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Today's News

  • Clean-up completed at MDA-B

    Almost all of the trucks are gone from DP Road.

    That can only mean one thing.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed excavation of its oldest waste disposal site, Material Disposal Area B (MDA-B), located at TA-21.

    The cleanup has yielded some interesting finds.

    MDA-B consisted of narrow trenches up to 35 feet deep. Though most of the waste excavated from MDA-B was soil and run-of-the-mill trash such as cardboard and protective clothing, items uncovered during excavation included the remains of two mid-1940s pickup trucks, nearly 30 inert artillery shells and a calendar from 1946.  

    The excavated waste is packaged appropriately and transported to disposal facilities.

  • Residents get glimpse of county admin. candidates

    County residents had a chance to question the four candidates vying for the county administrator post Thursday evening. More formal interviews were conducted today by county council, senior administration and a community panel.

    Council Chair Sharon Stover described the search process and the place for citizen involvement within that.

  • Just A Wag 09-23-11

    A close encounter

    A source close to the Atomic City Roadrunners said that while running in the canyon behind the Aquatic Center last week, Ted Romero heard a squeaking noise, looked down and saw a bobcat looking up at him — with a squirrel in its mouth.
    Ted continued running down the trail – later telling friends that he sure was glad that big cat already had his mouth full.

    Send us your wags

    “Just a wag” features initial snippets of news heard around town.  The wags may grow to larger stories or simply remain snippets, either way this is meant to spark interest and provide food for thought.
    E-mail wags to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • An unhealthy view of health

    Maggie walks down the sidewalk and pretends not to notice the disapproving glares or to hear the snickering.
    She sits in the back row of the classroom in the hopes of not being seen.
    When asked to go to the board to work out a problem, she declines and pretends not to know the answer. Better to be considered stupid than to be considered at all.
    Maggie’s a fat girl and in the world of discrimination she is a constant target of ridicule, abuse and disdain. She’s a fatty, a chubby, a porko, a thunder-thighs. She’s a big fat disgusting pig! With increased social awareness centered around sexual and racial discrimination, it astonishes me how cruel some people can be to the overweight.

  • Time it is a-wastin'

    Tomorrow is the end of the second week of the New Mexico Legislature’s special session on redistricting. And not much has happened.
    The first encouraging sign emerged the middle of last week when 13 of 15 Republican senators signed a bill redistricting the Senate so that no returning Republican senator gets hurt.
    That feat was accomplished soon after Sen. Kent Cravens, an Albuquerque Republican, announced that he will be leaving the Senate to become director of governmental affairs for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association.
    Senate Democrats also have an Albuquerque member, Sen. Eric Griego, who has announced his intent to leave the Senate to run for Congress.

  • Boys soccer climbs one spot in 4A poll this week, girls drop one spot

    Class 4A Girls

        Team     Total pts.    Previous

    1. Academy (1)    62    1
    2. St. Pius X (2)    61    3
    3. Los Alamos (4)    57    2
    4. Farmington    40    5
    5. Piedra Vista    37    6
    6. Aztec        33    4
    7. Miyamura        19    7
    8. Kirtland Cent.    16    T-10
    9. Del Norte        14    8

  • Volleyball stays put at No. 3, few shifts in 4A football poll this week

    Here are this week’s Class 4A football and volleyball coaches’ polls. Polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Football

        Team     Total pts.    Previous
    1. Goddard (20)    200    1
    2. Artesia        167    2
    3. Aztec        160    3
    4. Valencia        124    4
    5. Los Lunas        113    6
    6. Belen        108    5

  • Boys soccer: LA falls to Eldorado at home, 2-0

    The Eldorado Eagles scored twice in the first half Thursday to down the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team.

    Los Alamos hosted Class 5A Eldorado Thursday, just two days after opening its District 2-4A season with a win over Bernalillo.

    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 5-8 on the season. They have lost five of their last six contests.

    Los Alamos continues its district season Saturday with a contest at Santa Fe. Los Alamos is still considered the team to beat in district this season and finished as the third-ranked team in Class 4A in this week's coaches' poll, tied with St. Pius X.

  • Golf: LA girls second at Bernalillo Invite

    The Los Alamos Hillltopper girls golf team shaved 33 strokes off its total earlier this week at Thursday's Bernalillo Invitational.

    Emma Stearns broke 100 at the invitational, held at Cochiti Golf Course Thursday. Stearns and Aislinn McDonald both finished with 97s to lead the Hilltopper girls, who finished in the runner-up spot behind Cleveland High School for the second time in as many tournaments.

    In boys competition, Los Aamos finished with 386 strokes, three shots better than its performance at Monday's Los Alamos Invitational. Raul Roybal led the way with an 86.

  • LA drops Eldorado in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team came back from a 1-0 first half deficit to pick up a 2-1 shootout victory Friday.

    Los Alamos bounced back from a less-than-stellar first half to tie the contest in the second half. Then, after a back-and-forth overtime period, Bryce Theesfeld stopped an Eldorado penalty kick, while the Eagles missed two more in a row.

    Hilltoppers Cassidy Reeves and Amy Neal converted the final two penalty kick attempts to earn the Hilltoppers their fourth win of the season either in shootout or in overtime.