Today's News

  • Congressional hopeful says he knows the ropes

    He counts 10 years’ experience in Congress working with Sen. Pete Domenici and a 68-percent majority of the vote from the Republican pre-nominating convention in March.

    Santa Fe lawyer Marco Gonzalez has some definite ideas about how his staff’s work in Washington can help fill at least one of the holes in New Mexico’s congressional delegation next year.

  • Sports schedule May 5-10


    Golf: Los Alamos at District 2AAAA Tournament, boys and girls varsity, Santa Ana Golf Course, 9 a.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Bosque School, boys and girls varsity, 3:30 p.m.


    Tennis: Los Alamos at Class AAAA Team Tournament, boys and girls varsity, TBA.

    Track and field: District 2AAAA Championship Meet, boys and girls varsity, Sullivan Field, 3 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, junior varsity, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.


  • Softball: Toppers sweep Jags on the road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team moved within one game of clinching a spot in the Class AAAA playoffs with a pair of wins Saturday.

    Los Alamos blasted the Capital Jaguars Saturday in a late-afternoon twinbill. The Hilltoppers scored six times in the first inning of game one en route to a 14-1 win, then did the same thing in the first inning of game two to beat the Jaguars 19-3.

  • Tennis: Toppers sweep District 2-4A team titles

    TAOS — Neither of the Los Alamos Hilltopper tennis teams could be entering the postseason on a much higher note than they are.

    Both teams won big at this weekend’s District 2AAAA team and individual tournaments, which were held at the Quail Ridge Inn Friday and Saturday.

    Los Alamos knocked off Taos in both boys and girls competition Saturday, winning the team tournament and securing a spot in the state Class AAAA tournament which gets going Friday in Albuquerque.

  • Track and field: LA takes team titles at invite

    With crunch time on them, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls track and field teams are hoping they’re peaking at the right time.

    And for the most part, they seemed to at their final meet of the regular season, Friday’s Los Alamos Invitational.

    Making their second home appearance of the regular season before they host this week’s District 2AAAA championship meet, the Hilltoppers won both the boys and girls team contests by sizeable margins. In all, 10 teams competed in Friday’s meet.

  • Art traditions to be honored at exhibit

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge invites the public to the opening reception for its newest exhibit, Traditional Fine Arts and Crafts, from 5-7 p.m. Friday.

  • LACW to feature Russian music, high school musicians

    Russian architect and artist, Viktor Alexandrovich Hartmann, grew up in St. Petersburg. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg and at first started working by illustrating books.

    In his work as an architect, he sketched, among other things, the monument to the 1,000th anniversary of Russia in Novgorod, which was inaugurated in 1862. His watercolors and pencil drawings were often made while traveling abroad from 1864-1868. Hartmann was one of the first artists to include traditional Russian motifs in his work.

  • Lab makes another bid for new science complex

    Los Alamos National Laboratory will hold a bidder’s conference Tuesday, looking for new kind of developer for an overdue project that is trying once again to get off the ground.

  • Udall demands VA doctor resign

    In a letter to President Bush Thursday, Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., called for the immediate resignation of Dr. Ira Katz, who heads up mental health programs at the Veterans Administration.

    During a telephone interview Friday, Udall expressed outrage over revelations in a VA inspector general’s report released Thursday and e-mails between Katz and other VA officials released last week. The e-mails show the doctor and others were apparently trying to hide the facts of the rising number of suicide attempts by veterans.

  • Budget, buildings and White Rock on council do-list

    Los Alamos County Council is set to embark on a busy week with four meetings on three days.

    Monday, council plans to resume hearings on 2009 fiscal year budget and considers aspects of the Capital Improvement Program and process. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a half-hour available for public comment.

    Tuesday, the council will meet in closed session at 6 p.m. for a discussion of limited personnel matters regarding the appointment of the utility manager.

    At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the council meets in a regular session.