Today's News

  • Councilor contributed to U.S. mission

    President Barack Obama promised Friday that all U.S. troops serving in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays. Over the next two months, tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq will board convoys for their journey back to American soil, he said.

    County Councilor Mike Wismer, a security official at Los Alamos National Laboratory who spent 21 years in the U.S Air Force, recounted his own mission to Iraq six years ago.

  • 'Toppers roll to big win

    Los Alamos sophomore runningback Seth Drop gains some yardage during the Hilltoppers 58-0 win against Española Friday night in the final home game of the season. For more details, see sports.

  • Leisure Pool bond issue goes before voters

    The addition of a Leisure Pool to the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center has been a citizen-based effort. Now Los Alamos residents are being asked to commit to funding the project.

    Ballots went out last week on a bond issue to raise the funds necessary to bring the project to completion.

    Final design and construction costs are expected to be $6.1 million. The county has allocated $3.1 million from the General Fund. Citizens are being asked to approve an increase in property taxes through a General Obligation (GO) bond of up to $3 million. Should voters approve the measure, the average increase in property taxes on a home valued at $300,000 would be $32.35 annually, based on county estimates.

  • Second suit filed to block CMRR

    It looks like the issue of the $5.8 billion Chemistry Metallurgy Research Replacement facility will be spending more time in the court room.

    The Los Alamos Study Group has filed a second lawsuit against the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration and the Los Alamos National Laboratory Friday morning,

    The Study Group, under Greg Mello, filed the suit under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) “seeking accurate, up-to-date analyses of the feasibility and impacts of alternatives to a proposed $6 billion plutonium building at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).”

    Spokesperson Toni Chiri said the NNSA has not seen the suit yet and does not comment on pending litigation.

  • ´Toppers drop Sundevils in one half

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team breezed to victory Friday night at Sullivan Field and is now just one step away from clinching the District 2-4A title.
    The Hilltoppers pummeled the Española Valley Sundevils Friday night. The Hilltoppers scored 40 points in the first quarter and closed out the contest at halftime, winning 58-0.
    Scoring came early and often for Los Alamos, which picked up its fourth consecutive win Friday in its final 2011 home game. Los Alamos scored a pair of touchdowns just 2:01 into the game then tacked on a third with 7:22 remaining in the opening quarter.

  • ’Toppers win 3-0 at home on Senior Night

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team only sporadically got into rhythm Saturday night, but was still good enough to pick up a District 2-4A sweep.
    On Senior Night, the final regular season match at home, the Hilltoppers grabbed a 25-21, 25-15, 25-21 victory over the visiting Española Valley Sundevils.
    The win upped the Hilltoppers’ district record to a perfect 7-0 and kept their set streak, now at 21 straight, intact as well.
    Los Alamos (16-3) has just one regular season contest remaining, Wednesday night at Capital, before the district tournament. Los Alamos will host the district championship match Nov. 5.

  • LA shuts out Aztec to close out season

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team closed out its season with a win Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos overcame a windy first half to play the Aztec Tigers to a draw through to halftime. In the second half, the Hilltoppers got a goal from Leslie Guarello, who sent a shot into the upper-right corner of the goal.
    Guarello’s goal is all the Hilltoppers would need in a 1-0 victory in the Four Corners area.
    “They have some quick people on the side, up front and on defense,” Hilltopper head coach Jiri Kubicek said of Aztec. “We could’ve scored some goals, but we missed some good opportunities. We may see them again. They’re going to be a good team.”

  • ´Toppers finish on top at LA Invite Friday

    In its regular season finale, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team again came through with another solid performance.
    The Hilltopper girls hosted the Los Alamos Invitational Friday afternoon at Los Alamos Golf Course. The Hilltoppers grabbed three top 10 individual finishes to coast to victory.
    Jennifer Mooday took a near wire-to-wire victory for Los Alamos, while Teresa Sandoval and Jordan Parker finished in seventh and eighth places to lead the team to victory.
    Los Alamos finished with 41 points, eight points better than second-place Cleveland.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 24-29


    Boys golf: Los Alamos at Marty Sanchez Fall Invite, 9 a.m.

    Football: Capital at Los Alamos, C team, 4:30 p.m.


    Volleyball: Los Alamos at Capital, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5 p.m.; varsity, 6:30 p.m.


    Cross country: District 2-4A meet, boys and girls varsity, 3 p.m.

    Football: Los Alamos at Capital, varsity, 7 p.m.

  • Playoff brackets will be out today

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will learn their postseason fates today.
    The New Mexico Activities Association will announce the boys and girls soccer brackets today. The NMAA’s seeding and selection committee will post the playoff brackets on the nmact.com website.
    The 2011 playoffs will start will first-round games Friday and Saturday at the homes of the Nos. 5-8 seeds. They will host the 9-12 seeds, while seeds 1-4 get a bye to the state quarterfinals.
    Los Alamos’ girls appear to be in line for a top four seed and may even get a top two seed, although with a loss earlier this month to St. Pius X, a No. 1 seed may not be in the cards.