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  • Breaking News: Marquez named new NMAA director

    Wednesday morning, the New Mexico Activities Association announced that Sally Marquez has been named its new executive director.
    Marquez had been an assistant director under Gary Tripp and has been with the NMAA since 2004.
    The NMAA is the governing body of most interscholastic high school and middle school sports in the state.
    See Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor for more information.

  • Ahmadinejad Calls for a New World Order
  • ENMU expects penalty

    PORTALES (AP) — Eastern New Mexico University's president says he expects the school to receive some form of punishment from the NCAA because of eligibility issues it discovered with many student-athletes.

    Steven Gamble tells the Portales News-Tribune that he expects the college's eligibility issues to be cleared up by mid-November.

    The issues were not the fault of students and the university reported them to the NCAA after problems were discovered.

    The problems range from lack of signatures on required forms to a lack of degree plans or needed credit-hours to play sports.

    The university has 11 affected sports. Only non-NCAA sanctioned rodeo teams are not affected.

    ENMU is reviewing all of its 408 current student-athlete files and notifying the NCAA of those where it discovers problems.

  • Gustafson wins 10K race at Trail Fest

    Local runner Nathaniel Gustafson was one of the big winners at last weekend’s Pajarito Trail Fest.
    The Pajarito Trail Fest was held in conjunction with Pajarito Mountain’s yearly Ullrfest. Saturday’s competition included a 10K and a 15-mile run.
    Gustafson earned a comfortable win in the men’s 10K, topping Los Alamos’ Hans Hanson by more than two minutes. Each of the top five finishers in the men’s 10K were from Los Alamos, including third-place finisher Chip Cooper, the winner of this year’s Los Alamos Triathlon.
    Albuquerque’s Elizabeth Turner won the women’s 10K. Runner-up in that race was Los Alamos’ Sarah Milligan. Michael Ehrmentraut of Santa Fe and Saray Demay of Jemez Springs were the top finishers in the 15-mile race.
    More than 100 runners took part in the two races.

    Here are the results from the Pajarito Trail Fest. Athletes are from Los Alamos unless otherwise noted:

    10K race

    Men

    1. Nathaniel Gustafson, 50:25; 2. Hans Hanson, 52:33; 3. Chip Cooper, 56:41; 4. George Perkins, 58:32; 5. David Coblentz, 1:01:08; 6. Craig Blankenship, Silver City, 1:04:49; 7. Nathaniel Ortega, 1:06:03; 8. Christopher Buntain, 1:09:11; 9. Tarik Sahleh, 1:10:58; 10. Jonas Fransson, 1:11:00;

  • Hilltoppers win big in 2-4A openers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams cruised to victory in their District 2-4A season opening doubleheader Tuesday.
    Los Alamos’ teams both won by double-digit margins Tuesday, with the Hilltopper boys topping the Bernalillo Spartans 13-3 in the opener and the Hilltopper girls taking an 11-0 nightcap victory in a game that was over by halftime.
    The Spartans, who have won just one game between the two teams this season, were overmatched from the outset, although the boys team did earn two goals in the first half. The Hilltopper boys, however, scored seven goals in the first 40 minutes.
    In the boys game, five Hilltoppers scored multiple goals, including Cooper Christensen, who tallied a hat trick and had an assist on top of that. Rohun Iyer, named by the Hilltopper coaching staff as the Player of the Game Tuesday, had a pair of goals — including one ripped from 24 yards away — and an assist.
    Also scoring multiple goals were Collin Stone, Ryan Maestas and Henry Steinkamp. Steinkamp had a pair of assists, while Dallin Parker had three assists to go along with one goal.
    Michael Maestas had a goal, Ryan Maestas finished with three assists, and Nick Thoma and Cameron Guy both had one assist.
    Los Alamos’ 13 goals were more than it had scored in the previous eight games put together.

  • Youth Essays About LA

    Here are two essays written about Los Alamos. The first was written by Keanna Cohen and the second by Jin Park. The essays were written as part of the "100 Best Communities" competition in which Los Alamos was honored.
     

    Hello, my name is Keanna Cohen and I am currently a first-year student at the University of California, Santa Barbara where I am studying Political Science and Psychology.  Though Santa Barbara is my current place of residence, it is by no means my home.  I am a small town girl from Los Alamos, New Mexico, a community  I consider to be one of the best communities to grow up in. Raised in Los Alamos herself, my mother returned from Santa Barbara, California after graduating from college to raise her daughter in a safe community.  Just as it was her home, it became mine .

  • Raw: Athens Police Caught in Fires, Blasts

    Police continued to clash with protesters hurling petrol bombs and bottles in central Athens on Wednesday, after an anti-government rally called as part of a general strike in Greece turned violent.

  • Publicist: 'Moon River' singer Andy Williams dies


    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a string of gold albums, a hit TV series and the signature "Moon River," Andy Williams was a voice of the 1960s, although not the '60s we usually hear about.

    "The old cliche says that if you can remember the 1960s, you weren't there," the singer once recalled. "Well, I was there all right, but my memory of them is blurred — not by any drugs I took but by the relentless pace of the schedule I set myself."

    Williams' plaintive tenor, boyish features and easy demeanor helped him outlast many of the rock stars who had displaced him and such fellow crooners as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He remained on the charts into the 1970s, and continued to perform in his 80s at the Moon River Theatre he built in Branson, Mo. In November 2011, when Williams announced that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer, he vowed to return to performing the following year: His 75th in show business.

  • Portales plant shut after peanut butter recall

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A peanut processing plant in Portales has been shut down since Saturday after an outbreak of salmonella was linked to peanut butter made at the facility.

    The Sunland, Inc., plant is being scrubbed top to bottom and tests are being done to see if the bacteria is on the plant's equipment.

    Trader Joes Valencia Creamy Peanut Butter with Sea Salt made at the plant is suspected in the salmonella outbreak. Twelve of the 29 people who are sick all ate that type of spread about a week before they got sick.

    Sunland spokeswoman Katalin Corburn tells KRQE-TV that no salmonella has been found in the plant and the peanut roasting process would kill any bacteria.

    Sunland recalled 76 types of peanut butter and almond butter it makes for several retailers.

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