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  • Ski Report 12-26-12

    Angel Fire
    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    20-inch base of packed powder. 2 inches of new snow reported. 33 trails open.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. 1 inch of new snow reported. Will open when conditions permit.

    Red River
    35-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 38 trails and 6 trails open.

    Sipapu
    28-inch base of machine-groomed snow. One-half inch of new snow reported. 30 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    14-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 5 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe
    37-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 25 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Taos
    31-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 31 trails and 13 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera
    6-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.

  • LA trips up Grants at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came back from a 33-29 deficit Saturday to defeat the Grants Pirates 55-48 at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos held Grants to only 4 points in the third quarter to reclaim a slim lead which it would never relinquish.
    It was a big win for Los Alamos Saturday, coming on the heels of a 44-37 loss to the Piedra Vista Panthers on the road the day before. Los Alamos started at the Goddard Holiday Classic today facing Portales.
    With Saturday’s win, the Hilltoppers improved to 5-5 on the season and 4-2 against Class 4A teams.
    Hayley Each had one of the biggest games of her career. Each, the Hilltoppers’ 6-foot-1 center, had 25 points, 17 in the first half and 11 of Los Alamos’ 13 points in the first quarter. She also finished with 14 rebounds.
    The Hilltoppers had trouble finding support for Each in the first quarter — the only other Los Alamos score came on a breakaway — but Kiana Zerr, coming off the bench, came up big in the second quarter, hitting 8 of 8 from the foul line.
    Zerr had 14 points — a last second bucket of hers was waved off at the buzzer — connecting on a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter to help seal the victory.

  • LA girls are 2nd at APS Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls swimming team finished second among the seven competing schools at last weekend’s Albuquerque Public Schools Winter Break Invitational.
    Sarah Lott picked up a first place finish and a second place finish in the shortest and longest event of the day to help Los Alamos grab 394 points, which nipped Albuquerque’s Bulldogs for the runner-up spot at the meet.
    La Cueva’s girls won that side of the competition with 591 points, while Albuquerque finished with 515 points to win the boys meet.
    Los Alamos’ boys finished fourth overall with 363 points. The Hilltopper boys were paced by runner-up performances by Sam Harris in the 200-yard freestyle, 500-yard freestyle.
    On the girls side, Lott finished second in the 50 freestyle event (25.97), then went on to win the 500 freestyle (5:27.08), a rare combination of distances.
    Other top finishers for Los Alamos’ girls included Kaitlin Bennett in the 200 freestyle and Maria Venneri in the 200 individual medley.
    Los Alamos’ point total was boosted by a 2-3 finish from divers Amy Neal and Laura Wendelberger.
    Also for Los Alamos’ boys, Connor Schultz was second in the 100 backstroke and Max Reidys was second in the 100 breaststroke.

  • Suspect sought in SF double slaying

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office has issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in a Christmas night shooting that left two men dead.

    Sheriff's officials say 18-year-old Joe C. Rivera is wanted in connection with the double homicide case.

    Authorities were searching for Rivera on Wednesday night and say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

    The shooting occurred about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the Valle Vista Subdivision in Santa Fe County.

    Deputies say 23-year-old John Griego was pronounced dead at the scene while 29-year-old Nicholas Baker was pronounced dead on arrival at Christus St. Vincent's Hospital. They say both men suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

  • Christmas Storms Bring Heavy Snow and Twisters
  • Cold and blustery week ahead for New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Cold and blustery conditions are expected across much of the state in the wake of a cold front that made Christmas driving tough in New Mexico's eastern plains.

    The National Weathers Service says cold winds but sunny days will be the norm Wednesday and for most of the state on Thursday. Lows in the teens will be common and highs should be in the mid-40s across much of the state.

    A weak cold front moving in from northern Arizona Wednesday night will bring a chance of snow showers in western and northern New Mexico. But there's not much moisture in the system and totals should be light. A second front moving in Friday will be slightly more powerful but give way to a clearing trend by the weekend.

  • Today in History for December 26th
  • Raw: Funnel Cloud Moves Across Mobile, Ala.

    A funnel cloud moving across the skyline in Mobile, Ala. is captured by a television station's tower camera. Damage extended to homes, power lines and trees.

  • Man who killed 2 firemen left note on killing plan

    WEBSTER, N.Y. (AP) — The ex-con who lured two firefighters to their deaths in a blaze of gunfire left a rambling typewritten note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and "do what I like doing best, killing people," police said Tuesday as they recovered burned human remains believed to be the gunman's missing sister.

    Police Chief Gerald Pickering said 62-year-old William Spengler, who served 17 years in prison for the 1980 hammer slaying of his grandmother, armed himself with a revolver, a shotgun and a military-style rifle before he set his house afire to lure first responders into a death trap before dawn on Christmas Eve.

    "He was equipped to go to war, kill innocent people," Pickering said.

    The rifle he had was a military-style .223-caliber semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle with flash suppression, the same make and caliber weapon used in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn., Pickering said.

    The chief said police believe the firefighters were hit with shots from the rifle given the distance but the investigation was incomplete.

  • Raw: Troops Celebrate Christmas in Afghanistan

    International troops in Afghanistan celebrated Christmas day with a traditional Christmas meal at Kabul International Airport in a dining hall packed with soldiers from the United States, France and Germany.