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  • Fishing Report 12-09-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 274 cfs. Fishing is good for trout above Cedar Hill using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Please respect private property when fishing in this area.

  • Sports Update 12-09-11

    Hockey game will be on KRSN

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast tonight’s Los Alamos Hilltopper-Cibola Cougar hockey game.
    The game will start at 8:15 at Los Alamos County Ice Rink. David Sutton and Rick Picard will be on the call live.
    The broadcast will also be streamed on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    Women’s Weekend needs sponsors

    K2 Skis and Pajarito Mountain will host the fourth annual K2 Women’s Weekend Feb. 10-12.
    The Women’s Weekend is a not-for-profit event. Proceeds will provide financial assistance for New Mexico residents suffering from breast or cervical cancer. About $10,000 was raised last year.

  • Prep basketball scores 12-09-11

    Boys basketball

    Atrisco Heritage 70, Ruidoso 36
    Bloomfield 55, Bayfield, Colo. 53
    Bosque School 46, Hot Springs 44
    Dora 66, Clayton 51
    Eldorado 67, Española Valley 47
    Hope Christian 87, Rio Rancho 63
    Los Lunas 85, Pojoaque 56
    Piedra Vista 73, Cleveland 70
    Sandia Prep 76, Navajo Prep 16
    Tohajilee 65, Zuni 61

    City of Champions

    Goddard 77, Deming 68
    Mesilla Valley Christian 64, Artesia JV-A 39
    Moriarty 43, Carlsbad 37

    Girl basketball

    Farmington 73, Sandia Prep 46
    Hope Christian 52, Sandia 47
    Las Cruces 71, West Mesa 45
    Magdalena 56, Alamogordo 50
    Miyamura 43, Aztec 23

  • LA nearly pulls off big upset

    ALBUQUERQUE — After a dismal offensive first half, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team got back into its game against the Sandia Matadors in the second half.
    Los Alamos, which trailed by as many as 11 points with 2:51 remaining in the second quarter, rallied to take a 46-43 lead with just over two minutes remaining in regulation.
    But the Matadors’ Carl Meyer put in a layup bucket with 26.3 seconds left which proved to be the difference in the opening round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. The Matadors prevailed 49-48, putting the Hilltoppers into the loser’s bracket of the tournament, which continues through Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.

  • Toppers thumped by Trojans, 55-33

    ALBUQUERQUE — An impressive run in the third quarter by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wasn’t enough to make up for an impressive run by the Mayfield Trojans in the first half.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Trojans, the defending Class 5A champion, in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational Thursday afternoon at Albuquerque Academy. The Trojans’ pressure defense and quick guards proved to be too much for the Hilltoppers, however, as they fell 55-33 and dropped into the loser’s bracket of the tournament.
    Los Alamos fell behind by as many as 25 points early in the third quarter, but a huge third quarter put it back in the ballgame.

  • Cat with 26 toes helps Milwaukee shelter

    Daniel the cat has 26 toes, nearly a world record, and each one is being used to help a Milwaukee shelter gain donations.

  • VIDEO: Va. Tech: Police Officer, 1 Other Killed

    Virginia Tech officials said a police officer and another person were shot and killed on the school's campus Thursday and the university locked down the campus, where 33 people died in 2007.

  • Transit plan divides county council

    A motion to amend the ordinance pertaining to stopping, standing and parking of buses and taxicabs was defeated Tuesday night by a four to three council vote.

    The current ordinance requires Atomic City Transit (ACT) operators to load or unload passengers only at a designated bus stop, bus stand, or passenger-loading zone, with the exception of Dial-a-Ride service for paratransit passengers.  

    Two changes were proposed for the ordinance. Council was in favor of a provision to relax the prohibition against blocking driveways to allow paratransit passengers to be picked up and dropped off at the end of their driveways.

  • Winter’s icy grip

    A cluster of icicles lend an added dimension to this evergreen near downtown Los Alamos. The first day of winter is still a couple of weeks away, but a winter storm blew through earlier in the week leaving behind a thick blanket of snow and frigid temperatures in its wake. Keven Todd/Monitor

  • Storm creates minimal impact

    Sunday night’s snowstorm went easy on Los Alamos County in terms of traffic accidents and power outages.

    “Because almost everything was closed Monday, there weren’t many cars on the streets so there weren’t accidents and the snow plows had an easier job of cleaning the roadways,” Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster said. “It was really nice in that respect.”

    The worst part of the storm was the bitter cold temperatures lingering in the area, dipping well below the freezing mark.