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Today's News

  • Canadian hockey team visits LA

    The St. Thomas Aquinas Saints hockey team, from Kenora, Ontario, Canada, played the Los Alamos Hilltoppers Thursday morning at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink. The Saints, one of the top prep squads in the Great White North, defeated Los Alamos 6-1, getting nearly 50 shots-on-goal in the teams' exhibition game. The Saints and Hilltoppers will both play in the Taos Tournament this weekend.

  • Fishing Report 1-04-13

    Northeast

    Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed May 14 and will stay closed while the dam is being rebuilt.
    Charette Lakes: Closed for the season.
    Clayton Lake: Closed for the season.
    Conchas Lake: Fishing from the bank was slow for all species. We had no reports from boaters.
    Coyote Creek: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Eagle Nest Lake: On Monday the lake opened to walk in only ice fishing. No snow mobiles or ATVs allowed on the ice at this time. There is approximately 10 inches of ice near the boat ramp and 9 inches in the Six Mile area. The gate to Six Mile is expected to open in a few days.
    Lake Maloya: As of Monday the lake was covered with a thin layer of ice. For updated conditions call the Sugarite Canyon State Park office at 575-445-5607.
    Los Pinos: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Manzano Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.  
    Maxwell Lake 13: Closed for the season.  
    Monastery Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week.
    Morphy Lake: Closed for the season.  
    Pecos River: Trout fishing was slow but there were a few fish taken on egg patterns, small copper John Barrs and salmon eggs. Most of the action was below the town of Pecos to the Villanueva area.  

  • Today in History for Jan. 4
  • Autopsy: Cowboys Player Killed in Crash Sober
  • Zoo Animals Dine on Used Christmas Trees
  • Video: Micaela Christensen signs with Taylor University

     Micaela Christensen signed a letter to play softball for Taylor University (NAIA) in Upland, Indiana. The signing took place at Crossroads Bible church. Christensen, who was home schooled, is a senior and has been the starting catcher for LAHS since her 8th grade year in 2009. She has a career batting average of .427, 16 HR and 105 RBI.    

  • Lady Toppers top West Las Vegas

    The Los Alamos High School girls basketball team defeated West Las Vegas 48-39 Wednesday night in Griffith Gymnasium. Left: Erin Kirk drives to the basket against the Lady Dons. Below left: Amber Logan drives to the middle of the lane before being stopped by a host of West Las Vegas defenders. Below right: The Toppers’ McKenzie Logan takes a shot past the Lady Dons’ defender. JOHN MCHALE/Monitor

  • Ski Pajarito set to open Friday

    Ski Pajarito has received seven to nine inches of new snow in the past few days and it is scheduled to open Friday.

    All facilities will be operational. 

    Rental, Snowsports, Cafe, etc.  Chair #1, Chair #2, Chair #4 and the Beginners’ Chair will operate.

    The trails on the west side that were closed last season (Milt’s Meadow, Ma Bell & Gene’s Choice) will all be available for this season.  On the east side only lower Evershine Ridge (at East Confusion) will be closed due to fire damage.

    The mountain reports that the base total is 22 inches.

  • Letters to the editor 1-3-13

    Dear Editor,

    This month the citizens of White Rock and Los Alamos will be instructing their school board, though a mail-in ballot, on the future direction of the schools’ physical facilities.  

    Having rebuilt the high school and the middle school, do we continue marching though our five elementary schools, as recommended by the Citizens Review Committee 20 Year Plan, or do we stop, postponing the job for a future generation?

    Several articles in the Los Alamos Monitor have emphasized that a continuation of the building program will require no new taxes, which is true. But I’d like to highlight a different incentive relating to the physical condition of our schools and our eligibility for matching funds.  

  • Add muscle ideas to gun politics

    The nation’s darkest loss in the super storms of partisanship is the loss of ideas. The very meaning of “idea” has been lost. 

    This New Year essay was halfway along before December’s mall shootings in Oregon and the maniacal mass shootings of school children in Connecticut. The shootings’ aftermath concludes the column and raises explicit ideas for action. 

    Before the shootings, I wrote: 

    Political camps typically supply a principle when asked for an idea. “Liberty” or “fairness” are principles, not ideas. Ideas are doers.