Today's News

  • Pa. school to launch STEM initiative with LANL help

    Speaking at the 2011 Pittsburgh STEM Summit, Nick Trombetta, CEO of Pennsylvania’s largest cyber charter school, will discuss his school’s plans to launch a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative in the Pittsburgh area.
    Trombetta is head of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School. He and three other leading educators are to discuss regional efforts to improve science and math education for grades K-12. The STEM Summit was held Wednesday.

  • State Briefs 08-31-11

    ABQ police kill robbery suspect

    ALBUQUERQUE — Albuquerque police shot and killed a 31-year-old armed robbery suspect Tuesday, bringing to 20 the number of suspects who have been shot by police in the same number of months.
    Police Chief Ray Schultz said officers saw the suspect — who he said had a long criminal record — coming out of an apartment holding a bag and confronted him. He said the officers surrounded the suspect and talked with him for 15 to 20 minutes trying to get him to surrender. But he said the man became agitated and indicated and he would not be taken, so a sniper shot him.
    Schultz said the officer later found an AK-47 assault rifle in the bag.

  • Keeping the Plants Happy

    County worker Steven Martinez waters hanging flower baskets along Central Avenue Friday afternoon.

  • LANL in line for new waste shipping containers

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced Tuesday that the first shipment of transuranic waste using the newly approved shipping packaging known as the TRUPACT-III safely arrived at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad.
    Los Alamos National Laboratory spokesman Fred DeSousa, though, said the lab will not be using the new containers anytime soon.
    “Every container and its contents, big or small, must be analyzed and certified before shipment to WIPP,” DeSousa said. “LANL currently does not have equipment on site that’s capable of analyzing the large items that would go in TRUPACT-III containers. So, at least for now, people won’t see TRUPACT-III’s on the route from LANL to WIPP.”

  • A-19-a Master Planning Study open house tonight

    Consultants will introduce their recommended development plan for the White Rock A-19-a site at an open house this evening. This is the last scheduled public meeting before a master plan is submitted to the planning commission and then county council for approval.     
    A-19-a is one section of land set aside for the White Rock Master Plan. The county gained control of the land from the Department of Energy in 2002 to use for economic development.  

  • Future of District 43 uncertain

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. – The way in which lawmakers draw new political district boundaries is critically important to taxpayers; the way in which the lines get redrawn can influence who wins an election, who controls the legislature, even which laws get passed.

    While the state population grew by 13.2 percent, according to the 2010 census, Los Alamos did not grow, which makes it vulnerable in the upcoming redistricting process.

  • LA boys, girls ranked 2nd in poll

    Here are NMSoccer.com Class 4A coaches poll results for the week ending Sunday. First-place votes are in parentheses.

    Class 4A Girls

        Team               Total pts.
    1. Academy (6)        60
    2. Los Alamos        49
    (tie) St. Pius X        49
    4. Piedra Vista        38
    (tie) Miyamura        38
    6. Farmington        28
    7. Del Norte            17

  • Toppers tripped up by Academy

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper C team football squad fell to the Albuquerque Academy Chargers Monday on the road.
    Los Alamos scored three touchdowns in the second half, but those touchdowns weren’t enough to get it back in the contest. The Chargers rolled to a 59-22 victory.
    Los Alamos C team coach Marco Lucero said his team was able to move the ball effectively through most of the contest but some costly turnovers and penalties in the first half did in three potential scoring drives.
    Academy led 28-0 at halftime.
    In the second half, Los Alamos quarterback Bryce Van Etten threw a pair of touchdown passes, one to Sidney Ellis and another to Scott Gasway. Van Etten also ran for a touchdown on a quarterback keeper.

  • Sports Update 08-31-11

    KRSN to air volleyball match Thursday night

    KRSN AM 1490 will broadcast Thursday night’s Los Alamos-Albuquerque Academy volleyball match.
    The match is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
    Gene Mortensen, the “Voice of the Hilltoppers,” will call the game live from Griffith Gymnasium. The match will also be streamed live on the Internet at krsnam1490.com.

    LAHS XC coach needed

  • Vick signs another big contract

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick shared some laughs, and offered up an occasional smile. But for the most part, his Tuesday press conference announcing his new contract was handled the same way he’s handled everything since he landed in Philadelphia two years ago.
    All business.
    “The common goal is to bring that ring back to the city of Philadelphia. That’s why we play,” Vick said. “That’s what we’re all working for. As a competitor, I don’t feel my career will be complete without that.”