Today's News

  • Hear the history of LA’s roads

    Before the Manhattan Project and previous to the Ranch School, there were homesteaders.

    In 1862, the U.S. Congress passed the Homesteaders Act, Los Alamos author Dorothy Hoard said. Under this act, people applied for entry to live on a piece of land.

  • PUTTING ASSETS INTO ACTION: Local youth, a local resource

    This week we look at Asset #7 Community Values Youth. According to the Search Institute, youth are more likely to grow up healthy when they perceive that adults in the community value youth.

    When I started my interest in working with Assets, our community rated 15 percent, according to our youth, on how the community valued them. While the current data results aren’t due back for a few months, I’m certain the tide is changing.

  • Baseball: LA grabs two 2-4A victories

    ESPAÑOLA — It takes two. Los Alamos’ baseball team, that is.

    Under cloudy, rainy skies Saturday, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers swept the Española Valley Sundevils in a critical District 2AAAA doubleheader. Los Alamos held on for a 6-5 victory in Saturday’s game one, then drubbed Española Valley 13-0 in five innings to take the nightcap.

    It was a pair of games the Hilltoppers needed after a disappointing loss Wednesday at Bernalillo to start 2AAAA play.

  • Boys track and field: Topper boys win big despite injuries to sprint squad

    Jason Reagor was really looking forward to the final event of Friday’s Los Alamos Quadrangular.

    “We were going to have the distance runners versus the sprinters,” said Reagor, a senior and one of the Los Alamos Hilltoppers’ top sprinters. “I was excited to watch, but that fell through.”

  • Girls track and field: LA wins, Weeks tops school record

    When you’re hot, you’re hot.

    The 2009 season has been going like gangbusters for the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls track and field team and Friday’s home quadrangular was no exception.

    The Hilltoppers breezed to a win at Friday’s meet, held at Sullivan Field. Along the way, a long-standing school record toppled courtesy of Emi Weeks.

    The hefty victory by Los Alamos Friday came just four days after the team’s biggest win of the season so far — Monday’s Albuquerque Public Schools Invitational.

  • County: Public Utilities receives progress award

    The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities received a Quality New Mexico Roadrunner Award during a ceremony held April 2 in Albuquerque.

    Utilities Manager John Arrowsmith, County Council Chair Mike Wheeler, Roadrunner Project Leader Gaylyn Meyers and others attended the event.

    Arrowsmith thanked DPU employees for their efforts, which helped the department earn the award.

  • OUR VIEW: Many newspapers are down but not out

    Before we get back to your calls, we just want to say that our goal for this editorial is 20 bucks. One measly Andrew Jackson, a couple of teensy weensy pledges and we’ll resume our regular editorializing.

    I hear the phone ringing already. But before we go to the phones, I want to remind you…

    The good news about the current national obsession with the declining fortunes of newspapers is that nobody has suggested a PBS-style fundraising campaign as a solution.

  • But I digress...There has to be a better solution

    There are some pretty despicable people out there in this world. The unspeakable atrocities done by some can sicken the strongest among us and bring to a boil even the most forgiving disposition.

    Sadly, our country is not immune to such vile behavior. The United States has always enjoyed being a leader in the world and violent crime has never been an exception to the many lists in which we find ourselves competing for first place.

  • LANL: DOE head engages scientists at lab

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu began a two-day visit to New Mexico with a pit stop Thursday evening at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    The Nobel Prize-winning physicist was welcomed into the lab’s Metropolis computer center by Director Michael Anastasio and other top officials and dignitaries.

    There he was immediately absorbed in new findings from several research projects on climate impacts, hydrogen storage, nanotechnology and HIV/AIDS research.

  • Wallace: Federal money needs to be used wisely

    A substantial amount of stimulus money is coming to New Mexico. But because it’s only expected to happen once, Rep. Jeannette Wallace, R-Los Alamos, does not want to see it used for anything that requires ongoing funding.

    “We will have stimulus coming in, but that’s a one year shot… Don’t spend that money for recurring items,” Wallace said during a Chamber Business Breakfast talk Thursday morning at UNM-LA.

    She presented a recap of this year’s 60-day legislative session, which ended March 21.