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Today's News

  • 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.

  • College football: How the AP Top 25 fared

    No. 1 Oregon (7-0) beat UCLA 60-13, Thursday. Next: at Southern Cal, Saturday, Oct. 30.

    No. 2 Boise State (6-0) did not play. Next: vs. Louisiana Tech, Tuesday, Oct. 26.

    No. 3 Oklahoma (6-1) lost to No. 18 Missouri 36-27. Next: vs. Colorado, Saturday.

    No. 4 TCU (8-0) beat Air Force 38-7. Next: at UNLV, Saturday.

    No. 5 Auburn (8-0) beat No. 6 LSU 24-17. Next: at Mississippi, Saturday.

    No. 6 LSU (7-1) lost to No. 5 Auburn 24-17. Next: vs. No. 7 Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 6.

  • Giants eliminate Phillies to win NL pennant

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — San Francisco's in for a treat. The Giants are heading to the World Series.

    Juan Uribe hit a tiebreaking homer off Ryan Madson with two outs in the eighth inning and the Giants held off the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL championship series.

    Surprise star Cody Ross and the pitching-rich Giants reached the World Series for the first time since 2002 and will host the Texas Rangers in Game 1 on Wednesday night. The Giants have never won the championship since moving to San Francisco in 1958.

  • Tightening Senate races give pause to upbeat GOP

    BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) — To understand Republicans' nagging fear that the Nov. 2 elections might not be quite the massive triumph that many have predicted, check out Pennsylvania's perplexing Senate race.

    Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak has trailed Republican Pat Toomey for months, and a GOP victory always has seemed likely, given that it's a Republican-trending year in this perpetually contested state. Yet recent polls suggest Sestak has closed the gap, and Republican leaders are imploring supporters not to panic even as they ask themselves: What's going on?