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  • LA puts five in top bracket at Robertson

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team placed five grapplers into the gold round of the Las Vegas Invitational this weekend and took one championship.

    Despite battling an illness this weekend, Hilltopper Cory Geyer won the gold bracket championship at 160 pounds, winning the championship bout 13-4.

    Geyer was up 13-0 heading into the final moments of the championship, but nearly got caught and put on his back in the late seconds before getting out of his sticky situation and holding on to win.

    The gold bracket at the Robertson tournament, which included 25 teams, proved a tough one for the Hilltoppers. They would pick up just one more top six finish with Brian Geyer grabbing fourth at 180 pounds.

    Brian Geyer, who was also sick, gutted his way through to the championship semifinals until his illness took its toll and he had little left for the rest of the tournament.

    Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said he was hoping for a better overall showing from his team, but Los Alamos saw the level of competition he thought it would seed.

    “I don’t want any quick pins,” he said. “I want tough matches that are going to get us better.”

  • Saturday NM prep basketball scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Bloomfield 57, Wingate 41

    Cibola 73, Eldorado 66

    Cliff 100, Quemado 75

    Desert Academy 40, Menaul 36

    Farmington 61, Kirtland Central 38

    Gateway Christian 62, Cimarron 59

    Hagerman 74, Loving 47

    Hobbs 90, Hope Christian 73

    Logan 40, Grady 27

    Los Lunas 43, Miyamura 34

    Magdalena 76, Foothill 55

    Mora 76, Monte del Sol 54

    Piedra Vista 94, Aztec 78

  • Today in History for Feb. 3rd
  • Dolin, Hall in contest for UNM-LA advisory board

    On the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus, big things are happening. The campus’ advisory board is at hard of work on its plans for the future, most notably the expansion of some programs and the introduction of some new ones.

    All this is happening in spite of a challenging economy and in the face of declining state funding. Figures show state funding for the Los Alamos campus has gone down by 40 percent recently, making the goals of the board even more challenging.

    In the middle of this is this month’s UNM-LA Advisory Board election, where the board will fill three open seats. The election is Tuesday, and those interested in voting can do so either at the White Rock Fire Station or at the Community Building in Los Alamos.

    Three seats are open but only one is contested. That race is between UNM-LA Advisory Board three-term (12 years) incumbent Ronald M. Dolin and challenger Michelle K. Hall.

    Micheline Devaurs is unopposed and Nelson Hoffman is being replaced by John Hofmann. The other members of the board, Stephen T. Boerigter, chair and Linda Hull, secretary, have terms that run until 2015.

  • Watchdogs dispute plutonium shipment proposal

    Nuclear watchdog groups met in Livermore, Calif., this week to discuss a federal proposal they say would allow the transport weapons-grade plutonium from Los Alamos to California.

    Nuclear Watch New Mexico’s Jay Coghlan, who was on the panel, said he and Tri-Valley CAREs Executive Director Marylia Kelley were in Washington D.C. to discuss the plan with Don Cook, the head of NNSA Defense Programs.

    “We stand behind the fact this plan indeed exists, which NNSA now seems to be backpedaling from,” Coghlan said.
    Kelley told the San Jose Mercury News that although no plan has been formalized, the idea has been discussed by U.S. Department of Energy officials and in documents from the National Nuclear Security Administration.

    “There’s no question that this is the proposal,” Kelly told the newspaper. “What would be the fair thing to say is that the final decision hasn’t been made.”

    NNSA spokesman Joshua McConaha said such a plan does not exist for now.

  • Valles Caldera releases report to Congress

    Record revenues and visitation at the Valles Caldera National Preserve in 2012 highlighted a year of recovery and restoration.

    The numbers are detailed in the Valles Caldera Trust’s Report to Congress for Fiscal Year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 through Sept. 30, 2012).

    The report details the challenges and successes of 2012, reviews the historical accomplishments and progress made from 2008-2012 and presents the outlook for fiscal year 2013.

    One development involved the appointment of Dennis Trujillo as executive director. Trujillo has been with the trust since its inception and served as Valles Caldera National Preserve manager during the formative stages of the organization.

    “This (2012) was a year of transition,” Trujillo said. “We recognized that in order to be successful we had to transition from interim management to a cohesive, comprehensive management plan. We began that phase with the development and implementation of a Strategic Management Plan last spring.”

  • GOP not dead yet

    SANTA FE – Is the GOP dead? Not on your life. Yes, demography and Barack Obama’s campaign machine are creeping up on Republicans. But before I get into the whys, I want to talk about the whats.
    Remember the aftermath of the 2008 elections? The Obama war machine, also called a ground game, swept many candidates into office. Democrat Harry Teague even won New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional district. Democrats had control of top state and national offices.
    There were so many Republican defeats just four years ago that many in my business were writing the party’s epilogue. There was no foreseeable way for Republicans to come back.
    Until six months later, that is. In the summer of 2009, Obama started talking about health care and everything turned around. And in the 2010 elections, Democrats lost heavily up and down the ballot.
    It was the perfect time for Republicans to win. They got to redesign state and national legislative and congressional districts. It has been said that had Republican legislators not have redesigned congressional districts; Democrats would have taken back control of the U.S. House in 2012.

  • Parcells, Sapp, Carter among 7 Hall inductees

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coach Bill Parcells, Warren Sapp, Cris Carter, Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen were elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.

    The class of 2013 also included a pair of senior selections, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. The announcement was made in New Orleans, site of Sunday's Super Bowl.

    Five players failed to get in on the final vote: Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan and Aeneas Williams.

    Earlier Saturday, the selection committee eliminated Tim Brown, Kevin Greene, Will Shields and former owners Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell.

    Parcells reversed the fortunes of four teams — New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys — during 19 years as a head coach. He finished with a record of 172-130-1, leading the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl titles.

  • Word on the Street 02-03-13

    Teen Pulse staff members Owen Bradbury Aranda and Elizabeth Hjelvik asked students, “What do you think about gun control?”

  • Youth Activity Center Schedule 02-03-13

    • Tuesday: Crayon hearts
    • Wednesday: Movies and munchies
    • Thursday: Chinese New Year lanterns
    • Friday: Kids choice board games
    Memberships are free and open to all in third through eighth grade.