Today's News

  • Girls basketball; LA takes on Tohatchi in first round at Goddard

    To wrap up a trying December, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team will head down to Roswell to compete in the Goddard Holiday Classic tournament.

    The Hilltoppers will take on the Class AAA Tohatchi Cougars in the first round of the Goddard tournament, which starts Monday.

    In the tournament, which continues through New Year’s Eve, Los Alamos will be one of five Class AAAA teams taking part. A pair of AAA teams — Las Vegas Robertson is the other — and Class AAAAA Carlsbad also accepted tournament invitations.

  • Baskin Robbins to close temporarily

    Winter months are typically hard times for ice cream stores and Baskin Robbins is no exception.


    Soon BR patrons will have to find another way to satisfy their ice cream cravings, as the store on Trinity closes for a while to undergo a transformation.


    With the onset of spring, Baskin Robbins will reopen, with a new look and a new menu. It will be a place that serves breakfast and lunch, with a focus on providing hot food.


    “We will no longer be Baskin Robbins,” store owner Dan Sena said.


  • Getting back to spirit of Christmas

    Maybe there’s snow falling on Christmas Day. Maybe acid rain, or regular rain. Maybe nothing.

    Perhaps in your family, you decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving, or you wait until Christmas Eve, or you drag a still-tinseled artificial tree down from the attic some day, in between a Broncos game.

    Or maybe you even call it something else. Or celebrate just a bit differently.

  • Sunday to be an ‘evening of jazz’

    Seeing family during the holidays turned into an opportunity to host a concert for pianist Roy Dunlap.

    Dunlap, who resides in New York, will be visiting his sister Piper Wohlbier and her husband, John, in Los Alamos this week; additionally, he will be performing a concert, “An Evening of Jazz,” at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fuller Lodge.

    The program, Dunlap explained, will mostly be holiday tunes, including music from the “Nutcracker Suite” along with some traditional holiday music.

  • Making unexpected achievements

    It’s surprising just how much a person is able to achieve, if she gives herself a chance. While participating in a yoga class, the instructor decided to present a different yoga position to the session, one unlike all the cobras, downward dogs, planks and child poses that had be executed for most of the time. For this move, the participants had to kneel, twist to one side, loop one arm across their back, circle the other arm underneath their leg, touch both hands, then slowly stand up and extend the leg slung between their arms.

  • The Art Center wants you!

    The Art Center at Fuller Lodge (ACFL) wants you, Los Alamos resident, to know that art is alive and well in town, and we’d like to see more of you indulging in the visual feast.

    Soon all area residents will receive a call to join in the time honored tradition of art patronage. Although the Art Center in its present form has been serving the community of Los Alamos for more than 30 years, many in Los Alamos are not aware of the existence of this cultural entity.

  • Girls basketball: Late LA rally falls short at Aztec

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team was nipped Saturday afternoon by the Aztec Tigers in the Four Corners area.

    Los Alamos came back from a 28-15 deficit at the break, holding the Tigers (4-2) to just 5 points in the third quarter, but fell short in its rally, losing 41-40.

    While the Hilltoppers outscored the Tigers 25-13 in the second half, they couldn’t overcome a slow first half.

    Los Alamos head coach Tarah Logan said the team got into some early foul trouble in the first half which slowed it down considerably.

  • Bandelier inspires fourth-grade class

    Bandelier National Monument Superintendent Brad Traver announced the temporary display of school projects completed by Chamisa Elementary fourth-graders following a fall field trip to Bandelier National Monument.

    “Dana Kline, fourth-grade social studies teacher, used Bandelier-created curriculum to prepare the children for their trip to the Monument,” Traver said. “They made timelines and learned about the Ancestral Pueblo people who first lived in Frijoles Canyon.”

  • If you can’t say something niceee.

    This week we look at Asset #33, Interpersonal Competence. According to the Search-Institute, “Youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they have empathy, sensitivity and friendship-making skills.”

    I attended a presentation one time where a local scientist was watching fellow employees as they passed on the side walk to see if people made eye contact or spoke as they came upon each other. The truth was they didn’t even look up from their shoes.

  • Wrestling: Wilde wins at Piedra Vista Invite

    Zak Wilde of Los Alamos made his second straight final round Saturday, but this time came out on top.

    Wilde, who wrestles for the Los Alamos Hilltoppers at 160 pounds, pinned Josh Docktor of Bloomfield to win his weight class as the Piedra Vista Invitational.