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  • 'Topper girls are 9th in new poll

    The Santa Fe Demons kept their hold on the top spot in girls basketball in this week’s MaxPreps.com state Class 4A rankings.
    The rankings were updated Sunday on the website, which is the information nerve center of most prep sports in the state.
    Santa Fe kept its spot at the top of the heap despite taking its first loss of the season. Santa Fe had been the lone team in the state, boys or girls, without a blemish, but fell Jan. 29 to a very tough Santa Fe Indian School team.
    In those ranking, the Los Alamos girls are in the No. 9 position, earning a strength rating of 15.6.
    Throughout this season, the top 4A girls team has enjoyed only the slimmest of power rating cushions throughout this season and this week is no exception. However, the team the Demons are keeping at bay has changed. Los Lunas now holds the No. 2 ranking in the state, while Gallup, which has lost three of its last five contests, tumbled to No. 4.
    The power rating difference between the Demons and Los Lunas’ Tigers is a miniscule .3 points.
    In the boys rankings, Los Alamos (1-19) remains the 26th and final team on the Class 4A charts. It is still in negative range in the overall strength ratings.

  • LA throttled 80-44 vs. Hope Christian

    The Hope Christian Huskies were consistent on offense throughout Tuesday night’s ballgame against the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.
    Los Alamos was consistent, as well, but the Hilltoppers’ consistency wasn’t nearly enough to keep them in the contest.
    Hope scored 22 points in the first and third quarters and was nearly as good in the second and fourth quarters, rolling to a 80-44 victory over Los Alamos in Albuquerque.
    Since the Hilltoppers’ lone win of the season Jan. 4, they have struggled in all phases of their game and have been on the wrong end of some lopsided scores. They have lost seven straight games by a margin of at least 23 points and have allowed both Capital Friday night and Hope Christian Tuesday night to hit the 80-point threshold, their two highest point totals allowed.
    Los Alamos will return to District 2-4A play Saturday when it travels to Bernalillo. Bernalillo (15-6 overall, 3-0 in district) will put its first-place status on the line when it plays at Española Valley (15-6, 2-1).
    For the Hilltoppers (1-20), Skyler Veenis scored 20 points against Hope, while Franklin Archuleta finished with 12 points and Simon Heath added 9.
    Special thanks to KRSN AM 1490 for contributing to this report.

  • Postal Service to Cut Saturday Mail
  • LANB CEO retires

    William Enloe, who has served as chief executive officer of Trinity Capital Corp. and Los Alamos National Bank since 1979, announced his retirement effective last Friday in a letter to the bank’s board of directors.

    In his letter, Enloe, who has been with the bank since 1971, said that he has watched the bank grow from a small community bank with just more than $11 million in assets to a bank with more than $1 billion in assets.

    “I believe I leave as my legacy an institution that cares about its employees, its customers and the communities it serves and I believe that the board of directors, Steve Wells and the rest of the management team will continue to operate the bank in the same situation,” he wrote.

    Enloe said his plans for the future are uncertain at the time but he intends to take some time off to rest and relax.

    “I expect that I will find new challenges,” he wrote. “I have enjoyed the many years that we have worked together to make the Los Alamos National Bank what it is today.”

    Wells said he has worked with Enloe for 28 years.

  • Today in History for Wednesday, February 6th
  • Hall unseats incumbent for UNM-LA board

    Challenger Michelle K. Hall won the lone contested seat for a spot on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board, beating out incumbent Ron Dolin, who has been on the board since 2009.

    According to County Clerk Sharon Stover, the unofficial results were 251-44.

    When reached at home, Dolin said that he did not have any statement to share with the public at the moment.

    UNM-LA candidate Micheline Devaurs, who went unchallenged, received 243 votes and John Hoffman, who received 234 votes, will replace Nelson.

    The other members of the board, Chair Stephen T. Boerigter and Secretary Linda Hull, do not come up for re-election until 2015.

    Hall was reached at the county clerk’s office shortly after the election results came in to the office Tuesday evening.

    She was glad to see so many people came out to vote in the election.

    “I’m thrilled to see that there was a strong showing of voters and support for UNM-LA overall. That’s a big plus,” Hall said. “I’m also honored to represent our community and to help UNM-LA through these next few years.”

    Hall will take office at the advisory board’s next meeting, March 11.

  • Worried Drivers Watch As Gas Prices Surge

    The Energy Department rays U.S. drivers spent 4 percent of their pre-tax income on gasoline last year, the second highest percentage in thirty years.

  • Vonn Tears Ligaments in Knee, Out for Season
  • Police, FBI investigating suspected robbery at LANB in WR

    The FBI and Los Alamos Police Department are looking for a woman who robbed Los Alamos National Bank, 77 Rover Blvd., in White Rock this afternoon.

    The suspect is 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 hoodie and a gray hoodie. She also had on winter gloves. Frank Fisher from the FBI public affairs office in Albuquerque said no weapon was seen during the robbery.

    Witnesses say the suspect entered the bank shortly before 1:30 p.m. and demanded money from a teller.

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

    Anyone with information about this bank robbery is asked to call the Albuquerque FBI Office at (505) 889-1300 (24 hours) or LAPD, (505) 662-8222.

    Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense, and the penalty increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime.

    LAPD was first on the scene and then the FBI was called in.

  • Briefs 02-05-13

    Authorities find fugitive hiding in Roswell home

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Authorities say a man described as New Mexico’s most wanted violent gang offender has been apprehended in Roswell.
    The Marshals Service says Jeremy Conde was found in a hiding space in the kitchen of a Roswell home after authorities received a tip Sunday.
    The service says Conde is on federal probation for being a felon in possession of a firearm and carjacking.

    Kirtland nuclear command changes Thursday

    ALBUQUERQUE — The command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center at Kirtland Air Force Base is changing hands.
    The Air Force says Brig. Gen. Sandra Finan on Thursday will assume command of the center from Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak during a ceremony on the base.
    Finan entered the Air National Guard in 1982 as an enlisted cryptographic equipment repair specialist. She received her commission by graduating from office training school.
    She most recently served as a top official for a Department of Energy program that stores and secures nuclear weapons.
    Harencak is being reassigned to the Pentagon to serve as an assistant chief of staff for the Air Force.
    Finan has been nominated for promotion to major general.

    Man sentenced to jail for death of
    Pennsylvania cyclist