Today's News

  • VIDEO: Obama's Chief of Staff Resigns

    William Daley is resigning as President Barack Obama's chief of staff just one year into the one of the most pivotal jobs in U.S. Politics. Daley is to be replaced by Jacob Lew, now the White House budget director.

  • FDA: Novartis Recall May Also Affect Painkillers

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients that about a potential mix-up between powerful prescription pain drugs and common over-the-counter medications like Excedrin and Gas-X made at a Novartis manufacturing plant.

  • VIDEO: Tebow, Broncos Stun Steelers in OT

    Tim Tebow found Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, as Denver stunned Pittsburgh 29-23 Sunday in an AFC wild-card game. Tebow passed for 316 yards on only ten completions.

  • Raw Video: Bungee Cord Snaps, Woman Survives

    An Australian tourist had a miraculous escape when her bungee cord snapped during a jump in Zimbabwe.

  • Keep an Eye on the Storm: Weather In Motion

    Keep an eye on the track of the approaching winter weather... Weather In Motion gives you a look at the next six hours. Click here to see what's coming.

  • Mortensen Wins Spirit of the West Award

    A community gathering Saturday night recognized people of all ages and backgrounds for good deeds done for others in a myriad of areas.

    The third annual Community Assets Awards, sponsored by the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce recognized 45 individuals, couples and businesses at a soiree hosted by the Best Western Hilltop Hotel.

    The top honor of the night went to Gene Mortensen who has donated thousands of hours over a 30— year period to a variety of organizations throughout the community.

  • Sports Update 01-08-12

    Youth lacrosse league starting up in LA

    Registrations for the new Los Alamos Youth Lacrosse program will be accepted at a sign-up session Tuesday.
    The session will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. It is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m.
    The lacrosse program is for high-school aged boys and girls and for youth league players in grades 4-8.
    Registration is $85 per player. The season will run from March-May. Rental equipment may also be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Volunteers are also being sought to assist with coaching.
    For more information, visit www.laylax.org on the Internet.

    Racquetball league starts in February

  • ´Toppers come away with big wins at home Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls swim teams picked up easy wins at Saturday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular meet.
    The Hilltopper girls were 100 points better than runner-up Taos Saturday, rolling up 504 points. The Hilltopper boys, meanwhile, finished with 524 points, well ahead of the other four teams at the meet combined.
    Along the way, Los Alamos picked up one new state qualification time. Ashlynn Bennett punched her ticket to the state meet in the 50-yard freestyle, earning a top finish with her time of 27.01 seconds.
    Bennett won both her individual events for the Hilltopper girls, while Molly Finn earned a win in the 200 freestyle and a second-place finish in the 500 freestyle.

  • Toppers finish 9th at Moriarty contest

    The winter break usually affords sports teams a little breather in the middle of the season.
    In the case of the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team, it might have been too long a layoff.
    The Hilltoppers struggled to a ninth-place finish Saturday at the Moriarty Pinto Invitational. The Hilltoppers lost all four of their duals contests, one of which, a particularly ugly 60-18 defeat, came at the hands of a team the Hilltoppers perhaps should’ve hung closer with, the Valley Vikings.
    It was a low-energy showing for Los Alamos Saturday, something that may have been due at least in part to the long layoff — the Hilltoppers hadn’t wrestled competitively in nearly three weeks.

  • LA pulls away from SF Prep late to win

    It was a bit of a dangerous game for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team in many ways Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers took on the Santa Fe Prep Blue Griffins in an afternoon contest at Griffith Gymnasium. Santa Fe Prep is a solid Class 2A school with some bruising post players inside.
    Along with the physicality, the game was one that Los Alamos had virtually nothing to gain and everything to lose. A Class 4A team should defeat a Class 2A team, the conventional wisdom among the basketball playoff selection committees, but if the Class 2A team pulls off a win, the 4A team’s playoff stock can drop like a rock.