Today's News

  • NM small businesses to get details of health care tax credits

    Washington, DC – This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will begin sending postcards to 25,709 businesses in New Mexico to notify them of the benefits of the small business health insurance tax credit, which was part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was passed in March. (View the postcard)

  • News Advisory: Cougars and bears on the move

    ALBUQUERQUE – The Department of Game and Fish has received numerous calls of cougar sightings this year … one cougar has already been captured and relocated.

    Officers captured a large male cougar in Santa Fe and transported it to Northern New Mexico where it was released back into the wild. 

    The cougar that visited a Santa Fe neighborhood was treed by some dogs in a backyard, which allowed Game and Fish officials to dart the animal and remove it.

  • Boys track and field: Toppers take sixth at Academy meet

    ALBUQUERQUE — It’s been something of a uphill battle for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys track and field team this season, but the steep trek might be leveling off somewhat.

    The team’s performance, however, seems to be on the rise.

  • Baseball: LA grabs 2 wins at Taos, moves to 7-0

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper baseball team apparently doesn’t like to have fans leaving halfway through a doubleheader.

    The previous weekend, Los Alamos just got by Española Valley in game one only to slam the door early in game two to earn a big District 2AAAA sweep.

    Saturday, the Hilltoppers needed extra innings in game one against the Taos Tigers, then put up an eight-run second inning to help secure another sweep.

  • Girls tennis: LA picks up win at pre-2AAAA tourney

    Despite the rough weather this weekend, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team picked up the regular season District 2AAAA title this weekend.

    Los Alamos topped Española Valley 7-2 Saturday and got a concession victory over Taos to clinch the title to clinch a spot in the Class AAAA state meet. This weekend’s pre-District 2AAAA meet was played at Capital.

  • Girls track and field: LA blasts the competition at Harper

    ALBUQUERQUE — More than a few around track and field in New Mexico consider the Richard Harper Invitational a good measuring stick for the state meet.

    If there’s any truth to that, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field should be in pretty good shape.

    The Hilltopper girls handed out another beat-down this weekend at the meet, held at Albuquerque Academy. They dominated the field, scoring 104.5 points, more than double their nearest competitor, Class 5A Highland, which finished with 49 points.

  • Chart topping pianist to perform in Los Alamos

    On April 25, the Los Alamos Concert Association presents the final concert of the 2009-2010 season, featuring the American pianist Simone Dinnerstein. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Duane Smith Auditorium.  

    Dinnerstein is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she was a student of Peter Serkin. She studied with Solomon Mikowsky at the Manhattan School of Music and in London with Maria Curcio, a pupil of Artur Schnabel.  She spent two summers as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center.

  • Labor unions, oil and gas interests fuel contributions to state's political parties

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Labor unions and the oil and natural gas industry were leading sources of money for New Mexico's Democratic and Republican parties during the past six months as they prepared for a critical campaign season, according to the latest financial disclosures.

    The Democratic Party's state campaign committee raised $214,577 from October through April 5. Labor unions provided about $66,000 of that, with $40,000 coming from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

  • LAHS students prove benefits of teamwork

    Individuals can create great things but there is something to be said about teamwork. Los Alamos High School sophomores  Nate Clements and Joe Abeyta can attest to benefits of working as a team.

    The two have competed in science fairs as individuals but this year, Abeyta and Clements decided to combine their talents. Their efforts paid off.

    The two students will join Holly and Ryan Erickson as well as Alexander Kendrickson at the International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in June in San Jose, Calif.

  • Meet ‘The Wiz’

    Walking into the band room at Los Alamos High School, it was immediately clear that the school’s Olions Thespian Club was presenting a unique spring musical. A group of students were rehearsing ballet in the center of the room while a few others raced around wearing clown costumes that displayed amazing combinations of colors and patterns. On the edge of the room, a girl strolled around on purple wooden stilts.

    This odd yet fantastic scene seems very fitting to the musical the high school drama club is presenting, “The Wiz.”