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Today's News

  • Columbus Day closings

    Monday, Oct. 11, is celebrated as Columbus Day, which means that it's a federal holiday. The mail won't be delivered today since the post office is closed, Los Alamos National Laboratory is closed, and many financial institutions are closed as well.

    Los Alamos Public Schools also observe the Columbus Day holiday, but Los Alamos County offices are open for business as usual. The Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center is open on regular hours today.

  • Football: ´Toppers can’t hang on to ball Friday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper football team gave away a critical contest Friday night and now must win this week over a tough opponent to keep any realistic hope of a playoff bid alive.
    The Hilltoppers turned the ball over six times Friday night at Bernalillo, four times in the second half as they tried to battle back from a deficit against the Spartans. Additionally, the Hilltoppers lost approximately 70 yards of field position in a tight ballgame due to bad or mishandled snaps out of their “pistol” offensive formation.

  • Girls soccer: LA splits pair with Spartans, Sartans

    With only about two weeks left in the regular season, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer team is still trying to learn about itself.
    Whether it does or not may well determine its postseason outlook.
    Los Alamos had a rough second half Friday night hosting the St. Pius X Sartans, falling in that contest 3-0. The team bounced back, however, in a District 2AAAA contest against the Bernalillo Spartans Saturday, grabbing a 3-0 victory and leaving itself just one win away from claiming its fifth-straight district title.

  • Boys soccer: LA wins 1 of 2 at home this weekend

    The big, burning issue for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys soccer team heading into the tail end of the 2010 regular season is whether it can run with the big dogs come playoff time.
    Los Alamos has shown the potential to do so, but the big signature win it was hoping for has so far proven to be elusive.

  • Schedule for Oct. 11-16

    Monday
    Golf: Los Alamos at Capital Invite, boys and girls, 9 a.m.

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

    Tuesday
    Football: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, C team, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Girls soccer: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, 6 p.m.

    Wednesday
    Girls soccer: St. Michael’s at Los Alamos, JV, 4 p.m.

    Boys soccer: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, C team, 4:30 p.m.

    Thursday

  • UNM-LA sees rise in enrollment

    For the eighth straight semester, enrollment is up at UNM-Los Alamos. According to UNM-LA’s Institutional Researcher Valida Dushdurova, headcount is 6.8 percent higher in Fall 2010 than Fall 2009. Student credit hours and full time enrollment numbers are both up 9.6 percent over last year.  

  • Be There 10-10-10

    Tuesday
     The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) will meet at 4 p.m. at Mesa Public Library.

  • CIP applications to be reviewed

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers.
    The following applications will be reviewed:
    • Ice Rink Cover (CIP-035-1) — Study to provide a cover for the County Ice Rink.

  • Fairway closed at West Road

    Beginning Tuesday, the Los Alamos County Pavement Department will begin stage one of reconstruction of West Road from Diamond to Fairway. The work is a jumpstart on next year’s construction project in the area. Expect various lane closures with flagging operations.
    Pavement Director Tom Roach estimates the construction project to be completed within a two week period dependent on any weather delays.
    For more information, call the County of Los Alamos Public Works Department at 662-8150.

  • CYFD launches local childcare probe

    The New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department confirmed Friday that the agency launched an investigation late in the week surrounding an alleged childcare business which may be operating illegally out of a home at 525 Navajo.
    This is the same residence where Katrina Vigil, 25, allegedly gave birth Sept. 24 to a baby boy, Grey Vigil, and then reportedly did not seek medical attention for herself or the newborn. Grey died 10 days later in hospice care in Rio Rancho.