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Today's News

  • Allegations fly as county administrator probe stalls

    No one’s talking and speculation is mounting as an investigation that has left many in the community guessing drags on with little sense of urgency.
    A month has passed since the Los Alamos County Council hired an Albuquerque law firm to coordinate the investigation into unspecified claims leveled by Assistant County Administrator Diana Stepan against County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • Update 10-17-10

    Cable replacement begins Monday

    The Dept. of Public Utilities’ contractor Parker Construction begins work Monday to dig 1,100 feet of trenching along the east side of 4th Street between Central and Canyon. The project scope includes the replacement of direct bury cable and the installation of conductors and transformers. The work is slated to continue through October and November.
    Council meeting

  • Survey: Governing comes with challenges

    Editor’s note: This is part three of a three-part series regarding the Los Alamos County Community Survey.

    German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “To rule is easy, to govern difficult.”
    That quote seems particularly relevant when reviewing the results of the 2010 Los Alamos Community Survey. The level of effort to communicate with citizens and involve residents in the county government’s decision-making processes poses a challenge.

  • CMRR scoping meetings set

    The Department of Energy (DOE) will hold two meetings next week to gain public input into what issues should be addressed in the new supplemental environmental impact statement for the Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement (CMRR) Project at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).
    The public meetings to address the “scope” of the supplemental document will run from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the White Rock Town Hall, 139 Longview Dr., and on Wednesday at the Cities of Gold Casino Hotel in Pojoaque.  

  • Are you ready for some voting?

                Early Voting begins in New Mexico on Oct. 16. Are you ready?

                Perhaps you have reached a firm decision on your choices for governor and your district’s representative to Congress. Good. How about the rest of the ballot? 

  • Football: LA upends Santa Fe, stays alive in district race

    It won’t go down as the prettiest win in Los Alamos Hilltopper football history, but with their backs to the wall, the Hilltoppers kept their playoff hopes alive Friday at Sullivan Field.
    Facing the odds-on favorite to win District 2AAAA this season, the Hilltoppers came back from a 14-point deficit, scoring 19 unanswered points in the second half to stun the Santa Fe Demons Friday night.

  • Cross country: LA girls pick up big win at Rio Rancho

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team pulled off a huge victory Saturday at the Rio Rancho Jamboree.
    Los Alamos’ girls topped a powerful Class 5A Eldorado Eagles squad to take the title at the Jamboree, one of the biggest event of their season.
    In all, 22 teams competed on the girls side Saturday and 29 on the boys side.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with a scant 67 points, a very good total for such a big meet, taking four of the top 20 individual spots.

  • Volleyball: Toppers knock off Spartans on road

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team wanted to get up early on the Bernalillo Spartans, the squad that’s so far given it the toughest time in District 2AAAA play, and stay there.
    And Saturday afternoon, that’s exactly what the Hilltoppers did.
    Los Alamos routed Bernalillo in the first set of Saturday’s contest, 25-9, then kept its mojo going into the second set, taking that frame 25-13. Los Alamos held on in the third set for a 25-21 win and the sweep.

  • Schedule for Oct. 18-23

    Monday
    Football: Española Valley at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Taos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Volleyball: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varisty, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday
    Cross country: Los Alamos Invite, boys and girls, 3 p.m.

  • Wheel of Fortune try outs coming to Buffalo Thunder

    Wheel of Fortune’s Wheelmobile, the show’s promotional vehicle, will be in the area next weekend in search of good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun.

    Viewers interested in being a contestant on an upcoming episode are invited to attend.

    Fans will have the opportunity to fill out an application, have his or her name drawn at random to play a simulated version of the game onstage, win unique prizes and be evaluated as a potential contestant for the broadcast version of the show.