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Today's News

  • 3-year-old Pojoaque boy dies; mother held

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a 3-year-old boy is dead and his mother and her boyfriend are in jail. Police say Leland Valdez died Wednesday at an Albuquerque hospital from severe injuries.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that authorities think the Pojoaque boy was beaten over a long period of time.

  • Snowstorm wallops Northeast, piling on the misery

    BOSTON (AP) — Commuters up and down the East Coast began the all-too-familiar task of digging out cars, shoveling sidewalks and slogging and slipping through a treacherous morning commute on Thursday after a drawn-out storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas overnight, heaping more misery on a region that has been hit by one snowstorm after another.

  • Social Security fund will be drained by 2037

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security's finances are getting worse as the economy struggles to recover and millions of baby boomers stand at the brink of retirement.

    New congressional projections show Social Security running deficits every year until its trust funds are eventually drained in about 2037.

  • Girls basketball: LA falls at Española by 31

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team struggled in the second half of Wednesday night’s game in the valley, falling big to its arch-rival.

    Española Valley’s Sundevils held Los Alamos to just three second half field goals as they went on to a big 64-33 victory Wednesday in Española.

    The win puts the Sundevils at 3-0 in the District 2AAAA race and sole possession of first place. The Hilltoppers slipped to second in the district chase.

    For more information on the game, read Thursday’s Monitor.

  • Boys basketball: Sundevils outlast Hilltoppers at home

    The game plan couldn’t have been much better for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team Tuesday night.
    But, once again, Los Alamos couldn’t find the bucket when it had the opportunities.
    Los Alamos, trying to slay the District 2AAAA beast that is Española Valley, held the fast-charging Sundevil offense to under 50 points. However, the Hilltopper offense, which again misfired on several high-percentage looks, couldn’t keep pace.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers, Devils tied for 2-4A lead

    If you thought the Los Alamos-Española Valley boys basketball game Tuesday night was the only big hoops game of the week, you’re wrong.
    The girls game between Los Alamos’ Hilltoppers and Española Valley’s Sundevils tonight should have just as much, if not more, impact on the eventual outcome of District 2AAAA.
    Tonight’s game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Edward Medina Gymnasium in Española.

  • Ski report 01-26-11

    Angel Fire
    27-32 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 51 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    18-inch base of machine-groomed snow and variable conditions. No new snow reported. Pajarito is suspending operations until it receives adequate snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of packed powder and machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Further N.M. 502 study gets green light

    Los Alamos County Council pushed down on the gas pedal to move the N.M. 502 Corridor Study to its next phase. They directed consultants to proceed with investigating the A 2-3 alternatives, which feature roundabouts and left-turn bays at intersections.
    Councilors voted 5-2 on the issue during their regular meeting Tuesday night. Councilors Ron Selvage and Vincent Chiravalle were opposed.  

  • Lt. Reggie Briggle retires after 20 years of service

    Retirement ceremonies take on a variety of tones from somber to jubilant. Friday’s ceremony honoring newly retired Los Alamos Police Lt. Reggie Briggle’s ran the gamut.
    The standing-room-only crowd assembled in the police station to express their gratitude and say their farewells, joked, weeped and shared many memories with the longtime police officer.

  • New Mexico slips in education ranking; LAPS seeks role model status

    New Mexico recently received a Quality Counts ranking of 32nd in the nation and received an overall grade of C in Education Week magazine’s annual education report card, “Uncertain Forecast.”
     Overall, the Quality Counts report gave New Mexico a C, 75.7 points out of 100.
    Last year, New Mexico received 76.4 points and was ranked 24th. In 2009, New Mexico received a C+ and was ranked 22nd with a score of 76.9.