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Today's News

  • Toppers pick up 7-2 win over Cardinals

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team downed the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a dual contest Tuesday at home.
    Los Alamos took four of six singles contests and swept the doubles contests against the Class 3A Cardinals to win 7-2.
    Tuesday’s win comes on the heels of Los Alamos’ appearance at the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last weekend.
    Colleen Fitzsimmons picked up a solid victory over Victoria Gomez in No. 2 singles and teamed up with Hannah Cunningham to trip up Robertson’s team of Kristen Herrera/Erika Baca in straight sets.
    Astrid Hengartner, Jing Xie and Bridget Daughton were also winners for the Hilltoppers in singles competition Tuesday.

  • Toppers win 5 of 6 matches in singles

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team nipped the visiting Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals Tuesday.
    Los Alamos bounced back after being swept in the doubles contests to start Tuesday’s dual meet to win five of six singles matches and take a 5-4 victory at Urban Park.
    The doubles contests put the Hilltoppers in an early hole, but No. 1 single Stephen Townsley and the Nos. 3-6 singles all earned straight sets wins to pick up the win.
    At No. 4 singles, Chase Rochester held on for a 6-4 first set victory against Manny Valdez, then dominated the second set 6-1 as part of the comeback win.
    Along with Rochester, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith and Steven McCrory were victorious.

  • VIDEO: Mice Help in Battle Against Baldness

    Japanese researchers say they've successfully grown hair on bald mice. Their work, reported in the journal Nature Communications this week, could help pave the way to a similar process for people.

  • VIDEO: Space Needle Gets Anniversary Paint Job

    As Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair, the Space Needle is getting an anniversary paint job. City officials say the roof of the needle will be painted "galaxy gold" this week.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 18th
  • Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

    DENVER (AP) — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out.

    The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren't smart enough to find their way out.

    The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area.

  • LAPS embarks on a quest to be one of the best

    This week, we look at youth programs in our community, as we pull together to be one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
    The Search Institute looks at youth programs when a young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.
    The Search Institute is one of the partner organizations joining with America’s Promise to recognize 100 communities across the nation as being great places for young people to live.
    As a volunteer, I have been asked by Los Alamos Public Schools to champion this effort to have our community receive this recognition.

  • Chamisa Cheetahs host carnival

    It is occasionally said that the atmosphere at Chamisa Elementary is like a carnival. That statement will become a reality on April 21.
    The Cheetahs will welcome the public during their annual fundraiser this weekend. Some of the offerings include sno-cones, cotton candy and games.
    The kid-friendly climate will benefit teachers, students, programs and projects to help youth, “put their best foot forward in scholarship, character and life.”
    “The carnival is open to everyone,” Tana Beverwyk-Abouda said. “Everyone, that is, who wants to have a great time for all ages, support their local school and celebrate the spring weather by being outside.”

  • Heavner shares research on ice fields

    Imaging standing on ice, with a view as far as you can see. Matt Heavner will describe seven years of research on the Juneau Ice field in Southeast Alaska at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, as part of the Los Alamos Mountaineers’ monthly meeting.
    Anyone who has visited the city of Juneau has very likely visited the Mendenhall Glacier, which is just the tip of the ice field. The Juneau Ice field is the fifth-largest ice field in the western hemisphere, extending through an area of 3,900 square kilometers.

  • Be There 04-17-12

    Today
    The next meeting of the Los Alamos Geological Society will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Christian Church, 92 East Road. The speaker will be announced at the meeting. The April 2012 field trip will be to the Jones Camp area near Socorro, April 21. We will meet at 9 a.m. in the Smith’s parking lot in Socorro. Plan on bringing rock breaking equipment, storage items to protect small specimens, a hand lens, sunscreen, water, snacks, lunch, eye protection, camera and whatever you need for a day in the field. Contact Paul Bradley at Ppbradpp@aol.com for more details.

    April 18
    GeekOut Game Night from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    April 20