Today's News

  • Getting to the bottom of a fishy question

    Where do good ideas for science fair projects come from?

    Everybody is different, but for freshman Nathan Clements at Los Alamos High School, the idea crept up on him. Not only that, but like scientists since Galileo, he also had to adapt his idea to reality as he went along.

    Clements has participated in the county science fair for the last two years. Each time he's gone on to regional and state competitions and placed at state both times.

    He’s been doing quite a bit of fishing around the area lately with his father and one of his older brothers.

  • Preliminary CIP scores available

    Los Alamos residents who submitted applications for Capital Improvement Projects can now find out exactly how their applications rated.


    The Capital Improvement Projects Committee met Thursday during a public meeting in council chambers in order to score all 23 of the applications that were submitted.


    Community Development Director Rick Bohn said that there was some debate amongst the committee members on how exactly they would handle the scoring process.


  • Observing China’s nuclear weapons program

    Danny Stillman’s 10 trips to China all started with a conversation about a prompt burst reactor.

    He explained he ran the intelligence division at Los Alamos National Laboratory for 13-and-a-half years. During this time, Stillman made it a point to interact with his counterparts.

    During a conversation with a scientist from China, Stillman asked him about prompt burst reactors. This particular reactor, Stillman said, simulates neutrons and gamma rays  from a nuclear device that is going off.

    That topic, he said, was his opening to travel to China.

  • Pajarito to host USASA competition

    Coming up, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area will greet skiers and snowboarders with more than just snow-packed slopes and scenic views; they will be given an opportunity to receive national recognition for their skills.

    For the first time, the ski area will host the Terrian Park Slope Style/Snowboard competition, which being presented by the U.S. Amateur Snowboard Association (USASA).

    The slope style competition will be held Saturday in the new terrain park.

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  • Diamond Drive project faced difficulties

    Appearances by Old Man Winter may have been sparse for Los Alamos this winter in terms of snow accumulation, but that hasn’t stopped cold weather from being a problem. Phase two of the Diamond Drive project was completed in December; however, Albuquerque contractor AS Horner is still working on punch list items.

    Completion of the roadwork has been delayed because of cold weather and as a result, the contractor has asked the county for an extension so that the work can be completed in warmer weather.

  • Hilltop House Hotel welcomes new manager

    Best Western Hilltop House Hotel owners Ron and Kim Selvage say they are thrilled with the newest addition to their hotel family – new Food and Beverage Manager Angelee Novak who joined the hotel in early December.

    “Angelee is approaching this job as the consummate professional,” Kim Selvage said. “Her level of customer service is an example to us all. Ron and I are so pleased that she is part of our team.”

  • Wrestling: LA takes seventh at home tourney

    What the Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling team can control appears under control as the regular season winds down.

    The question will be how much outside factors may play a part in its success as it heads into the postseason.

    At Saturday’s home tournament, held at Griffith Gymnasium, Los Alamos was generally pleased with it showing on the mat. However, Los Alamos had to hold out some top wrestlers due to illness or injury.

  • Swimming and Diving: LA picks up wins in final home meet

    With the 2008-09 swimming and diving season is coming down the wire, the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys and girls clubs scored big wins in their final home meet.

    The Hilltopper girls more than doubled-up their nearest opponents Saturday at the Los Alamos Open, grabbing 917 total points at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center. Los Alamos’ boys, meanwhile, held off the Socorro Warriors to win Saturday, picking up 518 team points.

    Despite being the final regular season event, only four other teams on either side showed up for the meet.