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  • In Brief 12-09-12

    Investigators doubt claim in shooting

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — Investigators appear to doubt the self-defense claim of an Alcalde woman who fatally shot a man inside her home last month.
    The 35-year-old woman hasn’t been charged in the case and the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office still is investigating.
    The woman claims a man barged into her home Nov. 3 and tried to undress her at knife point.
    She says she reached under a pillow, grabbed a loaded gun and shot 33-year-old Lawrence Sandoval of Taos and then fled from her home and called 911.
    The Albuquerque Journal reported Friday that police statements filed in the case indicate the woman gave differing versions of the events that led to the shooting.
    But the woman’s lawyer says his client “has nothing to hide” and “this is a self-defense situation.”

    BLM changes horse roundup plans

    ALBUQUERQUE — Plans for rounding up wild horses in northern New Mexico have changed.
    The Bureau of Land Management says it’s reprioritizing the horse gathers based on drought conditions and the condition of the animals.
    In New Mexico, trapping on Jarita Mesa has been cancelled because conditions there aren’t as bad as they are in other areas.

  • News for Retirees 12-09-12

    Dec. 9-15, 2012
    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart
    MONDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Beer battered cod
    7 p.m.        Ballroom dancing

    TUESDAY
    8:45 a.m.    Variety training
    10 a.m.    Computer users
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Chicken enchilada
    Noon        Lunchtime concert: Juanita Madland students
    12:30 p.m.    Better breathers
    1:30 p.m.    Friends meeting
    7 p.m.        Bridge
    7:30 p.m.    Table tennis

    WEDNESDAY
    8:30 a.m.    RSVP quilters
    8:45 a.m.    Cardio plus exercise
    10:45 a.m.    Music with Ruth
    11:30 a.m.    Lunch: Eggplant over linguine
    1:15 p.m.    Socrates Café
    1:30 p.m.    Daytime duplicate bridge
    THURSDAY

  • Animal Shelter 12-09-12

    The Los Alamos Animal Shelter, 226 East Road, 662-8179, has a great selection of onsite adoptable pets waiting for their forever home.
    Come find a companion that will give you unconditional love. Be sure to visit lafos.org, where you can get more information about volunteering, adopting and donating.
    All adoptable pets are spayed or neutered, have their shots and are micro chipped. Visitor guides: Between 4-6 p.m. Friday, volunteers will be at the shelter to give potential adopters personal introductions to the adoptable animals.
    Thank you, Los Alamos. The past couple weeks have seen numerous adoptions — hopefully this trend will continue and all the shelter pets will find homes for the holidays.
    DOGS
    Axle — Don’t let those sad-looking eyes fool you. Axle is a playful and affectionate neutered male. The shelter temperament testers describe this Pit-mix as a “total sweetheart.” He would love a family that appreciates big, sloppy dog kisses.  
    Bagel — Very busy female Border Collie found on the Rim Trail, near Rover. She will need an active family to keep her happy.
    Ciera — Spayed female Shepherd-cross who likes to get to know her human associates before she shares her story with them.

  • Births 12-09-12

    Los Alamos Medical Center reported the following births:

    • Oct. 16: A girl, Kaylynn Faith Lucero, born to Becky Mondragon and Johnny Lucero
    • Oct. 22: A boy, Daniel Yampolsky, born to Kathrine Gutkovskiy and Nikolai Yampolsky
    • Oct. 26: A boy, Kenneth Allan Christensen, born to Kasey Lynn Christensen
    • Oct. 29: A girl, Penelope Jane Mangum, born to Dawn and Ren Mangum
    • Nov. 2: A boy, Justin Ming, born to Weirong Zhao and Dengming Ming
    • Nov. 3: A girl, Karina Cai, born to Mei Ying Zhang and Jin Biao Cai
    • Nov. 9: A boy, Patrick Luke Elier Chavez, born to Maria G. Carpio and Patrick Nicholas Chavez
    • Nov. 9:  A boy, Wyatt Elmo Black, born to Cindy and Justin Black
    • Nov. 13: A boy, Santiago Terrazas Jr., born to Alyssa Lopez and Santiago Terrazas
    • Nov. 16: A boy, Eliseo Gonzales Rodriguez, born to Crystal and Arturo Gonzales
    • Nov. 18: A boy, Armando Ray Montoya, born to Sylvia R and Armando E Montoya
    • Nov. 18: A boy, Ethan James Smidt  born to Esther and Joseph Smidt
    • Nov. 23: A girl, Gereese Alexandria Marie Romero, born to Katherine and Florencio Romero
    • Nov. 27: A boy, Kieran Aydan Myatt, born to Beatrice and Mark Myatt

