Today's News

  • Police Beat 05-01-12

    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. The Los Alamos Police Department uses the term “arrest” to define anyone who has been physically arrested, served a court summons or issued a citation.

    April 19

    2:28 p.m. – An unidentified 49-year-old female reported that someone tried to enter her home.

    April 20

    9:04 a.m. – A group of citizens requested to speak with an officer to complain that construction workers at Iris and 9th Streets started work at 6:00 a.m.

  • Be There 05-01-12

    Santa Fe Pro Musica flutists Carol Redman and Alaina Diehl present a concert of flute music from the Middle Ages to the Modern Ages during the Brown Bag performance at noon at Fuller Lodge.

     GeekOut Game night from 5:30-8:030 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bring your own games or play theirs. Bring a friend or meet new ones.

    The Sierra Club will present movie night, “Revenge of the Electric Car,” at 6:30 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Everyone is invited to watch the sequel to, “Who Killed the Electric Car.”

  • Assets in Action: May focuses on mental health

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Kristine Coblentz of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Linda Anderman of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Public Schools and Assets In Action are working together to heighten awareness.
    A short-term working committee has put together a brochure with the goal of educating students to the types of help available and some places the community can go for help.
    The brochure highlights the different types of counseling options available, while educating youth about good stress versus bad stress.
    The efforts will be combined with radio interviews on AM 1490, KRSN and information displayed in this column, both promoting building a Healthy Community! Healthy Youth!

  • Students lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    Los Alamos Middle School students Sierra Foley, Madison Foley, Jonathan Salazar and Derek Selvage placed the morning wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the annual 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip.

  • Making war on DWI

    One Friday night in a busy restaurant, my husband watched a man sitting nearby drink a shot of tequila, a martini, a margarita and two beers.
    “I hope I’m not driving near that guy,” he said.
    It made me question, again, how reasonable it is to assign responsibility to servers. The waiter was covering most of the room. The customer wasn’t visibly drunk, but impairment – holding your liquor – varies from person to person. We all know somebody who’s tipsy after one glass of wine and somebody else whose capacity is legendary. The heaviest drinkers may be the hardest to spot.

  • ´Toppers open state singles, doubles play

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls tennis teams start the 2012 state tournament with individual competition Wednesday.
    The 4A championship tournament will be at the Jerry Cline Tennis Complex in Albuquerque. The singles and doubles tournaments will continue through Thursday and team competition is slated for Friday and Saturday.
    Los Alamos will send two singles players, both on the boys side, and four doubles teams, three on the girls side.
    Wednesday’s doubles matches will begin at 3:30 p.m. Boys singles competition is scheduled for 8 p.m.

  • LA meets St. Pius in tourney opener

    By the luck of the draw, the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team will take on an old foe in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.
    Los Alamos will take on the St. Pius X Sartans in a single elimination contest Saturday at Overlook Park. Game time is set for 11:30 a.m.
    The Class 4A brackets were released Sunday. Los Alamos, which won the District 2-4A championship this season, earned the No. 6 seed in the tournament.
    Following the first round of games, the tournament shifts to a double-elimination format for the remaining eight teams. The double-elimination contests start Thursday in Rio Rancho.

  • Topper boys, girls are runners-up

    SANTA FE — To finish off their 2012 season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls golf team both finished a solid second place in the District 2-4A championship.
    Los Alamos picked up the runner-up slot in the girls competition, shooting a team total of 399. Los Alamos’ boys shot a team 354 to finish as the runner-up on that side of the tournament.
    The 2-4A championship was Monday at the Marty Sanchez Links de Santa Fe.

  • White Rock residents can expect brief power interruptions in May

     Electric upgrades associated with REDI‐Net, the Regional Economic Development Initiative's Broadband "Middle Mile" network, may cause brief power interruptions as 13 power poles are replaced in White Rock during May. The Los Alamos Dept. of Public Utilities (DPU) will oversee the pole replacement project in early May, along a pole corridor extending from Sherwood Drive to Overlook Park, and from SR4 to Piñon Elementary School. The work will be conducted by electrical contractor SECO, Inc.

  • VIDEO: 5 Arrested in Ohio Bridge Bomb Plot

    Five people are under arrest for allegedly plotting to blow up a bridge in the Cleveland area. The FBI identifies the five individuals as self-described anarchists, aged from 20 to 35.