Today's News

  • LA’s comeback attempt falls short

    RIO RANCHO – Just when it looked like things were over, they were just getting started.

    After falling down 2-0 to its arch-rival, St. Pius X, including taking an ugly second set loss, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team rallied in sets three and four to send Friday evening’s match to a deciding contest.

    Unfortunately, the Sartans got up on the Hilltoppers early in the fifth set and never relinquished the lead. The Sartans took a 25-23, 25-14, 19-25, 20-25, 15-9 victory in the semifinal round of the Class 4A state tournament at Santa Ana Star Center.

    It was the fourth consecutive year the Hilltoppers fell to the Sartans at the Star Center and the second straight year the Sartans dropped the Hilltoppers in the semifinal round.

  • Los Alamos falls to Los Lunas in 1st round; other prep scores



    Class 5A

    First Round

    Clovis 20, Sandia 14

    La Cueva 17, Carlsbad 7

    Rio Rancho 56, Alamogordo 34


    Class 4A

    First Round

    Farmington 34, St. Pius 20

    Los Lunas 55, Los Alamos 0

    Moriarty 42, Deming 20


  • With groundbreaking, Smart Grid project underway

    U.S. Congressman Ben Ray Lujan and the Director General Hidekazu Takakura with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) broke ground Wednesday for the construction of a two megawatt solar array on the Los Alamos capped landfill.  This is the first phase of the larger New Mexico/Japan Smart Grid Collaborative Demonstration Project in Los Alamos.

    NEDO is teaming with Los Alamos County’s Department of Public Utilities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory for the Los Alamos project, and with the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), Mesa Del Sol, and Sandia National Laboratories for a project in Albuquerque.  Both projects will demonstrate the viability of smart grid technology in New Mexico.

  • Los Alamos salutes veterans
  • Crosswalks will ‘shock wave’ Trinity traffic

    Parsons Brinckerhoff, the first of two consultants to provide professional evaluations of various options for the NM502 Corridor Study, presented its report to the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Tuesday.

    Parsons Brinckerhoff was hired for its expertise in signalized intersections.

    Council narrowed TAC’s focus to the section of NM502/Trinity Drive between Tewa Loop and Knecht Street, which is currently scheduled to receive funding from the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) for construction in 2014.

  • U.S. Senate candidate Heinrich visits LA

    When asked why Los Alamos should vote for him, U.S. Senatorial candidate Martin Heinrich gave an answer that the crowd gathered at Mesa Public Library seemed to understand.

    “I am an engineer and I understand the labs and I’ve spent the last three years working on committees focused on enhancing and preserving our laboratories,” he said.

    Heinrich, 40, hopes to succeed Sen. Jeff Bingaman who retires next year.
    His Thursday night “meet and greet” drew a standing-room-only audience.

  • Church listings 11-11-11

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran
    Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, a member of the ELCA, 2390 North Road, 662-5151; see a map at www.bethluth.com. Bruce Kuenzel, pastor. Worship services are at 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with coffee and doughnuts served between services during our Education Hour. The preaching is biblical, the music is lively, children are welcome and abundant, and a well-staffed nursery is provided. All are welcome! Come Join the Family!
    Bryce Ave. Presbyterian

  • Fishing report 11-11-11


    Animas River: The flow is 368 cfs. Flows have come up from runoff and the water is murky. The river is reported as good for trout using various bead-headed nymphs, spinners and worms.

  • Sports update 11-11-11

    Volleyball club to hold open house
    The NNM Fusion junior volleyball club will host an open house and parent information meeting Nov. 18.
    The meeting is for interested participants. It will be at Mountain Elementary School’s gymnasium starting at 6 p.m.
    The Fusion is for all interested girls ages 12-17. Information on the club and USA Volleyball will be available and nets will be set up for players to play.
    For more information, visit the club’s website, www.nnmvolleyball.org.
    Boys basketball is hosting a   three-way scrimmage Saturday
    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball varsity and JV teams will scrimmage the Albuquerque Academy Chargers and the Mora Rangers Saturday.

  • LA volleyball team to clash with St. Pius in semifinals

     RIO RANCHO – Coming back from a slow start Friday morning, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up some steam in the third set and kept right on rolling.
    Los Alamos trailed for much of the early part of the first set, then dropped the second set to the Piedra Vista Panthers. Then, after Piedra Vista took a three-point edge midway through the third set, Los Alamos settled in.
    Senior Alicia Rendon had 12 spike kills in the final set-and-a-half to lead the Hilltoppers to a 25-18, 18-25, 25-19, 25-18 win at the Santa Ana Star Center.