  • ´Topper boys win big at home meet

    The Los Alamos boys swimming team followed up on an impressive showing in its first meet of the season with a win in its second meet.
    Los Alamos’ boys racked up 502.5 points, easily outdistancing the Cleveland Storm in Saturday’s Los Alamos Invitational. The meet was at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.
    The Hilltoppers’ Trey Pereya and Max Reidys went 1-2 in both the 200-yard and 500-yard freestyle events, as well as helping the 400 freestyle relay team to third-place finish, leading the team to the big win.
    On the girls side, Los Alamos finished in third place in the team standings Saturday. The Hilltoppers had 277 points, placing them ahead of rival St. Pius X, but well off the furious pace set by the two teams from Rio Rancho, Rio Rancho’s Rams and Cleveland’s Storm, who were both near the 500-point mark.
    Ashlynn Bennett picked up a victory in the 500 freestyle with her time of 5:47.31, finishing just a little more than a second and a half better than teammate Justine Yang.
    Los Alamos was boosted by the 1-2 finish of the diving team. Madelin LeScournee, a newcomer to the Hilltopper program, won Friday’s diving competition with a score of 230.95, defeating returning diver Amy Neal.

  • ´Toppers are 14th at Shootout this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team had a tough draw to start off its 2012-13 season, but came through relatively well.
    Los Alamos finished 14th out of 27 teams in the very difficult Southwest Shootout Duals competition this weekend. The Southwest Shootout, which attracts teams from all around the region, is hosted by Rio Rancho High School.
    Among those at the tournament were teams from Colorado, Oklahoma Texas and as far away as Kansas. The winner of the Southwest Shootout hadn’t been determined as of press time.
    For Los Alamos, it finished fourth in its pool Friday, topping Taos and Rio Rancho Cleveland’s junior varsity team, but losing to Coronado, Colo., Plainview, Okla., and Albuquerque’s Atrisco Heritage.
    “We banged pretty good (Friday), but (Saturday), it was kind of a rough outing,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said. “We didn’t quite go as far as we wanted to.”
    Saturday’s tournament was the season opener for the Hilltoppers, who clinched their first district title in nearly two decades last year and who have several returners back for this season.

  • On Schedule 12-09-12

    Monday
    Girls basketball: LAMS at Pojoaque, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Belen, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.

    Thursday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos vs. Los Lunas at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, 1:15 p.m.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos vs. Mayfield at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, 4:45 p.m.

    Friday
    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, TBA; LAMS at Taos Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday
    Wrestling: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, varsity, 9 a.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, TBA; LAMS at Taos Invite, seventh and eighth grade, TBA.

    Boys basketball: Los Alamos at Joe Armijo Invite, varsity, TBA.

  • Sports Update 12-09-12

    Triatomics’ Christmas Lights Run set for Monday

    The Los Alamos Triatomics multi-sport club is hosting another Christmas Lights Run Monday night.
    Runs are scheduled every Monday and Wednesday through Dec. 20. All the runs are non-competitive.
    Monday’s run will start at Ashley Pond. It is a 3-mile run in the downtown area. Runners are asked to be ready to go promptly at 6:15 p.m.
    More information on the Triatomics can be found by visiting triatomics.org. Late schedule changes can be found by visiting facebook.com/triatomics.

  • Manziel is first freshman Heisman Trophy winner


    NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname: Johnny Heisman.

    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, taking college football's top individual prize Saturday night after a record-breaking debut.

    Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o finished a distant second and Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein was third in the voting. In a unique Heisman race, with two nontraditional candidates, Manziel broke through the class barrier and kept Te'o from becoming the first purely defensive player to win the award.

    Manziel drew 474 first-place votes and 2,029 points from the panel of media members and former winners.

    "I have been dreaming about this since I was a kid," he said during his acceptance speech after hugging his mom, dad and kid sister.

  • Chammpionship prep FB scores from Saturday games

     

    PREP FOOTBALL
    Class 2A
    Championship

    Santa Rosa 28, Tularosa 0

     

    Class 3A
    Championship

    St. Michael's 10, Silver 7

     

    Class 4A
    Championship

    Goddard 17, Los Lunas 14