Today's News

  • Schedule for March 15-20


    Softball: Los Alamos at Moriarty, varsity, 3:30 p.m.; JV 5 p.m.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Santa Fe, varsity, JV, 4 p.m.


    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, JV, TBA.


    Softball: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, varsity, TBA.

    Baseball: Los Alamos at Piedra Vista Invite, varsity, JV, TBA.


    Track and field: Los Alamos at Rio Rancho, 8:45 a.m.

    Softball: Los Alamos at Farmington Invite, TBA.

  • Basketball: Roswell, KC grab 4A titles

    The top seeds in both the boys and girls Class AAAA state championship basketball tournaments went on to win this weekend at The Pit.

    Kirtland Central, the girls top seed in Class AAAA, downed Shiprock, the No. 2 seed, for the fourth time this season, winning Friday night’s title game 71-52.

    The state title was the Broncos’ 18th since 1980. The Broncos are the winningest school in New Mexico playoff history and their first state title since 2005.

    Roswell, meanwhile, held on in the final seconds of the game to down Española Valley 63-60.

  • Man’s best friend becomes woman’s worst enemy

    It may be a strange sort of mid-life crisis, but it’s a desperately real one, nonetheless. Playing hooky from work (again), Greg is approached in the park by a gorgeous Poodle-Lab mix, whose tag reads, simply, “Sylvia.”

  • Retail sales post promising gain in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales posted a surprising increase in February as consumers did not let major snowstorms stop them from storming the malls. The advance, the biggest since November, provided hope that the recovery from the Great Recession is gaining momentum.

    The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3 percent in February, surpassing expectations that sales would decline by 0.2 percent.

  • Auction helps build homes

    United Church of Los Alamos held a live and silent auction Sunday, which raised almost $15,000. The proceeds from the auction will go toward the church youth trip to Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. Participants will build three homes for families in need.

  • Softball: LA wins home opener against Santa Fe Thursday, 13-5

    Softball players will say immediately that nothing hurts worse than the sting of a bat after not connecting solidly with a pitch on a cold day.

    Micaela Christensen had no such issue in the third inning Thursday.

    Christensen crushed a fastball over the left-center field fence Thursday, the big blow of a 5-run inning as the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team thumped Santa Fe.

    To close out the contest, Los Alamos scored 4 runs in the sixth inning to take its home opener 13-5. The game was called after six innings owing to darkness.

  • Sports update

    LA baseball loses St. Pius tourney opener

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team was dropped in the opening round of the St. Pius X Invitational Thursday.

    The Hilltoppers were knocked into the tournament’s consolation bracket by the Sandia Prep Sundevils, 13-1, Thursday afternoon in Albuquerque.

    The loss dropped the Hilltoppers to 0-3 on the season. All three losses have come by at least 10 runs.

    The St. Pius tournament continues through Saturday.

  • Super Blitz kicks off today

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s “Spring Super Blitz” begins today and continues daily through March 28. 

    This year’s “Spring Super Blitz” includes increased DWI enforcement and features a new ad campaign, which highlights the difficult decisions about the consequences faced by family members when a loved one has been arrested for DWI.

  • Shabby isn’t chic

    Not many people are drawn to shop or dine in a run down establishment. And those who are may not be the clientele business owners hope to cater to.

    Local business owners attended a workshop Thursday morning at UNM-LA that stressed the importance of well-maintained storefronts.

    Next to location, curb appeal is cited as the number two factor for generating first time sales at businesses and restaurants, according to New Mexico MainStreet, the organization that headlined the workshop.

  • Charter reform gets specific

    A closer look at current procedures for approving capital improvement projects and a quest to unlock the secrets of good communications motivated two groups of citizens to look under the surface of county government.

    The county council project to review the governing charter moved into a new phase Thursday as two subcommittees charged with analyzing the issues met in back-to-back meetings in the Community Building.

    One committee examined the question of “the perceived need for voters to have more control over major county projects.”