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Today's News

  • Boys basketball: Toppers survive late scare to hold off Sartans at home, 73-65

    Midway through the third quarter of Tuesday night’s ballgame, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team appeared to have everything well in-hand.

    With a little less than a minute remaining in that same ballgame, things were very much up in the air.

  • Girls basketball: LA rolls to fifth straight victory

    No All-State preseason pick? No problem.

    Playing without its star point guard, Tyree Richins, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers still managed to continue its current winning streak Tuesday night with a victory over the Belen Eagles.

    Los Alamos center Taylor Ealey dropped in a game-high 20 points as the Hilltoppers knocked off the Eagles 43-29 Tuesday night in Belen.

    Richins stayed at home Tuesday, feeling under the weather, but Los Alamos’ reserves picked up their game in her absence.

  • 01-05-10 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. 25

    9:49 p.m. — Augusta Dyson, 32, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with battery against a household member as a result of an investigation into a domestic disturbance.

    Dec. 26

  • A director’s wish comes true

    It appears to be an open-and-shut case. A 19-year-old man is being tried for stabbing his father and most of the members of the jury seem to agree that the man is guilty. All except for one.

  • NEWS ALERT - Catching a brighter ray -- Los Alamos inventor gets a grubstake
  • Officials: Mystery object will not collide with Earth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A mystery object from space is about to whizz close by Earth on Wednesday. It won't hit our planet, but scientists are stumped by what exactly it is.

    Astronomers say it may be space junk or it could be a tiny asteroid, too small to cause damage even if it hit. It's 33 to 50 feet wide at most.

    NASA says that on Wednesday at 7:47 a.m. EST, it will streak by, missing Earth by about 80,000 miles. In the western United States it may be bright enough to be seen with a good amateur telescope.

  • Duck Buddies to the rescue

      Thirteen of 15 ducks and all three geese were temporarily relocated from Ashley Pond Park to the former Animal Shelter after the fountain at Ashley Pond began freezing over last week.

      “The remaining two ducks not captured had been observed as being able to fly and thus they should be able to fly away from any predator,” Los Alamos County Public Information Officer Julie Habiger wrote in an e-mail notice to the Monitor.

  • Cuts may trigger dip into reserve funds

    The UNM-Los Alamos two-mil levy request, which goes before voters this month by mail-in ballot, was the first item on the agenda at the Monday meeting of the UNM-LA Advisory Board.

    Los Alamos County utility customers are currently receiving election information in their January bills, Director of Student Services Patricia Boyer said. A number of speaking engagements have been arranged to educate the public about the election over the course of the month. The public can see a calendar of speaking engagements on the campus Web site at www.la.unm.edu.

  • 01-12-10 Update

    Police Beat update

      The theft of skis and poles, vehicle vandalism, business burglaries and a couple of shopliftings are among the crimes reported in this week’s Police Beat. See page 2 for the complete report.

    Lecture tonight

      Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series will present Alan Osborne, “New Mexico’s Colorful Past” at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Fuller Lodge.

    Brown Bag performance

  • Diamond Drive story was mostly on the mark

    I believe the most important role of newspapers is to keep citizens informed of what is happening in their community.  By being informed we can then be active in the community.