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  • Logan steps down as LA girls coach

    Tarah Logan, head coach of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team, left her position abruptly Monday.
    Logan, coaching in her fifth season with the team, resigned from her post effective Monday. She turned in her resignation to Los Alamos High School athletic director Vicki Nelms, citing family issues.
    Nelms confirmed the resignation with an email to the media Monday afternoon.
    “I would like to thank for her time as the Head Girls Basketball Coach and wish her well in her future endeavors,” Nelms’ email read in part.
    Taking over for the Hilltoppers will be Ann Stewart. Stewart, who is also a boys golf coach at the school, is scheduled to make her coaching debut with the team tonight when they travel to Taos.
    “It’s not the best of circumstances to be taking over the team right now, but hopefully we can pull out the remainder of the season,” Stewart said Tuesday morning.
    Stewart’s first day on the job was Monday and she said she didn’t try to introduce anything new to the team, although she might attempt that before the start of district.
    Logan’s resignation comes at a critical time in the season for the Hilltopper program, which is exactly one week away from the start of the District 2-4A season.

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  • Logan steps down as head coach of girls hoops team

    Los Alamos Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that Hilltopper girls head basketball coach Tarah Logan has resigned her position effective immediately.

    Los Alamos athletic director Vicki Nelms made the announcement in a press release. In her resignation, Logan cited family issues as the reason for her departure.

    Ann Stewart, a Los Alamos High School graduate and former LAMS assistant coach, who also has head and assistant coaching experience at the prep level, will take over the duties for the Hilltoppers.

    Los Alamos lost over the weekend to St. Pius X, 50-32, but had won four straight games prior to that outing.

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  • Winter Weather Advisory until midnight Monday

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MST TONIGHT.

    * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS... 1 TO 2 INCHES. UP TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE ALBUQUERQUE FOOTHILLS AND ON THE WEST MESA.

    * TIMING... ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW IS EXPECTED AROUND RUSH HOUR ACROSS THE ALBUQUERQUE METRO AREA AND WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS THEN DIMINISH BY MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACROSS QUAY AND HARDING COUNTIES WILL FOLLOW SIMILAR TIMING.

    * WINDS... NO SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED.

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

    * LOCAL IMPACTS... SNOW PACKED OR ICY ROADS AS WELL AS REDUCED VISIBILITIES IN FALLING SNOW CAN BE EXPECTED. ROAD THAT MAY BE IMPACTED INCLUDE... BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO INTERSTATE 25... INTERSTATE 40... HIGHWAYS 550 AND 54 AND STATE HIGHWAYS 39... 469 AND 209.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL PRIMARILY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES.

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    ... SNOW EXPANDING ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO...

  • Jemez Pueblo seeks return of Valles Caldera lands

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Leaders of an American Indian community in northern New Mexico are seeking the return of all land within the boundaries of the 89,000-acre Valles Caldera National Preserve, citing the area as a "spiritual sanctuary" and part of their traditional homeland.

    Jemez Pueblo filed a lawsuit in federal court last summer to establish its aboriginal right to ownership of the property, and the pueblo has gained the support of tribes throughout New Mexico.

    The preserve is home to vast grasslands, the remnants of one of North America's few super volcanoes, and one of New Mexico's most famous elk herds. The federal government bought the property from land grant heirs in 2000 with the goal of operating it as a working ranch while developing recreational opportunities for the public.

  • Poor driving conditions reported on NM highways

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Difficult driving conditions due to winter weather are reported on parts of Interstate 25 and some other highways in northeastern New Mexico.

    The Department of Transportation says I-25 between Bernal and Raton is snow packed and icy.

    Other highways with difficult driving conditions include U.S. 64 west of Cimarron, State Route 104 between Las Vegas and Tucumcari and New Mexico 434 between Mora and Black Lake.

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  • Football group's leader removed after porn arrest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The president-elect of the New Mexico Young America Football League was removed from his position after he and his wife were arrested on a child pornography charge.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the league's incoming president, 42-year-old Frederick Gonzales, and his wife, 36-year-old Carey Gonzales, were arrested Friday. The league's board on Saturday removed Gonzales as president-elect of the group that oversees about 5,000 players statewide who range in age from 7 to 14.

    "There was really nothing to indicate that something like this was going to happen; we were all totally shocked," League president Jim Summer told the newspaper.

    Summer said Frederick Gonzales cleared criminal background checks in 2011 and 2012. He added that the group plans to hire an independent agency to review its procedures and that the league's board planned to cooperate with authorities.