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Today's News

  • Relentless snow brings out the best in Easterners

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Between storms, a builder in Connecticut uses his skid loader to plow his neighbors' driveways. In Maryland, a good Samaritan hands out water and M&Ms to stranded drivers. The mayor of Philadelphia urges residents to "be kind" and help one another out — and they respond by doing just that.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers drop contest for first place

    When it rained, it poured.
    Unfortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team, it couldn’t even slow down the torrent in the second half of Wednesday’s game at Española Valley.
    After keeping within striking distance through the first half Wednesday at Edward Medina Gymnasium, Los Alamos was hit with a barrage of 3-pointers from the Sundevils. At the same time, Los Alamos’ offense, which had been working well heading in, sputtered in the third quarter and stalled completely in the fourth.

  • Swimming: LA's results from Artesia Invitational

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltoppers’ results from the Artesia Inviational meet this weekend (name, event, place, time):

    Team scores
    Girls
    1. Clovis, 132; 2. Las Cruces, 129.5; 3. Alamogordo, 96; 4. Los Alamos, 92; 5. Carlsbad, 50; 6. Hobbs, 24.5; 7. Artesia, 21.

    Boys
    1. Hobbs, 111; 2. Clovis, 110; 3. Los Alamos, 61; (tie) Alamogordo, 61; (tie), Carlsbad, 61; 6. Artesia, 48; 7. Las Cruces, 47; 8. Mesilla Valley Christian, 40; 9. NMMI, 16.

    Individual results
    Miguel Arias

  • Work party at baseball fields Saturday

    Los Alamos High School’s baseball team will hold a work party Saturday to prepare Bomber and Senior Fields for the upcoming season.
    The work party starts at 9 a.m. at the fields on North Mesa. Volunteers should bring work gloves and shovels, if available, as well as drinking water.
    For more information, call Mike Gill at 690-5908.

  • Council set to revisit DPU electric rate hike request

    After proposing an increase, delaying it, re-evaluating it – the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) has put the electricity rate hike issue back on the table.
    DPU initially recommended a 10 percent hike in August 2010, which would have increased the average electric bill $5. However, the county council agreed to table the issue and directed staff to research alternatives permitted by the state. Council also wanted to help Los Alamos Public Schools with the rate increase and to clarify whether the hike complied with the county charter.

  • Co-op Market: A Symbol For Economic Progress

    More than 700 households in Los Alamos and White Rock have invested financially in the soon-to-open Los Alamos Cooperative Market – a project that former County Administrator Tony Mortillaro calls “a symbol of economic development made more significant because it’s all funded through local investment.”
    As of Wednesday, the co-op has raised $1,018,610 from local member loans and local member investment certificates.

  • DWI statistics decrease in 2010

    The Los Alamos Police Department conducts sobriety checkpoints throughout the county on a regular basis and the number of local arrests is dropping.
    “There have been no DWI related fatalities in Los Alamos County in the last three years,” Capt. Randy Foster said, “and we’ve seen a reduction this past year in DWI arrests.”
    Police arrested 49 people for suspected DWI in 2010, Foster said. In 2009, 61 people were charged with DWI and 41 people were charged in 2008.

  • Update 01-27-11

    Brisket Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Posse Shack. The cost is $10 per plate.


    School Board meeting

    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. today at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting is currently underway. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.

  • Men at work

    Los Alamos County workers perform maintenance on Canyon Road earlier this week.

     

  • Local EGA chapter celebrates National Embroidery Month

    The Pajarito Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America is celebrating National Embroidery Month with two exhibits.
    One will be displayed from Feb. 1-12 in Mesa Public Library lobby display case.
    Chapter members will be present from 10 a.m.-noon on Feb. 6 to explain the various styles of embroidery and answer questions about the chapter.
    The second exhibit will be on display Feb. 4–28 at Village Arts. Chapter members will display many styles of embroidery art.