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  • Ski Report 03-01-13

    Angel Fire

    34-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 73 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest

    42-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.


    35-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 32 trails and 3 lifts open.

    Red River

    45-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 57 trails and 7 lfts open.

    Sandia Peak

    Closed for the season.


    43-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache

    37-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 23 trails and 8 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe

    51-inch base of powder. No new snow reported. 73 trails and 6 lifts open.


    62-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 111 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera

    Conditions not reported.

  • LA, Cleveland face off in playoff contest

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will play for the New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League pure team playoffs starting tonight.
    The Hilltoppers will face the Cleveland Storm in the first round of the NMIIHL playoffs at 5:30 p.m. The tournament will be played in Taos.
    Tonight’s game will be broadcast by KRSN AM 1490. Rick Picard and David Sutton will be on the call live from the Taos Youth and Family Center rink.
    Los Alamos wrapped up its regular season last weekend topping Cleveland’s Storm 4-0 but falling to the St. Pius X Sartans 6-1. For the season, Los Alamos finished in third place with a record of 13-7-1 and finished with 27 points.
    Should Los Alamos beat Cleveland tonight, it would play the winner between Taos and Rio Rancho at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
    The pure team championship game is set for March 9 in Santa Fe.

  • Sports Briefs 03-01-13

    No one injured in accident after basketball game

    A Los Alamos Public Schools SUV was involved in a minor rear-end collision following Thursday’s night’s girls basketball game in Española.
    The accident occurred at the stoplight on Fairway Drive and Paseo De Oñate at approximately 9 p.m.
    Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms said no one was hurt in the accident.
    No LAHS student-athletes were in the SUV at the time of the collision.
    The SUV is used to transport student-athletes to and from out-of-town athletic contests and is often driven by a member of that athletic program’s coaching staff. However, student-athletes are regularly picked up and driven home by family members at the conclusion of those contests.
    A driver heading back to Los Alamos following the contest said a sedan appeared to have ran into the back of the SUV at the intersection. The sedan sustained front-end damage.

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  • LA falls in district semifinal round

    ESPAÑOLA — If Thursday night’s District 2-4A girls basketball game had a theme song, it would’ve been “Stuck In the Middle With You.”
    For the bulk of the final three quarters, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team’s ballhandlers were stuck trying to get through double-teams near the timeline as a result of a trapping press by the Española Valley Sundevils.
    Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers didn’t respond well, turning the ball over 19 times after the first quarter, many of those turning into points on the other end for the Sundevils.
    Española Valley, the No. 2 seed, won the 2-4A tournament semifinal contest 51-34 and now advance to play the Santa Fe Demons Saturday night for the district crown.
    Los Alamos’ loss knocks it out of the district tournament. It must now wait until Sunday to see where it will land in the upcoming Class 4A playoffs.
    The loss was a disappointing one for the Hilltoppers (16-12 overall, 6-4 in 2-4A), not only after defeating the Sundevils in their previous meeting Feb. 16 but after winning five of six games to close out the season heading in.
    Española Valley, which has been known for most of the program’s existence for tough full-court pressure, used that pressure to good effect in the final three quarters.

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  • LANL rolls out strategy for environmental sustainability

    The Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory have rolled out a long-term strategy for environmental stewardship and sustainability that provides a blueprint for safeguarding the environment while accomplishing the laboratory’s national security missions.

    “This plan represents a significant amount of effort on the part of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office to set the standard for Environmental Stewardship in New Mexico,” said Juan Griego, acting manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office. “It is intended to ensure that all actions undertaken by our office to support the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s mission have first taken environmental protection and stewardship into full consideration.”

    The Long-Term Strategy for Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability document presents the long-term environmental goals for the laboratory and gives managers a range of decision support tools to help them conduct their work in a way that protects the environment.

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  • LAPS vehicle involved in accident Thursday

    A Los Alamos Public Schools SUV was involved in a car accident in Española following a Los Alamos High School girls basketball game.
    According to one driver returning to Los Alamos Thursday night, the SUV was involved in a rear-end accident at the corner of Fairview Lane and Paseo de Oñate in Española. The vehicle is used as transportation for Los Alamos Hilltopper basketball players.
    LAHS athletic director Vicki Nelms said late Thursday night that no Los Alamos student-athletes were in the SUV at the time of the accident and that there were no initial reports of injuries.
    Los Alamos’ girls basketball team was playing Española Valley in a District 2-4A tournament game Thursday night at Española Valley High School.

  • LA falls in semifinals to Española Valley

    ESPAÑOLA - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team got off to a hot start in the first quarter of its semifinal game Thursday night.
    Los Alamos scored 15 points in the opening period against the Española Valley Sundevils. Unfortunately for the Hilltoppers, they wouldn’t match their early offensive numbers again until the fourth quarter.
    The Sundevils pressed the Hilltoppers into submission Thursday, winning 51-34 at Edward Medina Gymnasium. The loss knocked the Hilltoppers out of the District 2-4A tournament.
    Los Alamos (16-12) couldn’t find its rhythm offensively after Española Valley employed trapping full-court pressure in the second quarter and forced 7 second quarter turnovers.
    Read more about the game in Friday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Recordings heard in fatal 'good Samaritan' Pojoaque case

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of killing a preschool teacher who was trying to stop him from beating his girlfriend later told his girlfriend that he made the "ultimate sacrifice" for her, according to jail phone recordings played for jurors Thursday.

    Prosecutors allege Adrian Gonzales, 31, assaulted his girlfriend, killed the teacher and stabbed another man during a December 2011 dispute at a mobile home park in Pojoaque, about 15 miles north of Santa Fe.

    The phone conversations played for jurors were recorded at the Santa Fe County jail shortly after Gonzales' arrest in the stabbing death of 21-year-old Victoriano "Mo" Moises Byrne-Gonzales, who taught at the Playschool of the Arts in Santa Fe.

    Gonzales, of Dixon, has pleaded not guilty.

    In one of the recordings, Gonzales tells his then-girlfriend that he is facing life in prison and that Byrne-Gonzales and the other man, Santiago Cordova, were attacking him after his fight with her. The girlfriend is heard crying, and repeatedly apologizes for the altercation.