Today's News

  • ’Toppers upset Academy, will play St. Pius X tonight

    ALBUQUERQUE — One down, two to go.
    After surviving a wild first half and an equalizing goal midway through the second half, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers scored late in regulation to knock off one of the most dangerous teams in the state to advance to the semifinal round of the state Class AAAA playoffs.
    Los Alamos might have had a flashback to mid-September following the tying goal in the 58th minute by the Albuquerque Academy Chargers, but a 73rd minute goal from Cooper Christensen gave the Hilltoppers the victory.

  • Police wrap up some cases, others are pending

    Los Alamos police have wrapped up a number of cases recently and others are moving forward in the judicial process. The most recent case of note involves Katrina Vigil, 25, and the death of her infant son, Grey Vigil, who was allegedly found in a closet several days after his birth. Vigil gave birth Sept. 24 and did not report it or seek medical care for herself or the newborn, according to reports.

    “Emergency Room doctors at the Los Alamos Medical Center contacted us Tuesday to report a possible child abuse case,” Capt. Randy Foster said at the time.

  • 11-5-10 Bible Answers

    “Halloween was on Sunday this year. That made me wonder again if Christians should celebrate this ‘holiday.’ ” — Chris

    Many Christians do not “celebrate” Halloween as a matter of both faith and conscience.  Adequate biblical justification may be found to justify avoiding this holiday, which has its roots in paganism. Furthermore, Halloween is likely “over the top” in terms of too much money spent and too much focus on the acquisition of tooth-rotting candy.  

  • Swim coach charged with drunk driving

    Los Alamos High School Diving Coach Keith Greene, 45, of Los Alamos, was arrested following a traffic stop on San Ildefonso Road at 11:02 p.m. Oct. 22.

    Greene was charged with aggravated DWI after refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test at the scene.
    Lt. Reggie Briggle of the Los Alamos Police Department said, “Mr. Greene is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing in magistrate court on Dec. 15.”

  • Last building demolished at LANL’s DP West site

    The last of 14 buildings at the historic DP West site at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21 (TA-21) was demolished last Friday, completing a reduction of the lab’s footprint by more than 100,000 square feet.

    The demolition was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and is part of $212 million in Recovery Act funds the Lab received for environmental remediation.

  • Citizens chime in on Trinity Site

    Questions and suggestions filled the air during a second public listening session regarding the Trinity Site Revitalization Project (TRSP) at White Rock Town Hall Thursday evening.

    There’s been a lot of “almosts” regarding the TRSP, said Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent and TRSP Advisory Committee Member Gene Schmidt.

    But with a new developer ready to pull the trigger on the long-awaited project, the committee is prepared to recommend North American Development Group to County Administrator Tony Mortillaro.

  • 11-5-10 Religion listings

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Companies in Oct. added most jobs since April

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies created more net new jobs in October than in any month since April, evidence that businesses are shedding their previously cautious attitude toward hiring.

    But the unemployment rate remained stuck at 9.6 percent for the third straight month.

  • Honor veterans Thursday at Legion

    This year’s Veterans Day community celebration will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the American Legion Post 90, 1325 Trinity Drive.
    All veterans, their families and friends, as well as the general public are invited to attend.  
    The local theme is “Veterans Equal Freedom.” Veterans Day is a National Holiday to thank and honor the 23.2 million living veterans that have honorably served their country in both wartime and peacetime.  

  • Spring forward, fall back... Daylight savings time ends this weekend

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — While you're resetting your clocks for the end of daylight savings time this weekend, you might as well check your smoke alarm batteries.

    That's the suggestion from fire departments around New Mexico.

    The Las Cruces Fire Department encourages residents to put new batteries in their smoke detectors when they adjust their clocks before bedtime Saturday. Daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday.

    The fire department also suggests homeowners test their smoke detectors to ensure they're working.