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Today's News

  • Girls soccer: LA advances to 4A title game but falls in finale to Academy

    ALBUQUERQUE — An improbable run through the state Class AAAA playoffs came to an end for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team, exactly the way it had for each of the previous two seasons.
    Los Alamos, the No. 6 seed in the AAAA postseason, upended a pair of tough opponents in the quarterfinals and semifinals of the playoffs, but couldn’t overcome the final, biggest hurdle, falling to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Saturday morning.

  • Boys cross country: Toppers finish second in 4A title race behind Academy

    RIO RANCHO — To take down the giant, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team did just about everything it needed to do.
    Unfortunately for Los Alamos, however, the giant didn’t cooperate.
    Los Alamos put together a strong effort at the Class AAAA state championship race Saturday morning, taking three of the top 13 individual slots. But the Albuquerque Academy Chargers did what they do best, dominate the front part of the race and hold on until the end.

  • Cross country: LA girls team earns a record 15th championship

    RIO RANCHO — There’s a new undisputed champion of girls cross country.
    With a big victory Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team earned its 15th state title in school history, surpassing Gallup High School to earn its spot in New Mexico history.
    Los Alamos took home its record 15th blue trophy with solid victory over its arch-rival, Albuquerque Academy. Los Alamos finished with 42 team points, less than half the total of Academy’s Chargers, the only other team in AAAA to finish with less than a triple-digit score.

  • Soccer: Topper boys upend Eagles, win their first state title since 1986

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been a long time coming. Twenty-four years to be exact.
    But Saturday night in front of a packed house at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex, the 2010 version of the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team pulled off what so many other teams before it had tried to do and not succeeded.
    The Hilltoppers hoisted the championship trophy.

  • 'TOPPER TEAMS WIN 2 STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper sports program got a huge boost Saturday as the girls cross country team came away with their 15th AAAA state championship. To read the story, click here.

    Meanwhile, the boys soccer team won their first AAAA state championship trophy since 1986. Click here for the story, or pick up a copy of the Sunday Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Young guns aim to make their mark

    The impression that it’s a battle to run a business in Los Alamos hasn’t deterred a growing crop of young entrepreneurs from returning to town after college to set up shop.

    Melissa Paternoster, a Los Alamos native, purchased the Blue Window Restaurant in June. Paternoster is a graduate of Los Alamos High School and attended the University of New Mexico.

  • Yemen orders New Mexico-born cleric found 'dead or alive'

    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni judge ordered police Saturday to find a radical U.S.-born cleric "dead or alive" after the al-Qaida-linked preacher failed to appear at his trial for his role in the killing of foreigners.

    Yemen is under heavy U.S. pressure to crack down on the country's al-Qaida offshoot after a scheme to send bombs through the mail in packages addressed to the U.S. was thwarted a week ago. The group known as l-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the plot on Friday.

  • WH announces $10 billion in trade deals with India

    MUMBAI, India (AP) — President Barack Obama is announcing trade deals worth $10 billion with India that are expected to create 54,000 U.S. jobs.

    He's also unveiling new export rules designed to make it easier for U.S. companies to do business with the nation of 1.2 billion people.

    Obama was to make the announcements in a speech to U.S. and Indian business executives Saturday on the first day of his 10-day, four-country Asia trip.

  • Jockeys Borel, Castellano fight at Breeders' Cup--video extra included

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jockey fights in horse racing are as much a part of the sport as whips, saddles and the $2 bet.

    Most times, the dustups take place behind closed doors, not in the winner's circle.

    And certainly not on national television following a Breeders' Cup race.

  • Resetting state government

    The election is pretty much done as I write the weekend before the final day of voting. But not knowing the identity of our new governor doesn’t matter for the immediate purpose.
    The campaign ended with neither Susana Martinez nor Diane Denish having provided detailed, substantive ideas for solutions to the state government’s revenue/spending saga.