Today's News

  • Budget hearings near finish line

    The Los Alamos County budget hearings sailed along Thursday night, with discussion focusing on the budgets of various departments.

    During that discussion, councilors took a significant amount of time talking about the tennis courts throughout the county and their condition.

    The meeting opened with Council Vice Chair Mike Wismer making a motion to approve a 3 percent salary adjustment pool in the FY 2010 Proposed Budget. The motion passed 7-0.

  • Help PEEC honor Earth Day

    This week, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center has been busy helping us all recognize Earth  Day.

    And this weekend, the event winds up with a great show and dinner.

    From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, PEEC will host an Earth Day Festival at their location at 3540 Orange St.

    There will be entertainment, food, a farmers’ market, orienteering and displays of Earth-friendly products and practices.

    You will meet at the high school and take the free Atomic City Transit shuttle to the event. Another Earth-friendly aspect of the day.

  • Looking for answers through prayer

    In a world with a lot of complexities and conflicts, people are looking for guidance and answers to solve society’s issues.

    Aid will be given May 7, which is National Day of Prayer. Gloria Streit will lead the service. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

    A worship service will kick things off. From noon-1 p.m. the program will stop and go so attendees arrive and leave when they wish.

  • Captured fugitive bound over for trial

    The woman wanted on Methamphetamine trafficking charges who fled town last month and was later captured by Los Alamos police behind a Taco Bell in Albuquerque has been bound over for trial.

    In a preliminary hearing Monday, Los Alamos Magistrate Court Judge Pat Casados ordered Leslie Kathryn Draper, 23, bound over for trial in District Court on seven counts of trafficking a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).

    Draper remains in the Los Alamos County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

  • Softball: LA sweeps Taos in 2-4A twinbill

    Things are going about as well for the Los Alamos Hilltopper softball team right now as first-year manager Roger Anaya could hope for.

    Los Alamos picked up a pair of impressive wins in a home District 2AAAA doubleheader Thursday against the Taos Tigers to keep pace with the district front-runner Española Valley. The Hilltoppers needed just 4-1/2 innings to top the Tigers in game 14-1, then closed out game two in just three innings, taking a 15-0 win in the nightcap at Overlook Park.

  • Baseball: Hilltoppers close out Tigers early

    It took more than three weeks since the first scheduled game between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and Taos Tigers for the two baseball teams to finally face off.

    But the results were well worth the wait for the Hilltoppers.

    Los Alamos swept an important pair of games Thursday at Bomber Field. Los Alamos took game one of Thursday’s doubleheader 14-1, then followed that up with an 11-1 victory in the nightcap.

  • Boys tennis: Robertson nips LA at home

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys tennis team fell in a nip-and-tuck battle with one of the most powerful Class A-AAA programs in the state at home Wednesday.

    In what Hilltopper head coach Giri Raichur called one of the most exciting matches his team has been involved with this season, the Las Vegas Robertson Cardinals edged out the Hilltoppers 5-4 at Urban Park.

  • Baseball holding waffle breakfast Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team is hosting a waffle breakfast Saturday at the Masonic Lodge on 15th Street.

    Tickets for the breakfast are $6 per person. The breakfast runs from 8 a.m.-10 a.m.

  • Los Alamos students win Supercomputer Awards

    The New Mexico Supercomuting Challenge awarded dozens of prizes during an award ceremony Tuesday morning.


    Awards were based on presentations of research to a team of volunteer judges on Monday at the J. Robert Oppenheimer Study Center. Participants also discussed poster displays of their computing projects. Many students toured the laboratory’s supercomputing centers and heard talks and saw demonstrations by laboratory researchers.


  • Even Cancer Survivors Forget Life is Precious

    We all know by now that cancer survivors don’t always show their true emotions, and I’m no better than any other.

    But its Cancer-versary time again and to say I’ve been down of late would be an understatement. But something I heard the other day gave me the sudden jolt I needed to kick myself in the butt!