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Today's News

  • Conn. police find 'very good evidence' on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, was driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.

    Investigators were trying to learn more about Adam Lanza and questioned his older brother, who was not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary. Police shed no light on the motive for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

  • NMDOT reopens N.M. 502

    N.M. 502- REOPEN -Diamond Drive to Jct of Los Alamos and NM 4.  The road was shut down briefly earlier Friday morning due to severe road conditions in the area. The Main Hill is also closed, from the twin tanks. The truck route is impassable and there have been a few accidents in that area. Crews are working to clear the roads and they should hopefully be open "before too long," according to Acting Los Alamos Police Chief Randy Foster.  Further information will be updated as it becomes available.

  • LANL closes at 8:30 a.m., schools follow later

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory closed this morning at 8:30 due to the weather conditions.

    Los Alamos Public Schools shut on a staggered schedule with elementaries dismissing students at 10 a.m., followed by the middle school and high school at 10:30 a.m.

    The county announced that offices, the library and other facilities closed today at noon and all non-essential employees will be released for the day. Among those facilities are the administration officies, the 311 center and recreational facilities.

    Atomic City Transit will made its final runs at noon.

    Also, trash pickup will be completed today but recycle pickup will not. The county's Eco Station also closed at noon.

  • Today in History for December 14th
  • 'Topper boys lose in opening round

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team whittled a Mayfield Trojan advantage down to just one point with under 5 minutes remaining Thursday, but that would be as close as the Hilltoppers would get.

    The Hilltoppers lost a tight ballgame to Mayfield in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday, falling 60-49. The Hilltoppers  had several chances late to take the lead, but the Trojans pulled away late in the quarter to secure the win.

    Los Alamos takes on tournament host Albuquerque Academy Friday at 1:15 p.m. For more information, check out Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • NM regulators shut down Espanola liquor store

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have shut down an Espanola bar for serving alcohol to minors.

    The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department announced Thursday that an agreement was finalized this week in which Fairview Liquor Store and Bar pleaded no contest to two charges of serving alcohol to minors and one charge of selling package liquor after prescribed hours.

    The department says Fairview also paid $11,000 in fines.

    The department says that in 2009, Fairview served alcohol to a minor who allegedly drove drunk and killed a pedestrian. The following year, Fairview was again accused of selling to a minor.

    As part of the agreement, the store is required to sell its liquor license within 45 days or have it permanently revoked by the state.

    The store has been closed since last July.

  • Raw: Shooting on Philadelphia El Train

    Police say a dispute over the 76ers' loss to the Chicago Bulls earlier Wednesday night led to a shooting that wounded two men on board an elevated train in Philadelphia. Police say there were more than two dozen people on the train at the time.

  • LA girls fall to Los Lunas in Academy tourney

     

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was going step-for-step with the powerful Los Lunas Tigers through the opening minutes of their contest Thursday before the wheels fell off.

    Los Lunas scored 32 points in the third quarter and held Los Alamos without a field goal for nearly 9 minutes as the Tigers blew the Hilltoppers out of East Gym at Albuquerque Academy.

    The Tigers rolled to a 77-45 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. Los Alamos (3-3) will face Cibola at 8 a.m. in the consolation round of the tournament Friday in Albuquerque. See Friday's Los Alamos Monitor for more details on the game.    

  • Aggies, Lobos to square off again

    Aggies, Lobos square off again
    The University of New Mexico Lobos and the New Mexico State University Aggie men’s basketball team will continue their longstanding rivalry Saturday night at The Pit.
    The Lobos and Aggies will meet for the 209th time at The Pit  in their rivalry, which dates back to 1904. It is the longest-standing rivalry for either basketball program.
    UNM and NMSU will actually play back-to-back games this season. Following Friday’s game in Albuquerque, the two teams will meet in Las Cruces Wednesday night.
    Last year, the teams split their home-and-home series, with each winning on the other’s home court. The Aggies won 62-53 at the Pit Nov. 16 but the Lobos romped to an 89-69 win at the Pan Am Center in late December.
    For the previous 208 games, the Lobos hold a 113-95 edge. The Lobos are 70-37 in Albuquerque while the Aggies are 58-42 in Las Cruces.
    This year, the Lobos and the Aggies have gotten off to very different starts. The Lobos are 10-0 — the second time under current coach Steve Alford they’ve attained that mark — and are ranked No. 17 in the nation by the Associate Press and No. 20 in the USA Today’s coaches’ poll.

  • Trio of LASG athletes earn gold at state

    Los Alamos School of Gymnastics competitors Brianna Fryer, Addison Richie and Anna Clark became the New Mexico all-around champions in their divisions for their performances in the Xcel Program Dec. 1.
    Fryer swept the Bronze Child A Division, becoming the state vault (8.8), uneven parallel bars (9.5), balance beam (9.15), floor exercises (9.15) champ, along with earning the all-around championship (36.6). Fryer was the top all-around scorer across all divisions for LASG’s Atomic Tumblers.
    Richie earned the state titles on vault (8.75), bars (9.5), beam (9.2), and all-around in the Child B Division. Richie took bronze on floor (8.8) and was the second highest all-around scorer (36.25) across all divisions for the Tumblers.
    For her part, Clark earned the state title for her performance on bars (9.3), beam (8.5) and all-around (35.0) in the Silver Junior Division. Clark took bronze on vault (8.4) and floor (8.8).

    Here are summaries of the other LASG competitors at the state meet:

    Bronze Child A

    In the same division as Fryer, Katerina Kovalevskaya placed second all-around (35.6), earning silver on floor (9.1) and beam (9.0), bronze on bars (9.0). Kovalevskaya also took fourth place on vault (8.5).