Today's News

  • Basketball: Academy tournament schedule

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball teams will take part in the very competitive Joe Armijo Tournament starting Thursday.

    The Hilltopper boys will take on the host Albuquerque Academy Chargers Thursday at 7 p.m., while at that same time the Hilltopper girls will meet Santa Fe.

    The tournament continues until Saturday at Albuquerque Academy.



    Hope Christian vs. St. Pius X, East Gym, 1 p.m.

    Cibola vs. Clovis, East Gym, 2:45 p.m.

    Sandia vs. Rio Rancho, East Gym, 5:15 p.m.

  • Oil drop good only for short-term

    As oil prices waver near to three-year lows as investors weighed falling global demand and a government report showing an unexpected decline in U.S. crude inventories, New Mexico faces a real budget crisis.

    We will admit that it is nice to drive to Albuquerque and buy gas for $1.69 a gallon. But while it may be good for drivers in the short-term, it is disasterous for the state in the long run.

  • 2008 election drew high local turnout

    Some 10,922 out of 13,186 eligible voters cast ballots in Los Alamos County during the 2008 general election, according to official results posted on the Secretary of State's website.


    That equates to a 82.83 percent local voter turnout compared to 68.34 percent statewide results in which 815,363 voters cast ballots out of 1,193,084 eligible voters.


  • Three Fellows tapped for 2008

    Los Alamos National Laboratory has named three new Fellows for 2008.


    In an announcement Thursday, Robert C. Albers, Paul A. Johnson and Kurt E. Sickafus were recognized for outstanding scientific contributions and exceptional promise for continued professional achievement


  • LANL Foundation invites scholarship applications

    Eligible students of northern New Mexico are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Foundation.


    Applications for the 2009 scholarships are now available for any permanent resident of northern New Mexico who is enrolling in or currently attending an accredited post-secondary educational institution is eligible to apply.


    The program is available to residents of Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.


  • Petitioners want JPJ work stopped

      County Council’s agenda for Tuesday night is light, however, there are a couple of big items that will be discussed. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Community Building.

      The first item on the agenda is recognition and a proclamation of the services given to the county by Councilor Jim West. With the resignation of Councilor Jim West, Council Chair Jim Hall has requested that this item be placed on the agenda for a formal recognition of the service provided by Councilor West as he has served for the last six years as a councilor.

  • Residents want work on JPJ Complex stopped

    Some concerned residents voiced their opinions on the location of the skate park and circulated a petition in an effort to get council to reconsider the location.


    Despite their efforts, the park was built in front of Mesa Public Library.


    Now, another group of residents have presented the county with a petition opposing the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex.


  • Smooth transition promised

    SANTA FE – To ensure a seamless transfer of power, Gov. Bill Richardson is including Lt. Gov. Diane Denish in all budget briefings until his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Commerce, expected to occur in mid-to-late February.

    “The lieutenant governor is being briefed by my staff,” Richardson said during a press conference in his cabinet room Thursday. “I’ll make the decisions, but she’s going to have a role.”

  • Saturday to be special

    The Family Strengths Network is valuable in many ways, but this month, things will get even more significant with an event called, Special Saturdays. The program is for parents raising children with special needs, which can be either developmental or physical.

    The Family Resource Center, located at 1990 Diamond Drive and operated by Family Strengths Network staff provides the opportunity for interaction courtesy of Los Alamos National Bank.

    Rebecca Hollis of White Rock is thrilled to have the opportunity for her child that is stress free from the parent perspective.

  • Community: KRSN sportscaster Gene Mortensen honored for 30 years of covering Toppers

    The longtime “Voice of the Hilltoppers” was recognized for three decades of work with an ambush anniversary party recently.

    Local radio personality, Gene Mortensen, was recently recognized for his work in tirelessly traveling the state to bring Hilltopper fans the play by play for a variety of sports.

    The center court collaboration was a surprise to Mortensen during the Los Alamos girls basketball game Nov. 29.