Today's News

  • LA, Española Valley face off Wednesday

    Wednesday’s diamond contests at Española Valley could go a long way to determining the outcome of this year’s baseball and softball district races.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper teams have big games Wednesday when they face the Sundevils. The two games are scheduled for 4 p.m.
    Currently, both Hilltopper teams are sitting atop District 2-4A. In softball, the Sundevils are the Hilltoppers’ final major challenger in district.

  • Hilltoppers sweep district twinbill vs. Demons

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team swept the Santa Fe Demons at home Saturday to remain on top of the District 2-4A standings.
    Los Alamos closed out Santa Fe early in both games of the doubleheader, earning a 13-3 victory in five innings in game one and a 15-5, six-inning decision in the nightcap.
    The Hilltoppers got their offense back on track after a couple of sluggish recent performances, scoring four runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out that contest early and exploding for six runs in the fifth of game two.
    “We came out more aggressive,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “The kids were focused Saturday, even with how cold and windy it was. That was about as focused as I’ve seen them.”

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  • Raw Video: NASA Captures Dramatic Solar Flare

    A solar flare erupted along the sun's left side on Monday. The flare was recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, which is part of a 5-year mission focused on the sun.

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  • VIDEO: Questions Rife in Secret Service Scandal

    The Secret Service is under new scrutiny following allegations of wild partying involving prostitutes ahead of President Obama's weekend visit to Colombia for a hemispheric summit.

  • Deadline today to salute LAHS 2012 grads

    Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Monitor are partnering to produce a special commemorative section, “Congratulations Los Alamos High School Class of 2012.”

    The publication will feature graduation portraits of each senior as well as messages from the LAPS Board of Education, Superintendent Eugene Schmidt, Principal Sandra Warnock and others.

    Some 2,000 copies of this special publication will be distributed at the graduation ceremony Saturday, May 26, 2012, and will be circulated as an insert inside the Los Alamos Monitor Sunday, May 27, 2012.

  • VIDEO: GSA Executive Asserts Right to Remain Silent

    The General Services Administration inspector general said Monday that he's investigating possible bribery and kickbacks in the agency, as a central figure in the spending scandal asserted his right to remain silent at a congressional hearing.

  • Kenya's Wesley Korir, Cherop win Boston Marathon

    BOSTON (AP) — Wesley Korir won the Boston Marathon on Monday in a heat-slowed unofficial time of 2 hours, 12 minutes, 40 seconds.

    A year after Geoffrey Mutai ran the fastest marathon in history to win here, Korir won the second-slowest Boston race since 1985. Mutai dropped out after 18 miles with cramps as temperatures rose into the 80s on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

    Sharon Cherop won the women's race to complete the Kenyan sweep, outsprinting fellow Kenyan Jemima Jelagat Sumgong to win in an unofficial 2 hours, 31 minutes, 50 seconds.

  • VIDEO: Norway Killer Says Massacre Was Self-defense

    At the start of his trial, Norwegian killer Anders Breivik acknowledged killing 77 people last July, but said he carried out the massacre in self-defense. He was mostly calm in court. His lawyers said he's anxious to prove he's not insane.