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Today's News

  • Hilltoppers roll to big win over Tigers at home, 8-0

    If the District 2AAAA opener is any indication, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team should be just fine in 2009.

    Los Alamos scored a pair of goals just four minutes apart to take control of its district opener in the first half. Los Alamos would cruise to a big 8-0 win Tuesday at Sullivan Field.

    The Hilltoppers made relatively easy work of the Taos Tigers, who could well be the second-best team in district this season, scoring four goals in each half despite rotating their bench  pretty liberally after assuming a 3-0 lead.

  • Volleyball: Toppers down Robertson in five

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team, it seems, has a flair for the dramatic.

    Less than a week after pulling out a thrilling come-from-behind victory over the St. Michael’s Horsemen, the Hilltoppers grabbed a big road win against Las Vegas Robertson Tuesday night in Las Vegas.

    Los Alamos went down 2-1 in the match, but bounced back to take the final two games of the contest, the same feat it pulled in the win over the Horsemen at home Sept. 16.

  • LANB donates $50,000 to United Way

    Once again, Los Alamos National Bank thrills the crowd of non-profit service organizations throughout Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties with a $50,000 donation to United Way.

    United Way Board President Jill Cook and board member Dara McKinney, both LANB officials, presented the check to campaign chair Ralph Damiani this evening at a FAN Club event at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

    View photos of the big event in Thursday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Sex offender issue has taken heavy toll on families

    Spouses took the stand today describing the impact the five-year clash between registered sex offender Ted Vives and community activist Linda Hull has had on their lives.

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

  • Testimony reveals heavy toll on families

    Spouses took the stand Wednesday describing the impact the five-year clash between registered sex offender Ted Vives and community activist Linda Hull has had on their lives.

    Paula Vives spoke of the fear and humiliation she has endured in the community and at work since marrying registered sex offender Thomas Edward (Ted) Vives a couple of years ago.

    She told the jury she and Vives talked through his criminal past before they married.

  • Pen and Ink Possibilities:So you wanna be a leader?

    The world loomed large and tall. From my perch, the crowd below me looked small and distant. I lifted my hands and fell.

    This was the final act of a two-day orientation, which kicked off this year’s Leadership Los Alamos program. The class of 25 students, including myself, clumped together around a ladder and one-by-one, each of us climbed onto the ladder, leaned back and fell into a nest of hands. This was just one of several exercises we participated in to crank our teamwork skills into gear.

  • Get ready to do a snow dance

    As the summer season comes to a close at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area, questions about how this year’s winter season will shape up are beginning to form. With the success of last year’s ski season, the answers to these questions look optimistic.

  • Girls soccer: LA gets blanked by Volcano Vista, 2-0

    ALBUQUERQUE — The fatigue factor might have finally caught up with the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team.

    The Volcano Vista Hawks certainly caught up with and passed the Hilltoppers Wednesday.

    Los Alamos struggled from first whistle to last whistle Wednesday against Volcano Vista, an up-and-coming soccer program which is playing its second and final season in Class AAAA before it makes the leap to Class 5A next year.

    The Hawks were dominant on both ends of the field and ground out two second half goals to win 2-0.

  • Waste no time - see ‘9’

    As soon as I saw the preview for “9,” I knew this was a movie I had to see. Movies that combine fantasy and surreal elements are right up my alley.

    When I saw the movie had come to the Reel Deal, I wasted no time. After watching it, I suggest you do not waste any time in seeing this movie either.

  • CMRR Rad-Lab is up

    Los Alamos National Laboratory’s projected Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement facility is still very much alive, despite obstacles that line its way to an uncertain future.

    Another in a series of peaceful, court-imposed meetings Wednesday night brought together officials in charge of LANL’s CMRR facility and a group of “interested parties,” among other members of the public.