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Today's News

  • Witness in Jackson case: Things didn't add up

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The career paramedic dashed into Michael Jackson's bedroom, looked around and listened to a doctor's explanation for why the singer was ostensibly lifeless and came to the conclusion that things didn't add up.

    Richard Senneff said the gaunt patient, an IV stand and bag next to the bed and the presence of Dr. Conrad Murray pointed more to a hospice patient, not an international pop superstar about to embark a series of London concerts.

  • Friends say Omaha school gunman was fun, outgoing

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An angry online posting from the 17-year-old boy who opened fire at a Nebraska high school, fatally wounding an assistant principal before later killing himself, offers some clues about why the son of a police detective turned violent a couple of months after transferring there.

  • Kirk sets New Mexico freshman record in 102-62 win

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Alex Kirk knew of former New Mexico standout and NBA player Kenny Thomas, but didn't know he had just surpassed him.

    Kirk set a New Mexico freshman scoring record with 31 points Wednesday night as the Lobos defeated Cal State Bakersfield 102-62.

    Kirk, who was 11 of 13 from the field and 7 of 8 from the free-throw line, more than tripled his previous high of 10 points, matching that figure with 8:31 left in the first half.

  • LANL DIRECTOR SET TO RETIRE

     Michael Anastasio announced today that he will step down in June as director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.  

    In a message to Lab employees, Anastasio announced his retirement and thanked employees for their many accomplishments, tireless efforts, and continued support over the years. Anastasio has served as LANL director since June 2006.  He also is president of Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS), the company that manages and operates the Lab for the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • Boys basketball: Hawks knock off Hilltoppers at home Tuesday

    Facing his former program, Los Alamos boys basketball head coach Matt King had a pretty good idea what to expect.
    The Hilltoppers were looking for a physical, pressure defense and good free throw shooting from the Volcano Vista Hawks and that’s exactly what they saw Tuesday night in a46-38 loss.
    And while the Hilltoppers handled the pressure reasonably well Tuesday, the clutch foul shooting of Volcano Vista’s Mario Molina would ultimately decide the game.

  • Girls basketball: LA falls to Hawks on the road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team again struggled in its second outing against the Volcano Vista Hawks.
    Tuesday night, the Hilltoppers were held to a total of six points in the first and third quarters as the Class 5A Hawks took a 57-26 victory in Albuquerque.

  • Stover elected as council chair

    The first order of business for the new Los Alamos County Council was electing its officers. Council Vice Chair Sharon Stover was unanimously elected council chair and newly seated Councilor Jim Hall was elected 4-3 to serve as elected vice chair.

    The council, with its four newly elected members, held its first meeting of 2011 Tuesday night in council chambers.

    “I’m honored to serve and I look forward to working with everyone on council,” Stover told the Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Stumping For Education

    There’s a new sheriff in town at Santa Fe’s capitol and the new administration has Los Alamos Public School officials worried about what that means for education.

  • Fired employee suing county

    Diana Stepan, who was terminated from her $146,000-a-year job as an assistant county administrator Monday, has retained trial lawyer Sam Bregman of Bregman & Loman, PC in Albuquerque to represent her in a lawsuit against Los Alamos County.

    Stepan has referred all media inquiries surrounding the suit to Bregman.

  • Ski patrol evacuates 21 off chairlift

    Twenty-one skiers and snowboarders had to be rescued after the beginner chairlift malfunctioned Jan. 1 at Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos.
    “We were waiting in line when the lift stopped. We waited for a while and we walked to the top and took a photo,” said Barbara Wendelberger, who was ski boarding that day.
    Wendelberger said she is a regular at Pajarito Mountain.
    “I have seen the lift stop but then move again,” she said. “I have never seen them rescue people.”