Today's News

  • Boys golf: Toppers take second at East Mountain Monday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team opened its season in solid fashion Monday morning.

    The Hilltoppers took second place in team standings at Monday’s East Mountain Invitational, held at Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Course near Edgewood.

    Los Alamos finished runner-up in the standings to the defending A-AAA state champion St. Michael’s Horsemen.

    The Horsemen finished with 316 shots at the tough Paa-Ko Ridge course, while Los Alamos earned a score of 380. Moriarty finished in third place Monday, collecting 385 strokes.

  • Running: Turner wins 5K Memorial Saturday

    Sandy Turner was the top overall finisher at Saturday’s Jerry Bower 2009 5K Memorial Run.

    Saturday’s run was held in conjunction with the Memory Walk. Both events were held to benefit the New Mexico Alzheimer’s Association.

    Turner won the overall title at the run with her time of 24 minutes, 19 seconds. Behind her was the top men’s finisher at the event, Bill Pyle, who clocked a 26:51.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins final game at Academy Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team split the final two games of the Albuquerque Academy Invitational this weekend.

    The Hilltoppers fell to the Oñate Knights in the second round of the tournament before bouncing back to beat the Hope Christian Huskies in the final round. The win over the Huskies gave the Hilltoppers a seventh-place finish in the tournament.

    Los Alamos is back in action today again at Academy. It will take on Academy’s Chargers, last week’s top-ranked team in Class AAAA this afternoon.

  • Schedule for Sept. 15-19


    Girls soccer: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: West Las Vegas at LAMS, seventh grade 4 p.m., eighth grade 5 p.m.


    Volleyball: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, C team 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., varsity 6:30 p.m.

    Cross country: LAMS at Edgewood, boys and girls, TBA.


    Football: Bernalillo at LAMS, 4 p.m.

  • 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.

    Sept. 10

    2:03 p.m. – Michelle Pinkerton, 31, of Los Alamos was arrested in Santa Fe on a Magistrate Court bench warrant out of Los Alamos.

    8 p.m. – A 40-year-old Los Alamos man reported his money stolen from a locker at Fire Station #5. The estimated loss is $86.

    Sept. 11

  • H1N1 flu virus shown to be different from seasonal influenza

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Autopsies on people who have died from the new pandemic H1N1 flu show this virus is different from seasonal influenza, even if it has not yet caused more deaths, experts told a meeting on Tuesday.

    Americans who died from swine flu had infections deep in their lungs, Dr. Sherif Zaki of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a meeting of flu experts, including damage to the alveoli – the structures in the lung that deliver oxygen to the blood.

  • Council set to mull personnel matters in Tuesday session

    County council will be back to business on Tuesday night. After a two-week break, councilors will have a full agenda ahead of them.


    The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in council chambers and will have a light consent agenda, as only two items are listed. Vacation of utility easement within Lot 127, North Community 1 and grant of utility easement within Lot 188 of North Community No. 1, are both on the consent agenda.


  • Bandwidth concerns prompt district to delay President's speech to students

    President Obama spoke to students throughout the U.S. this week and his message will be available to Los Alamos Public Schools students.


    The LAPS administration decided not to air the president’s speech on Tuesday because the bandwidth and streaming capacity are not available to show it live in a single day, the district Web site reports. Plus, Joan Ahlers, president of the LAPS school board, pointed out Obama’s speech welcomed students back to school, which might have been distracting to Los Alamos students, who have been back in school for a month.

  • Lore of log cabin lures family's return to Los Alamos

    It can take awhile before a newcomer to Los Alamos realizes that Ashley Pond, the scenic pool that serves as a focal point for the Los Alamos community, was a person named Pond before it became a pond named Ashley.

    Recently, a whole bunch of Ponds came to town, including an Ashley Pond IV, along with a number of Churches, to look at another Pond landmark. They visited the Pond Cabin, which was part of the original Pond homestead established by Ashley Pond, Jr. from whom the pond takes its name.

  • Explore art through the Art Center at Fuller Lodge’s fall classes

    When it comes to art, there is no age requirement. Individuals do not need to be an adult to explore their creativity. Therefore, for its fall 2009 classes and workshops, the Art Center at Fuller Lodge is opening its doors to the younger generation of artists.

    These classes for elementary through middle school students include Alternative Perceptions, Clay: Fun, Form and Function, Drawing of the Animal World, Portraits of Self and Others and Tie Dye.