Today's News

  • Locals and a bench take center stage

    A lot can happen in just a few minutes. Laughter, tears and drama can be produced in just a short amount of time.

    This will be particularly true in the Santa Fe Playhouse’s Bench Warmers Short Play Festival. Eight 10-minute plays will capture life’s spontaneity. The festival begins today and runs through Feb. 15. Among the plays that will be featured during this time will be “Stuck,” which was written by local playwrights Robert Benjamin and Elaine Jarvik.  

  • Meet Newcomers and Neighbors over coffee

    The Newcomers and Neighbors, a social network for Los Alamos residents, is opening up its doors to the community through conversation and coffee.

    An open house will be held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at the Coffee House Café.

    The purpose of the event, President Melanie Colgan said, is to show people the activities Newcomers and Neighbors offers and attract new members.

    Newcomers and Neighbors, she explained, is a social organization that has served Los Alamos and White Rock for the past couple of years.

  • Boys basketball: LA crushes Taos in opener

    Against a small but quick opponent, winning the battle in the backcourt was of utmost importance for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team.

    Mission accomplished.

    The Hilltopper guards didn’t beat the Taos Tiger guards Wednesday night; they destroyed them. That, along with complete dominance in the paint equaled a 70-39 rout of the Tigers Wednesday night at Griffith Gymnasium.

  • Hockey: LA tops NMIIHL standings

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper ice hockey team will play its final home game of the season Friday night at Los Alamos County Ice Rink.

    The game, against Santa Fe’s Blue Jackets, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    At Friday night’s game, the Hilltoppers will honor their seniors.

    Los Alamos will also be in action Saturday when it plays Eldorado. That game is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Albuquerque.

  • De La Torre works to keep the lights on

      Keeping the lights on in Los Alamos County has proven to be quite the undertaking. Numerous power outages have plagued the county over the past several months and despite the Department of Public Utilities’ efforts to fix the problem, the outages have continued.

  • Security science complex named after Domenici

    Environment Secretary Samuel Bodman saved one of his last official gestures for former Sen. Pete Domenici, who retired Dec. 31 after 36 years in office.


    Bodman, whose tenure will end with the advent of a new administration in Washington on Tuesday, announced a virtual memorial in Domenici’s name.


    A group of buildings in the main administrative area of Los Alamos National Laboratory will be known as the “Pete V. Domenici National Security Complex.”


  • FBI Providing Security Support for Presidential Inauguration
  • Los Alamos celebrates moment of change

    Stepping into history, Barack Hussein Obama assumed the reins of power as America’s first black president today, declaring the nation must choose “hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord” to overcome the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.


    In frigid temperatures, an exuberant crowd packed the National Mall and parade route to celebrate Obama’s inauguration in a high-noon ceremony, according to first Associated press reports after his speech.


  • Girls basketball: ’Toppers earn big win in district opener Tuesday

    TAOS — A lot of things went right and not too many went wrong for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team in its District 2AAAA opener Tuesday.

    Los Alamos broke open its district debut contest by outscoring the Taos Tigers 16-5 in the third quarter and rolled to a 50-33 victory at Taos. More importantly, the Hilltoppers got their 2AAAA season kick-started with Tuesday’s win.

    It was a lopsided victory for Los Alamos and one of its best total team performances of the season.

  • Long-time Scout earns Eagle rank

    Boy Scout Troop 129 conducted an Eagle Court of Honor for Dylan Stupka of Los Alamos on     Jan. 6 at White Rock United Methodist Church.  

    Stupka was born in Colorado on Aug. 11, 1991.  He joined Cub Scouts at age 6 and finished by earning all Webelos pins and the Arrow of Light in 2001.