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Today's News

  • Conn. Struggles to Dig Out of Behemoth Storm
  • Roundball roundup: Friday prep scores

     

    Boys Basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 29, Del Norte 25

    Albuquerque High 66, Highland 39

    Carlsbad 61, Artesia 57, OT

    Cibola 59, Rio Rancho 57

    Cleveland 60, Volcano Vista 57

    Cliff 94, Reserve 59

    Clovis 61, Hobbs 59

    Dexter 58, NMMI 22

    Dora 67, Tatum 52

    Evangel Christian 38, Santa Fe Waldorf School 35

    Hot Springs 53, Hatch Valley 43

    Las Cruces 63, Alamogordo 53

    Magdalena 63, Desert Academy 31

  • Today in History for February 9th
  • Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until Sunday morning

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MST SUNDAY.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 3 INCHES BELOW 7500 FEET AND 3 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 7500 FEET ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND WEST FACING SLOPES ABOVE 7500 FEET.

    * TIMING... SNOW PEAKING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING THEN DIMINISHING LATER TONIGHT.

    * WINDS... BECOMING WEST 20 TO 30 WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

    * SNOW LEVELS... TEMPERATURES WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW AT ALL LOCATIONS.

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL CREATE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ACROSS THE REGION WITH SNOW COVERED AND ICY ROADS AND VISIBILITIES SUDDENLY DROPPING BELOW ONE MILE.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW MEANS THAT VISIBILITIES WILL BE RESTRICTED DUE TO A COMBINATION OF FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW.

  • 'Topper girls down Bernalillo by 20

    Los Alamos’ top senior shone bright on Senior Night at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Hilltopper Erin Kirk dropped in 21 points Friday in a District 2-4A girls basketball contest, leading Los Alamos to a big win. Kirk scored 15 points in the first half, helping the Hilltoppers overcome a slow start to win 57-37 over the Bernalillo Spartans.

    Los Alamos improves to 3-2 in District 2-4A play to start the second half the district season.

    Check Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information.

  • Raw: Iowa Governor Pardons Young Pig
  • Lawmakers seek NNSA administrator with commitment to reform

    Members of the NM Congressional Delegation, Tom Udall, Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham, are asking President Obama to nominate a candidate to lead the Nuclear National Security Administration (NNSA) who will work with Congress to reform the agency and maintain the highest scientific and technical capabilities at Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories.

    In a letter to President Obama, the federal lawmakers who represent the two labs say, “The NNSA has recently suffered from a series of ongoing management, security and budgetary problems and effective new leadership is needed now to restore the confidence of the public and of their representatives in Congress.”

    “We believe there is an opportunity now to make substantial improvement in NNSA’s management and oversight responsibilities and we urge you to nominate someone with the leadership ability to help guide the transformation."  

    In their request, they emphasize the need to maintain adequate budgets for LANL and SNL in light of current federal budget constraints to support and grow the missions of the labs, maintain a strong employee workforce and complete environmental cleanup.

  • White Rock bank robbery suspect still at large

     

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Alamos Police Department are continuing their investigation of the Los Alamos National Bank robbery in White Rock Tuesday.

    As of Friday, the suspect is still at large, said FBI public affairs spokesman Frank Fisher.

    Witnesses say the suspect entered the LANB branch just before 1:30 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

    The teller gave an undisclosed amount of cash to the suspect, who put the money in a plastic grocery bag and left the bank.

    The suspect was described as a Hispanic or Native American female in her late 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-feet-4 and weighing about 150 pounds. She may have a scar or tattoo below her left eye.

    The suspect wore a black jacket over a black or gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves.

    Fisher is asking the public to call the FBI if it has any information. The number is 889-1300.

  • Update 02-08-13

    Movie premiere

    The premiere of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

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    'Topper Revue

    ’Topper Revue will be at 7 p.m. Friday. The performance includes 16 acts, ranging from dance and song to a variety of skits and comedy. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth, available at the door.

    Free Film Series

     Mesa Public Library presents the Free Film Series, featuring “Rear Window,” at 6:30 p.m. today. 

  • Recycling gains some momentum

    Los Alamos County’s stepped up recycling efforts have netted a mixed bag of results thus far. Residential recycling efforts have yielded far better results as opposed to those aimed at businesses.

    Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki writes that “2012 was an exciting year for waste and recycling in Los Alamos County.” Los Alamos County saw an eight percent decline in residential waste in 2012 and a residential recycling increase of nine percent over 2011.

    The county’s attempt to increase business recycling has been less successful.

    To incentivize recycling for businesses, churches, schools or apartment complexes, the county council approved sharply reduced rates in August.

    The new rates eliminate an $18.20 assessment for each recycling dumpster pickup, which means businesses can set up a recycling dumpster for just $19.05 a month. The monthly recycling roll cart fee was reduced from $20 to $5 per month. The new program also waives the initial set up fee.

    The new rates reduce the cost for a collecting a cardboard or mixed recycling dumpster once a week from $1,100 to $229 per year. Some businesses may also be able to eliminate one trash dumpster pickup per week, a savings of approximately $940 per year.

    The results of the incentive program have been disappointing.