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Today's News

  • Football: LA topped by Bloomfield, 19-15

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team lost for the second straight week in the Four Corners area Friday night.
    The Bloomfield Bobcats came back from a late fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Hilltoppers 19-15 at Bloomfield.

  • Schedule Sept. 20-25

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos Invitational, boys and girls varsity, 9 a.m.

    Football: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Taos at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Hope Christian at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Tuesday
    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 4 p.m.; Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Bernalillo, varsity, 6 p.m.; Santa Fe at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.

  • Girls soccer: LA thumped on road by Academy, 5-1

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team was again routed Friday, but this time by a team it really wanted to beat.
    The Hilltoppers fell on the road Friday to the top-ranked Albuquerque Academy Chargers. The Chargers ran away with the big Class AAAA contest, 5-1.
    This was the first time in three seasons the Chargers scored a victory over the Hilltoppers during the regular season, although, the Chargers bounced back in each of the previous two seasons to top the Hilltoppers in the state championship game.

  • Cross country: LA boys take 3rd at Liberty Bell meet

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team had one of the top finishes of the Division 1 race Friday at the Liberty Bell Invitational in Littleton, Colo.
    The Hilltoppers finished third at the Liberty Bell meet, hosted by Heritage High School in Littleton. Paced by Daniel Roybal’s top-20 finish, the Hilltoppers nipped Smoky Hill, Colo., for third place in the race, 184-185.

  • Boys soccer: LA can’t hold on to late 2-goal lead

    The math is pretty simple: 78 minutes does not equal 80 minutes.
    Unfortunately for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team, it had to learn that lesson in just about the hardest way possible Friday.
    In a big Class AAAA contest at Sullivan Field Friday afternoon, the Hilltoppers held what looked like a commanding 2-0 lead with just a little over two minutes left in regulation – not counting stoppage time – against one of biggest rivals, Albuquerque Academy.

  • Former Los Alamos scientist and wife indicted for allegedly providing nuke info to Venezuelan government

     

    A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and his wife were indicted Friday on charges of providing classified nuclear weapons information to a Venezuelan government official.

    The pair, Pedro    Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen was also charged with conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela.

  • Former Los Alamos scientist and wife indicted for allegedly providing nuke info to Venezuelan government

    A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist and his wife were indicted Friday on charges of providing classified nuclear weapons information to a Venezuelan government official.

    The pair, Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni, 75, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Argentina, and Marjorie Roxby Mascheroni, 67, a U.S. citizen was also charged with conspiring to participate in the development of an atomic weapon for Venezuela.

    The 22-count indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in the District of New Mexico. 

  • Plutonium halts clean-up at Los Alamos National Laboratory

    Discovery of a pipe with a high level of plutonium-239 at a clean-up site at Los Alamos National Laboratory has forced officials to shut down operations.

    The pipe, which was dug up by an excavator three weeks ago, had plutonium-239 that exceeded the amount lab officials had expected and that was allowed above the ground, lab spokesman Fred deSousa said Friday.

    The lab had estimated about 200 grams of plutonium-239 over the 6-acre clean-up site. The pipe alone alone had 42 grams, or about 1.6 ounces.

  • Fire facility to debut

    Construction of an addition to the training tower at Fire Station 2 on DP Road is finished.
    The tall metal firefighter Practical Learning Center will accommodate training in search and rescue, high-rise attacks, single and multiple company evolutions, confined space rescue, lost or trapped firefighters, victim removal and other simulations.
    “We’ll be able to do live structured fire drills here instead of bringing the whole department down to the training academy in Socorro,” Lt. Larry Romero said.

     

  • Americans’ wealth fell in spring as stocks tanked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans’ wealth shrank in the spring for the first time since early 2009 as financial turmoil eroded stock portfolios.
    The Federal Reserve says household net worth fell 2.7 percent — or $1.5 trillion — in the April-to-June quarter. The decline left Americans’ net worth at $53.5 trillion.
    Shriveled stock portfolios were the biggest force dragging down wealth. Wall Street was shaken by fears over Europe’s debt crisis. Since then, stocks have recovered most of their losses from the April-June quarter.