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Today's News

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 25th
  • LA tops KC with late rally

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team rallied from a 4-3 deficit in its final at-bat to win a key Class 4A contest Tuesday afternoon.

    Kiana Zerr, who hit a lead-off double in the Hilltoppers’ final at-bat, and Micaela Christensen came around to score to give Los Alamos a 5-4, come-from-behind win over the Kirtland Central Broncos at Overlook Park.

    Kirtland Central appeared to have the Hilltoppers on the ropes with a rally in the top of the sixth to take a 4-3 edge, but Los Alamos took advantage of two key errors in the bottom of the seventh to push the game-winning runs across.

    See Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more on the game.

  • Romney sweeps more wins, promises 'better America'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to a fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. economy to "hold on a little longer, a better America begins tonight."

    Eager to turn the political page to the general election, Romney accused President Barack Obama of "false promises and weak leadership." He said, "Everywhere I go, Americans are tired of being tired, and many of those who are fortunate enough to have a job are working harder for less."

  • VIDEO: Saints and Their Fans Deal With Another Scandal

    A joint Louisiana state police and FBI task force is investigating allegations that the New Orleans Saints set up general manager Mickey Loomis' booth in the Superdome so he could listen in on opposing coaches.

  • VIDEO: Asteroid Mining May Make Money

    Private investors stake money on robotic rockets to mine near Earth asteroids for rare minerals and water. Project to start by 2014 to identify asteroids with signs of the presence of minerals.

  • LANL crowns champ in supercomputer challenge

     Jordan Medlock of Albuquerque’s Manzano High School took the top prize in the 22nd New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge for his computer algorithm that automates the process of counting and analyzing plaques in magnetic resonance images of persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The program vastly speeds up the process of identifying the very small and difficult to see plaques.

    For his project, “Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Plaques in a Transgenic Mouse Brain Using Image Analysis of SPION-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Images,” Medlock received a check for $1,000.

  • DOE awards contract to WIPP

     The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC (members comprised of URS Energy and Construction, Inc., of Boise, Idaho; Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc., of Lynchburg, Va.; and major subcontractor, AREVA Federal Services LLC, of Bethesda, Md.) has been awarded a $1.3 billion contract for management and operating at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.  
    The five-year contract contains an option to extend for an additional five years. The M and O contractor manages the WIPP site and the Department’s National Transuranic Waste program. After a transition period, the contractor will assume responsibility for M and O of the WIPP facility on Oct. 1.

  • White Rock man enters plea in SF drug case

    Justin Stone, 26, of White Rock, pleaded not guilty in Santa Fe District Court to attempted drug trafficking — a second degree felony - and misdemeanor larceny charges after spending the last few months and his April 16 birthday behind bars at the Santa Fe County Jail.

    Stone was arrested in February for allegedly having a “mobile meth lab” in his car.

    Previous Los Alamos Monitor reports state that Stone drove away from police after he was pulled over for running a red light in Santa Fe. Stone allegedly abandoned the car nearby and police later found meth-making materials in the vehicle.

  • County Briefs 04-24-12

    Dog park meeting Thursday

    Los Alamos County Parks Manager Dick McIntyre will meet with users of the east side dog park next Thursday about recent requests to add play space for younger/older/tired dogs to play safely. It would require adding more fencing to the existing dog park located inside East Park, at minor expense. Users can stop by the Park and visit with McIntyre at 6 p.m.
    CIP committee to meet Thursday

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold its monthly business meeting at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers, located inside the Community Building at 475 20th Street.

  • Police Beat 04-24-12

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons or issued a citation.

    April 12

    9:46 a.m. — A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee reported that three new tool sets had been stolen from TA-54 with an estimated value of $990.

    8:07 p.m. — Chris Quintana, 42, Los Alamos, was arrested on a Los Alamos Municipal Court bench warrant.

    April 13