Today's News

  • The no smoking sign switched on

    The no smoking sign has been permanently lit at Los Alamos Public Schools. During the school board meeting Tuesday night, the Tobacco Policy 5128 and Regulation 5128R were approved and as result, tobacco use has been extinguished from the school district.


    The policy states that no tobacco will be used on school property or at school functions.


  • This place is crawling with art!

    Los Alamos has always nurtured the arts and on Friday, its artistry will be in full bloom. Village Arts, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos Historical Museum and the Art Center at Fuller Lodge will all be bursting with color, creativity and innovation during the Arts Crawl from 4-8 p.m.

    The timing for this event is perfect since Los Alamos has designated September as Arts and Culture Month.

  • Health care reform: A moral issue to ponder

    I write my story about healthcare as a physical therapist, who retired after

    32 years in large institutions and private office. Healthcare is a subject close to my heart. My story is long and I ask for your patience to hear my voice.

    I am a graduate of the University of California Medical School. I started my practice first as a staff therapist in a large county hospital, followed by private hospitals and clinics, ending in private solo practice where I provided specialized physical therapy services primarily focusing on pain and stress management and education.

  • Instruments needed

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is accepting donations of gently used wind instruments for use by students in the LAPS music programs grades five through 12.

     It is important that the instruments be in working order.

    Instruments requiring minor repair will also be accepted because the foundation does have the means to repair them.

    Donations can be dropped off at the Los Alamos Public Schools district office, 751 Trinity Drive, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. through Friday as well as Sept. 14-18.

  • Cross country: JV, C team results from UNM Invite

    Here are the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls junior varsity and C team cross country results from Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. Places and team scores for the C team runs were not available.

    Girls JV

    Team scores

    1. Albuquerque Academy, 43; 2. La Cueva, 82; 3. Chaparral, Colo., 95; 4. Los Alamos, 107; 5. St. Pius X, 161; 6. Cibola, 174; 7. Volcano Vista, 194; 8. Sandia, 195; 9. Manzano, 205; 10. Rio Rancho, 228.

    Individual results

  • Baseball: Isotopes, Redbirds meet in first round of playoffs

    The Albuquerque Isotopes will host the Memphis Redbirds in the first round of the Pacific Coast League playoffs starting Wednesday night.

    The Isotopes and the Redbirds (77-67) will face off at Isotopes Park for games 1 and 2 of the series.

    The best-of-five series shifts sites to Memphis’ AutoZone Park for the final three games Friday, Saturday (if necessary) and Sunday (if necessary.

  • PEEC SPEAKS: Doing something big for Earth

    The Plastic Bag Free Los Alamos campaign began with Mrs. Michele Altherr’s  Kinnikinnick Club and an environmental group for elementary-age children who had decided that we wanted to do something big for the Earth.  

    Everyone voiced several ambitious ideas before Mrs. Altherr, the group leader, suggested stopping plastic bag use.  

    At the time none of us in the club had any idea how bad they were for the environment.

  • Letter: Access Valles Caldera means much more

    Recently I spent time at the Carson National Forest’s Valle Vidal unit. In addition to an interesting and progressive land management approach, it offered excellent access. I drove in on dirt roads to McCrystal campground, paid $5 a day, and camped 3 days while mountain bike exploring some of the area.

    Now I ask myself, since I live in Los Alamos, why is it that I almost never access the Valles Caldera?  

  • UPDATE: LA football falls in season opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team dropped its season-opening contest Friday night at home to the St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    After jumping ahead 7-0 in the first half, the Horsemen scored twice in the third quarter to take full control of the game and win 27-0.

  • UPDATE: Volleyball team advances to gold bracket

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team took second in pool play in day one of the Pinto Invitational Friday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Estancia and Valencia in pool play but fell to pool champion Cibola.