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Today's News

  • Baseball/Softball: LA teams earn votes in first Class 4A poll

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball and softball teams both garnered votes in the first Class 4A coaches’ polls of the season.
    The coaches’ polls are conducted by the New Mexico High School Coaches Association. Members from all across the state cast ballots for the top 10 teams in the state.
    Los Alamos’ baseball team finished with two votes in the first poll, which was released late last week. That vote put Los Alamos unofficially 14th in the state.

  • Track and field: LA girls open 2011 with win Saturday

    ALBUQUERQUE — In its quest for a third straight Class 4A championship, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team got its season started on the right foot.
    The Hilltopper girls picked up a victory in their season-opening meet, the Albuquerque Academy Chile Quad, scoring 98 points to hold off a stiff charge from the St. Pius X Sartans Saturday at Richard Harper Memorial Field.
    Also Saturday, Los Alamos’ boys team finished a strong second at the meet, earning 96 points. The Academy Chargers grabbed 118 team points to earn that team victory.

  • Schedule for March 7-12

    Monday
    Baseball: Pojoaque at Los Alamos, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Softball: Los Alamos at Los Lunas, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.

    Thursday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, varsity, JV, 3:30 p.m.

    Boys track and field: Los Alamos at APS Invite, 3:45 p.m.

    Friday
    Baseball: Los Alamos at St. Pius X Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Saturday

  • Girls basketball: LA bounced by Grants in first round

    GRANTS — A quick-strike rally by the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team at the end of the first half Friday put it within striking distance of the Grants Pirates heading into the break.

    Los Alamos trailed by as many as eight points in the first half of the opening round Class 4A state tournament game against Grants, but cut the Pirates’ lead down to just one possession.

    That would, however, be the last offensive push the Hilltoppers would make for the balance of the ballgame.

  • LAPS Foundation presents Great Conversations

    Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation presents, Great Conversations!
    It won’t take long for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation’s annual Great Conversations dinner to become a favorite in town. Join a group of tablemates and a speaker at 5:30 p.m. April 10 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center for an informative conversation.
    This is the second of a series of articles on the featured speakers.  To see a complete list of speakers, topics and to print a registration form, visit www.lapsfoundation.com.

  • Secretary of transportation confirmed


    SANTA FE — The Senate has confirmed Alvin Dominguez as secretary of the Department of Transportation.
    Dominguez was named to the post by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    He has worked for the state transportation agency since 1995, and before that worked as field engineer for the city of Roswell. Dominguez was manager of the department’s south region design center in Las Cruces before being appointed as cabinet secretary.

  • Construction Zone 03-06-11

    Public Works Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please e-mail lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4, 2011:

  • Supporting the summer concerts

    Members of the community turned out at the Best Western Hilltop House Friday night to support this years’ Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. Participants sampled hors d’oeuvres, bidded on items in a silent auction and listened to the Red Elvises perform.

  • New slice out of the apple

    I often eat without thinking, either while listening to the news or writing. It’s a poor habit for several reasons, one of which is my ever-growing waistline. 

  • Government labor problems: Not just Wisconsin’s anymore

    While we’ve been wrapped up in a 60-day legislative session that has included a variety of important policy issues, most notably on education reform, New Mexico policymakers, media and the public have watched in detachment the ongoing government labor standoff now happening in Wisconsin.