Today's News

  • Community leaders share Thanksgiving wishes

    Each holiday season, county and school officials take a moment to share their plans and express their holiday wishes for the community.


    This year, County Administrator Max Baker said he plans to go to his son’s house here in Los Alamos, where he and his family will share the traditional meal with friends.


    “This is the time of year where we all pause and consider our blessings,” Baker said. “Los Alamos is certainly a great place to live and many tremendous people live here.”


  • Girls basketball: LA has numerous returners back for ’08-09 season

    The coaching staff has changed. Beyond that, however, there are a lot of familiar faces around the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball program for 2008-09.

    Tarah Logan, who played for Los Alamos in the late 1980s and early 1990s, takes over the helm of the girls hoops program following the departure of veteran head coach Gerry Washburn in the spring.

    Logan makes her career head coaching debut Saturday afternoon at home. The Hilltoppers open their 2008-09 campaign against one of their main rivals, Pojoaque.

  • Police Beat 11-20-08

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    Nov. 7

    10:08 a.m. - An 84-year-old Los Alamos woman reported she was a victim of forgery. The estimated loss is $600.

    9:14 p.m. - Andrew Garsik, 20, of Los Alamos was arrested near Urban and 45th Street and charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.

    Nov. 8

  • Prescribed burns common at this time of the year

    Smoke drifting through the canyons in Los Alamos usually puts residents on alert, for fear that there might be a wildfire close by. After the Cerro Grande fire a few years ago, the threat of another fire of that magnitude is a real concern for Atomic City residents; and rightfully so. There are certain times of the year, however, when smoke floating in the air is a common occurrence and can be expected. From late October to early March, Open Space Specialist Craig Martin and his team go about Los Alamos intentionally setting fires.

  • Ebinger's Aguinaldos examines Spanish Christmas customs

    Virginia (Ginny) Nylander Ebinger has authored a new book about Christmas customs, food and music of the 19 Spanish speaking countries in the Americas as well as those of New Mexico called “Aguinaldos.”

    “It’s a big pretty book for Christmas,” said the longtime Los Alamos music teacher. “I started writing a small piece about little known Christmas music, then began writing about the Spanish speaking countries in the Americas and it just grew to include customs and food.”

  • District benefits from police presence

    Police officers residing in mobile homes on Los Alamos Public Schools' properties is a deterrent that benefits the district, said the district's Director of Business Services John Wolfe during an interview Monday.

    Wolfe explained that their presence helps stave off potential vandals when police officers residing in homes at Aspen, Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools and Los Alamos Middle School are seen making the rounds of the properties and parking their cars in their driveways.

  • NASA needs help naming rover

    Hey kids, listen up!

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration needs your help to name a rover that’s going to Mars in October.

    Right now it’s called the Mars Science Laboratory.

    If you can come up with the coolest name: Game on.

    NASA, in cahoots with Walt Disney Studio’s loveable star robot WALL-E, hopes you can do better. They want your ideas.

  • Wintry conditions expected for Thanksgiving

    The National Weather Service in Albuquerque indicates that a winter storm is expected across portions of western and northern New Mexico on Thanksgiving Day.

    An upper level system churning in the eastern Pacific will continue to migrate toward the southwestern United States during the next 24 to 48 hours. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque indicates that a winter storm is expected across portions of western and northern New Mexico on Thanksgiving Day.

  • County staffer is seeing green

    At the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network’s November meeting, Steve Brugger, Housing Program manager with the Los Alamos County Community Development Department described a new and innovative initiative that the County is currently constructing to assist residents with home improvements including energy efficiency upgrades.

  • Boys basketball: LA thumps KC in opener, 70-35

    The debut for the Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team went about as well as it could’ve hoped for.

    The Hilltopper defense allowed no more than 10 points in any quarter Tuesday night, and the Hilltopper offense was able to handle full-court pressure and create fast break chances as Los Alamos thumped the Kirtland Central Broncos 70-35 in the Four Corners area.

    Los Alamos led by double-digits after one quarter and upped its advantage to 22 points by the half, holding Kirtland Central to just 17 first-half points.