing in line at the Secretary of State’s office to register our organization when a good friend ahead of me registered New Mexicans for Better Roads. 

    I mentioned to him that I never had heard of that organization. He replied that since the state had some surplus money that year, the word was that road improvements would be a likely recipient. 

    So highway contractors had hired him to help channel as much money as possible into the state road fund. And why not improve your image by calling the entity New Mexicans for Better Roads? It doesn’t really have any members, he said. It’s just an old trick.