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Today's News

  • Creative District gets council nod

    By a 6-0 vote, Los Alamos County Council passed a resolution adopting the Creative District Plan and its proposed boundaries as a state authorized designated Arts & Cultural District.

    Senior Planner Martha Perkins, Economic/Marketing Coordinator Kelly Stewart and Los Alamos Community Development Corporation Executive Director Kevin Holsapple presented the resolution.

    The district currently has provisional status from the state, but the state is receiving new applications from other communities and has asked for a commitment from the county. Some grant deadlines have already been missed due to delays in adopting the plan.

  • Interstates offer exotic sightings

    Few of us live in the vicinity of Interstate 10 west of Las Cruces. Some notes from our drive on I-10 from Arizona back to New Mexico offer an update. Road highlights included land along I-10, a Range Rover driver, and, on I-25, a taxi and Bobby Olguin’s burgers in San Antonio.
    Along the way from Phoenix to Tucson, a flamethrower seemed the landscaping instrument of choice. The terrain transcended mere desert. The final few miles of I-10 in Arizona offered a fitting end to our visit. The road seriously needs replacement. We were pleased to re-enter New Mexico and travel a road tended by the New Mexico Department of Transportation.

  • Straight talk on the budget

    Generally, the Rio Grande Foundation focuses primarily on state and local policy issues. Nonetheless, given New Mexico’s status as one of, if not the, most reliant states on federal spending within its borders, the perilous condition of the federal budget must be of concern to all New Mexicans.
    Particularly in this political season, the tendency is for the media and politicians to ignore what then- chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, called, “The biggest threat we have to our national security is our debt.” After all, no one running for office wants to be seen as taking government benefits away from people.  

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  • Sports Update 04-25-12

    Bower Memorial run is May 12

    The Atomic City Roadrunners will host the Jerry Bower Memorial 5K Run/Walk May 12.
    The run will start behind the Betty Ehart Senior Center in Los Alamos. Race time is 9 a.m.
    Registration forms are available at several different sites around Los Alamos County or can be obtained online at atomicrunners.com. For more information, visit the website or call 672-1639.

    Duathlon registration still open

  • LA boys tennis splits duals this week

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team split its final two regular season duals at home Monday and Tuesday.
    Los Alamos doubled up against Santa Fe Monday, taking a 6-3 win, then dropped a tight 5-4 decision to St. Michael’s Horsemen, 5-4.
    The victory over the Demons Monday clinched the Hilltoppers’ overall No. 1 seed heading into this weekend’s 2-4A tournament. The winner of that tournament in the team, singles and doubles qualifies to move on to next week’s state Class 4A championship tournament.
    Against St. Mike’s, the Hilltoppers went 2-4 in singles competition. They needed to sweep the doubles contests but came up one match short in doubles to snatch the victory against the Horsemen, a tough Class A-3A squad.

  • Toppers rally in final at-bat to top Broncos

    Down to its last at-bat, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team could’ve easily packed things in against a battle-tested Kirtland Central Broncos unit.
    Instead, with the game on the line, the Hilltoppers came up big.
    Kiana Zerr’s lead-off double in the seventh, followed up by a pair of Kirtland Central errors and a scratch infield hit to bring home the winning run propelled the Hilltoppers to an important Class 4A victory Tuesday at Overlook Park.
    Los Alamos prevailed 5-4 to earn the win over Kirtland Central, which plays in the toughest district in Class 4A and arguably the toughest district in the state regardless of classification, District 1.

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    A top military official in Pyongyang says his country has 'powerful modern weapons' capable of defeating the US. He spoke at a ceremony marking the 80th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean army.

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  • 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.