Today's News

  • Students to take the stage

    It may be a group of youngsters who will play at the upcoming Guitars and Gateaux concert, but their music will be anything but childish.

    The Albuquerque Academy Honor Guitar Quartet will perform in the concert, sponsored by the Los Alamos Arts Council, at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at Fuller Lodge. Tickets are $15 or $10 for Los Alamos Arts Council members.

    “They are going to be playing a bunch of different stuff,” said Mickey Jones, the director of the quartet.  

    The program includes “French Pot-pourri,” composed by Roland Dyens.

  • Six Monkeys:Talkies are a girl’s best friend

    Maybe I’m just talking about movies. More likely, I’m talking about something most of us associate with big purses, big bellies and boring conversations. I’ll get back to that.

    I currently have beside my computer a somewhat antediluvian book that I should have read eight years ago when it came out: Mick LaSalle’s “Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood.”

  • Wrestling: LA tops Jaguars, Tigers at duals meet

    With a little more than five weeks to go in the 2008-09 season, Los Alamos Hilltopper wrestling coach Eric Sorenson seems to like the position his team is in.

    The Hilltoppers had an all-around solid showing Wednesday in their first home appearance of the season, taking two of four duals at Griffith Gymnasium.

    Of significance, Los Alamos scored solid victories over Capital (54-24) and Taos (60-0), although Taos brought just five wrestlers to Wednesday's duals meet.

  • Quick Hits: Stokes steps down from volleyball post

    Stokes resigns from volleyball post

    Los Alamos Hilltopper head volleyball coach Diana Stokes stepped down from her position Tuesday, Los Alamos Public Schools announced.

    Stokes led the Hilltoppers for a total of six seasons in two separate stints. She initially took over the program in 2000 after longtime head coach Sally Shockey stepped down.

    This season, Los Alamos finished 14-9, winning both the District 2AAAA regular season and the district tournament. It advanced to the state Class AAAA quarterfinals for the second straight season.

  • Redmond elected state treasurer

    Former 3rd District Rep. Bill Redmond of Los Alamos is the state’s newly elected GOP treasurer. He was elected Saturday during a New Mexico Central Committee meeting in Albuquerque.


    Longtime GOP leader JoAnn Johnson, also of Los Alamos, nominated Redmond to the two-year post.


  • School board includes town hall on Trinity Development Project

  • Review of CIP applications underway

    Review of the Capital Improvement Projects applications began on Monday night at White Rock Fire Station #3, with a good public turnout.


    The meeting marked the first in a series that will be held in an effort to review the applications that were received during the CIP cycle, which opened in October 2008.


    The CIP process began when Council reviewed and endorsed a new CIP Development Flow Chart for all CIP projects in July 2008.


  • Governor's budget calls for 'year of restraint'

    SANTA FE – Capital expenditures and educational budgets will take the brunt in the governor’s proposed spending reductions for next year, which he has dubbed “the year of restraint.”


    Anticipating the 60-day session that begins next week, Gov. Richardson said New Mexico is in “great shape,” despite the recession.


  • Are you our next county councilor?

    The county council needs your help! Jim West’s resignation created a vacant seat on the seven-member council responsible for local government. 

    Our charter requires the remaining six to appoint a “qualified voter” to serve through December 2010. Would you or someone you know make a good councilor?

    Council is a great way to serve our community.  It is also a major commitment of time and energy.

  • Family YMCA awarded $25,000 LANS grant

    The Family YMCA was awarded a grant of $25,000 from Los Alamos National Security, LLC’s Community Giving Grant Program on Dec. 16 to assist in an expanded community health initiative.

    This grant will assist the YMCA with a cardio-wellness expansion and an improved strength-conditioning area to keep pace with families, youth and adults who turn to the YMCA for health and wellness activities and programs.