.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's News

  • Mayfield pulls away to win

    ALBUQUERQUE – In its quest to finally break into the win column this season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team looked like it might have a shot in the final period Thursday night.
    Instead, the Mayfield Trojans got some big buckets late to pull away and hold on for the victory at Albuquerque Academy.
    Mayfield’s Isaiah Rivera took over the fourth quarter, scoring 13 points to help the Trojans secure a 60-49 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational.
    It was a teeth-grinding loss for the Hilltoppers, who appeared to have fate on their side when guard Seth Drop nailed a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from half-court to end the first half.
    But Rivera’s big fourth quarter, combined with Los Alamos center Travis Richins fouling out with 4:38 remaining in regulation on a head-scratching call, were too big of hurdles for the Hilltoppers to overcome.
    Hilltopper head coach Fil Dominguez said he saw some things he liked out of his team Thursday, but there is at least one aspect of its game that needs to get better in a hurry.
    “We can’t stop a lady in a wheelchair,” Dominguez said of his defense. “Right now, we’re trying to find a defensive stopper.”

  • 'Toppers get hammered in 2nd half

    ALBUQUERQUE – Early in the second half, Erin Kirk buried a 3-pointer to put the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team 29-27.
    Unbeknownst to the Hilltoppers, that would be their last hurrah of the ballgame.
    After going toe-to-toe with the Los Lunas Tigers in the first half of Thursday’s opening round of the Joe Armijo Invitational, Los Alamos was hammered in the second half of its game against Los Lunas.
    Los Lunas, taking advantage of eight Los Alamos turnovers in the third quarter and turning them into 11 points on the other end, outscored the Hilltoppers 32-6 in the final 7:30 of the period.
    The big turnaround blew open what had been a tight contest up to that point. Tinaya Murphy had 7 points and Teige Zeller dropped in 6 during the third quarter to lead Los Lunas.
    Los Lunas led by just one point, 28-27 at the break, and that came about only because of two late 3-pointers by Sanae Gaerlan.
    It was an inexplicable turnaround, but Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said her inside players, Hayley Each, Marissa Larribas and Kirk got into foul trouble, throwing a monkey wrench into much of what the Hilltoppers were doing.

  • Conn. police find 'very good evidence' on gunman

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The massacre of 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, was driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.

    Investigators were trying to learn more about Adam Lanza and questioned his older brother, who was not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary. Police shed no light on the motive for the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

  • NMDOT reopens N.M. 502

    N.M. 502- REOPEN -Diamond Drive to Jct of Los Alamos and NM 4.  The road was shut down briefly earlier Friday morning due to severe road conditions in the area. The Main Hill is also closed, from the twin tanks. The truck route is impassable and there have been a few accidents in that area. Crews are working to clear the roads and they should hopefully be open "before too long," according to Acting Los Alamos Police Chief Randy Foster.  Further information will be updated as it becomes available.

  • LANL closes at 8:30 a.m., schools follow later

    The Los Alamos National Laboratory closed this morning at 8:30 due to the weather conditions.

    Los Alamos Public Schools shut on a staggered schedule with elementaries dismissing students at 10 a.m., followed by the middle school and high school at 10:30 a.m.

    The county announced that offices, the library and other facilities closed today at noon and all non-essential employees will be released for the day. Among those facilities are the administration officies, the 311 center and recreational facilities.

    Atomic City Transit will made its final runs at noon.

    Also, trash pickup will be completed today but recycle pickup will not. The county's Eco Station also closed at noon.

  • Today in History for December 14th
  • 'Topper boys lose in opening round

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team whittled a Mayfield Trojan advantage down to just one point with under 5 minutes remaining Thursday, but that would be as close as the Hilltoppers would get.

    The Hilltoppers lost a tight ballgame to Mayfield in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational at Albuquerque Academy Thursday, falling 60-49. The Hilltoppers  had several chances late to take the lead, but the Trojans pulled away late in the quarter to secure the win.

    Los Alamos takes on tournament host Albuquerque Academy Friday at 1:15 p.m. For more information, check out Friday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • NM regulators shut down Espanola liquor store

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have shut down an Espanola bar for serving alcohol to minors.

    The New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Department announced Thursday that an agreement was finalized this week in which Fairview Liquor Store and Bar pleaded no contest to two charges of serving alcohol to minors and one charge of selling package liquor after prescribed hours.

    The department says Fairview also paid $11,000 in fines.

    The department says that in 2009, Fairview served alcohol to a minor who allegedly drove drunk and killed a pedestrian. The following year, Fairview was again accused of selling to a minor.

    As part of the agreement, the store is required to sell its liquor license within 45 days or have it permanently revoked by the state.

    The store has been closed since last July.

  • Raw: Shooting on Philadelphia El Train

    Police say a dispute over the 76ers' loss to the Chicago Bulls earlier Wednesday night led to a shooting that wounded two men on board an elevated train in Philadelphia. Police say there were more than two dozen people on the train at the time.

  • LA girls fall to Los Lunas in Academy tourney

     

    ALBUQUERQUE - The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was going step-for-step with the powerful Los Lunas Tigers through the opening minutes of their contest Thursday before the wheels fell off.

    Los Lunas scored 32 points in the third quarter and held Los Alamos without a field goal for nearly 9 minutes as the Tigers blew the Hilltoppers out of East Gym at Albuquerque Academy.

    The Tigers rolled to a 77-45 victory in the first round of the Joe Armijo Invitational. Los Alamos (3-3) will face Cibola at 8 a.m. in the consolation round of the tournament Friday in Albuquerque. See Friday's Los Alamos Monitor for more details on the game.