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Today's News

  • White collar crime's a dirty business: FBI battles a state load of public corruption

    ALBUQUERQUE — Public officials who are successful, well-respected family men and women risk it all the day they act out of greed. When they cross that line, chances are better than good they will come to the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    The abuse of power by public officials goes back a long way in this state, said Special Agent Marcus B. McCaskill, with the FBI’s White Collar Crime Program. Their motivation is a desire for more money, more power or both, McCaskill told participants at the FBI Citizens’ Academy Tuesday.

  • Sports schedule

    TuesdayTrack and field: LAMS at Pojoaque, boys and girls, 3 p.m.Baseball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV 4 p.m.Softball: Bernalillo at Los Alamos, JV 4 p.m.

    WednesdayBaseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 4 p.m.Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity 4 p.m.

    ThursdayGolf: Los Alamos at Eldorado Invite, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.Track and field: Los Alamos JV Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

  • Tennis: Toppers look impressive in district sweep

    SANTA FE — There wasn’t much left to chance this weekend.Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams took part in the pre-District 2AAAA tournament Friday and Saturday hoping to leave no doubt as to which teams would get the top seeding in the 2AAAA championship tournament in two weeks.And the Hilltoppers came through in impressive fashion.Both teams soundly defeated the Española Valley Sundevils at home Friday and both scored impressive wins over Capital and Taos Saturday at Capital’s home courts.The s

  • Track and field: LA takes team titles at Santa Fe

    Emily Weeks grabbed a pair of wins and state qualifying marks for the Hilltopper girls and the last relay came through for the Hilltopper boys Saturday.Both Los Alamos teams crushed all comers at Saturday’s Capital City Invitational, the biggest meet of the track and field season held north of Albuquerque.

  • Guest Opinion: The other side of the skate board park

    In a recent Monitor County Corner column (April, 17), Robert Gibson, vice-chair of the county council (CC) described his view of county government as both “owner” and “regulator” of county projects. Then he claims “as owner, the county decides where we want a project, how much we are willing to pay for it, and where it should be.” The CC sets themselves up as both judge and jury, switching back and forth to their advantage.

  • Spotlight on Los Alamos: Leadership program graduates ready to engage in community

    Inspiration was the order of the day when the Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2008 graduated from its eight-month course on Friday, engaged, committed and ready to make the community a better place.

    The 27 adult classmates, who came from all walks of life, ranged in age from their 20s to their 70s. With the addition of this group, there are now 137 people in the area who have considered the challenges faced by the community  through a series of seminars on the topics of youth, culture, education, government, economic development and the environment.

  • Guest Opinion: Army Reserve celebrates 100 years

    April 23 marks the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Reserve. This is occasion is noteworthy given the history of the Army Reserve, and its mission since September 11, 2001.The Army Reserve’s 100th anniversary validates our nation’s enduring need for such a force, and the event gives Americans the opportunity to recognize the contributions of hundreds of thousands of men and women who served our nation for a century.Further, our anniversary recognizes that the force has changed dramatically over 100 years to meet the needs of our nation.

  • Who are your candidates?

    The June 3 primary election is looming large and leaving voters just weeks to analyze the candidates. The race for United States Senate is particularly important this political season because New Mexico will lose the powerful support of Sen. Pete Domenici on Dec. 31.Domenici has championed Los Alamos National Laboratory in Washington for more than three decades.

  • Earthquake ripples through local conference

    SANTA FE – Earthquake professionals attending an annual meeting here were not surprised to find their favorite subject leading national news reports around the country Friday morning.A magnitude 5.2 earthquake that struck southern Illinois at 4:37 MDT was felt throughout the region, but without much damage.“It always happens during these meetings,” said Susan Newman, executive director of the Seismological Society of America (SSA), as a three-day technical and scientific program drew to a close.The U.S.

  • Council bears down on budget plans

    County Council will meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday ≠ this week, as well Wednesday, April 30, next week, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers in the Community Building, 475 20th St.The first public hearing, Monday, will provide a budget overview and a discussion of capital projects. The remaining three meetings will discuss operating budgets of various departments and offices of county government.The process considers a biennial budget for fiscal year 2009 and 2010, although only the next year’s budget can be adopted according to state law.