Today's News

  • Claiming victory

    Dr. Gary Storkan, a local chiropractor, spent seven-and-a-half years in battle. Now, he is announcing his victory.

    Storkan, who has lived and worked in Los Alamos for 20 years, came face to face with his enemy, Squamous Cell Carinoma, when he was diagnosed with the cancer, which was found in one of his tonsils, on May 31, 2001. The cancer had manifested in a bronchial cleft cyst in his neck.

    This diagnosis started a seven-and-a-half year ordeal to beat this foe.

  • Newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board members share plans

  • Girls basketball: Toppers look to stay afloat in 2-4A

    Even though Valentine’s Day is over, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team should send a nice card to the Taos Tigers.

    Taos, which is an also-ran in the regular season District 2AAAA race, upset district contender Capital Saturday afternoon 37-32 in Santa Fe. That, combined with Los Alamos’ 58-24 win at Bernalillo Saturday night, put the Hilltoppers (13-11 overall, 4-2 in 2AAAA) a half-game up on the Jaguars for second place in the district standings.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA boys, girls are sixth at district

    With little to gain other than picking up a few extra state championship meet qualifying times, the Los Alamos Hiltopper swimming and diving teams sent a scant few up to Farmington Saturday.

    Saturday’s meet, the District 1 championship meet, was in the eyes of the Hilltopper coaching staff little more than a glorified end-of-season meet.

  • Girls tennis: LA opens season at El Paso tourney

    The team of Grace Kim and Brenna O’Hara were the top finishers for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team at its season opener this weekend.

    Kim/O’Hara, playing in the doubles flight of the El Paso, Texas, Americas High School tournament, went 4-1 to take ninth place this weekend.

    The tournament was held at four different sites around El Paso. In all, 32 teams took part in the tournament.

  • UNM-LA class goes online

    Technology is bringing an algebra class at UNM-Los Alamos to the Internet. The system captures and records what happens in the classroom. Each class meeting is recorded using audio and video, transformed automatically into a webcast and posted automatically to a website.

    The new technology was purchased with funds from a Title V grant.

    The new Media Site Classroom Capture system by Sonic Foundry, along with the use of newly acquired SmartBoard technology, allows students to access the recordings at any time and as often as they wish.

  • Izraelevitz awarded Student of the Month

    Adam Izraelevitz, a senior at Los Alamos High School, has been chosen as the Rotary Club Student of the Month for February. He recognized Joy Handsberry as his honored teacher. Handsberry has greatly inspired and motivated him in his academic pursuits and advised and supported him throughout his high school career.

  • Wrestling: LA earns second at district tourney

    BERNALILLO — Apparently, the Los Alamos Hilltppper wrestling team was pretty loose going into Saturday’s District 2AAAA championship.

    Case in point: wrestler Jodi Cull-Host brought breakfast burritos for coaches Eric Sorenson and Ron Geyer — dirty socks filled with sand and wrapped in aluminum foil.

    Whatever had the Hilltoppers feeling good about themselves heading into Saturday’s meet worked.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers thump Spartans Friday

    With a District 2AAAA championship an alive-and-well possibility, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team took a big step toward that end Friday night.

    Los Alamos crushed the Bernalillo Spartans Friday night in a district contest at Griffith Gymnasium 70-48 and can clinch the regular season district title with a win Wednesday.

    Wednesday’s contest will be a big one, however, as the Hilltoppers will take on the top team in Class AAAA, the Española Valley Sundevils.

  • Girls basketball: Toppers win big on road Saturday

    Although the Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored a lopsided road win Saturday night, it won’t have much opportunity to savor the flavor, for a variety of reasons.

    Los Alamos throttled the cellar-dwelling Bernalillo Spartans Saturday at Bernalillo, 58-24, but it has much bigger fish to fry this week.