Today's News

  • On Ice

    Tyler Thorn of Los Alamos tries to put a move on an Eldorado defender Friday night at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

  • Boys hoops topped by Taos, 53-46

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team fell to the Taos Tigers Saturday night on the road.
    Taos, a former District 2-4A opponent of the Hilltoppers, knocked off the Hilltoppers 53-46. Taos went on a 7-0 run in the third quarter behind Max Suazo to take a lead it would never relinquish.
    Suazo finished with a game-high 22 points. For Los Alamos, Nick Baker had 19 points.
    The Hilltoppers (3-6) have now lost three of four contests heading into the Poe Corn Tournament which starts Dec. 28.

  • LA grappling team takes eighth Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team finished eighth in the 17-team Piedra Vista Invitational tournament Saturday.
    Los Alamos earned another solid finish with Saturday’s performance in a high-level tournament which featured tough teams from the Four Corners area. The duals tournament featured the likes of Cleveland, Aztec, Bayfield, Colo. and the host Panthers.
    “This tournament was actually a little bit harder than Rio Rancho,” Los Alamos head coach Bob Geyer said, talking about the Southwest Duals Los Alamos participated in earlier this month. “There were some really tough matches.”

  • ´Toppers split with Panthers, Tigers

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team came out of the weekend with a split against its District 1-4A opponents.
    The rubber match against District 1 will be Wednesday against the No. 1-ranked team in the state.
    It’s become something of a tradition for the Hilltoppers to take on District 1 schools — which are in the Farmington area — right before winter break and such is the case this year. The Hilltoppers fell to the Piedra Vista Panthers at Griffith Gymnasium Friday night, but were able to bounce back Saturday against the Aztec Tigers.
    Los Alamos struggled in both contests, however, but was able to move the ball inside effectively against Aztec and set itself up with easy shots to take a 57-29 victory at home.

  • Fishing Report 12-18-11


    Animas River: The flow is 240 cfs. No report due to weather.
    Chama River: No read on flow due to ice on the upper stretches. Below El Vado Lake, the flow is 382 cfs and the flow below Abiquiu Lake is 388 cfs. The Chama below El Vado Dam has the most consistent good fishing on the Chama. The stretch downstream of the village of Chama into El Vado reservoir is slowing down. The release out of El Vado is murky but fishable. The stretch below Abiquiu Dam is fishing good and the water clarity is getting better.

  • Claire Walker and Tom Watson

    Claire Walker and Tom Watson announce their engagement to be married in the early Spring  2012. The parents of the bride are Bob and Laurie Walker of Los Alamos and the parents of the groom are Steve and Karen Watson of Minneapolis, Minn.
    Claire Walker is a 2002 graduate of Los Alamos High School, received her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Trinity University in San Antonio in 2006 and is currently a doctorate student doing auditory genetics research at the  University of Washington in Seattle.
    Tom Watson is a 2001 graduate of South High School in Minneapolis, graduated from Seattle University in 2005, and is currently a manager for Onvia, Inc. in Seattle, where he is involved in market research for government contracts.

  • People in the News 12-18-11

    Jack B. Henderson Construction Company Incorporated has hired Mark Moreno, project manager and Kimberly Licano, administrative assistant to support their Arizona operations specific to the local microelectronics industry. Additionally Lionel Torrez, safety representative and Taylor Cardon, project manager have been hired to support JBH work in Los Alamos.
    J. B. Henderson Construction Company, Inc is a General and Mechanical Contractor serving New Mexico and Arizona.


    Lora Chastain of Los Alamos has accepted membership in Golden Key International Honour Society and was honored during a recent induction ceremony at Oklahoma State University.

  • News for Retirees 12-18-11

    Dec. 18-24, 2011

    For information, call the Betty Ehart Senior Center (BESC) at 662-8920, the White Rock Senior Center (WRSC) at 662-8200 and “Day Out” (adult day care, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) at 661-0081. Reservations must be made by 10 a.m. for daily lunches.

    Betty Ehart

    8:45     a.m.    Cardio plus wxercise
    9 a.m.    Toenail clipplng
    10:30 a.m.    No advisory board meeting
    11:30    a.m.    Lunch: Meatloaf
    Noon        Lunch talk with Paula Sanchez
    7 p.m.    Ballroom dancing


  • Word on the Street 12-18-11

    Teen Pulse staff member and LAHS senior Madalina Ciuca asked LAHS students, “What’s your favorite part of the holiday season?”

  • What teens want for Christmas

    All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth. NOT! What do teens want for Christmas? Some middle and high school teens took a minute to reveal what was on their Christmas lists.
    The most popular category this year is electronics. Samantha Courtney, a high school freshman, said she wants an iPod.
    Dima Bronisz, a home school sophomore, wants a new laptop computer.
    High School sophomore Jordon Krepps, also wants a new computer. Mateo Cardiel, a high school freshman, wants new headphones.
    Meanwhile, eighth grade middle school student Devon McClesky said he wants an iPad.
    Electronics always seem to be a popular item among teens, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out exactly what to buy.