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Today's News

  • Lawman targets sheriff post

    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.

  • Track and field: LA girls finish 2nd in opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams opened their seasons 2009-10 seasons Saturday in Rio Rancho.

    Los Alamos’ boys finished third in Saturday’s Chili Quad, while the Hilltopper girls, the defending Class AAAA champions, were second in the team standings.

    Saturday, the Hilltopper girls picked up 116 total points, placing them behind Rio Rancho’s 157.5.

  • January spending increases but income growth slows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal spending jumped by a larger amount than expected in January but Americans' incomes barely budged. The weak income growth could depress spending in the months ahead, acting as a further drag on the fragile economic recovery.

    The Commerce Department said that personal spending rose by 0.5 percent in January, slightly better than expected. But incomes edged up only 0.1 percent, significantly lower than the 0.4 percent gain that economists had expected.

  • NM lawmakers mull tax hikes as special session kicks off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will pay higher taxes when they buy goods and services, including food, under a budget-balancing package proposed by Democratic legislative leaders.

    The House and Senate will consider the budget package, including more than $200 million in tax increases, during a special session that convenes Monday.

  • Publisher pulls plug on Hiroshima bomb book

    NEW YORK (AP) — Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the atomic bombing of Japan in 1945, The Associated Press has learned.

    Charles Pellegrino's "The Last Train from Hiroshima" had received strong reviews and had been optioned for a possible film by "Avatar" director James Cameron. But publisher Henry Holt and Company, responding to questions from the AP, said Monday that Pellegrino "was not able to answer" several concerns, including whether two men mentioned in the text actually existed.

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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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