Today's News

  • Helping out man's best friend and a few other pals

    It can be heart-breaking to see a stray animal meandering alongside the road. You wonder what will happen to that dog or cat?


    You think, “Will they make it home safe?” It is comforting, at least in Los Alamos, to know that there is an organization that has these misplaced animals’ backs.


    Whatever the obstacle, the Friends of the Shelter (FOS), make sure that every animal finds its way to a home.


  • Artwork needed for JPJ Complex

    Construction of the Judicial/Police/Jail complex is well under way and county staff is already thinking up ways to beautify the building.

    As part of the county’s effort to utilize public art to enhance the community, the Art in Public Places Board, at the direction of the county council, has put out a call for artists. Proposals are being solicited for artists interested in creating artwork for the JPJ Complex.

  • Udall renews push for diversified mission

    New Mexico’s two national laboratories should continue to broaden their work on behalf of national priorities, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. said this morning.

    Based on previous conversations with Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Udall wrote a letter Monday asking him to support a future vision of the laboratories that expands their mission into additional areas of national security.

    Two of the three nuclear weapons laboratories, Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories, are in New Mexico.

  • Excelling in other languages

    During a German Club meeting on March 23, Sponsor Anita Boshier had organized a celebration for her German students who participated in the National German Exams this year.

    Eight students, Emily TenCate, Bethany McBride, Jonathan Robey, Celeste Ranken, Sky Korber, David Li, Hannah Denevers and Rachel Hill received medals and book prizes for being among the top 90th percentile of more than 26,000 students who took the National German Examination administered by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in 2008.

  • Girls track and field: LA’s Chile Challenge results

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Rio Rancho Chile Challenge.

    Team scores

    1. Rio Rancho, 177; 2. Los Alamos, 173; 3. Moriarty, 68.

    3200 meters

    3. Elizabeth Brug, 12:53.00; 6. Annie Saeger, 14:08.00; Victoria Espinoza, 15:49.00.

    400 relay

    2. Los Alamos A (Jessica Stokes, Amelia Weaver, Emily Weeks, Lindsay Benage), 52.12; 4. Los Alamos B (Kristen Stokes, Adrienne Leyba, Tamra Roybal, Kyra Roybal), 56.61.

    100 hurdles

  • Boys track and field: Saturday’s results from Rio Rancho’s triangular

    Here are Los Alamos’ results from Saturday’s Rio Rancho Chile Challenge.

    Team scores

    1. Rio Rancho, 178; 2. Los Alamos, 175; 3. Moriarty, 68.

    Shot put

    3. Oliver Funsten, 38-9; 4. Isaac Schilling, 38-6; Shaun Parkinson, 35-0; Austin Wolstein, 34-11; Aaron Harrison, 25-0.


    4. Austin Wolstein, 107-11; 6. Isaac Schilling, 106-6; Oliver Funsten, 105-3; Shaun Parkinson, 102-6; Aaron Harrison, 78-8.


  • LANL discloses internal material control issue

    Los Alamos National Laboratory officials issued a statement this morning saying they have reported an internal material control error at their plutonium facility to the National Nuclear Security Administration.


    “The error was discovered during routine inventory in January,” LANL spokesman Kevin Roark said. “Unreconciled inventory was found … meaning the numbers didn’t match up with how much material was physically there, which we are working to resolve.”


  • Volleyball: Maskaly named new head coach

    Garry Maskaly won’t be changing districts. Just commutes.

    Los Alamos High School announced Friday that Maskaly will take over the Hilltopper volleyball program vacated with the departure of Diana Stokes in January.

    Maskaly, who has close ties to the local volleyball community, served in 2008 as the head coach of Los Alamos’ cross-district rival, Española Valley.

  • Girls tennis: Toppers hold off big Tigers push

    TAOS — Being the defending Class AAAA state champion means the members of the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls tennis team are walking around with red concentric circles on their backs this season.

    And the Taos Tigers had the Hilltoppers flush in their sights Saturday.

    The Tigers, Los Alamos’ biggest rival in District 2AAAA, gave the Hilltoppers everything they could handle Saturday at the Española Valley Quadrangular, played at the Quail Ridge Inn.

  • Boys tennis: LA gets by Taos on road Saturday

    TAOS — It wasn’t over until it was over. And then some.

    Kirk Webber and Johnathan Jones slugged it out until the bitter end to decide the outcome of Saturday’s match between the Los Alamos Hilltoppers and the Taos Tigers boys tennis teams.

    The two No. 4 singles split their two sets then went into a tiebreaker. But the tiebreaker would decide more than just the outcome of their match.