Today's News

  • UNM-LA helps communities connect

    The University of New Mexico–Los Alamos has long understood the documented link between broadband deployment, Internet usage and better economic development and educational opportunities.
    Many New Mexicans, especially in rural areas, remain underserved or “unserved” in the areas of Internet access and computer proficiency. And, UNM-LA is doing something about it.

  • Call for broadband access

    This week, two New Mexico health care professionals, two online learning educators and a small business owner, will travel to Washington, D.C. to ask congressional leaders to support efforts to expand broadband access to rural and underserved areas.
    Debra Newman, a physician’s assistant at a rural health center in Espanola, will lead the delegation.
    Joining her on the trip are William Dubois, a diabetes educator and resident of Pecos Valley; Alice Hopkins-Loy, Field Manager of Fast Forward New Mexico and resident of Santa Fe and Eva Artschwager, University of New Mexico distance-learning professor and resident of San Miguel County.

  • ´Toppers hold on to top Jaguars 1-0

    It was a struggle for both teams, to be sure, but the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team picked up a crucial win Saturday afternoon.
    Los Alamos got, and needed, just one score as it took on the Capital Jaguars. David Stroud picked up a goal off an assist from Henry Steinkamp at the 20-minute mark of the first half.
    That goal, setup by a nifty dribbling effort by Steinkamp, proved to be the difference in the contest as the Hilltoppers held on for a 1-0 victory at Sullivan Field.
    Saturday’s game pitted the No. 5-ranked Hilltoppers against the No. 6-ranked Jaguars, who have put together a stellar nondistrict season.
    But the contest was highlighted by some big plays from the Hilltopper defense.

  • Sports Schedule, Oct. 3-8


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


    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Sue Cleveland, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 6 p.m.


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

    Boys soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Santa Fe at Los Alamos, JV, 6 p.m.


    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at St. Pius X, varsity, JV, 4:30 p.m.

    Volleyball: LAMS at Capshaw Invite, seventh grade, TBA.

    Football: LAMS at McCurdy, 4 p.m.


  • LA closes Capital out early at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team needed just 55 minutes and 13 seconds to finish the first half of the District 2-4A season with a spotless record Saturday.
    The Hilltoppers scored five goals in each half to trample the Capital Jaguars 10-0 at Sullivan Field.
    Both Amy Neal and Leslie Guarello finished with hat tricks in Saturday’s contest. Neal and Guarello both scored two goals in the first half and Neal closed out the contest with a goal off an assist from Megan Kober.
    Los Alamos is seeking its fifth straight district championship this season. Through the first three district contests, Los Alamos has outscored Bernalillo, Santa Fe and Capital by a combined 18-0.

  • Girls are 3rd, boys 4th in Phoenix

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team finished third in the Milesplit Sweepstakes race at the Desert Twilight Festival, while the Hilltopper boys were fourth in the Sole Sports Boys Sweepstakes.
    The Desert Twilight Festival, a region-wide cross country meet, was Friday night in Phoenix, Ariz. The event, which included some of the top racers in the southwest, was held on the same course that will be used for the Nike Cross National regional qualifying meet following the prep regular season.
    The Hilltopper girls finished with 148 points to take the third-place finish. They were paced by Jennifer Mooday, who cracked the top 10 on the 3.1-mile course with her time of 18:37.

  • Seen at the Scene: Homecoming 2011

    Homecoming 2011 for the Hilltoppers was punctuated by a full day of events that included a parade, followed by the big game Friday night. The freshman float won first place; the LAHS wrestling team’s float won second; and the Key Club took third place.


  • Update 10-02-11

    Council meeting

    The County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Hamburger night

    Hamburger Nite at The Hill Diner will be from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, the United Way Youth Team and The Hill Diner host a fun, entertaining, community-favorite, fundraiser dinner at 1315 Trinity Drive in Los Alamos. Dine-in only, walk-ins welcome.

    Movie night

    The Mesa Library Movie Series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday when the 1956 hit “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” will be featured.

    Hall update

  • Hairy, crazy ants invade from Texas to Miss.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bulge from the pressure of ants nesting behind them. A circle of poison stops them for only a day, and then a fresh horde shows up, bringing babies. Stand in the yard, and in seconds ants cover your shoes.

    It's an extreme example of what can happen when the ants — which also can disable huge industrial plants — go unchecked. Controlling them can cost thousands of dollars. But the story is real, told by someone who's been studying ants for a decade.

  • Dam reconstruction resumes next spring

    The good news is that Los Alamos Reservoir Dam is still standing.

    “The diversion worked correctly, and the dam was saved. It has not been damaged in any way by the flooding. So that has been a real success story,” said Deputy Utilities Manager Tim Glasco.

    The “diversion” is a bypass the Department of Public Utilities (DPU) dug after the Las Conchas fire halted the dam construction project.