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Today's News

  • SBA results show schools’ progress

    Results recently released showing Average Yearly Progress would suggest that the Los Alamos Public School District has a few things to work on, since only one school — Chamisa Elementary — met AYP this year.
    However, the results of the LAPS Standard Based Assessment show something a little different and after a message sent by the Public Education Department Thursday night, school administrators aren’t exactly sure where the district stands.

  • Tucker throws out first pitch
  • LA looks strong vs. La Cueva

    In a preseason race Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team exceeded expectations.
    Los Alamos and Albuquerque’s La Cueva ran a scrimmage Saturday in Albuquerque, with the Hilltopper boys’ top five nipping the Bears’ top five in unofficial scoring.
    Meanwhile, the powerful Hilltopper girls team swept the top five places against La Cueva to roll to a victory in the preseason contest.
    The Hilltopper cross country program will open in earnest Saturday at the University of New Mexico Invitational.
    In the scrimmage, the Hilltopper boys finished with an unofficial total of 27 points, while the Bears, the defending Class 5A champions, had a total of 29 points.

  • Pojoaque’s rallies sink Los Alamos in opener

    As Garry Maskaly said heading into Saturday’s opening match for the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team, getting over the mental stumbling block that is the Pojoaque Elks would be its big challenge.
    Unfortunately, Los Alamos wasn’t able to clear it.
    Los Alamos put together several good attacks throughout, but couldn’t string enough together to keep pace with Pojoaque’s big rallies.
    Pojoaque, the top-ranked team in Class 3A heading into the regular season, showed it was worthy of that ranking with an impressive 25-20, 25-13, 25-27, 25-14 victory in Griffith Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

  • Sports Schedule Aug. 29-Sept. 3

    Monday
    Football: Los Alamos at Albuquerque Academy, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Volleyball: LAMS at Santa Fe Indian School, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 3 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Moreno Valley, C team, 5 p.m.

    Thursday
    Football: LAMS at Taos, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, varsity, JV 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Albuquerque Academy at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity 6:30 p.m.; Pecos at LAMS, seventh grade, 4 p.m.; eighth grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

  • LA blanked by Farmington, 5-0

    The first big Class 4A test for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team didn’t go as well as the team had hoped.
    Charles Klepac and Jeremy Klepac combined for four of five of the Farmington Scorpions’ goals Saturday at Hutchison stadium. The Scorpions, which the Hilltoppers feel might be the team to beat in Class 4A this season, scored a big win Saturday, cruising to a 5-0 victory.
    Klepac, a senior, also had an assist to go with his two goals Saturday, while senior Ryan Reeves finished with a goal and an assist.
    Los Alamos (1-1) had five shots on goal in the game, all of which were picked up by Farmington’s two goalkeepers, Cort Cox and Isaac Kynast, who split time to take the shutout win.

  • ´Toppers thumped by Elks in opener

    Head coach Garett Williams knew the Los Alamos Hilltoppers football team was young and lacked varsity experience.
    But after a 59-22 drubbing at the hands of the Pojoaque Elks Saturday afternoon, Williams has to hope his team matures in a hurry.
    The Hilltoppers faced plenty of adversity from the onset. Dressing only 25 players, Los Alamos tried to deal with the heat, injuries and expulsions to its top players, but it had no way of stopping Pojoaque’s offense, which rolled up a whopping 428 yards.
    “These young kids are going to have to grow up fast,” Williams said. “The older guys we have have to get healthy and we also have older guys getting their first chance at varsity football. They have to step up.”

  • LA’s offense continues to produce in win over Scorps

    Heading into the 2011 season, one of the big questions looming over the Los Alamos Hillltopper girls soccer team was whether it would be able to generate goals consistently.
    For the opening week of the season, anyway, that question was answered definitively.
    Los Alamos scored a pair of goals early in the first half and tacked on two more in the second half to drop its toughest opponent to date, the Farmington Scorpions, 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Dara Jones Field in White Rock.
    The Hilltoppers finished the week a perfect 3-0 and put 22 balls into the onion bag against three Class 4A teams.

  • NNSA Issues Final SEIS for Nuclear Facility Part of CMRR project

    The National Nuclear Security Administration announced Friday it was moving forward with its plans for the nuclear facility portion of the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement Project (CMRR) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The NNSA posted the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on the DOE NEPA website.

    The timing of the release of the impact statement – late Friday afternoon – did not go unnoticed by critics.

    "It is unlikely that the agency will receive any significant negative publicity for such stunts, as most news reporters who cover NNSA expect such behavior,” said Greg Mello, the director of the Los Alamos Study Group.

  • Bike and Hike is this weekend

    Pajarito Mountain will sponsor a Bike and Hike event from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The ski lift will take bikes up the mountain. The cost is $25 per bike or $10 per hiker. For more information, visit skipajarito.com.