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Today's News

  • CORRECTION: Open enrollment for health plans

    Open enrollment has arrived for health plans in Los Alamos. It’s never easy, but it may be even worse this year.

    LANL's open enrollment period begins next week and lasts through Nov. 20. (Editor's note: This corrects a statement in an earlier version of this story that the enrollment period for retirees was next week.)  For many retirees, that calls for an extra reality check from experts who know the ins and outs of a system that is growing more complicated every year.

  • Girls cross country: Toppers nipped by Academy at home

    If the last two weeks of competition are any indication, the team that wants the Class AAAA state championship is going to have to earn it.

    The two front-running girls cross country squads in the state, Los Alamos and Albuquerque Academy, are just a hair’s breadth away from each other and the state title could come right down to the wire one way or the other.

    The Hilltoppers and Academy’s Chargers faced off for one final time in the 2009 regular season Friday, with the Chargers nipping the Hilltoppers at their home invitational.

  • Football: LA falls in critical district contest

    BERNALILLO — Fighting the good fight kept the Los Alamos Hilltoppers in Friday night’s game, but it wasn’t enough to keep the team in the thick of the district hunt.

    Los Alamos dropped a big contest Friday night against the Bernalillo Spartans. The Spartans scored on their opening drive and on a late second quarter drive, which was enough to give them a 14-0 victory.

  • Boys soccer: LA knocks off Capital, receives No. 5 seed for state

    SANTA FE — With just hours before the New Mexico Activities Association met to determine the seeding for the state Class AAAA boys soccer tournament, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers wanted to make sure they made a statement.

    They did, but not enough of one to persuade the seeding committee it was worthy of a first-round bye.

  • Girls soccer: LA routs Capital, winds up as second seed for state

    SANTA FE — A very good team like the Los Alamos Hilltoppers playing in arguably the worst district in New Mexico, 2AAAA, doesn’t need much to earn a victory.

    It was that way again Saturday night as the Hilltoppers rolled to a 9-0 victory at Jaguar Field in the teams’ girls soccer season finale.

    Despite missing six players Saturday, Los Alamos rolled up five goals in the first half and rarely allowed the Jaguars past the midfield stripe throughout the game.

  • Boys cross country: LA finishes 2nd at home invite

    If the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys cross country team wants to give the Albuquerque Academy Chargers a run for their money in two weeks, there’s still some work left to do.

    But Los Alamos, which is probably the best-prepared team in the state, week-in and week-out, knows exactly how much work that entails. In fact, the Hilltoppers have quantified it.

  • A call for clarification from councilors

    I have questions.  The County’s Strategic Goals document specifically calls on us to “Preserve our history.”  What, exactly, does that mean?  Whose history?  Which history?  What history?  Does the period from 1950 - 2000 count, or are we only talking about the Manhattan Project?  What is meant by “preserve?”  “Preserve” what and in what manner?

  • LA Cares needs delivery help

    LA Cares has an urgent need and once again is turning to the community for assistance. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer, preferably more than one, to make food box deliveries on the second Friday morning of each month.

       There are approximately 15 clients unable, for a variety of reasons, to pick up their boxes and select from additional items such as breads and vegetables.

  • Don’t rush to judgment on Municipal Building

    The Council is preparing to select a site for the next Municipal Building.  Unfortunately, the result of this very important decision is likely to be compromised by an unfortunate urgency.  

    I am not referring to the excellent work done by the Municipal Building Site Selection Steering Committee. They analyzed and deliberated in a methodical manner that is to be commended.  

  • UNM-LA reaches its financial limits

    University of New Mexico - Los Alamos Campus is a valued asset to the community in that we provide an affordable, quality education for a diverse population of students.  UNM-LA holds the promise and dedication of promoting learning opportunities that will help students create hope for a brighter future. We at UNM-LA make the college experience exciting and rewarding with small classes, leading edge studies, a flexible schedule to fit your lifestyle, good resources, student activities and advisement throughout coursework.