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Today's News

  • Terror plot discovered as US-bound explosives seized

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities on three continents thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States from Yemen on Friday, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets. The plot triggered worldwide fears that al-Qaida was launching a major new terror campaign.

  • Boys soccer: LA boys looking to make another deep run in playoffs

    1986.
    It was an eventful year in the world of sports. The mighty Chicago Bears, who flirted with a 16-0 record in the regular season, won the Super Bowl in a rout. Bill Buckner missed a ground ball to help the New York Mets win the World Series.
    In Los Alamos, the year’s biggest significance might be the state tournament victory by the Hilltopper boys soccer team, which knocked off Eldorado 2-0 in the finale to grab its one and only state title.

  • Girls soccer: Topper girls have good draw, mojo after big wins

    The bad news the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was given Sunday was quickly tempered with much better news.
    Los Alamos was more than a little bummed that its two big wins in the final two games of its regular season didn’t seem to count for much when the seeding for the Class AAAA state tournament was announced. Instead of their two wins over St. Michael’s and Aztec in the final two days of the regular season boosting their stock, the Hilltoppers fell into pretty much the exact same spot they were projected to go into prior to the two wins.

  • Football: LA hosts season finale tonight

    Los Alamos closes out its regular season with a District 2AAAA contest tonight at home. The Hilltoppers will host the Capital Jaguars at 7 p.m.

    A win coupled with a favorable outcome between Santa Fe and Bernalillo — those two teams play tonight — could give the Hilltoppers the district title this season. Should Santa Fe prevail at home against Bernalillo by a margin of between 2-7 points, the Hilltoppers will win the district title on the point-differential tiebreaker.

  • Listen to the silence

    What one does is important, but what one says can be just as important.  
    In fact, we even have laws stipulating what can or cannot be said.
    You can’t launch a volley of vulgarity in a public restaurant. You can’t yell “Fire!” in a building just for fun. You can’t joke about having a gun in an airport.
    Oddly enough though, there’s no law against lying.

  • Update 10-29-10

    Election night coverage

    The Los Alamos Monitor news team is planning to bring you extensive coverage of local and regional races on election night, Nov. 2. Be sure to check out the newspaper’s Web site, lamonitor.com, for live-streaming video of polling results as they are posted at the Justice Center. Watch live interviews with candidates, and get up to the minute election returns posted throughout the evening. The live-steaming video event begins at 6:30 p.m.

  • Political sign apps cause flap

    Just as some debates create angry feuds between opposing political candidates, a substantial amount of flack is also generated from the posting of campaign signs.

    Each side of the political aisle argues that signs are placed on properties without permission, mysteriously disappear or get replaced by someone else’s signs. It’s also been asserted that some signs don’t follow county code.

  • Chandler pitches a protest

    Local attorney George Chandler planted a pup tent Thursday on the site targeted for construction of the new Municipal Building.

  • SOS unleashes fury at attackers

    There’s apparently no love lost between Secretary of State Mary Herrera and Los Alamos Chief Deputy Clerk Sheryl Nichols.
    What first surfaced earlier in the week as tensions between the two over problems with the statewide voter computer system now appears to be on the verge of erupting into a full-blown feud.
    During a telephone call as she traveled north from Las Cruces Thursday, Herrera unloaded 18 months worth of suppressed exasperation.

  • LAPS dedicates new LAHS wing

    After years of trekking to class down the road from the high school — sometimes in inclement weather and more recently through construction — NJROTC students will finally have a new home on campus.
    Before Thursday night’s school board meeting, the ribbon on R Wing was cut, officially marking the end of construction for that portion of the school.