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Today's News

  • Diamond Drive Phase II coming into home stretch

    With temperatures dropping and cool weather quickly setting in, it’s hard to ignore the fact that winter is right around the corner.

    With Old Man Winter comes the usual headaches; icy roads, slush, hazardous driving conditions and a plethora of other hassles associated with the winter months.

    In addition to the usual winter worries, Los Alamos residents seem to have another worry which may be affected by inclement weather: The Diamond Drive Phase II project.

  • Weapons designer ponders exit strategy

    Joe Martz has been a man on a mission for the last six months, giving versions of his thoughts about transforming the nuclear weapons complex.

    As the nuclear weapons program director at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the intense and articulate Martz not only has a stake in the outcome, he also professes a longstanding commitment for breaking through some of the limitations of current policy.

  • Cross country: LAMS posts good outing

    Los Alamos Middle School’s cross country teams continued their trophy-collecting at Thursday’s Albuquerque Academy Invitational.

    Sean Reardon, Nick Hill and Aaron Roybal took the top three spots in the eighth-grade boys race, with teammates Aaron Nguyen and Daniel Romero following in fifth and seventh places to win the team title Wednesday. The Hawks’ score of 18 was just three points shy of perfection.  

    Along with strong finishes by the other eight members of the team, LAMS finished 85 points ahead of second-place Moriarty.

  • Volleyball: LA tops Taos in District 2-4A opener Wednesday

    Occasionally in volleyball, one team throws another team a curveball.

    In Wednesday’s District 2AAAA opener, the Taos Tigers may have done that to the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.

    Fortunately, there was plenty of time for the Hilltoppers to adjust.

    The Tigers, who are in the middle of a rough 2008 season having won just seven games in 12 matches, wouldn’t go away in either of the first two games Wednesday. The Tigers even held a solid lead for a good portion of the second game.

  • Pajarito Trail Runs Festival to benefit PEEC

    Second annual Pajarito Trail Runs Festival will take place Oct. 11 at Pajarito Mountain Ski Area. The event will feature 10K and 15-mile trail races and post-race activities, kids’ runs and activities, and an opportunity to enjoy a display of fall colors.

  • PEN&INKee^POSSIBILITIES:Dance – aerobic style

    Exercise classes have a mixed reputation. Fitness sessions are described as tough, and demanding endurance, and a strong performance. I believe exercise sessions have even been called a bunch of woman moving around like synchronized robots.

    If you dig a little deeper and participate in a few of the classes at the Family YMCA in Los Alamos, however, I believe you would not see mechanics or drill exercises, but a real art form.

  • A theatre company's nightmare

    It all starts smoothly enough. A playwright gives a local theatre company her script free of charge to perform, but then all hell breaks loose.

    A new script is drafted every day and the cast is made up of mediocre actors.

    The Olions Thespian Club, the Los Alamos High School drama club, will present the disasters surrounding the fictional play titled, “A Murder Most Foul,” in their upcoming comedy, “Play On!”

  • Girls soccer: LA thumps Taos on road

    TAOS — It might have started out like a Chamber of Commerce-type day in Taos County, but skies got gray in a hurry for the Taos Tiger girls soccer team Tuesday.

    By the time the wind kicked up and the clouds rolled in after the halftime break, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers had a big cushion they would add to throughout the second half.

    The Hilltoppers thumped the Tigers 8-0 at Anaya Field to keep their District 2AAAA record a spotless 3-0 with just one team remaining to be seen.

  • Boys soccer: Toppers pick up big win vs. district champ Taos

    TAOS — In its quest to regain the District 2AAAA heavyweight belt, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team needed to rough up the champ.

    Round one to the Hilltoppers.

    Los Alamos trailed for a good portion of Tuesday’s game at Anaya Field, but a pair of second-half goals by team captain Michael Leslie gave Los Alamos a big 3-2 district road win.

  • Romney rallies for Pearce

    SANTA FE – Describing next month’s election as critical to America, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney urged voters to throw their support behind Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., for U.S. Senate.

    Romney joined Pearce and his wife Cynthia at a campaign stop in front of Garcia’s Tires on Airport Road Tuesday afternoon.

    He has shown strong support for Pearce, even appearing at a breakfast fundraiser for him during the GOP National Convention while Pearce attended his father’s funeral.