Today's News

  • Raw: Mardi Gras Revelers Dance Into Lent
  • Tuesday's prep basketball scores 02-13-13

     Boys basketball


    Bloomfield 54, Thoreau 52

    Capital 60, Espanola Valley 58, OT

    Cleveland 68, Rio Rancho 62

    Clovis 73, Carlsbad 59

    Coronado 47, East Mountain 42

    Deming 59, Centennial High School 49

    Dexter 93, Loving 40

    Evangel Christian 60, Graceway Christian 49

    Floyd 40, Tatum 38

    Gallup 74, Belen 54

    Hagerman 95, Cloudcroft 60

    Las Cruces 66, Onate 45

    Los Lunas 64, Grants 49

    Lovington 56, Portales 55

    Magdalena 81, Alamo-Navajo 17

    Mesilla Valley Christian 70, Hatch Valley 26

    Miyamura 42, Valencia 32

    Mora 62, Santa Fe Prep 55

    Moriarty 62, Del Norte 46

    NMMI 75, Eunice 48

    Pecos 77, Penasco 55

    Roswell 67, Artesia 56

    Santa Fe 72, Los Alamos 41

    Santa Fe Waldorf School 54, NMSD 26

    Santa Teresa 44, Chaparral 33

    Shiprock 55, Wingate 47

    St. Pius 65, Albuquerque Academy 44

    Texico 80, Melrose 51

    Valley 70, Albuquerque High 62

    Volcano Vista 44, Cibola 38


    Girls basketball


    Cloudcroft 56, Hagerman 48

    Clovis 65, Carlsbad 29

    Coronado 46, East Mountain 35

  • LA blasted by Santa Fe

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team was outscored 13-0 in the final minutes of the first quarter and the Santa Fe Demons never looked back.
    The Demons then scored the first 7 points of the second half as they won going away, 72-41, at Griffith Gymnasium.
    Los Alamos falls to 0-6 in District 2-4A play (1-22 overall) and has just two regular season games remaining, including Friday’s trip to Española Valley.
    See Wednesday’s Los Alamos Monitor for more information on Tuesday’s game.

  • Gloomy Weather Can't Stop Mardi Gras
  • Charred body found in rubble of burned Big Bear cabin

    BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where he was believed to have barricaded himself inside, engaged in a shootout that killed a deputy and then never emerged as the home went up in flames.

    A single gunshot was heard from within, and a charred body was found inside.

    If the man inside proves to be Christopher Dorner, the search for the most wanted man in America over the last week would have ended the way he had expected — death, with the police pursuing him.

  • Snow makes for slippery commute

    Commuters on Diamond Drive had to take it slow today because of an accident that happened at the corner of Diamond and Club Road. According to police, Robert Hill, who was pulling out in his red Mazda 6 from Club and looking to go left on Diamond, failed to stop for a blue Saturn sedan driven by a teen heading north on her way to school. There were no injuries, and no other passengers. Hill was cited by police for failing to yield. LAPD also responded to an accident call in White Rock this morning but there were no injuries or citations issued.

  • Police Beat 02-12-13

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons, or issued a citation.

    Jan. 31

    2:30 p.m. — Police reported a 78-year-old woman was the victim of a fraud (between $250 and $2,500).

    Feb. 1

    3:31 p.m. — A 48-year-old Los Alamos man reported to police criminal damage to property on Hawk Drive.

    Feb. 4

    Police reported that a 32-year-old woman was the victim of a larceny (less than $250) in the 1900 block of Central Avenue.
    5:43 p.m. — Anthony Baca, 41, of Los Alamos was arrested on a district court warrant.

    Feb. 5

    8:11 a.m. — Police reported a 47-year-old Chimayó man was the victim of breaking and entering in the 100 block of Rover Boulevard.

    7:32 p.m. — Peter Blossom, 37, of Los Alamos was arrested on a charge of aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs (aggravated: refusal to submit to chemical testing) in the 3700 block of Arkansas Avenue.  

  • DPU employees honored by state

    Three Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities employees garnered “Outstanding Operator of the Year” awards from the New Mexico Water and Wastewater Association.
    Pipefitter Jeff Romero of the Gas, Water, Sewer Division earned “Water Distribution System Operator of the Year,” Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Jennifer Baca earned “Wastewater Operator of the Year” in the Laboratory Technician category while Senior Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Chris Lopez earned “Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year.”
    GWS Shop Supervisor and newly-elected NMWWA President David Gomez presented the award plaques to his fellow DPU associates at the January 30 awards banquet in Las Cruces, citing their outstanding performance and dedication.
    The NMWAA is a non-profit scientific and educational organization, which promotes proper design, construction, operation, performance evaluation, and management of water and wastewater utilities.

  • Update 02-12-13

    Bandelier burn

    Weather permitting, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument is planning a pile burn to be done at 9 a.m. Wednesday.  The pile of wood debris is near the park entrance along N.M. 4

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. today in council chambers.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

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    Shrove Tuesday

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper, from 5:30-7 p.m. today. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $4 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for a family.

    Birthday celebration

    Chamisa Elementary will celebrate its 45th birthday with two events Wednesday. The first, at 11:30 a.m., will include cupcakes and sixth graders selling jewelry, baked goods and fruit. The evening event will be a community potluck at 6 p.m., with a dessert contest.  

  • Capital projects on the chopping block

    The Los Alamos County Council will have a discussion during its Feb. 19 meeting to decide which capital projects approved for design and construction in May 2012 will move forward or be deferred.
    The 7 p.m. meeting in council chambers was moved from a work session in White Rock to a regular session in Los Alamos so that the session can be televised.
    Due to budget shortfalls, council gave the staff budget guidance on Jan. 29 to defer up to $12.5 million in capital project costs and delay projects up to four years for some of these eight approved projects:
    Los Alamos County Administrator Harry Burgess released information about the upcoming Council discussion regarding capital projects.
    The only projects that will be considered for deferral are the eight projects approved in May 2012. They are:
    • Ashley Pond Park
    • Teen Center
    • Nature Center
    • Eastern Area Sound
    • Golf Course improvements
    • White Rock Civic Center (as modified)
    • Canyon Rim Trail and Ice Rink improvements.
    The purpose of the discussion is budgetary— projects will not be revisited during this meeting for a reduction/change in scope of work.