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Today's News

  • Girls track and field: LA places second at APS meet

    For the second week in a row, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team finished second behind the La Cueva Bears in the team standings.
    At the Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational Saturday, the Hilltoppers finished with 58 points, second to the Bears’ 61 points. The Bears are one of the top programs in Class 5A.
    None of the other 21 teams taking part in Saturday’s meet were in striking distance of either La Cueva or Los Alamos.
    Along the way Saturday, Los Alamos earned five event wins and two more state meet qualifying marks.
    Madison Ahlers ran a season-best 1:01.04 in her 400 meters preliminary heat to earn a state qualifying mark. Ahlers won the final race with a time of 1:01.22.

  • Girls tennis: Home Away From Home

    Astrid Hengartner hits a short groundstroke back in the direction of her opponents from Raton Saturday as doubles partner Susanna Lucido looks on. Los Alamos hosted Saturday's tournament, but the event took place at Capital High School in Santa Fe.

  • Boys track and field: Thoma cracks LA’s all-time list

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team was hoping for a better showing, but with several athletes out for Saturday’s meet, Los Alamos head coach Rob Hipwood wasn’t altogether displeased.
    Los Alamos finished with seven team points at Saturday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational. Los Alamos scored points in four events.
    “Although not the team result we would’ve liked, considering it was the end of Spring Break and we weren’t at full strength, it wasn’t a bad day by any means,” Hipwood said.

  • Baseball: Toppers upend Demons in road district doubleheader

    SANTA FE — The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team drilled the Santa Fe Demon pitching staff on the way to sweeping a big District 2-4A doubleheader Saturday.
    Los Alamos, keyed by a big inning in each game, rolled to 16-2 and 16-0 victories over Santa Fe. Los Alamos pushed seven runs across in the third inning of game one, then for good measure put up nine runs in the top of the first inning in the nightcap.
    Both games lasted the minimum five innings.
    “It was a complete offensive effort,” Los Alamos manager Mike Gill said. “You hope that was stuff that we’d been working on in practice for the past week and a half.”

  • Word on the Street 04-03-11

    Teen Pulse staff member Tom Hanlon recently asked LAMS students Anthony Chaltraw and Sarah Criscuolo a few questions about Los Alamos.

  • Legos take on Star Wars

    The new video game, “Lego Star Wars III, The Clone Wars,” was finally released on March 22, after it was announced six months ago.
    The game follows season one and season two of the “Star Wars the Clone Wars” television series. Anyone who has ever watched any of these episodes will find that this video game is very familiar.
    The game includes many characters from the movies and the series, like Obi Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano and many more. Plus, there are multiple planets on which to do battles.
    Most people may think that Lego’s are for kids, but playing this video game can be surprising. “Lego Star Wars III, The Clone Wars” has many fun features.

  • 'Greatest song' is anything but great

    Those that have been on the Internet at any point within the past week, have probably come across a link with the caption, “This is the greatest song ever,” or “Her lyrics are so heartfelt.”
    Curious souls have probably clicked that link. After all, who wants to miss out on new good heartfelt music? After all, it’s pretty hard to come across.
    Maybe some people even start thinking, “Well, maybe my opinion about the current state of the music industry was wrong.” Those who have wondered that can rest easy because they were spot on.
    It turns out this promising link is actually the 00’s version of a rickroll; a misleading link that promises to show the viewer something “amazing.”

  • TOMS encourages 'A Day Without Shoes'

    The word “charity” usually never comes to mind when buying a new pair of shoes, but TOMS Shoe Company is attempting to change the way consumers think when buying shoes.
    Founder Blake Mycoskie was in Argentina in 2006 when an idea came to him. He befriended many children who lived every day without shoes to wear, causing disease, cuts and preventing them from going to school for lack of a full uniform.
    Mycoskie came up with the idea of giving a new pair of shoes to a child in need, for every new pair of shoes that was sold through his company. He returned to Argentina later that year with 10,000 pairs of shoes for the shoeless children.

  • Construction Zone 04-03-11

    Public Works
    Projects:
    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4 2011
    Expect a significant increase in traffic volume as commuters, school buses, and high school students return from Spring Break vacations. Expect longer delays.
    Commuters who typically use NM502 to access LANL work sites south of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge are urged to use an alternate route to minimize the traffic volume going through the Diamond/Trinity intersection.
    County staff will closely monitor traffic this week and will evaluate the success of the traffic control plan at the end of the week.

  • Update 04-03-11

    Board meeting
    The Fuller Lodge Historic District Advisory Board will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the community building’s training room.

    Library Board meeting
    Los Alamos County Library Board will hold its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Mesa Public Library.

    County Council
    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. April 5 at the Chambers in the Community Building.

    Chamber coffee
    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce will sponsor an April 7 Chamber Coffee at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel, starting at 9 a.m.