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Today's News

  • Girls golf: LA heads to state 4A tourney

    SANTA FE — With an automatic bid assured to the Class AAAA championship, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team, the big goal of Friday’s tournament was simply to play well.

    And for the most part, the Hilltoppers were able to do just that.

    Los Alamos won, by default, the District 2AAAA title, being the only team in the district that could field a full set of players. Española Valley was the closest, with three players entered, but teams need a minimum of four players to be eligible for the district title.

  • Boys golf: LA knocked out by Spartans

    SANTA FE — Coming off a recent victory over the Bernalillo Spartans, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team was feeling confident heading into Friday’s District 2AAAA championship tournament.

    But, although the Hilltoppers shot relatively well Friday, that was apparently no deterrent for the Spartans.

  • Boys tennis: Hilltoppers sweep district accolades

    TAOS — It was about as clean a sweep as could be gotten.

    At the District 2AAAA tennis championship tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys picked up every accolade that was there to be had.

    Los Alamos earned top three places in the boys singles, boys doubles and grabbed the team championship for the 2010 season this weekend. The team and all the individual entries will now advance to the Class AAAA tournament this week.

  • Girls tennis: LA taking 3 singles, 2 doubles to state

    TAOS — Despite taking it on the chin earlier this month at home, the top Los Alamos girls doubles tennis team was hoping to turn its fortunes around this weekend.

    And it did just that Saturday by throwing the Taos No. 1 doubles team a curveball. Or more accurately, an off-speed pitch.

    In a weekend that turned out to be a big one for the Hilltoper girls tennis team, the victory by Brenna O’Hara/Sarah Worland turned out to be huge.

  • Art in all shapes and sizes

    Linda Garlick, an artist from Taos, fell into her trade by accident. “I needed money as a single mom supporting a child,” she said. “I decided to do Christmas ornaments of retablos and they sold really well.”

    Her art expanded as she turned to printing, which allowed Garlick to produce more retablos at a reduced price.

    “Then they took over my life and became a real business,” she said. “I feel like this is what I was suppose to do … they changed my life.”

  • Consumer spending fuels Q1 economic growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent pace during the first quarter of this year as consumers boosted their spending by the most in three years.

  • Candidate forum this evening kicks off campaign season

    The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos Monitor have invited all 11 candidates running for Los Alamos County Council to participate in a public forum to share their views about economic issues.

    Social time is set from 5 -5:30 p.m. and questioning will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in Room 203A of the Los Alamos Research Park, 4200 West Jemez Road.

    The forum will be fast-paced with responses to questions limited to 90 seconds.

  • NJROTC student puts knowledge into action

    An emergency situation can leap out at any time, anywhere with out any warning. For instance, Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJRTOC) cadet Paige Ramsey and her family experienced an unforeseen crisis at the dinner table.

    Ramsey explained her family was eating dinner and her mother, Marilyn, started choking on the food she was eating.

    When an unforeseen crisis arises many individuals may panic but Ramsey resorted to another tactic.

    She performed the Heimlich Maneuver and saved her mother’s life.

  • The best gift of the baby shower

    It’s a tiny, velvety pink pair of pajamas, with miniature feet, each one barely big enough for a Ruby K’s mini-muffin, and a silky cut-out of a pointe shoe stitched over one hip.

    It’s a handmade quilt with squares of antique fabric featuring drawings of marionettes.

    It’s a book, only it’s also a glove with a little pig on each finger.

    It’s a baby.

  • Something’s Cooking at the Spitfire Grill

    Things out of the ordinary have been occurring in our small town of Gilead, Wis., ever since the arrival of a newcomer. Percy Talbott, Gilead’s newest, and in my opinion, unwelcome, resident has spent the last five years in prison and seems to be interested in making our town her new home.

    I am not the only one who does not want an ex-convict getting too comfortable here.