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Today's News

  • Speech and debate team to attend the World Series of tournaments

    Seven Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers earned the chance to go to a competition that Head Coach Noel Trujillo described as the World Series of debating.

    After taking first and second places at the New Mexico District Tournament on March 25, 26 and 27 at Albuquerque Academy, Gannon Nelson, Ryan Marcus, Seth Jennings, Kathy Lin, Vickie Wang, Mei Lui and Sky Korber qualified to attend the National Forensic National Tournament.

  • News Alert: Governor issues proclamation against child abuse and neglect

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”

  • 04-06-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    March 25

    6:39 p.m. — Christal Pride, 32, of Los Alamos was arrested and charged with DWI and child abuse because she had her 6-year-old son in her vehicle during a crash on N.M. 502 just outside Los Alamos County, after she crossed the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle.    

    March 26

  • Los Alamos’ treasures offer diverse contributions

    Next Sunday, Mary Brooks, William “Bill” Deal, Jr. and Roy N. Hopwood will be recognized and honored as the newest members of Living Treasures of Los Alamos (LTLA).  The ceremony and reception, sponsored by Los Alamos National Bank, will begin at 2 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.  The public is invited to attend.

  • A menu becomes literary inspiration

    Ever thought words like smothered breakfast burrito, Jeanie Southwest biscuits and gravy or huevos rancheros could be spotlighted in a story, or that a menu could inspire a literary endeavor? The Los Alamos Writers Group is proposing this challenge to the young people in the community.

    The writers group, along with Daylight Delights, is calling all young writers to take part in a writing contest.

  • Police official masters FBI course

    Multi-tasking during his 10 weeks at the Quantico FBI National Academy earned Los Alamos Police Capt. Randy Foster two fitness credits and 15 masters level credits through the University of Virginia, which completed his advanced degree requirements at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

    Foster will receive his master’s degree diploma in criminal justice during a ceremony at NMSU in May.

  • Golf: LA teams finish fourth at Kirtland Central Invitational

    Despite high winds at Monday’s tournament, Alicia Herrera still inched closer to qualifying for the girls Class AAAA state golf championship.

    Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls teams played Monday at the Kirtland Central Invitational in Farmington. The tournament was played at the Riverview Golf Course.

    Wind conditions made for tough play Monday, with sustained winds blowing 40 miles per hour combined with plenty of gusts.

  • Track and field: LA earns four wins at Meet of Champs

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field teams picked up three first-place finishes in Monday’s Marilyn Sepulveda Meet of Champions, while a top Hilltopper distance runner was also a winner.

    Holly Walker, Alex Nichols and Chase Ealey were all winners at Monday’s girls meet, held at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque.

    On the boys side, Hilltopper Kyle Pittman was also a big winner, taking top honors in the boys 1,600 meters.

  • 04-13-10 Update

    Police Beat

      Topping this week’s Police Beat were three girls between 14 and 16 years of age charged with Minor In Possession (MIP) of alcohol, three men caught attempting to enter a vehicle trunk and someone who cut a hole in a fence and stole an ATV. Read the full report on Page 2.

    Ex-NNSA chief to give talk

  • Denish raises $1M for governor’s race

    SANTA FE — Lt. Gov. Diane Denish has nearly $2.6 million stockpiled in her campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor, giving her a large fundraising advantage over the Republicans in a crowded gubernatorial primary field.

    Denish reported Monday that her campaign had received monetary contributions of $1.1 million and in-kind contributions of goods and services worth $51,308 from October through April 5. Her campaign spent $715,539.