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Today's News

  • LA’s offense, defense come up big vs. Bobcats

    In 2010, the Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late deficit with the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team needing just to run out the clock in the fourth quarter.
    Friday night, the Hilltoppers found themselves in much the same position, backed up on their 4-yard line and clinging to a 1-point lead.
    But on a long sideline route on third down, Bloomfield was flagged for pass interference. Then, three plays later, quarterback Danny Finn scrambled down the right side for a big 7-yard pickup to earn another first down which all but sealed the game for the Hilltoppers.
    Los Alamos earned its first win of the season Friday, topping Bloomfield 21-20 at Sullivan Field.

  • ´Toppers blank top-ranked Chargers Saturday

    A hot start to the 2011 season had some whispering that this could be the year for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team to knock off the Albuquerque Academy Chargers.
    Those whispers could get considerably louder now.
    The Hilltoppers, who didn’t have the greatest week coming into Saturday’s contest, losing two straight to a pair of quality opponents, picked up a huge win over their arch-rival Chargers. Forward Amy Neal scored goals in both halves and Katie Hemphill scored near the midpoint of the first half as the Hilltoppers shut out the Chargers, 3-0.

  • Construction Zone 09-18-11

    Diamond Drive Phase 4 2011
    Weather permitting, the driveway to the LANL HRL building will be closed for approximately one week to allow the contractor to install a concrete valley gutter. Use the LAMC/West Road access.
    As weather permits, two additional coats of striping and roadway markings will be placed over the next 2-3 weeks, allowing cure time between each application. Expect short term lane closures during non-peak hours. Please observe established traffic control to avoid getting paint on your vehicle.
    As weather permits, manhole and valve cover adjustments will occur between the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge abutment to approximately Sycamore.
    Roadway Surveying & Striping

  • Roofing detail

    Workers unload materials on the roof of the Mesa Public Library Thursday morning.

  • Brady-Fulton Wedding

    Christina Brady, daughter of Dr. William and Yoshiko Brady of Santa Fe, and Zachary Fulton, son of Robert and Kathy Fulton of Los Alamos and Jeffrey and Karen Lawrence of Santa Fe, exchanged wedding vows on the 3rd of September, 2011 at La Posada de Santa Fe, with Reverend William Dorman’s Officiating. A reception honoring the couple followed in Montana Ballroom. Christina graduated from the University of California in San Diego and Zach from the University of California in Santa Cruz.  Currently they are both medical students at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, in Albuquerque. They share their love for spending time with family and friends, skiing, traveling, and volunteering.

  • Lawmakers OK education panel redistricting

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are nearing an agreement on a redistricting plan for an elective commission that has a voice in establishing charter schools in the state.
    The Senate and House approved separate, but identical bills Friday for drawing new district boundaries of the 10-member Public Education Commission.
     However, the two chambers must pass the same piece of legislation before it goes to the governor.
    The Education Commission is the first of several redistricting plans that the Legislature must create during a special session, which has entered its second week.

     

  • Expect delays on truck route

    Drilling operations to affect traffic on the LANL Truck Route
     
    A new groundwater well is scheduled to be drilled on the north side of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Truck Route beginning Saturday, and drivers headed to and from the lab should be aware of trucks turning onto and off the roadway in that area.
     The point for trucks entering and exiting the roadway corresponds to where the passing lane begins, about a mile east of the laboratory security force firing range, or just over two miles from the junction of the Truck Route with State Road 4.  
     Drivers coming down the hill should be especially careful to observe posted speed limits and watch for traffic slowdowns.

  • Seen at the Scene: Friday's concert

    The Los Alamos Concert Series had one last concert Friday night at Ashley Pond as Albuquerque rocker Ryan McGarvey took the stage. The concert served as a prelude to Saturday’s Next Big Idea.

  • Update 09-18-11

    County council

    The County Council will hold a special session at 6 p.m. Monday at the council chambers.

    LTAB meeting

    The Lodgers Tax Advisory Board will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Chamber Conference Room.

    Reception

      There will be a reception to meet the County Administrator candidates. 5–7 p.m. Thursday in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

    CRC meeting

    Charter Review Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Community Building Training Room for discussion and a vote on voting methods.

    BPU to meet

    The Board of Public Utilities will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Bandelier marijuana grow scene revisited

    New sprouts were discovered by Bandelier officials last Sunday when they returned to the scene of a massive marijuana farm growing deep in one of the most remote areas of the national park.

    The Las Conchas Fire earlier this summer appeared to have scorched the ground near the farm and agents reported finding melted remnants of a tent and a two story lookout tower built near the operation. They also discovered mattresses comprised of dried out marijuana leaves, a rifle, a large pit with an entrance about seven feet deep and a shrine containing a cross and religious candles.