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Today's News

  • Boys tennis: LA has good depth in 2008

    This season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is happy with its depth.The trick is going to be getting that depth into the right order.Los Alamos heads into the Carlsbad Invitational today with a lineup that’s still somewhat up in the air, particularly on the doubles side.The Hilltoppers opened up their season last weekend at the Rio Rancho Invitational. Los Alamos split two contests with two Class AAAAA opponents, topping the Sandia Matadors but falling to the Rio Rancho Rams.

  • Celebrate spring

    Calendars show the official first day of spring as the vernal equinox, which this year occurs on Thursday. Somehow the equinoxes never get as much attention as the solstices; they’re not the longest or shortest day of the year. But that’s actually the key to their luster. Equinoxes are the only two days of the year when day and night are the same length everywhere on Earth. Then the next day it shifts, with day lengths varying worldwide until the autumnal equinox in September brings it all together again.

  • On a mission: Teens to host dinner

    A spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 22 at the First Baptist Church to help fund overseas mission trips for four local teenagers. The teens, Daniel Dyer, Daniel Hill, Rachel Hill and Luke Westfall are planning to spend part of the summer participating in trips organized by Global Expeditions, a division of Teen Mania ministries.

  • PRC candidate seeks to elevate board competency

    The job of PRC commissioner is too important and too complex for politics as usual, patronage, inexperience or on-the-job training, said Democratic candidate Bruce Throne during a recent visit to the Monitor.

    The Santa Fe attorney and former assistant attorney general said, "The Public Regulation Commission's decisions affect every resident, business, school, government institution and other member of the public in New Mexico every single day. Good intentions are not enough

    for this job. The devil is in the details. Thats what Ive spent most of my legal career learning.

  • Sports Update

    LALL sign-ups are openRegistration for the 2008 Los Alamos Little League season has started and will be open through March 31.Registration for baseball is open to boys and girls 5-18, and softball is open to girls 9-18.Forms are available at Mesa Public Library, and additional information can be found at eteamz.active.com/LALL-baseball.

  • Boys basketball: LA knocked out of tourney by St. Pius, 57-50

    ALBUQUERQUE — Second verse, same as the first.Wednesday’s meeting was the second of the season between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the St. Pius X Sartans, and the two games weren’t all that different.Los Alamos held an edge for a good percentage of both games, St. Pius came back in both games, and the Sartans managed to get some breathing room and close it out at the end of both games.The difference was the stakes.The Jan.

  • Boys tennis: Toppers split two opening contests

    To open its 2008 campaign, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team split a pair of team contests Saturday.Los Alamos knocked off Sandia 6-3 but fell 6-3 to Rio Rancho at Saturday’s Rio Rancho Invitational.

  • Sign code nearly done

    The Planning and Zoning workshop on Tuesday revisited a proposed sign code that is almost ready for prime time, after nine workshops and nearly two-and-a-half years of effort by the members of the commission, the business community and Community Development Director Rick Bohn.“This is a complete draft, but not necessarily a final draft,” Bohn said, as he explained that the draft would only be considered final after the public had a chance to review the plan. “There will be a lot of opportunity for the public to review this.

  • PRC candidate seeks to elevate board competency

    The job of PRC commissioner is too important and too complex for politics as usual, patronage, inexperience or on-the-job training, said Democratic candidate Bruce Throne during a recent visit to the Monitor.The Santa Fe attorney and former assistant attorney general said, "The Public Regulation Commission's decisions affect every resident, business, school, government institution and other member of the public in New Mexico every single day. Good intentions are not enough for this job. The devil is in the details.

  • Giving an opinion

    A large crowd turned out for the National Nuclear Security Administration’s public hearing Wednesday night at the Hilltop House.