Today's News

  • Manning, Broncos face Steelers in Week 1

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Steelers played, Tim Tebow sent them home from the playoffs with one stunning play.
    The next time Pittsburgh plays a game for real, it also will be in Denver.
    Tebow won’t be the opposing quarterback, though. Peyton Manning will be — and he’s certainly capable of an 80-yard TD pass in overtime.
    The entire nation won’t have to wait long to see Manning in a Broncos uniform. The only four-time league MVP will face the Steel Curtain in prime time on the opening Sunday of the NFL season.
    Folks in the Mile High city haven’t been this excited about their quarterback — no not even about Tebow — since John Elway was leading them to five Super Bowls, winning the last two.

  • Sports Update 04-18-12

    Atomic Man registration is open

    The 2012 Atomic Man Duathlon is scheduled for April 29. Registration is open online at active.com.
    The Atomic Man run-bike-run competition starts and ends at Piñon Elementary School. Participants may take part in either the Little Boy division (4K run, 15K bike, 4K run) or the Fat Man division (10K run, 40K bike, 5K run). The Little Boy race will start at 8 a.m. and the Fat Man at 8:30 a.m.
    For more information, visit triatomics.org.
    Rugby matches are Saturday

    Three rugby contests are slated for Saturday at Sullivan Field.
    A youth touch rugby match is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. Saturday, a girls match will be at 10:15 a.m. and a boys match is set for 11 a.m.

  • Boys track results from APS Relay meet

    Here are the Los Alamos Hillltopper boys track and field results from the Albuquerque Public Schools Relays Friday:

    6400 relay
    1. Los Alamos (Nick Hill, Colin Hemez, Zak Kennison, Sean Reardon), 19:01.60.

    400 relay
    Los Alamos (Ben Schilling, Alyx Jones, Simon Heath, Xavier Dennison), 46.50.

    3200 relay
    4. Los Alamos (Alexi Ortega, Zak Kennison, Colin Hemez, Nick Hill), 9:10.40.

    800 medley relay
    6. Los Alamos (Alxy Jones, Seth Drop, Xavier Dennison, Carson Weins), 1:47.52.

    800 relay
    4. Los Alamos (Ben Schilling, Simon Heath, David Stroud, David Knapp), 1:34.49.

    440 shuttle hurdles

  • Toppers pick up 7-2 win over Cardinals

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team downed the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals in a dual contest Tuesday at home.
    Los Alamos took four of six singles contests and swept the doubles contests against the Class 3A Cardinals to win 7-2.
    Tuesday’s win comes on the heels of Los Alamos’ appearance at the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colo., last weekend.
    Colleen Fitzsimmons picked up a solid victory over Victoria Gomez in No. 2 singles and teamed up with Hannah Cunningham to trip up Robertson’s team of Kristen Herrera/Erika Baca in straight sets.
    Astrid Hengartner, Jing Xie and Bridget Daughton were also winners for the Hilltoppers in singles competition Tuesday.

  • Toppers win 5 of 6 matches in singles

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team nipped the visiting Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals Tuesday.
    Los Alamos bounced back after being swept in the doubles contests to start Tuesday’s dual meet to win five of six singles matches and take a 5-4 victory at Urban Park.
    The doubles contests put the Hilltoppers in an early hole, but No. 1 single Stephen Townsley and the Nos. 3-6 singles all earned straight sets wins to pick up the win.
    At No. 4 singles, Chase Rochester held on for a 6-4 first set victory against Manny Valdez, then dominated the second set 6-1 as part of the comeback win.
    Along with Rochester, Paul Graham, Dalton Smith and Steven McCrory were victorious.

  • VIDEO: Mice Help in Battle Against Baldness

    Japanese researchers say they've successfully grown hair on bald mice. Their work, reported in the journal Nature Communications this week, could help pave the way to a similar process for people.

  • VIDEO: Space Needle Gets Anniversary Paint Job

    As Seattle Center celebrates the 50th anniversary of the World's Fair, the Space Needle is getting an anniversary paint job. City officials say the roof of the needle will be painted "galaxy gold" this week.

  • VIDEO: Today in History for April 18th
  • Forest Service in quandary about Colo. frozen cows

    DENVER (AP) — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn't get out.

    The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren't smart enough to find their way out.

    The cabin is located near the Conundrum Hot Springs, a nine-mile hike from the Aspen area in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness area.

  • LAPS embarks on a quest to be one of the best

    This week, we look at youth programs in our community, as we pull together to be one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People.
    The Search Institute looks at youth programs when a young person spends three or more hours per week in sports, clubs or organizations at school and/or in community organizations.
    The Search Institute is one of the partner organizations joining with America’s Promise to recognize 100 communities across the nation as being great places for young people to live.
    As a volunteer, I have been asked by Los Alamos Public Schools to champion this effort to have our community receive this recognition.