Today's News

  • LA falls to arch-rival Española Valley

    ESPAÑOLA — The good news for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team is that its defense is still performing as well as it has all season.
    Unfortunately, that was about the only good news to come out of Tuesday night’s game.
    The Hilltoppers dropped a big District 2-4A contest to their arch-rival, the Española Valley Sundevils, at Edward Medina Gymnasium. The Hilltoppers managed just three points in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame, although because the Sundevils weren’t exactly lighting up the scoreboard either, the Hilltoppers trailed just 18-11 at the half.

  • VIDEO: Solar Flare Radiation Pounds Earth

    Radiation from the biggest solar storm since 2005 is pounding the earth. The radiation could potentially disrupt satellites, but no disruptions have been reported.

  • US military raid in Somalia frees American, Dane--Video Extra

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. Special Forces troops flew into Somalia on a nighttime helicopter raid early Wednesday, freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine of the kidnappers in a mission that President Barack Obama said he personally authorized.

    The Danish Refugee Council confirmed that the two aid workers, American Jessica Buchanan and Dane Poul Hagen Thisted, were freed and "are on their way to be reunited with their families."

  • VIDEO: Ala. Tornado 'Pulls' Woman From Inside House

    National Weather Service officials say damage surveys are continuing in several parts of Alabama after an outbreak of severe weather. At least two tornadoes roared across the state Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 others.

  • Police beat 01-24-11



    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Jan. 12


  • Roundhouse Roundup

    By Rep. Jim Hall

    The week of Jan. 16 started with a joint meeting of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee (HAFC--one of my standing committees) and the Transportation Committee on Monday morning.   The committees held their joint meeting to discuss the state of road maintenance and the road fund.   Both committees agreed on concerns about (1) lack of adequate funding for road maintenance and (2) the high cost of Railrunner bond payments, which must be paid from the road fund. 

  • Winds wreak havoc on LA
  • NNSA releases performance evaluation summary

    The National Nuclear Security Administration released a summary of Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s performance evaluation for fiscal year 2011.

  • Ashley Pond could sing swan song

    Many Los Alamos residents consider Ashley Pond Park “the jewel” of Los Alamos. But, unlike a jewel, the pond is a living system - a living system that is dying. 

    Ashley Pond’s in the early stages of eutrophication - a depletion of oxygen in the water. A combination of factors are contributing to the pond’s demise including an overabundant fish population, waterfowl and pollutants from storm water runoff. Dissolved nutrients from fertilizer or sewage encourage the growth and decomposition of oxygen-depleting plant life, which harms other organisms. 

  • Asset-building alive and well in LA

    What an Asset building week in Los Alamos!
    We kicked the events off with the annual Science Fair, which is an enormous feat put on by a committee represented by all Los Alamos Public School sites and includes the Home School Community.
    We continue with a Los Alamos Middle School edition of Cookies and Conversation, where adults have lunch with students and discuss light-hearted topics.
    Oh and by the way, the Rachel’s Challenge speaker for last week, came down with a nasty bout of stomach flu. We are working to reschedule.