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Today's News

  • Fishing report 02-11-11

    Northwest

    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. Fishing is reported as slow with little pressure. Best bet is through town at city park using worms and spinners.

  • Hockey: LA closes out regular season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team has its final two games of the regular season this weekend.
    Los Alamos will play at Santa Fe tonight at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center, then will close out its regular season at home at 9:30 a.m. Sunday against La Cueva.
    The Hilltoppers won their only game last week, topping the Eldorado Eagles 3-1. The win improved the Hilltoppers’ season mark to 13-2-1.

  • Wrestling: LA has high hopes for district tourney

    The formula at the District 2AAAA wrestling tournament is pretty simple: win and you’re in, lose and you’re out.
    Los Alamos’ wrestlers, along with the other four district teams’ wrestlers will get their shot to do just that Saturday.
    The 2011 district meet will start at 9:30 a.m. This year’s tournament is being hosted by Capital High School.
    Saturday’s district tournament will be the first one for 2AAAA newcomer Santa Fe and Hilltopper head coach Bob Geyer thinks the Demons might just be the team to beat.

  • How’s that working for ya?

    Do you ever wonder why children don’t routinely stick their hands in fire?  
    Maybe it’s because they did it before and it hurt?  They learned not to do it again.  This is what psychologists call “one trial learning.”

  • Just A Wag 02-11-11


    Cats survive standoff   
    The seven cats found inside Richard Morse’s Bathtub Row home following his recent 19-hour standoff with police are in shelter care.
    Several of the cats were ill and have undergone treatment by a local veterinarian.
    The county is repairing the chain link fence surrounding the home that was damaged in the standoff.
    Morse was transported to a hospital in Las Vegas, N.M. for a psychological evaluation.

    Send us your wags

  • Help shape the future of Los Alamos County

    Los Alamos County has been working toward creating a more sustainable community for several years.  
    It is time for us to take a step back, analyze our progress and reexamine our plans for the future.  
    Previous columns have touched on some of the actions taken, and now it is time for you, as an educated and motivated citizen, to take an active role in shaping our community’s future.     
    Creating a sustainable Los Alamos County is going to require participation and ingenuity from you.  

  • NM lawmakers to hear about natural gas outage

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers want to hear from state regulators, utility officials and residents who were without natural gas service for several days.

    The state Senate has scheduled a hearing Friday afternoon on the natural gas outage that left tens of thousands of New Mexicans without service as temperatures plunged to record lows last week.

  • Cold weather takes a toll on New Mexico plants

    LAS CRUCES (AP) — The prickly pear cactus in Magdalena Moreno's front yard sagged next to a 12-foot saguaro that showed leaking sap.

    Last week's sub-freezing temperatures wiped out landscaping and other vegetation around Las Cruces. Moreno said her saguaro should survive but the prickly pears are another story.

  • Mubarak resigns, hands power to military

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Hosni Mubarak resigned as president and handed control to the military on Friday after 29 years in power, bowing to a historic 18-day wave of pro-democracy demonstrations by hundreds of thousands. "The people ousted the president," chanted a crowd of tens of thousands outside his presidential palace in Cairo.

  • Readers comment on various reports at lamonitor.com

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