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  • Girls basketball: LA falls in 2AAAA title game

    ESPAÑOLA – Despite just being named the Co-Player of the Year in District 2AAAA, it was hard for Taylor Ealey to hide the frustration of Friday’s loss.

    One of Los Alamos’ most notable athletes of the last few years, Ealey walked off the court Friday night shaking her head as the Hilltoppers fell in their final chance to reclaim the girls basketball District 2AAAA title from the Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers downed in tourney final, 75-57

    ESPAÑOLA — Even with a few hours before the Class AAAA boys basketball bracket is formally announced, it might be a bad bet to go against the Española Valley Sundevils.

    After being idle for an entire week, one might wonder how the Sundevils were going to start Saturday night’s District 2AAAA championship game against the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.

  • UPDATE: Girls get 5th seed, boys get 6th in state hoops playoffs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will both be at home this weekend for the first round of the Class AAAA state championship playoffs.

    Los Alamos' boys were awareded the sixth seed in the AAAA playoffs, the first round of which will be held Saturday. Los Alamos will host the Piedra Vista Panthers, the bracket's 11th seed.

    In girls AAAA competition, Los Alamos was awarded the fifth seed for the playoffs. The Hilltoppers will play at home Friday against 12th-seede St. Pius X.

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  • Massive 8.8 earthquake rocks Chile, tsunami warnings issued for Pacific region

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A devastating magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, shattering buildings and bridges, killing at least 78 people and setting off a tsunami that threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean — roughly a quarter of the globe.

    Chilean TV showed devastating images of the most powerful quake to hit the country in a half-century: In the second city of Concepcion trucks plunged into the fractured earth, homes fell, bridges collapsed and buildings were engulfed in flames. Injured people lay in the streets or on stretchers.

  • Marco Lucero announces bid for sheriff

    Longtime Los Alamos resident Marco Lucero has spent more than 22 years of his life fighting crime and working his way up the ranks of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department.

    Lucero, 46, is running for Los Alamos County sheriff and if elected, would become the first state certified law enforcement officer to serve as sheriff in Los Alamos County.

    Read the full story in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Tsunami races across Pacific, threatens Hawaii

    EWA BEACH, Hawaii (AP) — A tsunami triggered by the Chilean earthquake raced across the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, threatening Hawaii as it rushed toward the U.S. West Coast and hundreds of islands from the bottom of the planet to the top.

    Sirens blared in Hawaii to alert residents to the potential waves. Nine small planes equipped with loudspeakers flew along the shoreline, warning beachgoers. On several South Pacific islands hit by a tsunami last fall, police evacuated tens of thousands of coastal residents.

  • Hanford to restart nuclear waste shipments

    YAKIMA, Wash. — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to resume shipping radioactive waste from the Hanford nuclear reservation to a repository in New Mexico in early March, four years earlier than originally planned.

    The Energy Department halted waste shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad in September 2008. They were not expected to resume until 2014, but federal stimulus money is enabling workers to

    expand waste packaging operations again at the south-central Washington site, Energy Department spokesman Geoff Tyree said Friday.

  • Council schedules a triple dip

    There will be three council-related meetings during the first week of March.

    Monday - Charter Review Committee

    At 5:30 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall, the Charter Review Committee will make up for a Feb. 22 meeting that was canceled due to a snowstorm. Participants at the meeting will discuss a report prepared by the Issues Identification Subcommittee. The plan for Monday’s meeting includes appointing individual analysis subcommittees to explore 3-5 key issues that will be selected from the discussions so far.