Today's News

  • Sports Update 11-09-11

    Turkey Trot will benefit CROP

    The annual Turkey Trot will return Nov. 20.
    The Turkey Trot is a benefit run for the local CROP organization. It will start at Los Alamos Middle School at 2 p.m.
    The run is 2.57 miles. The top 25 finishers will be recognized and all participants have a chance to win turkeys and pumpkin pies in a random drawing.
    For more information, visit www.atomicrunners.com.

    Junior basketball program returns

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls basketball programs will host a Jr. ‘Toppers youth program session Saturday.

  • Volleyball players honored by district

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team picked up four first team nods in District 2-4A plus the Most Valuable Player Award for 2011.
    The All-District awards were announced Saturday following Los Alamos’ 3-0 victory over the Bernalillo Spartans in the 2-4A tournament championship match.
    Chase Ealey, a senior middle blocker for the Hilltoppers, was named the MVP for the 2011 season. Ealey was the most dominant hitter in the district, finishing the district tournament with 13 spike kills against Bernalillo.
    Picked for the All-District first team were juniors Erin Kirk, Danielle Ortiz and Savanah Romero and senior Alicia Rendon.

  • Third-seeded Toppers may see Sartans again this year

    The recent history of the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team in the postseason can be summed up in two words: Saint Pius.
    In 2011, the Hilltoppers are hoping to avoid a repeat of history, but another playoff run-in with the St. Pius X Sartans could well be in the team’s immediate future.
    The Class 4A state tournament starts at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Star Center in Rio Rancho. Los Alamos, the No. 3 overall seed, will take on sixth-seeded Moriarty and 11th-seeded Gallup in Thursday’s pool play round

  • Paterno to retire at end of season--video extras

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno will retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.

    "This is a tragedy," Paterno said in a statement Wednesday. "It is one of the great sorrows of my life. With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had done more."

  • Russian scientists try to save Mars moon probe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian scientists were racing against the clock Wednesday to find a way to fire the engines of an unmanned probe destined to collect surface samples from a moon of Mars, after a post-launch equipment failure left it stuck in Earth orbit.

    The Phobos-Grunt (Phobos-Ground) craft was successfully launched by a Zenit-2 booster rocket at 12:16 a.m. Moscow time Wednesday (2016 GMT Tuesday) from the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. It separated from the booster about 11 minutes later and was to fire its engines twice to set out on its path to the Red Planet, but it never did.

  • 17 Idaho lab workers exposed to radiation

  • Be There 11-08-11

    Los Alamos Co-op will host a “Shop with the Chef” program featuring Liz Thomson, former owner of Cookin’ in Style from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Co-op. Cost of the class is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up at the customer service desk or call 695-1579.

    The November Juvenile Justice Advisory Board  meeting is scheduled one week earlier than usual. They will meet at 6:15 p.m.  in Building #1, Camino Entrada, Pajarito Cliffs Site. For more information, call 661-4097.


  • Nov. declared Peggy Pond Church month in Los Alamos

     The Los Alamos County Council has declared November as “Peggy Pond Church Month” to celebrate the publishing of a biography about the author of the Southwest classic, “The House at Otowi Bridge.”
    To celebrate the book’s publication, the Historical Society will hold the following events today:

    Special Showing of the Peggy Pond Church Exhibit, 5:30-7 p.m.
    7:30 p.m., Sharon Snyder lecture on Peggy Pond Church, followed by a book signing

    There will also be a special exhibit through Nov. 30 on Peggy Pond Church in the Los Alamos Historical Museum.

  • Korkos and Taylor speak at luncheon meeting

    The League of Women Voters invites the community to the Nov. 10 Lunch with a Leader from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Central Avenue Grill.
    Katy Korkos, member services coordinator for the Los Alamos Camber of Commerce, and Don Taylor, a professional photographer who owns Don Taylor’s Photography, will talk to the group about improving, maintaining and promoting new businesses in the county.
    Both recently attended Job Schallert’s Destination Retail Boot Camp, which helps businesses in small towns set themselves apart from other businesses to become “destinations.”
     Korkos has lived in Los Alamos since 1983 when she and her husband moved to White Rock to open her restaurant, Katherine’s.

  • Taking time out of life to talk to youth

    Community values
    youth is our asset focus for this week with a special nod to those that help me with the Cookies and Conversation program.
    This asset, number seven of the 40, is the reason the local program began. When data highlighted that only 15 percent of youth felt valued by the community, I knew we needed to do something.
    I often believe we can accomplish a lot through simple communication. Sometimes in the hectic pace of our daily lives, even that can seem like a huge task.