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Today's News

  • Cross country: Results from Saturday’s UNM Invite

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls cross country team passed its first test of the 2010 season with flying colors.
    The Hilltoppers knocked off the rest of the 26-team field at Saturday’s University of New Mexico Invitational. The Hilltoppers finished the race with 102 team points, 10 fewer than runner-up La Cueva to take top honors in their first outing of the season.

  • Waste staging project gets initial nod

    The Department of Energy has approved the preliminary design of a new radioactive waste staging facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
    The facility will replace several buildings and fabric domes at Technical Area 54, which must be closed and remediated by 2015 under the Consent Order agreement with the state of New Mexico.

  • Square dancers mix it up

    The Mountain Mixers Square Dance Club of Los Alamos will offer Basic Square Dance lessons on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. this fall. The classes will be at the Los Alamos Sheriff’s Posse Lodge, 650 North Mesa Road.  
    Square dancing is easy and fun. No special skills or previous dance experience are required. You do not need to wear special clothes; jeans are fine. Couples, families and singles are welcome. Anyone from the age of 9 to 99 can have fun doing it.

  • Redeemer Lutheran Church breaks ground

    On Aug. 22, Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church broke ground on its new church building at 2000 Diamond Drive.
    The architecture firm for the project is Mullen Heller, which also designed the county animal shelter and the new White Rock Visitor Center Complex.
    The building construction is being performed by Klinger Constructors, LLC and will consist of a sanctuary, meeting area, kitchen and side rooms.
    Construction is expected to be complete this winter.  

  • Boys soccer: LA grabs first Cernicek title since 2004

    It’s been a long time coming.
    For the first time since 2004, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team is the champion of the Louie Cernicek Invitational Tournament.
    The Hilltoppers survived many a scare in the first half of Saturday night’s championship game at Sullivan Field to top the Belen Eagles. The Hilltoppers scored a pair of goals midway through the second half and rolled to a 3-1 victory.

  • Football: Toppers thumped by 3rd-ranked Aztec

    Friday night, the Aztec Tigers showed why they’re the third-ranked team in the state of New Mexico and no one had a better view than the Los Alamos Hilltoppers.
    The Hilltopper football team struggled to slow down one of the most prolific offenses in the state and never got much going when it had the ball Friday at Sullivan Field. The Tigers scored five times in the first half and closed out the game with 7:48 remaining, grabbing an impressive 52-0 victory over the Hilltoppers.

  • Susana Martinez flies in for grand opening of local GOP headquarters

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez flew in to town late Saturday afternoon to attend the grand opening of the local GOP campaign headquarters in Central Park Square.

    About 100 people turned out for the event including several candidates. Congressional candidate Tom Mullins of Farmington drove his truck to the grand opening and spoke of his frustration with Rep. Ben Ray Lujan's refusal to debate him on the issues.

    Get the details in Tuesday's Los Alamos Monitor.

  • Caldera National Preserve Hatches Restoration Plan

     

    VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE, N.M. (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.

  • White Rock trail passes council

    With a visitor center and street improvements already approved, the drive to improve White Rock further accelerated when Los Alamos County Councilors passed a motion for the design and construction of the Canada del Buey pathway and park project.

  • Ex-LANL Worker Sentenced For 2009 Gold Theft

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory employee has been sentenced to a year in prison for trying to take a 2-ounce piece of gold valued at $2,000 from the lab.

    Alex Maestas was sentenced Tuesday by Senior U.S. District Judge C. Leroy Hansen.

    The 46-year-old Maestas pleaded guilty Jan. 28 to theft of government property. During a plea hearing, he admitted stealing the gold from an area used to store plutonium and nuclear materials.