Today's News

  • Baseball: LA, Taos meet in district

    The door looks pretty wide open heading into the 2009 District 2AAAA baseball season.

    And going into today’s 2AAAA opener against Taos, the Los Alamos Hilltoppers are hoping to be the ones that walk through.

    Only four wins separate four of the five schools in 2AAAA heading into the district’s opening day today. The Capital Jaguars, the fifth team, are being shut out in the win column in 2009.

    Today’s game at Taos is scheduled for 4 p.m.

  • Softball: Toppers open 2-4A play today

    The 2009 softball season in northern New Mexico takes a big turn starting today and the Los Alamos Hilltoppers hope they can catch that corner correctly.

    The Hilltoppers open their District 2AAAA season on the road today against the Taos Tigers.

    Los Alamos has high hopes of competing for the district title this season, but it’s not likely to be a cakewalk. Los Alamos will have to compete with the Española Valley Sundevils, the two-time defending district champions.

  • Look before you decide on Trinity

    Dear Editor,

     It didn’t take long for the community discussion concerning improvements to Trinity to devolve into two lanes vs. four lanes and stoplights vs. roundabouts. Unfortunately, these two lines of discussion miss the important points all together.

    The world is changing in fundamental ways we will probably not realize for years to come. It’s important to re-design Trinity to meet the needs it will serve over the next 20-30 years rather than the last 50.

  • Volunteer to help our community

    Dear Editor,

    Los Alamos is endowed with many talented individuals who devote their time and energy to numerous local nonprofit organizations volunteering as board members, committee chairs and most importantly, as  “workers” who give innumerable hours to make events happen. 

  • Security stops gold theft at lab

    The first of eight layers of security mechanisms in place at the Plutonium Facility at Technical Area 55 stopped an alleged thief from exiting Los Alamos National Laboratory.


    The man has reportedly worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years and, according to reports, recently tried to take gold out of the plutonium facility undetected.


    He was reportedly caught carrying an estimated $2,000 worth of the gold shavings in a plastic sandwich bag concealed inside his clenched fist.


  • 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