Today's News

  • NMSU drops San Jose State

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Bandja Sy had 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead New Mexico State past San Jose State 67-57 on Thursday night.

    New Mexico State (18-8, 12-2 WAC) trailed 25-23 with 5:04 to go before halftime but responded with a 15-0 run to close out the first half to take a 38-25 lead at the break and never looked back.

    Renaldo Dixon scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Aggies, Daniel Mullings chipped in with 15 and Sim Bhullar had 10 points, five rebounds and four blocks. The Aggies had 10 blocked shots as a team and shot 42.9 percent from the field but were just 4 of 14 from beyond the arc.

    Xavier Jones led all scorers with 17 points for San Jose State (9-15, 3-10) and Chris Cunningham had 11 points and six rebounds.

    The Spartans have lost seven straight contests.

  • Thursday's prep basketball scores 02-15-13

     Boys basketball


    Albuquerque High 77, Atrisco Heritage 66

    Crownpoint 55, Zuni 38

    Grady 59, Clovis Christian 44

    Highland 62, Rio Grande 59

    Pecos 81, Monte del Sol 53

    Tohajilee 93, Foothill 48

    Walatowa Charter 66, Graceway Christian 50

    West Mesa 60, Valley 50


    Girls basketball


    Corona 71, Gateway Christian 25

    Coronado 64, Tse Yi Gai 53

    Dexter 56, NMMI 26

    Eldorado 68, Manzano 42

    Grady 66, Clovis Christian 30

    Grants 59, Los Lunas 51

    Hope Christian 68, Sandia Prep 36

    La Cueva 52, Sandia 42

    Pecos 41, Monte del Sol 28

    Raton 69, West Las Vegas 58

    Santa Fe Indian 48, St. Michael's 9

    Taos 59, Pojoaque 42

    Valencia 34, Miyamura 31

  • 1,100 injured by blasts as meteor falls in Russia--Video Extra


    MOSCOW (AP) — With a blinding flash and a booming shock wave, a meteor blazed across the western Siberian sky Friday and exploded with the force of 20 atomic bombs, injuring more than 1,000 people as it blasted out windows and spread panic in a city of 1 million.

    While NASA estimated the meteor was only about the size of a bus and weighed an estimated 7,000 tons, the fireball it produced was dramatic. Video shot by startled residents of the city of Chelyabinsk showed its streaming contrails as it arced toward the horizon just after sunrise, looking like something from a world-ending science-fiction movie.

    The largest recorded meteor strike in more than a century occurred hours before a 150-foot asteroid passed within about 17,000 miles (28,000 kilometers) of Earth. The European Space Agency said its experts had determined there was no connection between the asteroid and the Russian meteor — just cosmic coincidence.

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  • LAFD quickly responds to structure fire

    Call it a Valentine’s Day card for White Rock.

    Fire Department crews responded in short order Thursday to a structure fire in White Rock, putting the fire out within minutes.

    According to Deputy Chief Justin Grider of the Los Alamos Fire Department, crews responded to the fire at around 4:30 p.m. and put out the fire within four minutes.

  • Golf course to open Friday

     Los Alamos Golf Course announced Thursday afternoon that it would be open for play Friday morning.

    Course professional Donnie Torres said hours of operation for LAGC will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through the end of the month, weather permitting. Play will start at 11 a.m.

    More information about the course opening can be obtained by calling the LAGC pro shop at 662-8139.

  • Education conference set for Santa Fe

    Up to 300 students from middle and high schools in Northern New Mexico will explore science and math through hands-on experiments and presentations at the 34th annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference, from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, Marcy Street, Santa Fe.
    LANL partners with the New Mexico Network for Women in Science and Engineering, Los Alamos Women in Science, Los Alamos National Security, LLC, the LANL Foundation, Santa Fe Institute and Flow Science Inc., in Santa Fe, for EYH to increase awareness of, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math activities and careers. The Santa Fe City Council also is a co-sponsor.
    Early registration for this year’s conference ends Friday, but additional registrations will be accepted up to Feb. 25 as space is available. Walk-in registrations may be taken on the day of the event, but contact the registrar first by writing to eyh-registrar@lanl.gov by email.
    For more information, send an email to eyh13@lanl.gov by email or go to the EYH web page at nmnwse.org.

  • Update 02-14-13

    Trash service

    In observation of Presidents’ Day there will be no trash or recycling collection on Monday.  If Monday is your normal pickup day, place your trash and recycling out by 8 a.m. Wednesday for collection.


    Cathy Faber’s Swingin’ Country Band will play from 7-11 p.m. Saturday at the Sheriff’s Posse Lodge. Cost is $15 per person, $25 per couple. For more information, call Carey at 412-7845.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

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    Kiwanis meets each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., at the Masonic Temple on Sage, near the intersection of 15th and Canyon. Feb. 19: Los Alamos County Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, a member of Kiwanis, will update the club on the solar project at the landfill. 

  • House OKs gun-buyer background checks

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers waded into the national debate over gun violence Wednesday as the House approved legislation to require criminal background checks of more people who buy firearms at gun shows.
    If the measure becomes law, which is far from certain, New Mexico will join at least six other states in having background checks for all firearms purchased at gun shows from private sellers, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.
    Federal law requires those checks for sales by licensed dealers in their stores or at gun shows, but it doesn’t cover private gun sales regardless of the location of the transaction.
    Supporters of the legislation said it was a step in trying to reduce gun violence.
    “Something needs to get done. We are at a point now where we are seeing these horrible things. And if this bill helps address the problems and I believe it will in a very significant way, then I am willing to support it,” said Rep. Nate Gentry, an Albuquerque Republican.
    The measure cleared the House on a 43-26 vote, with eight Republicans joining 35 Democrats in support. Only three Democrats opposed the bill.