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Today's News

  • Hilltoppers top Rams in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was victorious Thursday on the road, topping the Rio Rancho Rams in overtime.
    Los Alamos and Rio Rancho both scored early in the first half, but the two teams played the rest of regulation scoreless.
    In the 83rd minute, Hilltopper Amy Neal hit a shot into the corner of the Rio Rancho goal off an assist from Meghan McDonald to pick up 2-1 victory.
    It was the fourth straight win to start the season off for the Hilltoppers, who now have a week off until the Albuquerque Academy Invitational.
    “(The Rams) are ranked No. 4 in the big schools, so that’s a good win,” Los Alamos head coach Jiri Kubicek said. “It was a great effort.”

  • LA scores late, wins in OT, 2-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team christened its new artificial turf home field with a victory in the first round of the Louie Cernicek Invitational.
    In the tournament-opening contest at Sullivan Field today, Los Alamos came back from a 1-0 deficit with under two minutes remaining in regulation to tie the score against the Goddard Rockets.
    Then, in the second overtime period, Henry Steinkamp buried a direct kick into the upper right corner of the Goddard goal to give the Hillltoppers a 2-1 win and move on to the second round of the tournament. Los Alamos will play at 8 a.m. Saturday, also at Sullivan Field.

  • LA picks up big sweep at home vs. Academy

    Heading into its first tournament of the season today, the Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team was looking to get some momentum going Thursday night.
    And the Hilltoppers managed just that.
    The Hilltoppers, playing a tough Albuquerque Academy squad, came from behind in both the first and second sets Thursday, then cruised to big victory in the third set, earning a 25-18, 28-26, 25-12.
    Los Alamos fell behind quickly in each of the first two sets, trailing Academy’s Chargers 6-1 right off the bat in the opening set and was down as late as 18-13 before making an impressive comeback in set two.

  • Obama halts controversial EPA regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sacking a controversial proposed regulation tightening government smog standards, bowing to the demands of congressional Republicans and some business leaders.

    In a statement Friday, Obama said he had ordered Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw the proposal, in part because of the importance of reducing regulatory burdens and uncertainty for businesses at a time of rampant uncertainty about an unsteady economy.

    The announcement came shortly after a new government report on private sector employment report showed that businesses essentially added no new jobs last month — and that the jobless rate remained stuck at a historically high 9.1 percent.

  • Employers add no net jobs in Aug.; first time since 1945

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stopped adding jobs in August, an alarming setback for an economy that has struggled to grow and might be at risk of another recession.

    It was the weakest jobs report since September 2010. The unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent.

    Stock futures plunged on the news. In the 15 minutes after the report was released, Dow futures fell 94 points, from 11,401 to 11,318.

    A strike by 45,000 Verizon workers lowered the job totals. Those workers are now back on the job.

    The weakness in employment was underscored by revisions to the jobs data for June and July. Collectively, those figures were lowered to show 57,000 fewer jobs added. The downward revisions were all in government jobs.

  • Update: Cernicek games to be played at Sullivan Field

    Los Alamos High School announced Thursday afternoon it will play the opening round of the Louie Cernicek Invitational at Sullivan Field.

    LAHS athletic director Vicki Nelms made the announcement at about 1 p.m. Thursday. The tournament opens Friday morning with Los Alamos facing off against Goddard.

    Sullivan Field has been under renovation since mid-May, installing artificial turf on the formerly-grass field.

    Tickets for the tournament will be on sale for $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

    All of Friday's first round games are set for Sullivan Field except for the Farmington-Clovis game at 11 a.m.

  • Be There 09-01-11

    Today
    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents “The Social Network,” rated PG 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    A Tsankawi Evening Walk will be at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 672-3861, ext. 517. The walk is free.

    The September meeting of the Los Alamos Master Gardeners will be at 7 p.m. at the home of Rosemarie Frederickson, 1372 47th St.
    Frederickson’s bees will be featured in the program.

    Friday
    Ranger talk at Juniper Campground Amphitheater at 8:15 p.m. “History of Bandelier National Monument Beginning in 1880.” Free event.

    Saturday

  • Church welcomes pastor amid chaos

    There’s nothing like moving to a new town and being told to get out, but that’s almost what happened to The United Church of Los Alamos’ new Pastor David Elton, soon after his arrival in Los Alamos.
    Elton, along with wife Lori and daughter Kathryn, arrived in Los Alamos on June 23, enjoyed an outdoor service and potluck with the congregation that Sunday and then were promptly told they had to evacuate on Monday.

  • Seen at the Scene: Seed Balls

    On Aug. 20, almost 600 residents came together to assist Los Alamos High School senior Jin Park and Los Alamos County employee Craig Martin, in a seed ball project that will aid reforestation efforts for the surrounding community affected by the Las Conchas Fire.


  • Utility to stop river diversions until Nov. 1

    ALBUQUERQUE  — Hundreds of thousands of water utility customers in the Albuquerque area will have to rely solely on groundwater for the next two months.
    The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority says it’s stopping the diversion of surface water from the Rio Grande at least until Nov. 1.
    The utility made the announcement Thursday. It’s taking the action due to the continued presence of ash in the river from post-fire runoff and drought conditions. Utility officials say their treatment plant is capable of removing ash, but treating the ash-laden water has become cost-prohibitive because of the additional chemicals and energy required.