Today's News

  • Baseball: Isotopes start season at home Thursday vs. Omaha

    The Albuquerque Isotopes officially get the 2009 season started Thursday.

    The Triple-A Isotopes will start their first season under the tent of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization at home when they face the Omaha Royals in the first of a four-game set at 6:35 p.m. at Isotopes Park.

    Things have been abuzz in Albuquerque since the Isotopes changed their affiliation from the Florida Marlins, the Major League Baseball franchise the Isotopes were associated with from 2003-2008.

  • Girls track and field: LA wins big at APS meet

    In its biggest meet of the season to date, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team scored a big victory.

    The Hilltopper girls earned a robust 89 team points at Monday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational, easily outdistancing second-place Eldorado and third-place Albuquerque Academy to win. The Hilltoppers scored in all but five events at Monday’s meet, winning four events along the way.

    The Hilltoppers have looked all season like they will have much to say about who wins the Class AAAA in 2009, but does this win make them the team to beat?

  • Boys golf: LA takes fourth at two-day Espaola Valley Invitational

    Henry Stam picked up the first individual qualifying leg of the season for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys golf team Monday.

    The Hilltoppers took part in the two-day Española Valley Invitational. Monday’s opening round was played at Towa Golf Course near Pojoaque and Tuesday’s second round was at Black Mesa Golf Course in Española.

    The two rounds were the first two of the spring season for Los Alamos.

    Overall, the Hilltoppers finished in fourth place, shooting a 693 team total on the two difficult courses.

  • Compare our property tax rates with Santa Fe

    Dear Editor,

    You can find data on the latest property tax rates at www.tax.state.nm.us/pubs/TaxreseStat/losalamos07.pdf for Los Alamos and Santa Fe. You will note that municipal rates in Santa Fe are 1.026 mills (residential) and 1.945 (non-residential). In Los Alamos the municipal rates are 3.315 mills (residential) and 4.246 (non-residential). In other words Los Alamos municipal property tax rates are nearly triple the same rates in Santa Fe!

  • A chance to get Trinity right

    Dear Editor,

    I urge all citizens to consider the future of Trinity Drive, a major artery through our town whose function and use is currently being assessed. I wish to offer my thanks to the citizens’ committee, LA Walks and to the County of Los Alamos Traffic Engineering staff for hosting the two recent forums considering the future of Trinity Drive. I found them quite informative and I was pleased to see that over 100 citizens of Los Alamos County attended the last forum.

  • Elegy for Grothus

    Dear Editor,

    Ed is gone and the joke’s on us; the penultimate black hole is the lab.

    Kay Harper

    Los Alamos

  • "Tree of Life" Theme of PEEC's Earth Day 2009

    For the 10th consecutive year, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is organizing the Earth Day celebration in Los Alamos.

    The theme of this year's event is “Tree of Life,” in recognition of the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary (sesquicentennial) of the publication of his most famous book “On the Origin of Species.”

  • Caldera discloses business options

    In a presentation last week, the Valles Caldera Trust offered a preliminary look at a self-sufficiency plan for the 89,000-acre national preserve under its charge.

    The Valles Caldera National Preserve was founded in 2000, when the federal government bought the old Baca Ranch for $101 million.

  • College Board approves current and future budgets

    Monday evening’s meeting at UNM-Los Alamos was all about the college’s finances.

    Campus Resources Director Lisa Clough presented UNM-LA Advisory Board members with revisions on the current budget and projections on next year’s.

    The total budget for FY2008-09 with revisions is $4,756,840 and the projected FY2009-10 budget is $4,589,751.

  • Community Assessment Presentation on April 16

    How is our community perceived by visitors, new residents, and people who are considering doing business here?  That is the question that will be the subject of a public presentation on Thursday, April 16th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at Los Alamos Research Park rooms 203 A/B.  Roger Brooks, a national expert in destination assessment, branding, and marketing has been leading a team performing an independent assessment of our community and he will present their observations, findings, and suggestions.  The work has been commissioned by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce to incr