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Today's News

  • County hires broadband project manager

    John Jones and his family wanted to alter their hectic California lifestyle when he came upon the vacancy for an information technology project manager for Los Alamos County’s broadband project.

    Not only did the position offer a chance to transition from a fast-paced city to a calmer small town, but it was an opportunity for Jones to work on something out of the ordinary.

  • Cold snap sends temps below zero

    The latest winter storm lacked the precipitation, but more than made up for it with its frigid temperatures.

    Early Wednesday evening, the thermometer read -5 in front of Los Alamos National Bank. And LANL’s Scott Johnson said it could be even colder over night with a forecasted low of -8 for Los Alamos.

    “This storm did not pack much in terms of moisture, but it sure brought in a bunch of cold air,” Johnson said.

  • LANL completes TA-15 landfill excavation

    LANL subcontractor crews last month completed an environmental milestone: excavation at another former material disposal area. It’s the eighth disposal area to be excavated, or otherwise completed, of 26 across the Lab slated for remediation.

  • Low turnout for board election

    Bitter arctic temperatures gripped Los Alamos County Tuesday and that may have contributed to the low number of voters who went to the polls to cast their votes for the Los Alamos Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

    Candidates for the LAPS Board of Education had little to worry about, as they all ran uncontested.

  • Men's basketball: Alford wins 400th game as Lobos drop Falcons, 75-61

    AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Steve Alford couldn’t help but feel a bit nostalgic after his team’s 75-61 win at Air Force Tuesday night.
    After all, he’d just become the 40th active Division I basketball coach to reach 400 career wins at the collegiate level.

  • Sports update 02-02-11

    Hilltopper hockey’s senior night is Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will host its senior night Friday at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    The senior night ceremony will include recognition of the team’s 12 seniors. The ceremony will begin 15 minutes before the game’s 8 p.m. start time.
    The team’s seniors include John Alison, Drew Betts, Tim Branch, Billy Cooper, Dillon Coyne, Graham Delano, Devin Grider, Chase Havemann, Niko Meneakis, Chris Owens, Kurt Schramm and Brett Snow.

    LA Little League meeting set for Feb. 9

  • Basketball: New Mexico high school scores

    Boys basketball
    Cleveland 75, Rio Rancho 53
    Goddard 70, Artesia 62
    Hobbs 74, Carlsbad 67
    Jal 54, Tatum 42
    Oñate 59, Mayfield 56
    Santa Teresa 68, Silver 27
    Gadsden vs. Alamogordo, ppd.
    Mescalero Apache vs. Capitan, ppd.
    Cloudcroft vs. Carrizozo, ppd.
    Manzano vs. Eldorado, ppd.
    Cibola vs. Volcano Vista, ppd.
    Sandia vs. La Cueva, ppd.

    Girls basketball
    Artesia 40, Goddard 22
    Hobbs 47, Carlsbad 44
    Kirtland Central 41, Piedra Vista 39, 2OT

  • Ski report 02-02-11

    Angel Fire
    39-42 inch base of powder. 15 inches of new snow reported. 55 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    15-inch base of packed powder. 7 inches of new snow reported.

    Pajarito
    19-inch base of variable conditions. 3 inches of new snow reported. Operations have been suspended pending more snowfall.

    Red River
    25-30 inch base of powder and machine-groomed snow. 6 inches of new snow reported. 35 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak

  • Off to College

    Los Alamos’ Andy Thoma, seen here during the 2010 season, is one of three Hilltoppers scheduled to sign their National Letters of Intent to play college soccer today. Thoma is expected to sign with Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.

  • Autio Names Interim Assistant Administrators

    Acting County Administrator Randy Autio just announced that he has filled some top vacancies at the county.

    Autio appointed Capital Projects and Facilities Department Director Anne Laurant and Chief Financial Officer Steve Lynne as acting assistant county administrators.

    Individuals within Laurant and Lynne's respective departments have been appointed in acting capacities to fill their positions, Autio said.