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Today's News

  • Baseball: Toppers trounce Jaguars at home in five innings

    After a bumpy start to the District 2AAAA season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team may be getting on a roll.

    The Hilltoppers followed up a sweep of the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday by rolling over the Capital Jaguars at Bomber Field Wednesday, 12-2.

    Los Alamos closed out Wednesday’s home game in just five innings. Ryan Schleft’s first inning grand slam home run got the rout going, while starting pitcher Jon Thoma closed the contest out.

  • Trees planted by New Mexico Rotarians and other volunteers have a 50% survival rate

    In April 2001, not yet one year after the Cerro Grande Fire, volunteer crews planted 12,000 trees in the burned areas. Take a look at this video to see how the trees look eight years later.

    Story by Jean Gindreau and Craig Martin.

  • Lincoln County to host big fandango

    SANTA FE – What is the most interesting county in New Mexico? Is it Rio Arriba, with its political intrigue and 400-year-old cultural traditions?  

    Is it Doña Ana, with its southern Rio Grande Culture? Is it Grant County with its mining history, Black Range Tales and the most colorful Madame in the West? Is it bustling Albuquerque or historic Santa Fe?

    It would be possible to name every county in some category but I seem to find myself writing about more unusual happenings in Lincoln County than any place in our state.

  • Piecing together ancient and fragile clues

  • Lab spreads jobs, puts stimulus to work

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has contracts to let and jobs to give.

    With an extra $212 million in stimulus funds and its FY 09 base package solidly in hand, LANL is out shopping for people and companies to do some of the work.

    Gordon Dover, program director for the lab’s American Reinvestment and Recovery Act project said Tuesday morning that the money would have to be committed by the end of Sept. 2010 and spent by the end of the following year, under the DOE guidelines.

  • School board celebrates students’ science success

  • LA police raid quad Tuesday

    Los Alamos Police officers executed a search warrant at 3851 C Alabama St. Tuesday. A variety of drug paraphernalia was seized during the search.

    This action was undertaken as part of a three-month methamphetamine trafficking and distribution case.

    “Our officers are working diligently to identify every person involved and bring them to justice,” Det. Doug Johnson said this morning. “This is a coordinated effort with our District Attorney’s Office.

  • County: Committee offers insight to council

    Los Alamos County may be one step closer to deciding on a location for a municipal building following action taken by county councilors Tuesday night.

    Assistant County Administrator Anthony Mortillaro opened the discussion regarding the municipal building by saying that the focus of the topic was for council to provide a direction to proceed for a municipal building.

    Following Mortillaro’s brief introduction, members of the MainStreet Futures Committee addressed council and presented them with a few different options that they had come up with.

  • Toppers rout Tigers, 9-0

    With a big win over the Taos Tigers Tuesday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team is in-line to pick up a top seed in the District 2 AAAA  tournament.

    Los Alamos closed out Taos early Tuesday in their dual at Urban Park, sweeping all six singles matches to win. A win this afternoon against the Española Valley Sundevils will lock up a top seed in the upcoming pre-District 2AAAA tournament if there is any remaining doubt as to which team might get it.

  • Girls tennis: Nothing decided in LA’s dual with Taos Tuesday

    Which is the dominant team in District 2AAAA girls tennis?

    That’s a question that wasn’t answered Tuesday.

    Both the visiting Taos Tigers and the homestanding Los Alamos Hilltoppers evenly split four matches Tuesday night in a dual between the two squads. The third match, the No. 2 doubles contest, was called by darkness Tuesday after the teams of Brenna O’Hara/Sarah Worland and Alex Cancro/Olivia Cancro evenly split their two sets.