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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Boys basketball: Toppers hold on to beat Warriors

    JACONA — In the final two rounds of the Ben Lujan Invitational, Los Alamos had to fend off a pair of scrappy squads.

    In the end, however, the Hilltopper boys basketball team kept the Elks and Warriors at bay to win the ninth annual tournament Saturday night.

    Just one night after scraping its way out of a double-digit hole to knock off the host Pojoaque Elks, Los Alamos had to stave off numerous comeback attempts by Socorro.

  • Hockey: LA thumps Taos in first meeting

    In the first of their two meetings this season between a pair of rivals, the Los Alamos Hilltopper hockey team overwhelmed the Taos Tigers 18-2 and retained the North Star  trophy Friday night.

    Amazingly, 10 different players scored goals during Friday night’s game at Los Alamos County Ice Rink, including four goals by Dylan Schreiber, three by Ben Havemann and two each by Nick White, Zach Mang and Dylan Harwell.  

    Taos was barraged with 50 Los Alamos shots, Los Alamos goal Kyle Lupenski only faced 17.

  • Swimming: LA girls win at quad Saturday

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper swimming teams put together a good showing heading into winter vacation.

    Saturday, the Hilltopper girls took first place at the Albuquerque Winter Break meet, hosted by West Mesa High School, while the Hilltopper boys finished second.

    Los Alamos’ boys finished with 150 points, placing them just behind Albuquerque, which had 167 points. Los Alamos’ girls, meanwhile, finished with 168 points to pick up their second win in three events this season.

  • Council rejects petitions

      Two petitions have been presented to council regarding the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and two petitions have failed to have an impact on councilors’ decisions to push through with the project.

      On  Tuesday night, Council approved GMP #2 in the amount of $15,011,650, as well as the 100 percent drawings on the project.

  • The ’40s are back!

    At the upcoming Christmas Concert, the Los Alamos Big Band will be reunited with some old friends.

    The Mountaineers quartet will once again take the stage with the big band at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church’s parish hall.

    In addition to performing songs from the big band era of the 1940s’, the band, along with the quartet, will present “Chattanooga Choo-Choo,” “Birdland” and “Kalamazoo.”

    Holiday tunes will be featured, too.

  • Flute and Friends celebrate the season

    The holiday season possesses a lot of unique qualities – characteristics that do not often appear during the rest of the year. Snow and the spirit of giving are a few features that are highly visible everywhere this time of year, but Los Alamos has a few holiday characteristics of its very own.

  • Report finds New Mexico’s improved

      Two petitions have been presented to council regarding the Judicial/Police/Jail Complex and two petitions have failed to have an impact on councilors’ decisions to push through with the project.

      On  Tuesday night, Council approved GMP #2 in the amount of $15,011,650, as well as the 100 percent drawings on the project.