Today's News

  • Girls tennis: Toppers beat Bosque, fall to Scorps

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team split its matches at the Bosque School Triangular this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped host Bosque School 6-3 at the triangular, but fell to the Farmington Scorpions 7-2 at the same event.

    Bosque is a top-shelf small-school program but isn’t the powerhouse it was in 2008. Farmington, however, is the team to beat in Class AAAA in 2009.

    Hilltopper head coach Bruce Cottrell said, however, he’s not sure if there’s  any team in AAAA that can beat Farmington’s Scorpions.

  • Baseball: LA sweeps, takes control of district race

    While after Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team might feel good about itself, skipper Mike Gill doesn’t want it feeling too good.

    “Go look at that press box and tell me how many district championships we have written on there,” Gill told his players after Saturday’s doubleheader with Bernalillo. “There’s none.”

  • Softball: Toppers drop a pair at home vs. Spartans

    Things got considerably more interesting for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team Saturday. And not in a good way.

    The District 2AAAA softball race for second place got a lot tighter Saturday, with the third-place Bernalillo Spartans sweeping a doubleheader at Overlook Park.

    The two wins by the Spartans propel them a half-game ahead of the Hilltoppers in second place. Both teams trail Española Valley, which was idle Saturday.

  • Girls track and field: LA earns another big win

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team just keeps right on rolling.

    The Hilltopper girls won their fourth straight team competition and fifth in six tries at the Richard Harper Invitational this weekend.

    Los Alamos picked up an even 100 team points, easily outdistancing second-place Albuquerque Academy, to win the Harper Invitational, hosted by those same Academy Chargers.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes fourth at Harper

    In its last biggest test of the regular season before the state Class AAAA meet, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team took fourth place.

    Los Alamos finished with 55 points in the team standings at this weekend’s Richard Harper Memorial Invitational, hosted by Albuquerque Academy.

    With neither Los Alamos nor Academy tipping its hand much to the other this weekend — both teams pulled some of their top contenders in their top events — Academy’s Chargers finished in third place, scoring 62 team points.

  • New Superintendent coming to Bandelier May 10

    Jason Lott has been named superintendent of Bandelier National Monument.

    Lott, 39, is currently the superintendent at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Arizona where he has worked for three years.

    Intermountain Regional Director Mike Snyder said in a news release that Lott is set to begin his new assignment here on May 10.

  • A new superintendent is chosen

    Dr. Eugene Schmidt received the call Thursday evening from School Board President Joan Ahlers informing him that he’d been chosen as the new superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools.

    When asked if he accepted, Schmidt said, “Wendy and I are anxious to accept and very excited to come to Los Alamos.”

    Schmidt is currently the superintendent of the Bridgeport School District in Washington.

    He also asked if he could wear his Los Alamos T-shirt to school in the morning that his students had given him after he applied for the job here.

  • School Board schedules two special meetings this week

    Los Alamos School Board will hold a special meeting at noon Tuesday in the district boardroom to discuss the district’s leased facilities.

    The board also has scheduled a special meeting for noon Thursday in the boardroom to discuss approval of the 20009-2010 budget.

    Both meetings are open to the public.


  • Fried Light - Can the leopard change its spots?

    After a visit from the new apostle of environmentalism, Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Los Alamos is coming to the end of an interlude of environmental celebrations and events. Now may be as good a time as any to think seriously about how the laboratory is positioned for the country’s revived love affair with the planet earth.

    Oddly enough, the case could be made that decades from now Los Alamos National Laboratory will be as well known as a bastion of environmental knowledge and practice as it is both famous and notorious as the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

  • TVC announces start-up slate

    The horses are in the paddock, getting ready for race day.

    Two start-up companies with Los Alamos connections will be at the gate when Technology Ventures Corporation’s 16th annual investor forum gets underway May 6-7 in Albuquerque.

    Surya Suncare and Vital Alert Technologies are among 15 companies selected to present business plans to the national and international investment community this year.