Today's News

  • Council hikes water rate

    Precious water got a little more valuable Tuesday, as the county council approved a water rate increase by a 5-1 decision.

    Even with an increase of about 7 percent, the rate remains less than it stood 10 years ago, when water rates were last changed. At that time, the rate was reduced from $4.32 per thousand gallons to $3.72 and has been maintained at that level since then.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, the commodity rate was raised 23 cents to $3.95, still 37 cents lower than it was 10 years ago.

  • 03-16-10 Police beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    March 5

    12:31 a.m. – A 30-year-old Los Alamos woman reported her luggage stolen from in front of her residence. Much of the stolen property was later recovered nearby. About $1,800 worth of the property is still reported missing. The total estimated loss is $2,854.

  • Reach new heights with the LA Mountaineers

    Sometimes it feels safer to stay on solid, flat ground. When seeing a rock climber such as in the imax film, “To The Limit,” get down for the night in what looks like the flimsiest, smallest tent perched on a tremendous and towering mountainside, you feel a sort of gratitude for the solid ground.

    But what if you could successfully take yourself to the limit? What if you could see the world from thousands of feet up on a mountain or feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with conquering a mountain?

  • Sandra Zerkle earns Student of the Month

    Sandra Zerkle was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February.

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student of the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month. Students are selected on the basis of academic success, extracurricular involvement and service to the community.  

  • Celebrating Pi

    Los Alamos Middle School celebrated Pi Day on Friday. A number of activities centered on the Greek letter, which is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. LAMS arranged for staff and volunteers to take part in the event.

  • Boys golf: Toppers take 3rd at Bernalillo

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team had a solid opening to its spring 2010 season Monday.

    The Hilltoppers finished in third place in the team standings at Monday’s Bernalillo Invitational. The tournament was played at Santa Ana Golf Course.

    Los Alamos shot 361 as a team, placing it in the top three Monday. Rio Rancho Cleveland won Monday’s team title and Bernalillo, Los Alamos District 2AAAA opponent and defending district champion, finished second in the team standings.

    In all, 11 teams took part in the tournament.

  • Golf: LAGC opens up for the season

    It’s time to get back in the swing of things at Los Alamos Golf Course.

    The driving range and front nine at LAGC opened for business today, although a sketchy weather report for the next couple of days could put the brakes on the early season there.

    Longtime LAGC professional Donnie Torres said this morning things were generally shaping up well at the course, which is starting its 64th year of continuous operation.

    The golf course was opened in 1947 and is the oldest public course in the state.

  • Boys track and field: LA takes eight to Rio Rancho

    Only a handful of athletes from the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team traveled to the Rio Rancho Invitational Monday.

    Los Alamos was originally scheduled to take part in the Rio Rancho meet Saturday, but the meet was postponed due to poor weather in the area. For several different reasons, Los Alamos elected to take just a few athletes down to the event.

  • 03-23-10 Update

    Police Beat

      A possible case of battery acid splashed on a car, several shoplifters and a break in at the Los Alamos Animal Clinic top this week’s Police Beat. Read the full report on Page 3.

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  • Elections chief confident in secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico’s new elections director said allegations of ethics violations within the secretary of state’s office will not hamper the administration of this year’s elections.

    However, some county clerks say they have little confidence in the secretary of state’s office, and political observers suggest the allegations and a recent string of corruption scandals involving New Mexico Democrats could result in fallout at the polls this year.