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Today's News

  • ‘Toppers fall at St. Pius, Moriarty Tourney next

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com

  • High Flyers welcome new head coach

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com

  • Trump to host rally in Rio Rancho Sept. 16

    The Republican Party of New Mexico announced Friday afternoon President Trump was expected to host a campaign rally Sept. 16 at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

    “We’re excited that President Trump and his team see New Mexico as a state they can flip. We believe that New Mexicans fed up with the socialist left agenda and we are ready to stand with the President as he leads us to victory in 2020,” said Steve Pearce, chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico.

    The Rio Rancho event has been added to the president's campaign website for 7 p.m. Sept. 16 with the option for people to request tickets.

    Trump's last stop in New Mexico was in Albuquerque in October 2016, just nine days before the election. Before that, he held a rally in May 2016, also in Albuquerque. 

    The party’s statement said the state had been named a target state by the national party.

    The Democratic Party of New Mexico’s chair, Marg Elliston, said Trump was coming to Rio Rancho to tout his divisive and destructive policies.

    “Our state does not support this administration’s un-American agenda, and Democrats will be loud and clear in our opposition to President Trump’s hateful rhetoric,” Elliston said.

  • Manhattan Project National Historical Park offers tours at Los Alamos

    The public will get a chance to tour historical buildings of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in October.

    Los Alamos National Laboratory, in collaboration with the Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office and the National Park Service, will offer public tours of the park on Oct. 4.

    Registration for the event is on a first-come, first-served basis.

    The day will include four tours of 25 people each, each lasting three hours.

    The LANL event complements the Oct. 5 Trinity Site Open House located on the northern portion of White Sands Missile Range near San Antonio, New Mexico.

    Participants will see the Pond Cabin, which served as an office for Emilio Segrè’s Radioactivity Group studying plutonium, a battleship bunker used to protect equipment and staff during implosion design explosives testing, and the Slotin Building, site of Louis Slotin’s criticality accident.

    Members of the public are invited to register for the tours on the Bradbury Science Museum website at lanl.gov/museum/manhattan-project/manhattan-project-lanl-sites.php.

    LANL tour participants must be 18 years old, U.S. citizens and provide proof of citizenship at the tour check in.

  • Country singer Kylie Rae Harris dies in New Mexico crash

    TAOS (AP) — Country singer Kylie Rae Harris was one of two people killed in a three-vehicle crash in northern New Mexico.

    Harris' publicist confirmed her death Thursday, saying family and friends of the 30-year-old Texas native were heartbroken.

    Harris was on her way to Taos when the crash happened Wednesday night along State Road 522. She was scheduled to take the stage Thursday afternoon at the annual Big Barn Dance Music Festival.

    The Taos County Sheriff's Office says one of the other drivers — a 16-year-old girl — also was killed. The third driver escaped injury. Authorities did not release their names.

    The sheriff's office says alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash but they did not release details.
    Harris released her self-titled album earlier this year.
     

  • State health department investigates mumps cases in Bernalillo County

    The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating six mumps cases in people ages 7-14 living in Bernalillo County, the department reported Thursday.

    The announcement comes one week after the Los Alamos Monitor reported federal officials had quarantined immigrants detained in the Cibola Detention Center following an outbreak of mumps.

    The Centers for Disease Control released a report last week detailing mumps outbreaks among immigrants in detention centers across the U.S. showing a growing number of migrants in detention that have become sickened by mumps.

    From Sept. 1, 2018, through Aug. 22, 898 confirmed and probable mumps cases in adult migrants detained in 57 facilities, which was 18% of the 315 U.S. facilities that house ICE detainees, were reported in 19 states. An additional 33 cases were reported among staff members.

    The New Mexico Department of Health has taken reports of 18 mumps cases at one detention center, according to Mari Anixter, health department spokeswoman. “…although some of these cases may have contracted mumps outside of the facility,” Anixter said in an email last week.

  • Community donates nearly 25,000 books for African Library Project

     Well wishers, students and school officials gathered at the Sullivan Field parking lot Tuesday to wish Sharon Allen and her driver, Carl Newman, bon voyage. 

    Allen, founder of the African Library Project had a truck stacked with 193, medium-sized boxes of books bound for Kenya, Africa.

    Allen and Newman were set to take a 1,200-mile journey to a port in New Orleans, Louisiana, to drop off the books. 

    She said she would have taken more, but the truck couldn’t hold them. That’s why she sent the other 150 boxes by mail to the same port. 

    In total, she said, the community donated 23,238 books over 18 months for this donation run.

    “This will be enough for 20 school libraries,” Allen said, amid hugs of support and well wishes from her well-wishers.

    Allen estimated that Los Alamos’ contribution to the project will take up a third of the African Library Project’s shipping container bound for Africa. 

  • Boys soccer falls in tournament final

    MONITOR STAFF REPORT

    The Los Alamos boys soccer team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday night, falling 2-1 to Los Lunas in the championship match of the Louie Cernicek Invitational Tournament at Sullivan Field.
    Senior Jordan Arballo scored both goals for Los Lunas.
    The Hilltoppers advanced to the championship game by defeating Roswell Goddard 5-0 in the tournament semifinals on Saturday morning. Los Lunas defeated Roswell 2-0 in its semifinal match to advance to the final.
    Los Alamos (3-1) returns to action with a pair of road matches this weekend. The ’Toppers play at Piedra Vista at 5 p.m. Friday, then play at Farmington at 11 a.m. Saturday.

  • LAHS runners take team titles at UNM Invitational

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com

  • Hilltoppers hang tough against Taos

    BY DAVID VASQUEZ
    lasports@lamonitor.com