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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils outlast Hilltoppers at home

    The game plan couldn’t have been much better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Tuesday night.
    But, once again, Los Alamos couldn’t find the bucket when it had the opportunities.
    Los Alamos, trying to slay the District 2AAAA beast that is Española Valley, held the fast-charging Sundevil offense to under 50 points. However, the Hilltopper offense, which again misfired on several high-percentage looks, couldn’t keep pace.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers, Devils tied for 2-4A lead

    If you thought the Los Alamos-Española Valley boys basketball game Tuesday night was the only big hoops game of the week, you’re wrong.
    The girls game between Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers and Española Valley’s Sundevils tonight should have just as much, if not more, impact on the eventual outcome of District 2AAAA.
    Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Edward Medina Gymnasium in Española.

  • Ski report 01-26-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 51 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow and variable conditions. No new snow reported. Pajarito is suspending operations until it receives adequate snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Further N.M. 502 study gets green light

    Los Alamos County Council pushed down on the gas pedal to move the N.M. 502 Corridor Study to its next phase. They directed consultants to proceed with investigating the A 2-3 alternatives, which feature roundabouts and left-turn bays at intersections.
    Councilors voted 5-2 on the issue during their regular meeting Tuesday night. Councilors Ron Selvage and Vincent Chiravalle were opposed.  

  • Lt. Reggie Briggle retires after 20 years of service

    Retirement ceremonies take on a variety of tones from somber to jubilant. Friday’s ceremony honoring newly retired Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle’s ran the gamut.
    The standing-room-only crowd assembled in the police station to express their gratitude and say their farewells, joked, weeped and shared many memories with the longtime police officer.

  • New Mexico slips in education ranking; LAPS seeks role model status

    New Mexico recently received a Quality Counts ranking of 32nd in the nation and received an overall grade of C in Education Week magazine’s annual education report card, “Uncertain Forecast.”
     Overall, the Quality Counts report gave New Mexico a C, 75.7 points out of 100.
    Last year, New Mexico received 76.4 points and was ranked 24th. In 2009, New Mexico received a C+ and was ranked 22nd with a score of 76.9.

  • Residents chime in on proposed cultural district

    Leadership and a consensus to move forward were identified at a town hall meeting last week as necessary components to ensure the success of a proposed Creative Cultural District in downtown Los Alamos.
    Five percent planning and 95 percent consensus is necessary for the cultural district project to move forward, said Jerry Allen of the Cultural Planning Group.
    Allen and David Plettner-Saunders led the Creative Culture District Town Hall meeting at Mesa Public Library at which citizen input was gathered.

  • Update 01-26-11

    NJROTC Rib Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday night 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. Thursday 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.

  • 'Greening' out Griffith

    The fans were rowdy at Tuesday night’s boys basketball game. The Los Alamos Hilltoppers took on the Española Valley Sundevils, the No. 2-ranked team in the state Tuesday at Griffith Gymnasium. The theme for Tuesday’s game was “Green Out Griffith” to show support for the Hilltoppers.

    Unfortunately, the Hilltoppers struggled in the second half  and the Sundevils came away with the victory in the important District 2AAAA contest. Check lamonitor.com for an exclusive photo gallery.

     

  • GOP says it will work with Obama on cutting federal spending

    WASHINGTON— Moving quickly, House Republicans are taking another whack at federal spending on the day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country “poised for progress” and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal.
    “The challenges we face are bigger than party, and bigger than politics,” the president said in a nationally televised speech at the dawn of a new era of divided government.