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  • Dial-a-Ride accident is injury free

    An Atomic City Transit "Dial a Ride" bus was involved in an accident on NM 4 near White Rock Thursday morning.

    The ACT bus driver took evasive action to avoid a near head on collision. The shoulder was soft and the bus rolled onto its side. The bus was carrying two passengers. There were no injuries. The road was closed for a short time to clear the accident but has re-opened now.

  • Police searching for museum robbery suspect

    Los Alamos Police have issued an arrest warrant for a suspect in last Friday’s robbery of the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

    Police are looking for William Ryan Skelton, 30. According to police, Skelton is five feet 11 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He’s been charged with larceny and criminal damage to property.

    At about 3:30 p.m. last Friday, Sept 25, museum officials reported a robbery at the museum, where the museum’s donation box had been broken into.

    Police are urging the public to report any sightings of Skelton to LA Crime stoppers at 662-8282. The suspect was last seen driving a blue 1994 single cab Toyota truck bearing New Mexico plate number NGM286.

    According to the arrest warrant, police tracked the suspect on the day of the robbery to the Totavi gas station at the foot of the “main hill” off NM 501. Police sighted the suspect, and apparently the suspect saw them as well.

    “The male in the white t-shirt and blue jeans looked right at me and I saw his facial expression was scared,” said one of the officers in a statement found in court documents. “He ran to his truck and started the engine.”

  • Traffic moving again on NM4

    An accident involving an Atomic City Transit bus that  backed up traffic on southbound NM4 this morning has been cleared. Traffic is now beginning to flow unimpeded.

  • Accident restricts traffic on NM4

    An accident involving an Atomic City Transit bus has traffic backed up on southbound NM4. The bus has been cleared but traffic is still slow. Follow the Los Alamos Monitor for more on this story.

  • LA volleyball wins distict opener

    The Los Alamos volleyball team beat Capital in three sets Wednesday to start its District 2-5A schedule.

    Los Alamos won the sets 25-19, 25-15 and 25-7.

    The first set was the closest of the match. The two teams were tied 11-11, but Los Alamos scored 10 of the next 13 points to pull away from the Lady Jaguars.

    "Once we saw we needed to compete against them, we got things going," Los Alamos head coach Sharleen Espinoza said.

    Brianna Montaño finished with 14 kills for Los Alamos, incuding the game-winners in the first and second sets. Sierra Foley added 13 kills. Samantha Melton not only set the two big hitters up, but also spread the ball around to other players, as well.

    "Sam did a good job setting the ball around," Espinoza said. "Everyone got their swings in."

    The coach also said Noelle Gallegos did "a phenominal job in the middle — she had an overall great game."

  • Hopkins scores four goals in win over Robertson

    Katie Hopkins scored four goals and the Los Alamos girls soccer team shut out its third straight opponent Tuesday, beating the Robertson Cardinals 6-0.
    The Hilltoppers improved to 6-5-1 with the win. Robertson slipped to 6-4.
    "We're passing good better and now we're starting to finish," Los Alamos head coach Gary Ahlers said.
    Hopkins scored twice in the first half to give Los Alamos an early lead. Sienna Ahlers assisted her in the 10th minute and Abby Schmalz assisted her in the 15th minute.
    Hopkins almost got her hat trick just six minutes into the second half, but Robertson's goalie, Jasmine Jaramillo, saved her shot.
    Later in the half, Schmalz passed down the line to Jordan Henson. Henson dribbled almost all that way down to the end line and, with three defenders on her, she snuck a shot into the goal to put Los Alamos up, 3-0.
    A little over a minute later, Hopkins got her hat trick. Henson and Schmalz brought the ball down the field and then Schmalz found Hopkins open in the center. Hopkins then fired a shot into the goal with her left foot.

  • Hilltoppers lose high-scoring affair to Farmington

    There was no shortage of offense in Friday night’s football game between Los Alamos and Famington. The two teams combined for 13 touchdowns and 91 points.
    A lop-sided second quarter, however, helped Farmington pull away from Los Alamos and win the game, 65-26.
    The Scorpions also struck first in the contest. The ’Toppers put together an 11-play drive on their first possession, but the third penalty on the drive turned a second-and-short into a second-and-10 and the drive stalled.
    After Los Alamos laboriously moved the ball the down the field, Farmington only needed two big plays to score a touchdown and take a 6-0 lead.
    Los Alamos, however, answered right back.
    A 26-yard run by quarterback Nicholas Quartieri followed by an 18-yard run by Derek Salvege helped Los Alamos get into Farmington’s red zone. Quartieri then rolled out and, right before Farmington’s pressure got to him, threw a 22-yard strike to John Meyer for a touchdown. The ’Toppers missed the extra point, but the quarter ended with the two teams tied, 6-6.
    Turnovers and a kickoff returned for a touchdown helped Farmington take control of the game in the second quarter.
    A 29-yard pass followed by a 14-yard touchdown pass put Farmington up, 13-6.

  • Boys soccer falls to top-ranked Taos Tigers

    Shots were tough to come by Saturday in Los Alamos’ boys soccer game against Taos.
    The two teams only combined for seven shots in the first half and finished the game with 12 shots apiece.
    The Tigers, however, capitalized on the few chances they did get to win the game, 3-1.
    Los Alamos started the contest strong and scored almost immediately. Eric Burnside received a pass in the middle of the field and capitalized with a goal to put Los Alamos up, 1-0, just 47 seconds into the game.
    Geroge Steinkamp then headed a shot just over the crossbar.
    Later, in the sixth minute, DC Kim kicked the ball in the back of the net, but the goal was called off sides.
    Taos’ Aiden Cserhat then tied the game with a shot off of the side of his foot in the 15th minute. Cserhat is the state’s leading scorer with 32 goals in nine games.
    Tristen Roach made some big defensive plays to keep the score tied. He intercepted one pass and then, after a Taos forward got by Los Alamos’ goalie, raced back and cleared the ball over the bleachers to prevent a goal.
    At the other end, Authur Steinkamp tried scoring with a bicycle kick, but his shot went high. Cserhat then scored from about 30 yards out in the 37 minute to give Taos the lead.

  • Hilltopper girls finding their groove on the field

    The Los Alamos girls soccer team showed it’s continuing to improve Saturday against Taos.
    The Hilltopper girls scored their second-straight shutout to win the game, 3-0.
    “Everyone is figuring out her role on the team,” coach Jamie Van Winkle said. “We’re starting to build as a team.
    The ’Toppers scored in the first minute of the game. Los Alamos marched into Taos territory and earned a corner kick. Charlotte Leonard then received a pass and nailed a long shot to put Los Alamos up, 1-0.
    “That totally changes the entire attitude of the game,” captain Emily Hopkins said about scoring early. “We know we have the ability to beat the team.”
    Fifteen minutes later, Hopkins scored. Jordan Henson thought about shooting, but decided to pass the ball back to Hopkins instead. Hopkins then placed the ball in the side netting from 25 yards to the put the ’Toppers up, 2-0.
    “I’m starting to get more confident (shooting),” Hopkins said. “I think everyone is getting more confident.”
    Jaci Linn stopped one of Taos’ only opportunities in the half, racing back and booting the ball out of bounds before Taos could shoot.