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Today's News

  • Boys cross country: Toppers have solid finish, gain ground on Academy

    In 2003 when the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team upset heavily-favored Albuquerque Academy for the state Class AAAA title, it had its best showing of the regular season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    In 2007 when the Hilltoppers upset the heavily-favored Academy Chargers for the state Class AAAA title, they had their best showing of the season at the Los Alamos Invitational.
    Could the 2010 Los Alamos Invitational be a harbinger of things to come?

  • Football: LA wins big in the Valley, 51-12

    ESPAÑOLA – The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team did what it had to do in defeating the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night.
    Now, it must finish off its 2010 season with a victory and hope for a favorable outcome from the Bernalillo-Santa Fe game this week.
    The Hilltoppers vanquished the Sundevils, who have struggled through the entire 2010 season. The Hilltoppers scored with just 17 seconds expired in the game Friday night and never looked back, picking up a 51-12 victory at Española Valley.

  • Girls soccer: Toppers pick up shootout victory

    How the Class AAAA girls soccer state tree will finally shake out is almost anyone’s guess at this point, but the Los Alamos Hilltoppers made as good of a closing argument as they could.
    The Hilltoppers picked up two big wins in consecutive nights at home to end their 2010 regular season. Friday, they topped St. Michael’s in an overtime battle, 2-1, then earned a shootout win Saturday over the Aztec Tigers, also by a final of 2-1.

  • Soccer: Postseason brackets due out today

    Brackets for the New Mexico Activities Association soccer postseason are scheduled to be released today.
    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams have already clinched postseason berths, via their district titles this season.
    The Class AAAA postseason will begin Friday with first round matchups. Class AAAA quarterfinals for both boys and girls are scheduled for the morning of Nov. 4 at the Albuquerque Public Schools Soccer Complex near Volcano Vista High School.

  • Candidates set to demand disclosure

    Information that bubbled to the surface recently indicates the county council has been kept in the dark for years about investigations into the activities of senior management in Los Alamos County government and that has council candidates ensuring that, if elected, the practice won’t continue.

    “I think it is appalling that the county council had no idea of the serious investigations going on within the county,” Republican Ron Selvage said.

  • Aspen welcomes Blume

    Judy Blume’s “Fudge” series are not entirely fictional, the author revealed during a presentation to fourth through sixth grade students at Aspen Elementary School Friday afternoon.
    The first story was actually based on a newspaper article, which told about a little boy who had swallowed a turtle.

  • Going green: County adds $9M turbine to plant in Abiquiu

    A roar of water filled the underground concrete structure at the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities’ hydroelectric plant in Abiquiu. While the water surged forward, installation of a new low-flow turbine was also moving at a rapid speed.

    A giant, cobalt blue turbine stood upright in the center of the powerhouse, a concrete structure that houses the turbine. Behind it was a generator covered with a plastic tarp.

  • Update 10-24-10

    Election night coverage

    The Los Alamos Monitor news team is planning to bring you extensive coverage of local and regional races on election night, Nov. 2. Be sure to check out the newspaper’s Web site, lamonitor.com, for live-streaming video of polling results as they are posted at the Justice Center. Watch live interviews with candidates, and get up to the minute election returns posted throughout the evening. The live-steaming video event will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    Council meeting

  • Anniversary: Sullivans celebrate 50th

  • Considering amendments and bonds is direct vote on issues

    This year, New Mexicans have the opportunity to vote on five constitutional amendments and four bond issues in addition to all the state and local candidates on the ballot.
    You may feel it a bother to read the small print on the reverse side of the ballot but this is the one part of state government in which citizens actually get a direct vote on issues facing the state.
    The rest of the ballot is just voting on the people who will make all the decisions for us.