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Today's News

  • Football: Toppers fall at Academy Friday

    After a tough week on many levels, the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team fell to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers 18-2 Friday afternoon.

    Los Alamos, which had to plug several new players in several key positions on both sides of the ball this week, made some plays Friday against the Class AAA Chargers, but not enough of them.

    “We just didn’t have the speed to get outside,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Scott said. “Had we had a couple of extra people (for the game), it would’ve been different.”

  • Girls cross country: Toppers take third at Santa Fe Indian

    SANTA FE — While the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team was missing several of its usual starters Saturday, no one seemed to mind too much.

    Los Alamos’ girls finished third at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School Invitational, which was run around the athletic facilities on the Indian School campus. Los Alamos finished behind a very tough Class A-AA school, Navajo Pine, and the defending AAAA champion Belen Eagles at the meet.

  • Boys cross country: LA grabs first win of 2008

    SANTA FE — Cross country fans know it’s not unusual to see Los Alamos’ top two runners at the head of a prep race.

    The order of finish for them Saturday, however, was a little different than what most are used to seeing.

    Kyle Pittman of Los Alamos ran a blazing-fast 15 minutes, 19 seconds at Saturday’s Santa Fe Indian School meet, earning the meet’s individual title and coasting to a 13-second victory over teammate Gareth Gilna.

  • Boys soccer: LA nabs big win at home Friday

    David Bjorklund has had to deal with a couple of tall orders last week.

    Fortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, he filled them about as well as they could be filled.

    Bjorklund, a senior fullback for Los Alamos, has been marked-up with two of the most talented forwards in Class AAAA, Patrick Pacheco of Taos Tuesday and Pablo Quintana of Piedra Vista Friday.

    And although it’s hard to shut both down indefinitely, both their chances were limited throughout 160 minutes of soccer. The result was two huge wins for the Hilltoppers.

  • Political SCIENCE: Where do the presidential candidates stand on sci-tech Issues?

    In the only side-by-side comparison on a range of science issues, the two candidates for president sound roughly similar on many issues, but a closer examination finds differences in tone and substance.

    In ScienceDebate2008.com, a comprehensive website and public forum that began as a grassroots call by six citizens for a presidential debate on science, both John McCain and Barack Obama come down solidly in favor of innovation, the basis of the program’s first question.

  • Council candidates discuss county spending practices

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the fourth and final article of a series in which questions were asked by the Monitor to the five candidates running for County Council. The candidates responses have run each Sunday leading up to early and absentee voting, which begins Tuesday. The election is Nov. 4.

  • Soaring to new heights: Soaring museum offers valuable lessons

    The U.S. Southwest Soaring Museum in Moriarty, N.M., has a lot of history lessons to teach, not just to Moriarty residents but to everyone.

    Within the museum, there are 36 historically significant sailplanes, which are powerless aircraft. There is also a large collection of scale models of historically important gliders and a photograph collection, which depicts the history of soaring.

  • Health fair gives special invitation to teens

    Come to the 2008 Los Alamos Heart Council Health Fair from 8 a.m. – noon Saturday at Los Alamos High School’s Griffith Gymnasium.

    This year, the Heart Council extends a special invitation to local young adults to attend the Health Fair.

  • Get questions about cancer answered

    Have questions answered about Non-Hodgkins Lymphona at the next seminar being presented by the Los Alamos Council on Cancer from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, at the First Baptist Church, 2200 Diamond Drive in Los Alamos.

    Two physicians will be presenting. One speaker, Thomas P. Miller, M.D., is a professor of medicine, and chief of section of Hematology/Oncology at University of Arizona, and a research scientist at the Arizona Cancer Center.

    The other speaker is Jan Merin, M.D., MPH, is a medical oncologist-hematologist at Northern New Mexico Cancer Care, Los Alamos.

  • Airport basin GMP increased

    Work at the Airport Basin continues, with a Holiday Inn Express claiming their stake in the new business development.

    Public Works Director Kyle Zimmerman was in council chambers Tuesday to ask council to move forward with Guaranteed Maximum Price #2 for the Airport Basin Project, which would increase GMP #2 to $50,804,480.

    The council passed the motion to increase the GMP, with a 7-0 vote.

    According to county documents, the Design Development Submittal for the Airport Basin Site Project was awarded on May 15, 2008 to Construction Manager-at-Risk Hensel Phelps.