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Today's News

  • LA is top seed in district tournament

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team will host the District 2-4A tournament championship game Saturday night.
    The district tournament, which started Monday night, will feature all five 2-4A teams. The winner of Thursday’s semifinal match will face the Hilltoppers Saturday at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos (14-6) earned the top seed in the tournament by going 7-1 during the regular season.
    Along with earning the top seed, Los Alamos also picked up an automatic bid to next week’s state tournament.
    The winner of the Class 4A district tournaments around the state, if they differ from the regular season district champ, will also advance to state. The state tournament starts Nov. 15.
    Los Alamos closed out its regular season with a 3-0 victory Thursday night at St. Michael’s.
    It was the Hilltoppers’ eighth consecutive victory. They have not lost a match since Oct. 6.
    In that match, the Hilltoppers, who won by scores of 25-19, 25-13, 25-13 over the struggling Horsemen (6-14), Erin Kirk once again led the way with 15 spike kills. Sam Fenner finished with 11 spike kills as the Hilltopers hit with 41 percent efficiency Thursday.

  • LAMonitor.com opens access for election coverage

    LAMonitor.com will be live and access will be free throughout the evening with the latest in election results for all the local, state and national races. The Los Alamos Monitor news team will then produce a complete election wrap up for Wednesday’s edition that will be a Total Market Circulation to most households in the county.

  • Raw: Jersey Shore Town Casts Votes in Winnebago

    Voters in one New Jersey shore community cast ballots in a mobile polling station dubbed the "vote-a-bago" just one week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the towns and cities along the state's coastline.

  • Santa Fe boy stabs mom over Playstation

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is facing charges after police say he stabbed his mom when she told him to stop playing PlayStation video games and clean his room.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the boy was arrested Sunday and faces a number of charges, including aggravated battery against a household member with a deadly weapon. Police said he stabbed his mother in the leg and threatened his younger siblings.

    The mother told police that her son is bipolar and had broken all the windows of her 2005 blue Dodge Durango, where she and her four young children had sought safety.

    Police said the mother was transported to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center for treatment.

    It was unclear if the boy had an attorney.

  • Raw: NH Residents Cast First Election Day Votes
  • Control of NM statehouse up for grabs


    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A costly fight for control of the Legislature comes to an end Tuesday as voters decide whether Republicans will gain a majority in the House for the first time in nearly 60 years and top Democratic Senate leaders can survive efforts by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez to oust them.

    The first-term governor, who wasn't up for re-election this year, used her political popularity and fundraising muscle to aid Republican candidates across the state and potentially transform legislative elections into a referendum on her policies, including a proposal to stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    Victories for governor-backed candidates could give Martinez more GOP support in the Legislature and possible clout in pressuring Democrats in the House and Senate to agree to her legislative agenda.

    GOP and Democratic-leaning political action committees have dumped more than $3 million into the general election campaign, an unprecedented amount for legislative races in New Mexico.

  • Today in History for November 6th
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:

    1. PRESIDENTIAL POLLS PREDICT A VIRTUAL TIE

    In dash to the finish, Obama and Romney make their appeals to an ever-smaller universe of undecided voters. The most accurate election forecasting model from the University of Colorado still shows a landslide victory for Mitt Romney.

    2. TUESDAY'S THE (SORT OF) BIG DAY

    With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.

    3. HOW SANDY UPENDED NYC COUPLE'S 'DREAM HOME'

    The AP's Dennis Waszak Jr. tells the harrowing story of how he, his wife and their three children lived through the superstorm. The Obama administration's response to aid victims has raised the ire of survivors as a new storm approaches the area.

    4. SYRIAN TURMOIL GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE

  • Clarification to Sunday charter report

    This is a clarification to the "Voters to weigh in on Charter proposals" story that published in the Sunday edition:

    Los Alamos resident Greg White, who was quoted in the report, followed up to say that he did not object to the publication of the Charter changes in the legislative format as was reported. White said that his objection revolves around what he believes, which is that Charter provision 900.3 was not being followed which requires that the full and final text of changes  be published 20 days before the election.

    White contends that the piecemeal nature in which the proposed changes were made available does not live up to the requirements or the spirit of the Charter. 

  • Balloon Fiesta attendance off from prior year

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say attendance at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta fell from last year.

    Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta organizers announced Monday that estimated attendance at this year's nine-day event last month was more than 714,000. Officials say the number is down slightly from 2011's estimated 737,466 visits.

    Organizers blamed the declined on poor weather which forced the cancellation of some events that historically have been the most attended.

    Officials say the event attracted balloons from 19 countries.