Today's News

  • New eyes and new ideas

    This year is the 400th birthday of science and engineering. It’s an occasion worth noting and giving thanks for because each day those twin disciplines improve the lives of billions of people around the world. (Beyond that, science and engineering are awfully fun, so their total effect is sort of like combining doing good all around the planet with the pure joys of playing chess).

  • Cross country: LA teams to host invite Friday

    While the Los Alamos Invitational is hardly the most important meet of the cross country season, its recent history has suggested it is a tone-setter.

    Los Alamos has sent invitations out to 15 other area teams for the Los Alamos Invitational, which will be held Friday at Los Alamos Golf Course. The meet will be the finale of the regular cross country season for those teams.

    But for the Hilltopper boys and girls teams, they are heading in hoping to continue their groove.

  • Football: Toppers travel to face Spartans

    Although it’s been a rough go in 2009 for the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team, its season is still very much salvageable.

    While Los Alamos has posted just a 2-5 record so far this season, taking some heavy shots to the chin in those five losses, that salvage job can still be handled with a victory Friday on the road. Los Alamos will take on the Bernalillo Spartans Friday night at Bernalillo. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.

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  • Emma Carroll honored as Student of the Month

    The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Emma Catherine Carroll as the Student of the Month for September.  

    Emma is the daughter of David Carroll (’Topper Class of 1965) and Janice Carroll, an LAPS teacher.  Her sister Anna Carroll is a sophomore at LAHS.

  • NEWS ALERT: Diverted airliner lands at Los Alamos County Airport

    A Continental Express airliner bound from Houston to Albuquerque made an emergency landing at the Los Alamos County Airport at about 5 p.m. Tuesday evening. The plane was unable to land in Albuquerque and was redirected to Santa Fe. Then because of reported 70 mile-per-hour winds at the Santa Fe Airport and running short of fuel, the plane made a safe landing at Los Alamos. The fire department assisted the passengers from the plane. A bus arrived and whisked the passengers off to Santa Fe and Albuquerque by about 6:30 p.m. READ MORE IN WEDNESDAY'S MONITOR.

  • Boys soccer: JV downed by St. Pius X

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys junior varsity soccer team was nipped by the St. Pius X Sartans last week.

    Los Alamos fell to St. Pius in their game in Albuquerque by a final of 2-1.

    Against St. Pius, Los Alamos took an early 1-0 lead with Kurt Schramm scoring from 30 yards out on a direct kick which slipped through the Sartan goalkeeper’s hands.

    The Sartans would tie the score later in the first half, then score what would be the game winner with just two seconds remaining in that half.

  • Fencing: Hill wins epee in Santa Fe

    Los Alamos Fencing Club members had big showings at Thursday’s Clark Street Brawl.

    LAFC fencers took three of the top five places in the senior open epee event at the Clark Street Brawl, which was held in Santa Fe. The brawl was hosted by the New Mexico Fencing Foundation.

    A pair of LAFC members, Tom Hill and Dominic Peterson both advanced to the final round of the senior men’s epee. In the gold medal bout, Hill survived a late comeback by Peterson, who was down 14-12 but tied the score late. Hill won the bout 15-14.

  • Boys soccer: LA blanked by La Cueva

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team had another rough outing against the La Cueva Bears Tuesday.

    The Hilltoppers, who have struggled against the Bears in the teams’ recent meetings, struggled again Tuesday in Albuquerque, falling to the Bears 6-0 in a nondistrict contest.

    In the last three meetings with La Cueva, starting in 2007, Los Alamos has been outscored by a combined 18-0.

  • Learn car seat safety 101

    Most parents have had at least one altercation with a car seat.  

    Whether trying to rescue a child from an aggressive seat belt or working up a sweat trying to get the seat belt to buckle, car seats can be frustrating.  And often in the end it is uncertain if the car seat was installed properly.

    Parents put their children in car seats to protect them.  

    However, there are many styles of car seats and just as many types of vehicles in which to install them, often making installing a car seat a daunting experience.