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  • Elks Stewed By LA

    While the skill position players get the lion’s share of the credit in football, as the old saying goes, “the war is won in the trenches.”

    So score a victory for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Friday night.

    Los Alamos’ undersized offensive and defensive lines were dominant at Sullivan Field against Pojoaque, which featured some big bodies upfront. But Los Alamos, using its speed advantage to full effect, hit the Elks hard and fast, creating holes on offense and creating havoc on defense.

    The Hilltoppers scored a pair of defensive touchdowns in the first half, one on a strip-and-go by Cory Geyer late in the first quarter and the other on a pick-six by Arnoldo Ortiz after Pojoaque quarterback Ryan Koller was hammered by Chandler Lauritzen coming off the right side.

    The Elks made a valiant attempt to right their ship in the second half, but by that time it was far too late as the Hilltoppers cruised to a 55-14 win at Sullivan Field.

    “Basically, our strategy is not size,” said Los Alamos senior lineman John Gibson. “We never had size. This year, our line focused on agility and speed. What we do isn’t anything fancy....When we work our technique, we’re unstoppable.”

  • New Orleans Needs More Water, Ice
  • Friday's prep football scores from around the state

     

    PREP FOOTBALL

    Artesia 56, Lovington 7

    Belen 14, Deming 7

    Carlsbad 20, Roswell 6

    Carrizozo 20, Menaul 14

    Clayton 54, Dulce 0

    Clovis 55, Capital 0

    EP Bel Air, Texas 20, Onate 14

    Escalante 54, Magdalena 8

    Eunice 42, Jal 0

    Farmington 54, Gallup 0

    Gadsden 34, Hobbs 33

    Gateway Christian 50, Mountainair 8

    Grants 30, Santa Fe 26

  • Today in History for September 1st
  • LA thumps Pojoaque in opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team got its season going with a bang Friday.

    The Hilltoppers drove for touchdowns on three of their first four possessions and got big turnover returns from Cory Geyer and Arnoldo Ortiz as they rolled to a 55-14 wn over the Pojoaque Elks.

    Los Alamos rolled up 251 yards of offense in the first half. New quarterback Brice Van Etten threw a touchdown pass to Geyer and ran for two more in the opening half as the Hilltoppers built up a 42-0 lead going into the break.

    Read more about the Hilltoppers' big win in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Raw Video: Sopping Mess Left Behind by Isaac
  • Briefs 08-31-12

    Fewer weeks of jobless benefits to be offered

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Fewer weeks of unemployment benefits will soon be available to jobless New Mexicans and the Department of Workforce Solutions says it’s because of a change in federal law.
    A maximum of 54 weeks of unemployment compensation will be offered with claims effective Sept. 2. That’s down from 60 weeks currently.
    The department says New Mexicans eligible for 60 weeks of benefits before Sept. 2 can continue to receive payments for up to that amount of time during a phase-out period.
    The state pays for regular unemployment benefits for 26 weeks, and it’s up to the federal government to go beyond that. A federal law enacted earlier this year changed provisions that trigger extended benefits in a state.
    New Mexico’s unemployment payments range from $74 to $397 a week.

    Groups work to sign up new voters

    SANTA FE  (AP) — A coalition of nonprofits are banding together to get more New Mexicans registered to vote.

  • County posts Sunshine Page

    Los Alamos County has added a new “Sunshine” webpage to its county website.
    The Sunshine webpage addition is another step toward the county’s goal to build citizen trust by being open and transparent.
    The webpage makes more government documents available online and offers a more direct way to navigate to key documents that are already offered on the website.
    The new feature can be accessed by clicking on the sun icon on the home page, losalamosnm.us.
     Read the Los Alamos Monitor Wednesday for more information.

    From a press release

  • It's a Gas

    The kiosk for the new Smith’s Fueling Station went up this week. Smith’s Manager John Roberts said the target date for completion is Oct. 3.

  • Update 08-31-12

    No trash pick-up

    Los Alamos County will not pick up trash or recycling Monday in observance of Labor Day. Those who have a normal Monday pick-up should put their materials out Sept. 5.

    Library board

    Library Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Branch Library.

    No court

    The Los Alamos Magistrate Court will not have a Judge for the week of Sept. 17-21 due to the annual Magistrate Judge’s conference. The court hours will be 8 a.m.-3 p.m. that week.

    Square dancing

     Square Dance Club will host a kick-off party with some basic square dance instruction, dancing and sloppy joes, salad, desserts and refreshments from 6:30-9 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.

    Grand opening

    The Los Alamos Democratic Party Headquarters grand opening is slated for noon-4 p.m. Sept. 3 at 140 Central Park Square.