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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Hawks knock off Hilltoppers at home Tuesday

    Facing his former program, Los Alamos boys basketball head coach Matt King had a pretty good idea what to expect.
    The Hilltoppers were looking for a physical, pressure defense and good free throw shooting from the Volcano Vista Hawks and that’s exactly what they saw Tuesday night in a46-38 loss.
    And while the Hilltoppers handled the pressure reasonably well Tuesday, the clutch foul shooting of Volcano Vista’s Mario Molina would ultimately decide the game.

  • Girls basketball: LA falls to Hawks on the road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team again struggled in its second outing against the Volcano Vista Hawks.
    Tuesday night, the Hilltoppers were held to a total of six points in the first and third quarters as the Class 5A Hawks took a 57-26 victory in Albuquerque.

  • Stover elected as council chair

    The first order of business for the new Los Alamos County Council was electing its officers. Council Vice Chair Sharon Stover was unanimously elected council chair and newly seated Councilor Jim Hall was elected 4-3 to serve as elected vice chair.

    The council, with its four newly elected members, held its first meeting of 2011 Tuesday night in council chambers.

    “I’m honored to serve and I look forward to working with everyone on council,” Stover told the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Stumping For Education

    There’s a new sheriff in town at Santa Fe’s capitol and the new administration has Los Alamos Public School officials worried about what that means for education.

  • Fired employee suing county

    Diana Stepan, who was terminated from her $146,000-a-year job as an assistant county administrator Monday, has retained trial lawyer Sam Bregman of Bregman & Loman, PC in Albuquerque to represent her in a lawsuit against Los Alamos County.

    Stepan has referred all media inquiries surrounding the suit to Bregman.

  • Ski patrol evacuates 21 off chairlift

    Twenty-one skiers and snowboarders had to be rescued after the beginner chairlift malfunctioned Jan. 1 at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos.
    “We were waiting in line when the lift stopped. We waited for a while and we walked to the top and took a photo,” said Barbara Wendelberger, who was ski boarding that day.
    Wendelberger said she is a regular at Pajarito Mountain.
    “I have seen the lift stop but then move again,” she said. “I have never seen them rescue people.”

  • Update 01-05-11

    Transportation Board meeting

    The Transportation Board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Works Conference Room, located at 2101 Trinity Drive.
    Agenda items include discussing a pedestrian transportation policy and the FY 2012 work plan.

    Open house

    The Community Development Department will host an open house for Rick Bohn’s retirement.
    Join us for refreshments to wish him well in his future endeavors from 4-6 p.m. Friday at the CDD offices, which are located 195 East Road, Suite 104.

  • LAFD responds to 15 burst pipe calls

    Water pipes are bursting all over town and in White Rock due to the recent sustained frigid temperatures. Fire Marshal/Assistant Fire Chief Michael Thompson said from Dec. 30 through this morning, the Los Alamos Fire Department has responded to 15 calls related to pipes bursting from the below freezing weather.
    Fuller Lodge, several apartment complexes and a number of buildings belonging to Los Alamos National Laboratory have been affected, Thompson said.

  • Lunch with a leader

    The League of Women Voters will have Steve Watts as its speaker for the monthly Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Jan. 11 at Central Avenue Grill. There is a menu at the grill, which includes entree, iced tea, water, or lemonade, tax and gratuity for $15.

  • Mi Ra Won exhibits her work

    An opening reception for “New Mexico Journey,” featuring artwork by Mi Ra Won will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. The artwork will be on display through Jan. 28. Pictured above is one of Won’s paintings, entitled, “Song of Santa Fe.”