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Today's News

  • Girls basketball: Saturday’s game nixed by blackout

    It was a low-watt event Saturday afternoon at Griffith Gymnasium. Literally.

    Saturday’s scheduled girls basketball game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the St. Pius X Sartans was nixed due to a blackout at Griffith Gymnasium. The power outage reportedly affected several different spots around Los Alamos County.

    The visiting Sartans, a longtime rival of the Hilltoppers hung around for 90 minutes after the game’s scheduled start time, but power had not been restored other than a brief flicker which lasted less than a second.

  • Schedule for Jan. 11-16

    Tuesday

    Boys basketball: St. Pius X at Los Alamos, C team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; varsity, 7 p.m.; Memorial Middle School at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4:30 p.m., eighth-grade, 5:30 p.m.

    Girls basketball: Los Alamos at Belen, C team, 4 p.m., JV, 5:30 p.m., varsity, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday

    Wrestling: Los Alamos Quad, varsity, 4 p.m.

    Thursday

    Boys basketball: El Dorado at LAMS, seventh-grade, 4 p.m., eighth-grade, 5 p.m.

    Friday

    Swimming and diving: Los Alamos at Academy Invite, 3 p.m.

  • LAPS set to battle dropout, drug issues

    Grappling with a dropout rate at 19 percent and more substance abuse expulsions between August and October 2009 than the entire 2008-09 school year, school officials are asking parents for help. Volunteers are needed to participate in the newly formed Youth “At Risk” Summit Committee.

  • News Alert: Atomic City Transit suspends regular service for Friday

    The following cryptic message is posted on the county's website:

    Due to operational circumstances we are unable to provide Atomic City Transit fixed-route service on Friday, January 8th, 2010. Dial-a-ride services will be available. Please call 661-RIDE(7433).

    County officials are preparing a statement that should be made available shortly... Check back for more details on this developing story.

     

  • Hockey: Toppers open showcase tonight

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team will take part this weekend in mid-season tournament play in Taos.  

    These non-New Mexico Interscholastic Ice Hockey League games are a mid-season All-Star showcase event. The games are used for player selection to the league’s All-Star finale later this season.  

    Tonight, the Hilltoppers face the Santa Fe Blue Jackets (9-0).  These two teams met last in early December with the Blue Jackets prevailing 4-1.  The game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

  • Giving help to the world

    When it comes to humanitarian work, there is never a lapse on things to do. Jean and John Lyman know this first hand; whether it is helping out rice farmers in Cambodia or volunteering at the Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints church in England, the Lymans have traveled the globe to offer their services.

  • Schools hope to get financial assistance

    It’s common knowledge that Los Alamos County is considered the wealthiest county in the state. Because of that, it’s widely assumed Los Alamos Public Schools is amply funded as well.

    But that’s not the case, according to local school officials who explained during a recent interview why the district is struggling and why it is critical that the community approve the upcoming referendum election.

  • Diamond Drive project begins final lap

    It’s going to take nearly two more years. It won’t be easy. But when it’s over, it will be over for a long time.

    “There will be congestion; it will be inconvenient,” said Kyle Zimmerman, Los Alamos County department of public works director. “We will try to minimize it, but there will be delays and disruption.”

    He was talking about Phase 4 of the Diamond Drive project that began at the San Ildefonso roundabout and will extend to the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge, skipping north and south across the mesa tops.

  • County slams the brakes on bus service Friday

    Some Atomic City Transit riders were caught by surprise and without public transportation this morning. ACT stopped service of all its buses with the exception of Dial-a-ride, following the investigation of the Nov. 18 traffic accident that killed Logan Collins, 12, near Los Alamos Middle School.

  • It’s going to be a great year

    You can tell it’s going to be a bad day when you wake up to find that your waterbed sprung a leak during the night. You can tell it’s going to be an even worse day when you remember that you don’t own a waterbed. Some days are better than others and some years are pretty much the same.

    But this is going to be a great year.