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Today's News

  • There's a good way to club the children

    Parents, do you want your child to learn more than what is usually taught in school? In my opinion, your kid should be clubbed. Yeah, at least once a week, a good club makes all the difference in the world.

  • ‘Toppers blank Spartans at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up its second District 2AAAA win of the season Wednesday night.

    The Hilltoppers rolled over the Bernalillo Spartans 3-0 Wednesday, getting several of its younger players into the rotation throughout the contest.

    Los Alamos jumped all over Bernalillo early, taking the first game 25-12. Then, with its younger players getting in, including sophomore Lynne Cash, took game two by the same score. Los Alamos finished off the contest winning the third game 25-19.

  • LA opens district Friday vs. Taos

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team will head into District 2AAAA play with but one win under its belt.

    However, in this district, the Hilltoppers could jump from last to first rather quickly. They will get their chance to do so starting Friday at home against the Taos Tigers. Game time is 7 p.m.

    The Hilltoppers (1-4) are currently tied for the worst record in the district along with Capital. These were the two teams that some thought might contend for the district title in 2009.

  • Rethinking Columbus on his day

    Christopher Columbus was also known as Cristobal Colon and as Cristoforo Columbo.

    I want to tell you something that is not taught in public schools. Nor is this taught even in most Christian schools.

    (By the way, did you know that the Santa Maria at 97 feet long was only 27 feet longer than a Peterbilt tractor-trailer rig?)

  • Dueling continues in Granich case

    Three witnesses Wednesday joined the long line testifying in Santa Fe District Court since Monday in the case of a local woman charged with killing her husband by driving him off a White Rock cliff.

    Defense attorneys argue their client, Penny Granich, 35, should never have been charged because no one saw her driving the couple’s 2004 Dodge pickup and she can’t remember a thing about the Dec. 4, 2005 crash.

    Penny’s husband Thomas Edward Granich, 32, was discovered dead at the bottom of the canyon near Overlook Park.

  • When to seek medical care

    Los Alamos County Office of Emergency Management forwarded the following information Tuesday from the New Mexico Department of Health, calling special attention to information on when people should seek medical care if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms.

    DOH reports that several hospitals in New Mexico have reported to the Department of Health that they are seeing increased activity of people coming to the hospital with flu symptoms.

  • Letters of interest being accepted for probate judge

    On Tuesday evening, the County Council approved a process whereby citizens interested in being appointed to the currently vacant probate judge position can submit a letter of interest to the council.

    Under state law, any qualified person who is over the age of 18 and a resident of the county may serve as probate judge.

    Applicants are asked to submit a one or two page letter indicating why they would be interested in serving as probate judge.

  • Delegation urges credit card companies to end unfair hikes

    Wednesday, Reps. Harry Teague, Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Luján joined 15 of their colleagues in the House in sending a letter to the country’s major credit card companies, calling on them to pledge to not change the terms on consumer credit card accounts ahead of federal credit card reform legislation slated to go into effect early next year. 

  • Bad news for Bear Mountain

     My environmental column in the Monitor Tuesday (Oct. 6) extolled the virtues of Myra McCormick and the Bear Mountain Lodge she bequeathed to The Nature Conservancy.

       Bad news from Silver City came the next morning.

    A business story in the Albuquerque Journal was headlined: “Nature Conservancy’s Bear Mountain Lodge Near Silver City Succumbs to Budget Woes ... NO MORE GUESTS.”

    The space between the two-story headings was filled with a large color photo of Ms. McCormick sitting on the low white wall in front of the lodge.

  • Wishes Vives-Hull matter would end, but ...

    I believe most in this community would have been happy to let the Vives-Hull lawsuit end with the jury verdict and all move on with our lives. Instead, Mr. Vives’ lawyer, Paul Mannick, chose to keep the issue alive by his abusive assault on Linda Hull in his letter to the Monitor. What’s wrong, Mr. Mannick, couldn’t prove your case in court and now you have to justify your legal fees to your client by airing your closing arguments again?