Today's News

  • ’Topper to play with New Mexico Symphony Orchestra

    Seeing Kathy Lin, a Los Alamos High School junior, by a piano is not an uncommon sight in Los Alamos. Residents have frequently been able to enjoy her performances, whether that performance was a student recital, a Brown Bag show or a Professional Music Teachers New Mexico Honors competition. Lin’s skill as a pianist is one of many musical gifts presented to the community.

  • LACW to take listeners to Scotland

    The Los Alamos Community Winds will offer its audience something different at its upcoming concert, and it will not present this unique music alone.

    The Albuquerque and Four Corners Pipes and Drums will also make an appearance during the LACW’s “Music of Scotland” concert, which will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Baptist Church.

     The decision to present Scottish music was a personal one, Ted Vives, musical director of the winds, said.

  • Six Monkeys:Girlfriend grapples with garden-variety gripes

    Dear Monkeys,

    It was weird timing.

    For months and months, my girlfriend hadn’t realized much of anything, much less had an epiphany. Her days consisted, as they still do, of making plans and mostly keeping them. But odd things have happened along the way, unscheduled things.

    She used to read novels; now she reads Yahoo! articles on cutting 100 calories a day. Driving, or any time she is alone, it is no longer the immortal ideas of Chaucer that preoccupy her but an “escalating wrinkle” she sees between her eyebrows.

  • Offsite source group gathers up the bad stuff

    The chances of U.S. radioactive sources falling into the hands of risky characters were reduced again last year with the help of a small team of scavengers at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The lab’s Off-Site Source Recovery Project, under supervision of the National Nuclear Security Administration, recently passed an important domestic milestone for getting dangerous materials out of the way.


    The number of excess and unwanted sealed sources recovered in the United States since 1997 reached 20,000 last month.


  • Graziano takes nursing to a new level

    Being a school nurse seems like one of those dream jobs. After all, how hard could it possibly be to clean a couple of cuts a day and put Band-Aids on them? All you’d have to do is wash the cut off, put some antiseptic on it, bandage it and off the patient goes, right?


  • Red and Black Ball big success

    The sparkling jewelry, red and black gowns, dapper dark suits and delectable dinner Saturday at Central Avenue Grill was all about raising funds for The Family YMCA and to ensure no one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.


    YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly thanked the many individuals and organizations whose efforts and contributions to the annual Red and Black Ball help the non-profit organization continue to provide a variety of healthy, fun activities for area youth and families.


  • Superintendent won't be staying

  • Girls basketball: Toppers down Sundevils, earn a tiebreaker

    ESPAÑOLA — If the District 2AAAA race doesn’t turn out like the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team wants, it won’t be because of Tuesday’s game.

    Los Alamos, which still needs a lot of things to go right in order to win the district regular season championship, is still mathematically in the hunt for that title and the automatic bid to the state tournament that goes with it.

    Tuesday, the Hilltoppers upended the Española Valley Sundevils on the Sundevils’ home floor and kept themselves alive for the 2AAAA title.

  • Boys basketball: LA hosts big game tonight

    The big question heading into the District 2AAAA boys basketball season wasn’t who would win, but rather who would finish second.

    The Los Alamos Hilltoppers can answer that question tonight if they win: the Española Valley Sundevils.

    The Sundevils were favored to win 2AAAA this season, arguably the toughest district in Class 4A, as the district season started in late January. But now, the Sundevils are just one game away from a runner-up spot.

  • Checkout UNM-LA Library

    There’s a hidden treasure in Los Alamos and UNM-LA Library Director Dennis Davies-Wilson wants to help you find it. For a community like Los Alamos, there’s no greater treasure than access to information and the academic library at UNM-Los Alamos is open to the public and ready to serve any citizen of New Mexico, Davies-Wilson said.