Today's News

  • La Leche League meeting Tuesday

    The La Leche League of Los Alamos will discuss, “Nutrition and Weaning” at their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Teen Room at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr.
    All interested, pregnant, or breastfeeding women are welcome to learn and share, through mother-to-mother support, the basics and benefits of breastfeeding.
    A lending library with books and audiotapes concerning childbirth, breastfeeding, parenting and nutrition is available. Nursing babies and toddlers who have difficulty separating, are welcome.
    LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organization dedicated to providing information, education, support and encouragement to women who want to breastfeed.

  • LAPS announces grant winners

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has awarded grants to LAPS teachers in the twice-yearly opportunity to compete for funding of educational projects.
    Six of seven schools in the district submitted applications and all six of those schools received some funding for projects.
    The grants are written by teachers and educational faculty and must demonstrate creativity, prudence and a way to measure the benefit to students.  

  • Two-time champs

    The Chess Team from Aspen Elementary School recently won two National Championships at the United States Chess Federation National Scholastic Chess Championships — a feat never before accomplished by any New Mexico school, despite the strong history of New Mexico scholastic chess.  
    More than 400 schools from 37 states traveled to Dallas in late November to participate in 15 separate National Championship sections: one championship for each grade kindergarten through 12th and two Blitz chess championships, one for elementary schools and another for secondary schools.  

  • Nominations accepted for asset awards

    Only a few days remain to nominate people who live or work in Los Alamos for the Community Asset Awards.
    The program, sponsored by Assets In Action and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, will celebrate nominees’ year of promoting the good work in and around the community and throughout the world.
    The 2010 event recognized 42 community members with feats of good deeds that benefited the young and the young-at-heart.
    Those nominated will be recognized for their good deeds on Jan. 7 at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Chef Torres will whip up a bevy of baked goods for the sweet affair.

  • 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.