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Today's News

  • Just A Wag 09-16-11

    Property for sale  

    We’re hearing that a major property owner in town intends to sell off everything. Read all of the details on this developing story in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Send us your wags

    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  
    The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Budgets matter to business

    Business owners striving to survive the tough economy need to know how cash flows in and out of their business.
    A good place to start is with a budget – a basic tool used to forecast when cash will be collected and when expenses must be paid.
    Many business owners don’t take the time to create a budget, or they neglect to update the one they have.
    In this slow economic recovery, it’s more important than ever to know where money is going.
    Financial institutions also want to know; banks often require that borrowers include a budget with their loan requests.
    Understanding how to create a business budget is vital to improving a business’s chance of survival.
    A good budget has six key components.

  • Fishing Report 09-16-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 142 cfs. The river continues to fish fair to good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms. Better fishing is reported close to the Colorado Border and on the Ute Reservation.
    Chama River: Upper section flow is 43 cfs. Below El Vado, the flow is 584 cfs. The upper Chama flowing downstream to the village of Chama and into El Vado reservoir is picking up with the cooler temps and rain. Fishing is reported as fair. The river below El Vado is fishing excellent. All methods are catching fish with limits being taken. The river was stocked last week with 1,140 rainbow trout.

  • Kosiewicz lands 40-inch tiger muskie

    Just before the Las Conchas Fire in late June, local resident Stan Kosiewicz and his wife Amy Anderson went fishing, or, as he calls it “tiger hunting.”
    During a trip to Bluewater Lake, near Grants, Kosiewicz landed a 40-inch tiger muskie, which weight approximately 20-1/2 pounds.
    A tiger muskie is a sterile hybrid of a cross between a purebred muskie and a northern pike. While this cross occasionally occurs in the wild, it happens most often under controlled conditions at a fish hatchery.
    Kosiewicz, who let the fish go because “she was just too cute,” caught the tiger muskie on a 8-inch Koi-colored lure.

  • Volleyball climbs 1 spot in 4A rankings

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (18)    180    1
    2. Artesia              151    2
    3. Aztec                139    3
    4. Valencia           108    5

  • Rio Rancho shuts out LA at home Thursday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team will have just one day to prepare for the Albuquerque Academy Chargers following a rough outing Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Rio Rancho Rams at home Thursday. The game, which was delayed one hour due to lightning, was thoroughly controlled by the Rams, the No. 3 team in Class 5A, who won 3-0.

    "You have to give them credit, they outplayed us," Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. "We could not get anything going. We had the same problems as we did against La Cueva (Tuesday). We need to play better, that's all."

    Kubicek said his defense is struggling — it has given up seven goals in its two games this week — and he may make some lineup changes for Academy.

  • Class 4A soccer polls

    Here are this week’s Class 4A boys and girls soccer coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by NMSoccer.com. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Academy (6)       78    1
    2. Los Alamos (2)    71    3
    3. St. Pius X            57    2
    4. Aztec                   48    6
    5. Farmington         36    5

  • Pace Racers have tough time this week

    Karen Thorn was the top predictor at this week’s Atomic City Roadrunners’ Pace Race and by a wide margin.
    Tuesday’s Pace Race was held at the Pueblo Canyon Rim Trail. Predictions on the Rim Trail were tough this week and most competitors finished with actual times considerably slower than predicted times.
    Thorn, however, finished just eight seconds off her predicted time. No other runner finished closer than 151 seconds of their times.
    The fastest finisher on the 1-mile course was Anya Gonzales, who posted a 15:58. On the 3.25-mile course, Jamie Jablin finished in 24:46 and Katie Gattiker had a 44:08.
    The next Pace Race is scheduled for Tuesday. It will start at 6 p.m. at 1279 San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.

  • LA's teams open at home Monday

    For the fall 2011 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf teams are keeping their goals attainable.
    With heavy losses to graduation off the 2010-11 teams, Los Alamos will be starting several players with little or no varsity experience.
    Los Alamos’ teams start their season Monday when they host the Los Alamos Fall Invitational. Tee-off is set for 9 a.m.
    Along with some new starters, the Los Alamos boys team will also be under the direction of a new coach. Mike Lippiatt, who led the Hilltopper girls team last year, also takes over the reins of the boys team.

  • Another earthquake strikes near NM-Colo. border

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck near the New Mexico-Colorado border, rattling residents in both states.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit just before 7 a.m. on Friday. It was centered 18 miles west of Raton, N.M., with a depth of around 3 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

    The small earthquake comes after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck the area on Monday and magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit last month.