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Today's News

  • Today in History for October 29th
  • The AP top 25 college football poll 10-28-12

    The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 27, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:

  • Magnitude 7.7 quake strikes off Canadian coast

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada, but there were no reports of major damage. Residents in parts of British Columbia were evacuated, but the province appeared to escape the biggest quake in Canada since 1949 largely unscathed.

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the powerful temblor hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8 p.m. local time Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia. It was felt across a wide area in British Columbia, both on its Pacific islands and on the mainland.

    "It looks like the damage and the risk are at a very low level," said Shirley Bond, British Columbia's minister responsible for emergency management said. "We're certainly grateful."

    The National Weather Service issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas of British Columbia, southern Alaska and Hawaii, but later canceled it for the first two and downgraded it to an advisory for Hawaii.

  • Today in History for October 28th
  • NMPA/APME recognizes Monitor with 11 awards

    The Los Alamos Monitor has once again been recognized as one of the top newspapers in New Mexico. The quality of the multimedia news and information organization’s work was affirmed through a number of accolades earned as part of the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest conducted jointly by the New Mexico Press Association and the Associated Press Media Editors.

    This is the second consecutive year, the Los Alamos Monitor earned the E.H. Shaffer Award for General Excellence in the Daily Class III Division, which includes daily newspapers with 6,000 or less in circulation.

    For General Excellence awards, judges consider: quality of writing, general layout, advertising layout and design, use of photos and other artwork, the editorial page, the front page, sports page, and headline writing. At least three editions of the newspaper produced at different points during the contest period are evaluated by the judges in order to determine the winners of General Excellence awards.

  • On Schedule 10-28-12

    Monday

    Football: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Volleyball: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Thursday

    Volleyball: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Friday

    Cross country: Los Alamos at District 2-4A meet (Española Valley), varsity, JV, 3 p.m.

    Football: Capital at Los Alamos, varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Brackets are due out today

    Both Los Alamos Hilltopper soccer teams appear to be in line for a top-four seeding for this year’s Class 4A playoffs.
    The field for the postseason for all three soccer classifications in the state are due out today. The New Mexico Activities Association announced the brackets will be released at approximately 3 p.m.
    Los Alamos boys and girls, two of the most successful programs in state history, are among the top-ranked teams in 4A and have been throughout much of 2012. In the final rankings, released last week, Los Alamos’ girls were No. 2 overall and Los Alamos’ boys were No. 3.
    The Hilltopper girls were ranked No. 1 in Class 4A much of the year, but were leapfrogged by Albuquerque Academy in the final regular season poll. State polls are conducted by MaxPreps.com.
    “I don’t know how that works,” Hilltopper girls coach Jiri Kubicek said. “But they’re going to do what they want, anyway. I’m not going to worry about it. If you want to win at state, you’ve got to beat everybody.”

  • Sports Update 10-30-12

    Turkey Trot set for Nov. 18

    The CROP organization and the Atomic City Roadrunners are sponsoring the Turkey Trot Nov. 18.
    The Turkey Trot is an annual 2.57-mile race starting at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Race time is 2 p.m.
    Prizes will be awarded to the top 25 runners and drawings will be held for a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies.
    More information is available by calling 672-1639 or visiting atomicrunners.com on the Internet.

  • 'Toppers hold off St. Pius to win at home
  • LA finishes 2nd to Cleveland in 2012 finale

    It was a solid performance turned in by the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team in its final meet of the season Friday.
    But based on the reactions from the Hilltopper runners, you wouldn’t know it.
    Los Alamos wrapped up its 2012 regular season at home, taking part in the Los Alamos Invitational. Los Alamos finished second behind only the Class 5A Cleveland Storm at the race.
    The Storm’s Luis Martinez, one of the most dominant runners the state has seen in some time, blew away the rest of the field and teammate Aaron Flores was a strong second to lead their team to a 34-point finish. Los Alamos, which placed four runners in the top 10 individually, finished with 40 points.
    Despite the close call at the top of the team results, it wasn’t the finish Los Alamos was looking for.
    Nick Hill, Los Alamos’ top finisher Friday, came in fourth, one slot ahead of Sean Reardon. Hill said the race, hosted by Los Alamos Golf Course, was a grueling one for him personally.
    “I didn’t feel that great, but I wanted to tough it out for my teammates,” Hill said. “In the end, it wasn’t exactly enough. We’re going to have to do a lot better.”