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Today's News

  • Winter Weather Advisory: Snow on the way for this afternoon and tonight

    The National Weather Service issued the following advisory for the Los Alamos area Wednesday morning:

    WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBUQUERQUE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 5 AM MST THURSDAY.

  • 2009 Year in Review: NMAA’s big decisions had a big impact on LA sports scene

    While the New Mexico Activities Association is based in Albuquerque, the impact of its decisions were felt in every corner of the state in 2009, including right here in Los Alamos.

    From its realignment proposals and edits earlier this year to its stunning mid-year decision to suspend athletic activities throughout the state, the NMAA grabbed some big headlines this past year.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers pick up win at Poe Corn

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team got off to a good start at Roswell’s Poe Corn Invitational Tuesday night.

    The Hilltoppers survived a slow, dreary first round game against the Valenica Jaguars Tuesday. The Jaguars were in no hurry to move the ball down the court against the Hilltoppers, but even though they tried to run a methodical half-court offense, they couldn’t crack the sturdy Hilltopper defense.

    Los Alamos won the Poe Corn opener 40-30 and advances to play the top team in the state tonight, the Roswell Coyotes.

  • Girls basketball: LA wins big over Goddard Tuesday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team bounced back from a slow shooting night to thump the Goddard Rockets Tuesday night.

    Taylor Ealey continued her big showing at the Goddard Holiday Classic scoring 12 points as the Hilltoppers downed the host Rockets 52-28 Tuesday.

  • Thank You Letters

    Delivering Christmas to everyone

    Thank you to the many parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Los Alamos community members and organizations, and a group of elementary students at Aspen Elementary School for your generous contributions to the success of the Angel Tree program.  All of the presents under the tree were a child’s dream come true.  

  • A personal journey to Copenhagen and back

    Editor’s Note: One of the biggest international stories of the year was the United Nation’s Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen, which brought the year to a close on a mixed note. Marielle Remillard, a 2005 graduate of Los Alamos High School and now a graduate student at Johns Hopins University in Baltimore served as the Monitor’s special correspondent in Copenhagen, sharing her thoughts and opinions from the experience. Remillard was one of a group of 26 students competitively chosen to participate in a program called SustainUS Agents of Change.

  • A look back at notable cases of 2009

    Making no excuses for shooting his wife in the heart last year, Jack Markham pled guilty in May and was convicted of second-degree murder in First District Court.

    Assistant District Attorney Karen Snell told the judge that Markham had threatened suicide and his wife moved out two weeks before her murder because she and her friends felt she was threatened by him.

  • 12-30-09 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Dec. 17

    12:30 p.m. – Inmate Leslie Draper, 24, was charged with possession of a weapon/explosive by a prisoner after being discovered with a razor blade in her possession inside the county jail.

    9:57 p.m. – A 16-year-old Los Alamos female attempted suicide by swallowing prescription medication on North Road.

    Dec. 18

  • Senators kept focus during health reform shenanigans

    One of the ways the constitutional framers arranged to limit the influence they feared “We the People” might wield in the chambers of our national government was to have members of the U.S. Senate appointed by the legislatures of the (then) 13 states.

    That arrangement prevailed until the 17th Amendment to the Constitution in 1913, which provides for the election of senators by voters of their states. It was an attempt to democratize an inherently undemocratic institution wherein each state, irrespective of population, is guaranteed two senators.

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