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Today's News

  • 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.

  • GOP forum set for Thursday

    The Republican Party of Los Alamos will host a Republican candidates forum from 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Duane Smith Auditorium. The forum is open to the public at no charge.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District have been invited to participate.

    Unopposed candidates will be the first to speak.  

    Panels will be set up for the other candidates:  

    • Land Commissioners;

    • U.S. 3rd District House;

    • Lt. Governor; and

    • Governor.

  • Lemon lot to be relocated

    For decades Los Alamos citizens have been selling and buying personal vehicles from the county-owned lot on Diamond Drive just north of Trinity, otherwise known as the “Lemon Lot.”

     With the beginning of phase IV work on Diamond Drive, the Lemon Lot will be moving to make room for the county’s contractor to stage equipment for the two-year road project. 

    The Lemon Lot will temporarily relocate to the recently abandoned County Annex Building site at 901 Trinity Drive. 

  • Baseball: LA sweeps in big 2AAAA doubleheader

    After a big come-from-behind win in game one, the Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team didn’t want to slow its momentum heading into game two.

    Scoring seven runs in the home half of the first inning would keep that momentum going just fine.

    After a tight, contentious opener against the Española Valley Sundevils Saturday, Los Alamos thumped the Sundevils in the nightcap at Bomber Field. Los Alamos took the first game 11-10, then blasted the Sundevils in game two, 15-2.

  • Pic of the day: Something wild and different

    Sunday afternoon a vendor set up shop in the lot on Diamond Drive across from the high school. He wasn't selling peppers or plants, but instead some rather unique statues that could be used as yard art.

    The various wildlife statues are made of aluminum, according to the vendor, who said the life-size grizzly was priced at $3,500. The trailer full of various wildlife depictions did attract quite a few passersby.