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Today's News

  • LA firefighters union endorses Richard

    President Flavio Martinez of the Los Alamos Firefighters Union said the rank and file has endorsed Democrat Stephanie Richard for the District 43 House seat held nine consecutive terms by Republican Jeannette Wallace.
    “We proudly stand in support of Stephanie Richard,” Martinez said in a news release. “She’s committed to public safety and will be a strong champion for area firefighters.”
    Richard said she was “proud” to receive the endorsement in the release.

  • Soccer: LA teams head to Albuquerque Academy Invite

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls soccer teams will head to one of the toughest regular season tournaments in the state Thursday.

    The Hilltopper boys and girls will open the 2010 Albuquerque Academy Invitational Thursday afternoon. Los Alamos' girls will take on new Class 5A entry Sue Cleveland High School at 2:30 p.m. while Los Alamos' boys will have a rematch with Rio Rancho at 4:30 p.m.

    The Academy Invitational continues through Saturday.

  • Volleyball: LA falls in three at Cleveland

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper volleyball team had the defense to hang with the Cleveland Storm Tuesday, but not enough on offense to pull off the road upset.
    The Hilltopper back line, led by Danielle Ortiz, was able to pick up the tough service game and slow down Cleveland’s big hitters for much of Tuesday’s contest, but the Storm eventually cracked through to pick up a 25-18, 25-23, 25-20 victory.

  • Football: Hilltoppers take to the road for first time this season

    Longtime assistant coach Don Reid offered a nugget of advice to one of the younger players on the Los Alamos Hilltopper football team prior to Monday’s practice.
    “It’s much more fun to give big hits than to take them.”
    It was a lesson that the Hilltoppers (1-1) may have learned all too well last week and one they’re hoping not to have to relearn as they head into their first road trip of the 2010 season.
    Los Alamos will take on its second-straight ranked opponent this week when it heads northeast to play Farmington.

  • LANL attracts record number of student interns

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — It was a record summer for students at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    More than 1,300 students interned in technical and nontechnical fields and a record 415 postdoctoral students are working at Los Alamos this year.

    The lab's Education and Postdoc Office program manager, Dave Foster, says student interns and postdoctoral students contribute significantly to lab work. He says they also enhance their own academic and research skills while offering a pipeline for potential lab hires.

  • Plan aims to restore Northern NM preserve 


    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE (AP) — Visitors line the highway, most peering through binoculars, as they strain to get a better look at dozens of brown specks in the distance.
    The specks — members of Valles Caldera National Preserve’s infamous elk herd — are munching in green pastures that stretch for miles. They are surrounded by mountain peaks blanketed with ponderosa pine, spruce and fir trees.

  • NM property firms makes policy on medical marijuana

    ALBUQUERQUE, (AP) — A major property management firm has notified its New Mexico tenants that they must sign an agreement not to use or grow medical marijuana at home. But Dallas-based Monarch Properties Inc. later reversed the rules for apartments that don’t fall under federal regulations.
    The company told tenants in August that although New Mexico is one of 14 states where medical marijuana is legal, marijuana remains illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

  • GOP opens Los Alamos campaign HQ

    As the political season heats up, the Los Alamos Republican Party opened its campaign headquarters in Central Park Square Saturday. Congressional candidate Tom Mullins, gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez and Errol Chavez, who is running for state auditor, attended the event.

  • Atomic bomb brings distant communities together

    When local historian Nancy Bartlit traveled halfway across the world to Tinian, it not only forged bonds between the island in the Philippine Sea and Los Alamos, but helped complete a personal tour of the WWII atomic bombs.
    Beginning Aug. 5, Bartlit took part in “The Manhattan Project and Tinian: An Educational Symposium.”
    The symposium recognized what Los Alamos and Tinian contributed to WWII.

  • Colorado wildfire destroys dozens of homes

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A wind-whipped wildfire sent flames roaring through a rugged canyon in the Colorado foothills, forcing about 3,000 people to flee the area and destroying dozens of homes — some that belonged to the firefighters themselves, authorities said Tuesday.
    Fire officials were assessing the extent of the damage and planned to release details at a morning news conference.