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Today's News

  • Hockey: LA thumps Taos in first meeting

    In the first of their two meetings this season between a pair of rivals, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team overwhelmed the Taos Tigers 18-2 and retained the North Star  trophy Friday night.

    Amazingly, 10 different players scored goals during Friday night’s game at Los Alamos County Ice Rink, including four goals by Dylan Schreiber, three by Ben Havemann and two each by Nick White, Zach Mang and Dylan Harwell.  

    Taos was barraged with 50 Los Alamos shots, Los Alamos goal Kyle Lupenski only faced 17.

  • Swimming: LA girls win at quad Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming teams put together a good showing heading into winter vacation.

    Saturday, the Hilltopper girls took first place at the Albuquerque Winter Break meet, hosted by West Mesa High School, while the Hilltopper boys finished second.

    Los Alamos’ boys finished with 150 points, placing them just behind Albuquerque, which had 167 points. Los Alamos’ girls, meanwhile, finished with 168 points to pick up their second win in three events this season.

  • Council rejects petitions

      Two petitions have been presented to council regarding the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and two petitions have failed to have an impact on councilors’ decisions to push through with the project.

      On  Tuesday night, Council approved GMP #2 in the amount of $15,011,650, as well as the 100 percent drawings on the project.

  • The ’40s are back!

    At the upcoming Christmas Concert, the Los Alamos Big Band will be reunited with some old friends.

    The Mountaineers quartet will once again take the stage with the big band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s parish hall.

    In addition to performing songs from the big band era of the 1940s’, the band, along with the quartet, will present “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Birdland” and “Kalamazoo.”

    Holiday tunes will be featured, too.

  • Flute and Friends celebrate the season

    The holiday season possesses a lot of unique qualities – characteristics that do not often appear during the rest of the year. Snow and the spirit of giving are a few features that are highly visible everywhere this time of year, but Los Alamos has a few holiday characteristics of its very own.

  • Report finds New Mexico’s improved

      Two petitions have been presented to council regarding the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and two petitions have failed to have an impact on councilors’ decisions to push through with the project.

      On  Tuesday night, Council approved GMP #2 in the amount of $15,011,650, as well as the 100 percent drawings on the project.

  • Airport Basin sees another increase

    The Airport Basin project inched closer to completion during Tuesday night’s County Council meeting when Guaranteed Maximum Price #3 was approved by councilors.

    As the project grows, so does the cost; or so it seems. Capital Projects Manager and Facilities Director Anne Laurent was in council chambers Tuesday night seek approval of GMP #3.

    During the presentation by Laurent, she said that GMP #3 will authorize all of the remaining work items except for remaining asphalt pavement.

  • Police pursue professional excellence through accreditation

    In its pursuit of continuous improvement, the Los Alamos Police Department is closing in on the prestigious distinction of becoming an accredited law enforcement agency.

    Chief Wayne Torpy explained that besides the special recognition, accreditation provides benefits such as an improved, more effective administrative system, reduced liability potential, enhanced supervisory accountability and greater governmental and community support.

  • Lawsuit returns to the scene of the CREM

    A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 in New Mexico District Court in Los Alamos revisits a controversial episode in the recent history of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    In a legal complaint, John Horne, a now-retired firing site leader and lead technician, says he was one of several employees implicated in the alleged disappearance of two classified disks, an incident that turned out to be a false alarm.

    A statement by the laboratory this morning said the laboratory had not yet been served with the complaint by John Horne.

  • OURVIEW:Final votes cast for Obama

    The 2008 election is finally over. If you think it was done when the canvass was made official, well you are wrong.

    No, the election for president was not over until Brian Colon, Annadelle Sanchez, Tom Buckner, Christy French and Alvin Warren voted. And remember, you did not vote for Obama, you voted for these people.

    By now you know that these are the state’s electors, the people who really make New Mexico’s vote for Obama count. That is the way our system works.