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  • Most drivers had no experience at Las Vegas

    The perfect storm: A high-banked oval crowded with the largest field of the season. Inexperienced or impatient drivers racing at more than 220 mph. Absolutely no room for error.
    What was supposed to be a season-ending showdown at Las Vegas Motor Speedway became instead a script for disaster Sunday: a fiery 15-car crash that killed popular two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and left the shaken auto racing community to deal with uncomfortable questions.
    The drivers knew the Las Vegas race was going to present challenges even before the season began.

  • Toppers, Demons meet in volleyball

    With its big win Saturday night, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team should have plenty of momentum going into its final matches of the regular season.
    The Hilltoppers will face off against the Santa Fe Demons Wednesday night. Game time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    With three matches remaining, two of them at home, the Hilltoppers (14-3 overall, 5-0 in 2-4A) can take another step toward clinching its third-straight district title. They knocked off what appeared to be their biggest challenger, Bernalillo, relatively easily Saturday night at home.

  • Sports Update 10-18-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Wednesday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Wednesday night’s volleyball match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Santa Fe Demons.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the match live from Griffith Gymnasium. Match time is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

    Katko launches new book

    Mike Katko, KRSN AM 1490 sports announcer, will launch his new book of poetry, “Skies and other Poems,” Wednesday at the Coffee Booth.
    The book launch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Along with his work at KRSN, Katko is also a former principal of Mountain Elementary School and past co-owner of Tony’s Pizzeria.

  • State Notes 10-18-11

    NMSU football picks up WAC victory over Idaho, 31-24

  • Earthquake Hits Northern New Mexico


     A magnitude 3.8 earthquake has struck around 20 miles from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The U.S. Geological Survey says the light temblor hit after 10:30 a.m. on Monday. It was centered nine miles north of Santa Fe and hit around 19 miles southeast of Los Alamos National Laboratory. It also had a depth of around .7 miles.

    There were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

    The small earthquake comes after a magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck Northern New Mexico last month and magnitude 5.3 earthquake hit around the same area in August.

    Check back with lamonitor.com for more on this developing story.

  • Santa Clara Pueblo reopens Puye Cliffs for tours

    SANTA CLARA, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Clara Pueblo has reopened its Puye (POO'-yee) Cliff Dwellings.

    KRQE-TV reports that the pueblo reopened the historic site this weekend after it spent most of the summer keeping uncharred land free of flash flooding.

    The Santa Clara Pueblo is back giving tours and teaching visitors about the old ruins after four months.

    Around 17,000 acres of the Santa Clara Pueblo Reservation were devoured in the massive Las Conchas fire this summer that destroyed dozens of homes and at one point, threatened the town of Los Alamos.

    The flames finally stopped about a mile away from the cliff dwellings.

    The cliff dwellings are open to tours seven days a week.

  • Hey, stranger! Rangers, Cards meet in World Series

    Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton in a matchup of MVP sluggers. Nelson Cruz and David Freese becoming bigger names with each home run swing. Pitching staffs full of shaky starters and shutdown relievers.

    Plus a Rally Squirrel and the Claw.

    The Texas Rangers and St. Louis Cardinals, with a lot of symmetry, are all set to get acquainted in the World Series.

    Leave it to ol' Arthur Rhodes to make the introductions. The 41-year-old lefty specialist began the year with Texas, wound up in St. Louis and is likely to get a ring either way.

    Besides, it takes someone who's been around a bit to remember the last time these teams played.

  • Indy 500 champ Dan Wheldon dies in fiery crash--see videos


     Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after his car became ensnarled in a fiery 15-car pileup, flew over another vehicle and landed in a catch fence just outside turn 2.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 17-22


    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, 6 p.m.


    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, 6 p.m.


    Football: Escalante at LAMS, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at St. Michael’s, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.


    Cross country: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, 7 p.m.


  • ´Toppers upend Spartans

    What was shaping up to be a classic district battle between Nos. 1 and 2 heading in fizzled out quickly Saturday night at Griffith Gymnasium.
    In a critical District 2-4A volleyball contest for both teams, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Bernalillo Spartans met for the second time this season.
    The Spartans and the Hilltoppers played a nip-and-tuck first match Sept. 28 at Bernalillo, in which Los Alamos prevailed 3-1 but the sets were close throughout. And with the Spartans trying to cling to the hope of wrenching the 2-4A title from the Hilltoppers, it seemed Saturday’s match was going to be more of the same.
    Instead, however, the Hilltoppers put together a dominant second set and never looked back, winning 25-22, 25-12, 25-17.